Toulouse - Houston

4.7
1129 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 1129 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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vipJED56
Houston
77 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were celebrating a birthday. You did not have the tuna tower with wontons she wanted. The waitress spilt water all over her birthday cards which ruined them. We never have a bad experience normally.

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vipBeajoe
Houston
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

It was my wife’s birthday and I’m pretty sure I mentioned it in the reservation
No one even mentioned it. It’s just a detail but we like to come for special occasions

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AnnB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to dinner at Toulouse because the food is always delicious, the staff attentive and friendly and the beautiful design/decor reminds me of dining in Europe!

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vipVijb
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A Parisian feel in the middle of Houston. Outdoor dining with live music the perfect mix in covid times. Oysters Rockefeller were outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambience, outstanding service

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vip5WMem
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really nice to be outside. Simple, elegant food. Good service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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Sammy
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was good however there was no sense of ANY COVID-19 protocols.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service1ambience5

It was fun, we always have a good time. I just wish they would have called ahead of time to let us know there’s no brunch for today. We probably wouldn’t have gone if we knew there wasn’t brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They never called FRIDAY Feb 19 to tell us that they were closed, but took our reservation!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect evening. Toulouse is an elegant restaurant, like being in France. And the their gnocchi was sensational...the best gnocchi I have ever tasted.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was wonderful. Every bite was delicious and I was blown away by the desserts.

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vipnoodge
Houston
57 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We were seated at 5:30pm on covered patio and waited almost 10 minutes before any wait staff came. I had to ask someone to wait on us! My sole was very salty but, I ate it. It was so very loud in there because there was Spanish speaking waiter who was standing next to a table talking so very loud for 30 minutes. It was not enjoyable. This lacks professionalism. This was not appreciated!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Will definitely go back.

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Mimi
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the business lunch. Three courses. Escargot, salmon, creme brûlée. Awesome!

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vipwckal
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, authentic French fare in a cafe setting.

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mARYR
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice lunch. Good lunch specials. Good service. I will definitely return.

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vipCafegourmet
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside under the porch and it was so nice. Our waiter was great and the food was delicious!
It was a delightful lunch!

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MRTA
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is good, ambiance is great, but service is spotty. The men's bathroom was really dirty.

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vipJblevo
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and fantastic service. I will be coming back again, soon!

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LyleL
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you need a reason to go to Toulouse, here are 3:
1. The crowd is upscale and interesting to observe.
2. The service is impeccable, and
3. The food is very authentic.

I do wish that they would expand their catalogue of French wines.

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Ktl2019
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Recommend additional training for Gustavo. Astonishing that in 2021, servers are ignoring tables with only female patrons and catering to tables with primarily male guests (assumption is he anticipates a larger tip) . I have dined at Toulouse numerous times since the pandemic and have never experienced this until my last visit.

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vipkrhea
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, one my favorites in Houston. We moved here last year and it quickly became one of our regular weekend spots.

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Christine
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night.
Wonderful evening, but wasn’t expecting it to be that crowded especially during covid.
Staff was great and didn’t feel rushed.

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vipVanessaC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Food is delicious! Live music is fun!

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vipJessicaS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ladies night

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PhilB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The second time in a week we have been here - and it never disappoints - just great all round. Many thanks once again - we will be back.

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Marie
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! We look forward to returning - amazing food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I chose this restaurant to celebrate my friend’s birthday because I wanted to impresses her since she’s never been there before. However, I feel we had a poor and disappointing experience. The waiter seemed attentive in the beginning but then I guess he was busy and we felt left out. Food was good; salmon was cooked perfectly. It took forever to get our coffee order and when dessert came there was no sparkly candle on my friend’s dessert. Alas, the other two tables across ours got theirs. I think dining-in is all about having a good experience and sadly this time it wasn’t the best.

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vipagirlsgottaeat
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food was exceptional. The outside patio was great. I took one star off for ambiance because was there was a man smoking a cigar outside at another table as we were finishing up and that was unpleasant. Luckily we were about to leave.

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vipAvatar910
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Rendezvous with a former work colleague for lunch - Oysters, Shrimp Salad and Steak Tartare all perfectly presented and tasty. Service pleasant and unobtrusive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food is mediocre but the ambiance is nice.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vanessa-hostess was very efficient and professional along with our waitress. Great dining experience

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MargaretG
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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MauricioH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food service and nice place we really enjoy outdoor seating nice place !

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Dessert was not brought to table. Rectified on bill. Waitstaff distracted with several large grouos

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, Atanas, treated us well.
Thx,
Aaron/AJ Hernandez

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Salulu
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to lunch with girlfriends. Half price French wines makes it very affordable as well.

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Jenbugg
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a girls brunch. I recommend sitting outside so you can enjoy the live music. We had excellent service, as our waitress was very attentive. The food was yummy. I had the lobster salad, very fresh. My friend got the duck confit which I tried and it was cooked perfectly and seasoned well. Love this place. It’s a vibe! Oh and they offer good discounts on wine. Rose was half off on Saturday. Yes please!

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vipAmandaU
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Everything was fine, but we made a poor choice in ordering the pate. We should have sent it back, but just didn’t want to cause any trouble. Our filet and boeuf Bourgogne were delicious and the service was very very good

FAQs

Toulouse - Houston does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Toulouse - Houston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 871-0768.

Toulouse - Houston is rated 4.7 stars by 1129 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.