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Toulouse - Houston

4.5
435 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Perfect For:
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
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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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 435 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and atmosphere, and truly outstanding service by our server Carlos.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

I ordered 4 bottles of wine before they had one in stock

Food st best average ... octopus was nice but beef tough as a boot

Location great.

Go to Etoile ... much better

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

I had high hopes for dinner at Toulouse after a Sunday theater matinee. I enjoy French cuisine very much. It was disappointing to say the least. We were seated on the patio on a beautiful late afternoon with menus provided. When the young woman server came to take our order, she continued to converse with a fellow server, paying half attention to what we were ordering. One of my companions asked if she could eliminate the fish from the bouillabaisse. Yes was the answer. The dish came with the fish. A manager came over to rectify it, but no surprises considering. The calamari was tough and my escargot were good, but drowning in some sort of herb. Twice I had to ask for another small baguette to sop up the garlic butter. My entree was the veal. It was not as tender as it should have been. The sides were fine. The chicken entree was fine and the bouillabaisse when it was served for the second time was loaded with saffron. You like it or not. Desserts were the best part of the meal. Gelato, Napoleon and Profiteroles all beautiful and delicious. I would not recommend this. The service wasn’t up to par, not was the food.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding food, our waitress was great, loved the ambiance - very French feeling but a little loud. And wish the tv wasn’t there....basketball at dinner isn’t so French

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I can't say enough about the great food here. Been here several times and never disappoints! Beef bourguignon is as good as anything I've had in France

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

A French Brasserie in Houston - and I mean it in every way: great food, great wine, and relaxed atmosphere.
Easy and enjoyable.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Service and food excellent as always! Still never have enough room left for dessert!!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Love the place. The ambiance was great and the food excellent. The Salmon and the fish of the day were perfectly prepared.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Made a reservation to make sure we didn’t have to wait. Were seated immediately.
Service was prompt and friendly. Food was outstanding as always!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Best eggs benedict in town, as was the French toast. The restaurant is so enjoyable and the patio on a sunny day cannot be beat! Excellent service as well

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent service

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wine list by the glass is very poor for a french brasserie. Service was fast but not super organized. Food is good but nothing special. Go for the river oaks atmosphere but don’t expect the best meal ever.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was not impressive for that type of ambiance. Patio is worth visiting again. Had to ask for water several of times. Aked for seasoned potatoes instead of fries amd they brought out a skinned potatoes that was not even fully cooked. Drink was below average. Guess I should have gone with wine since everyone else had that on their table. Ordered the curry chicken. Bland. Salmon salad. Uggh. Salmon cakes.. Not worth it. Music was great. Live Djs make a different. The request of the dessert plate with special writing was on point. Inexpensive for only $100 for the dinner but I would still expect more tasteful food.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Amazing first time visit to this gem of a bistro! Carlos was an excellent waiter and we loved every single thing we ordered. The soufflé was just ok.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food was very good but the wine list by the glass is expensive.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great food and excellent service!! Tried the French Onion Soup, Escargot & Frog Legs for appetizers. All were excellent. Main course was Beef Bourguignon with carrots and my husband ordered the veal scallopini. My beef could’ve been a bit more tender, but the flavor was classic. The veal was very tender & flavorful. Puréed potatoes & carpaccio beets were equally as good. We ordered a Bouillabaisse to go and I can’t wait to taste it. The smell of saffron & seafood driving home was amazing. Dessert, wow!! I would go to Toulouse just to eat dessert. We tried the Profiteroles filled with pistachio ice cream topped with chocolate sauce, a Grand Marnier & chocolate soufflé. Fantastic!!! Irma was our server & she topped off our meal. Excellent!! A bit pricy, but the portions will yield two more meals. I would recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Fun evening with a friend from out of town. Food was excellent as was the wine. Although the night was chilly, we sat on the patio near the heaters and were very comfortable. Love the French ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Absolutely delicious as always, we love the authentic menu! Great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Carlos our waiter is always fantastic! Extremely helpful with the gluten free options!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We just had a quick lunch and everything was delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday Brunch/Late Lunch... Food was delicious, drinks excellent and ambiance perfect for the day. However, Our only complaint would be the service; They seemed under-staffed & overwhelmed.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Wonderful!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excelente platillos los postres son espectaculares

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I just moved into the apartments at River Oaks District, and some might suspect it's because my balcony now overlooks my favorite restaurant in Houston :) Took advantage of another "1/2-price bottle of French wine night" with a friend and enjoyed an evening catching up over delicious cheese, octopus, and salads. Everything was delicious as always.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It is one of the hottest places in Houston. You will feel Luke you have traveled across the globe!

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Mediocre versions of classic French dishes

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We sat outside and it was a beautiful evening, It was very pleasant all around.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

El mesero no puso mucha atención en nuestra mesa. Andaba muy distraido

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Perfect for a fun ambiance, especially on a nice day because the windows/doors open to the outdoor seating. Our group enjoyed the burgers, duck, and chicken for dinner - good portions and all very tasty. Complementary bread is served before dinner. We celebrated a birthday so the restaurant provided a free dessert, complete with a sparkler which made the occasion memorable. Would definitely recommend for a fun ladies-lunch or night out; or for a romantic date/anniversary dinner. Because of the River Oaks District location, there is great people watching and free parking close by in the garage. A few parking spots on the street.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was very good ( special of the day) or good. Service was a bit patchy but ok. Good location especially the covered patio. With bottle of wine we paid close to $200 per couple ( including shared starters and desserts)

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Once again nothing but a beautiful experience. Fantastic food, not too loud and great service. Love to come here,

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We celebrated a friends birthday and enjoyed the food, service and ambiance very much. No complaints just fantastic.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Great place to date particularly given the nearby mall. The food is good. A bit loud but fine if not too many people. The crispy duck is awesome and I recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our experience was much better this time for Sunday brunch than last time. Service was prompt and wait staff were more attentive, even though the restaurant had more customers this time. The almond croissant and quiche Lorraine I had were delicious, as was the latte and orange juice. My husband loved his smoked salmon benedict. The outdoor patio is very pleasant. The only detractor from a relaxing experience was a grounds keeper using a very large blower nearby, which should only be allowed by the property owner (apartments?) much earlier in the morning, not at a prime brunch time between 11 and 12 on a Sunday, but this was not the restaurant's fault.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food, great service - too loud!

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Toulouse has a very extensive menu of traditional French dishes. Our food was good and the service was very attentive. The prices are high for everyday dining so not a place I will visit frequently.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

The ambiance was great and the overall the noise level was comfortable. While my starter (crispy calamari), which I shared with my date, was delicious, it was a very large portion which meant I struggled to fully enjoy my main course. I had the filet au poivre as my main course. It was cooked just as I wanted (medium rare) but was slightly over-seasoned. It was served with great tasting fries. My date had the beef bourguigon, which according to her, was also very good. Overall, I would recommend the restaurant and would definitely give it another try.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

While the service was good there were too many issues that will make consider other places in the future instead.
The food was mediocre at best. Onion soup, a super simple dish, was probably the worst I've ever had. The overuse of thickening agent and underuse of seasonings left it bland and there was not nearly enough cheese (that wasn't even gruyere). Duck confit still had fat under the skin, lentils were overcooked and mushy, gravy was too sweet... My fellow diners were not impressed with their meals neither.
The place tries, somewhat successfully, to look like a real French restaurant but the effect was entirely spoiled by tacky club-y music that was blasting way too loud when we got there. It got turned down when we requested but it was still wrong for a dining establishment that attempts to be classy.
On the other hand, the service was great, our waiter was attentive and accommodating. I think if I come back in the future it will be just for a glass of wine and bread with butter (proper nice baguette) but I will avoid disappointment by not ordering anything on the menu.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Toulouse never fails to deliver on food and service. It’s loud but that’s perfect when you have a 14-month-old.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

A bit pricey but the experience was very enjoyable. We'll be back!

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