Toulouse - Houston

4.6
540 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.
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.
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 540 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SD
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

They have horrible customer service which starts at the level of the greeters/hostesses. I’ve never encountered such rudeness and apathy for their guest. After that point it was hard for them to redeem themselves.

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GV
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was really slow and haphazard. Took a long time for food to arrive. Waiter was frequently AWOL. Couldn’t get time drunk service. Ambience was nice. And the feel of the place is very French.

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AC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we love coming in and celebrating our special occasions ~ how about a DJ

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place & amazing food!!

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OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere was devine for my brunch date with a friend. They made the best lemon drop martini I’ve tasted in Houston! It was made with fresh squeezed lemons and was mixed perfectly. The brunch dishes were a perfect portion size and the sorbet with berries was a pleasant way to finish off our meal.

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I
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked here for our anniversary, as always we had a great time and the service was VIP. Thank you for the great time

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AM
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing music. Love it

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YB
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

After announcing that on Tu evening, all French wines are 1/2 price, it is simply unacceptable then to sneak the full price on the bill to be splitted, perhaps expecting neither party to catch it.
After I suggested that perhaps as a way to apologize the wine could be complimentary, no worse a suggestion than what had happened, it was ignored with no apologies when leaving.

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r
Houston
89 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place. Food and service always Excellent. Thank you Pedro for your warm Welcome.

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m
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We have dined here many times. Today the Charred octopus was rubbery. They immediately replaced it with another dining option and brought us a complimentary dessert. The staff is wonderful. This is a regular lunch spot for us.

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m
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Was a little disappointed when server brought us water and two of the glasses had lipstick stain on them. Wouldn’t expect this carelessness from a Resturant of this level. Other than that food and location is outstanding.

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DH
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!! Always a delightful restaurant experience!

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r
Houston
90 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and Service. Thank you Pedro, as always you are such a good host. It is such a delight to see your warm welcoming smile.

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o
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

THe food is good and the place is beautiful. The service was bad. The waiter had a bad attitude.
Last time we were there the service was bad too...

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MA
Beirut/Lebanon
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Our son 30 TH birthdays

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G
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was "blah" at best. If the intent of the restaurant is to be faux brasserie they may want to take a tip or two from Balthazar in NYC

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JW
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of six ladies met for our regular restaurant Ladies Night Out. We have heard great things and want to try it out. The manager welcomed us warmly, waitstaff were very professional and delivered great service. We tried the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu, even the drink pairing was full-sized. Everything was delicious. The best of all, the Michelin Star Chef came out and met us personally and chatted with our table. We felt very special. Food, ambiance, service all a 5-star!!! Will definitely come again.

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NH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The location was actually very nice, in an upscale shopping district. Great hang out place. Very cute restaurant. Reminds me of a cute french cafe. The food was mediocre. Nothing that WOWed me, honestly. Service was great! It was a bit too loud for my liking though and the seating was a bit too cramped as well.

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e
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for business lunch, girls' lunch, day date, or group dining event. Service is excellent. Restaurant & bar pick up at night so it can be quit loud for a romantic date. Menu is diverse, notable items are the marnier mussels (entree version w/pomme frites), Toulouse and nicoise salad, escargot, and charcuterie. Excellent wine offerings and bar service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We had a decent experience. Food seemed a bit too average for the price point. Spent about $150 for two. I am not sure it was a whole lot better then Chili’s. I absolutely recommend giving them a try at least once. Our order did not contain any of the less traditional foods from the French kitchen.

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r
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and environment. The service was over the top.

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JB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While Toulouse was enjoyable and the food good, most menu items are grossly overpriced. Also, the noise level is very high.

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N
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

steak was chewy as was beef bourgignon. . .. escargot and profiteroles were excellent.

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j
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente todo , los escargot buenísimos

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G
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Went for HRW and the food was quite good. Only real complaint is the music. They were playing 80’s rock, sometimes heavy rock, so it was annoying since it doesn’t jive with the ambience and the French bistro feel.

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Very disappointed in this restaurant. The food was kess than mediocre.

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G
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and good service. Hard to find if you’ve never been and expensive valet. Use the parking garage.

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MC
Houston
132 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Lovely spot, wine, and Charcuterie. Service was gracious and attentive but not intrusive.

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O
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were surprised at how really delicious the food was. We were there on Monday which is half price French wine night
I had the duck. Really wonderful

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MR
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a good experience. Prix fixe menue a good buy.
I wasn’t done eating a very good lobster bisque when they brought the duck confit. That shouldn’t happen in a high end place.
But I will visit again

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M
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Fabulous French bistro. Fashionable, great location, great food, great date spot and fun with friends. I’ve done girls lunch and date night! Love it!

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A
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I do love Toulouse, it is my "Go to" client/business lunch spot. We also take several friends and family members there. Love their burger and frites.

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AM
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my grandmother’s 98th birthday and they treated her like a queen. They brought her a dessert with a sparkler and a glass of bubbles. She was so surprised! I can’t thank them enough for making this a very memorable celebration for us.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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h
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

2nd time we have been to Toulouse and we are still very impressed. Their selections are decent. But make sure before you finish your entrée to save room for dessert. By far the best soufflé in all of Houston. Match it up with a Cappuccino for even better results.

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M
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I have a reservation but was seated right next to the entrance, I don’t see the point of making reservation but got assigned to a seat that doesn’t need one.

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MB
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious and it was quite reminiscent of France. But it was so noisy that we could
barely hear each other across the table.

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DS
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Restaurant needs to update its online menu to conform with in-house menu.

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F
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Came here for a bday dinner during Restaurant Week. Everyone’s food was very good , large portions and a diverse menu. Lively scene on a Thursday night. Excellent service, a bit loud.

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F
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time going there and it did not disappoint. Service is wonderful, a great cocktail and wine list and the food is delicious.
One of the managers made a point to come speak with us and sent over a free desert as well.
Looking forward to going back again.

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