Toulouse - Houston

4.6
488 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Top Tags:
  • Great for Lunch
  • People Watching
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm.
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Phone number
(713) 871-0768
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Emmanuel Hodencq
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Catering
The Philosophy of Lombardi Family Concepts Catering is to create a unique and customized experience for each client. We offer a wide variety of catering and event options that bring the comfort and quality of our restaurants to your special event. We offer the flexibility of customized menus, the flavors of freshly prepared food and the experience of our knowledgeable staff.
No matter what the event ,we can perfectly execute all aspects of an event to fit your needs. Our experienced staff will help you create a menu and handle all the details for your special event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Westcreek Lane
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Garage Hours
Monday - Thursday 6:00 A.M. - Midnight (5:00 A.M. opening on 1ST floor)
Friday - Saturday 6:00 A.M. - 1 :00 A.M. (5:00 A.M. on 1ST floor)
Sunday 8:00 A.M. - 1 :00 A.M. (7:00 A.M. on 1 ST floor)
Valet Parking is available for any guest of River Oaks District.
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Entertainment
Call Toulouse for more details.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Pedro Teyuca for more details.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 488 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.6
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4.2
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Good place I come occasionally

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Tasty food and very good service. The souffle was especially good and too big for one person. Overall it was a bit pricey, but considering what we got wasn't too bad.

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1.0Dined on July 5, 2018

The restaurant was closed and no one notified us - not open house nor the restaurant. We waisted our time.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

It was delicious!!

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1.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The 70's music blasting from the speakers was objectionable and made conversation all but impossible throughout the restaurant, inside and out. Unacceptable for such a restaurant. The manager, who could not care less when we complained about the loudness of the music, showed us to three unacceptable tables before we made our decision to walk out. We will not be back.

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2.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Service was horrible. Food is ok no big deal. Wouldn't go there again

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Really had a good time Saturday night at Toulouse. Service was great, food really good as well. The manager made sure that we were well taken care of, let us move outdoors for dessert to enjoy a (surprisingly) nice Houston evening. Our group of four had mussels & escargot for appetizers, we had two fish meals, a surf and turf special and a duck breast for entree's and a grand marnier souffle for dessert. The only portion not "up to par" was the duck which was a little rubbery - but duck is always hit or miss....

Would definitely recommend for a night out.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Great atmosphere and food- service was excellent also. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Wonderful experience. Wait staff attentive. Food was very fresh+ prepared amazingly.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Our food was wonderful. We each ordered different items. The onion soup was very good. I had Shrimp Louie and it was the perfect size for a ladies lunch. We arrived early (11:30 am) and enjoyed the opportunity to talk and be heard. Once the room filled with guests, the noise level grew considerably.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Good lattes, orange juice, quiche, and smoked salmon benedict. I love the front porch ambience and that it has A/C and closed in against the heat. Lights need to be fixed in the rest room so that they do not go out when one is in a booth; this is hazardous.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great food with classy ambience and great service. Should be mindful of disruptive patrons

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Food was good, service got better. Went for Father’s Day brunch. Warm welcome Always by owners/management. Service can be ho hum. Warm up to your waiter.

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1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Made a reservation for 3 and our table was not held. We were given a table for 2 and it was an unstable table, moving side to side when you put anything on it. When we asked for a different table, we were given another unstable. We asked to speak with the manager and “Tommy” manger never came to the table. My husband took one bite of his burger and it tasted like the it was turned. The waiter noted that he didn’t eat any of it and never took it off the bill or ask if he wanted something different. I made a reservation as it was Father’s Day and we were really looking forward to it as the previous time we ate there it was a totally different experience. Food and service, especially from the manager just inexcusable. We will never diner there again!

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I had mentioned it was for a 70th birthday dinner and even called and spoke with the hostess to confirm this. Unfortunately when they brought the dessert there was no candle or anything special for a birthday. I mentioned it & they quickly revised the dish but it ruined the element of surprise.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We really enjoyed eating at Toulouse. It was our first time to visit and we were very pleased with everything from the setting to the service. I had salmon and my mom had the chicken. Both were excellent and our server was great. I would highly recommend a try!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Excellent
Varied menu
Well prepared
Nice ambiance
Fair value
Good bar and wines

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Went for a friend's birthday. Food was great, as was the fact the restaurant gave my friend a special treat without us asking. I will definitely go back soon!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Vivian is amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Muy a gusto.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Food excellent as always

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1.0Dined on June 2, 2018

the food caused me a very strong stomach pain

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Excellent service, wonderful food!

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Ambiance: French cafe chic, but unnecessarily noisy.
Food: Mixed.
*Omelettes: Good.
*Pastry basket: Good.
*French toast: an uneatable undercooked mush.
*Beignets: also undercooked (twice!).
*Coffee: Good.
Service: just okay, though they did comp the undercooked dishes without being asked.
Overall: your mileage may vary.

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

My husband and I have been here before and enjoyed it; however, tonight the service was horrible and the food was not much better. There was a party of 16 or so next to us and the attention was definitely on us. Throughout the night we literally had no idea who our waiter was. Random staff just walked up to us eventually when then saw us looking around frustrated. Both my husband and me had food that was over cooked and tasted like it had been under the warmer way too long. Very disappointing , especially when you are the parents of two kids under the age of four and to get a night out is a rarity!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great night for outdoor dining. Servers here are spot-on, so friendly, and very good at recommendations. Food was all delicious as always!

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great ambiance, but food was very average for the price.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We had a delightful Saturday brunch here. The manager was so attentive that she stayed on the phone and helped us get to the restaurant after our GPS sent us in the wrong direction. Food and service was wonderful— perfectly poached eggs and authentic hollandaise that tasted like French butter— two elements many brunch menus mess up. Loved the duck hash!

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Too loud to talk otherwise very good

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

It was my bday lunch !
We had a blast :) 🍾

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3.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Everything had bacon i guess if you like bacon it’s great. The chocolate soufflé is what made my dinner. The rest was quite forgettable and over priced.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day celebration

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Love this place. Love the patio area. Great food, great ambiance and great wine.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Only complaint was it was a bit too warm inside - It was Mother's Day so definitely packed, but wish it could have been cooler to be more comfortable for everyone.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Our second visit. Superb food and welcoming and attentive service. What a perfect Mother’s Day lunch.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Husband and I date night! He was skeptical of French cuisine, however absolutely loved everything. We had the scallops and a seafood appetizer, the steak tartare was divine! He love the old fashion in the wine selection was tasty

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food was good, but service was just ok. Waiter seemed a bit hasted and quite busy.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great setting. Fantastic for casual neighborhood people watching. Perfect outdoor dining with a wonderful spring evening. Food pairing was superb!

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Came mid afternoon and sat outside. Loved the setting but it was pretty warm in mid May weather. Pretty good service.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This is my second time to come for brunch. Last time the service was outstanding, as was the food. This time, the service was lacking. We felt neglected, we had to flag down our waiter most times. We asked to be seated inside because it was 90 degrees outside (you know - it's Houston) but they had all the side doors open to the patio, so it was very hot inside. I was sweating all through brunch. The food was good, and we will definitely go back to see how the third time fares, as we have had two pretty extreme experiences. And 1/2 price rose on Sunday is hard to resist, and an excellent value, and the ambiance is beautiful - even when it is too warm.

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