Toulouse - Houston

4.7
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832 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Toulouse Café and Bar recalls a Fin de Siecle Parisian Café where you are likely to bump into friends and find yourself in conversations with neighboring tables. At first glance you will notice the bustling activity that characterizes Toulouse: wait staff with wine openers and hot plates of food, people chatting and laughing, the clink of wine glasses… the atmosphere is sophisticated and good moods are contagious.

In the tradition of all fine bistros, Toulouse has imaginative and seasonal menus that provide exactly what its patrons long for: cozy tables open to the street, mouth-watering specialties a la Française, delicious desserts made from scratch and an extensive wine list. Enjoy the tastes of France with our exciting yet comforting dishes such as our famous quiches, an expertly cooked trout almondine or the best mussels in the city.

Dine with us and be transported to Paris, if only for a moment.
What 832 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Extremely loud.
Poor service.

KL
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful atmosphere and delicious food. I would highly recommend!

D
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great ambiance and fabulous customer service!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a birthday celebration

BL
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always outstanding. Kudos to Oliver, Janna, Fili, Carlos and Michelle for their outstanding work - not just this visit but always.

Quiche was moist and tasty. Charcuterie plate was modified to our tastes. Very nice. Great setting outside.

And always exceptionally nice to our dog.

BB
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toulouse is a hidden gem for those looking for an upbeat date night with some solid food and service.

S
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Overall service left a lot to be desired. Servers just seem distracted with all the happenings and buzz outside, but it took me 3 times to ask for and actually receive a water. The food comes out quickly, great selection of dishes and food, but the choppy service somewhat spoiled the experience.

S
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a delightful lunch on the patio on a beautiful afternoon. There was a great two piece band with Spanish flare playing which we really enjoyed. Only complaint was that I got a message from Open Table saying we hadn't shown up for the reservation. Not sure where the mixup was on that but had to respond to that email to assure them that in fact, we did show up and greatly enjoyed our time.

E
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The food was not good for the price. The lobster bisque was the worst I’ve ever had. The service was inattentive. Had to ask for water and bread for my escargot. This is the first time I was here and I will not be back.

FP
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience1

I agree with other Yelpers - the Manager is an idiot and needs to be fired. (. . .see YELP reviews) The lil 2-piece background/Ambiance band on the patio last night (10/31/19) was way too loud. We thought the restaurant was a French themed restaurant. Had been there a couple of times and had a pretty good experience. The manager insisted upon allowing the band to continue to blast most everyone off of the patio. When we asked him to tone it down - his response was I WILL NOT. He told us we could move us indoors - so we moved indoors. Things did not get better indoors. The manager starting pumping smoke into the restaurant with a machine every ten minutes. It was so bad my wife and our daughter refused to stay and ended up leaving - because we had ordered our food - they acted annoyed when told them we could not take the smoke and only offered to make our dinner to go. The two tables next to ours - a two and six top left as well. We go out to dinner at least 2-3 times a week and know that this was unacceptable and perhaps the worst dining experience, ever! Whoever the owners are need to re-think their decision to have a French restaurant that BLAST rock music at their customers before it’s too late. Needless to say, we will not be returning until the restaurant is with a new manager who understands that the establishment is nothing without their customers.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant!!!

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JM
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is nothing short of spectacular! From the
Moment we arrived until we left our dining experience was flawless. The food was outstanding and the service was unparalleled. I think we found our new date spot. You will see us back for certain.

LS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and staff! Always there for celebrations and fun lunches- they always make it special. Highly recommend

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor area. Fabulous food and great service

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Brunch was subpar. Food was not hot and looked like it was just thrown together without care or flavor. I had the Salmon Benedict and it was awful! English muffin was hard and cold so were the eggs. I would not go there for brunch again.

m
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fabulous food. Wait help limited knowledge. Need more training.

SN
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

t
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant, the food very well prepared.
While they were busy, the noise level made conversation very easy. The service was great. While not a problem, the location inside the mall made finding the restaurant a little difficult. Overall, an excellent experience and will go again.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food, service and ambiance

M
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Toulouse is, overall, an average restaurant, with food that is not really French (neither Quiche nor Beef Bourguignon tasted anything like what I remember on trips to France) and servers who do not always meet the mark for professionalism. On the positive side, the restaurant is located in a nice, albeit acoustically live, space in a very nice, upscale shopping center with a free parking deck. At this price point in Houston, I am surprised the restaurant has remained competitive with other Houston upper moderate restaurant offerings for as long as it has been open; perhaps it is just not to my taste.

The Happy Hour food offerings are at least as good as the dinner fare. I recommend the Happy Hour--it is fairly priced and a good value.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual

OT
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Get rid of the jazz players outside. Please. Make it soft French music or French music vocals. It would be so much more enjoyable on a lovely evening. Please. Too harsh, and not in sync with Toulouse as it relates to these loud Jazz players and band. It’s too harsh and too uncomfortable.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, food, atmosphere and service. The only issue was that we were not informed on the price on the recommendations and, not surprisingly, turned up been really high.

JG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We at Toulouse for an event and we had about 10 people and the service really didn’t care. Every time we would ask a question he would roll his eyes like he had something better to do than be our server. He was also very slow. He left us without refills for a while and my group was always having to ask different severs for things because he was no where to be found. Upon asking if we could have something else to drink besides water, he told us the restaurant only carried juices. Then, upon asking a different server, she very nicely informed us that you also carry sodas and other beverages.

Maybe it was just and off day! Overall, great food, good times. Would definitely come back and recommend.

LM
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great the food and the service

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Book Club!

k
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The manager Pedro was rude and condescending. He ruined what would have be a joyful night. he was incredible inflexible and showed modest if any hospitality.

OT
Houston
163 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything from the crab cakes appetizer to the onion soup, chicken, and apple tart for dessert. Our server did an excellent and the manager was fantastic.

BE
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The beef bourgeois meat was tough but tasty.

G
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Manager is always at the restaurant. He greets you and makes you feel welcome. This is old fashion customer appreciation and personal service. Best French Food in town!

BL
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service is what sets this restaurant apart. Food is really good, but the service is exceptional.

NB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Houston, everything about it is just great!! Food is delicious, the place is beautiful and relaxing and they have outdoor seating which is great 'cuz you can enjoy live music. Perfect for dates, girls night out, anniversary, birthdays, and business meetings

A
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location and good wine list for a weekend luncheon with Oysters, quiche & Steak Tartare. Pricy, but generally worth it in my opinion. The crowd is well-heeled and on the prowl.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A Parisian brunch experience. Excellent service. Delicious scallops, roasted asparagus, Hollandaise sauce, creamy risotto, rich cheese biscuits with truffle aoli, smooth latte. Complimentary, piping hot, crusty French bread with butter.

DU
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, always greeted like an old friend. Food is consistently great. Great location. Also good for people watching!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and first class service. We really enjoyed our date night!

JE
Houston
68 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todd was an excellent server! Food was delicious!

GJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience as usual and was lucky enough to be there the last day of restaurant month.

MC
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food as always was excellent. Great wine list and very comfortable atmosphere.

LV
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Toulouse. Great service, food and drinks were delicious. I will be returning.