Toulouse - Houston

4.6
1357 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.
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AlexW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The gougeres were over baked in an amateur way. I’m shocked the manager let them leave the line.

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vipBryanA
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I’m a regular for Sunday brunch. Today missed the mark a bit. Service was a off a little. Things like not asking if we wanted pepper for our salads, slow to come back and open a bottle of champagne sitting with empty glasses, no napkins/coaster under water glasses causing condensation to drip off the table into lap. I also observed one waiter openly complaining for some time about being stuck with a table with children. The manager let him go on ranting. I would have told him to suck it up or get out. The atmosphere was also disappointing. Typically there is a two man music combo playing nice music. Today they were there, but on the corner was another musician playing competing music. It made it difficult to enjoy either and made it impossible to hold a conversation. Top it off, they seem to have changed their policy of 50% off ALL rose’ bottles.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The food quality is poor and the portions tiny fir the money you pay.

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vipFatimaG
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eduardo is excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Service was subpar. Food was average. I definitely enjoyed the ambiance. They nailed the European cafe feel. Overall, I would just come back for the ambiance nothing else.

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missredmini
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food

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vipLeslieR
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it….always a favorite and our waiter Brian was fantastic!

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RonH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal. Branzino well seasoned & cooked to perfection. Great flavor. Alexia engaging & provided great service.

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LuisV
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we sat outside and there was live music which was very entertaining and fun. It kept things casual and different. Service was great and food was awesome. Good wine selection. Excellent overall and would definitely recommend.

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vipWoodlander
Houston
179 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance of Toulouse first hits you with the aroma of warm butter! Aw — the French! Andie guided us to the perfect table for two — thank you! Our service was attentive. The zucchini chips were a great appetizer. The chopped salad a great success. Tried the Dover Sole - a true test of a restaurant for me. It came bone in and was filleted table side with a lovely beurre blanc with fresh herbs. Excellent!! Lovely lunch with wonderful wine. We’ll be back!

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TammyS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we like the fact that the restaurant is situated away fro a busy street.
The service was great and friendly, the food was delicious.
we will continue to dine there as it is one of the most pleasant restaurants in Houston.

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JanieA
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Great place to people-watch. Food was average. Waitress was quite friendly, but order was not correct. Pass on escargot-looked like a green swamp. Friend sent back lobster omelet due to wrong cheese melted on top.
Probably would not return.

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Ruby
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Parisian ambience is the best part. Food and service was so-so; staff lacked attention to detail.

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vipEliDines
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful server! Super helpful. Great recommendations. Attentive but not overly so. Fantastic energy.

Food was scrumptious. Fresh shrimp, scallops, blueberry tart. Beautifully presented. Tasted divine.

Will definitely be back soon.

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NotPat
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our waiter was sooo good. Very attentive.

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vipwklydine
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was wonderful. Noise in the main dining room was loud. We moved to the enclosed sunroom and it was great. Can’t
wait ti go back. Fall will be great on the patio.

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vipmhall
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

I can't recommend the restaurant...Nothing was really cooked properly..Risotto precooked... The moules marinier seemed pre grilled? And the frites were some of the worst I have ever had..Everything seemed to be precooked ....I thought the chocolate soufflé rubbery...

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vipFatimaG
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and great food

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Alaere
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it food is very good and affordable I love it there definitely coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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Beajoe
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We love Touluse. This time we came for my husband’s birthday as I stated in the reservation. What do you ask this for when you make the reservation? No body even took the time to say anything!
Anyway… we ate. The food was delicious. We were not lucky with our waiter. He did an ok job. But he wasn’t really paying attention
I’ll remember next time to ask to have Jason as our waiter. All should be good waiters though but I guess that’s not the case

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JimR
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I have eaten at this restaurant many times and gotten great service. This time however, when the waiter took our order, somehow he didn’t hear me order my entrée or sides. I looked right at him when ordering. He got my lady friends order and got our appetizer, but not my entrée or sides. How does that happen?

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Unfortunately We had a bad waiter and service. We go often to Toulouse and we love it but this time was not the place we are used to.

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vipFatimaG
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Superb server (Brian?). Outdoor patio was fine with the spot A/C. Excellent experience all the way!

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vipStaceyM
Houston
133 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit disappointed Toulouse was not on Houston Restaurant Weeks in 2021. But always outstanding service and amazing food. Always a pleasure to eat here but appreciate the charity aspect of HRW.

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vipharriet
Houston
81 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always good and the food has gotten better through the last year+. Enjoyed the evening and returning this week.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French food in place ☺️

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vipJoannie
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food just fantastic!

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JaneS
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was good, and great people watching!

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KatherineM
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the ambiance here. Food was delicious and nice music!

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vipMichaelM
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent with many choices on menu. Our server Meghan was outstanding

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vipPhilB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, food, and experience! Efian was the best!

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ArielleT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Host’s weren’t very nice. I asked for another table and she gave attitude !!

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JimR
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service here is very good yet the noise level is very high. It really gets too loud at least on Fridays and Saturdays

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Halibut duo with risotto and it was spectacular!! . My husband ❤️the 🐑 chops. Great service, excellent wine and atmosphere as always! We ❤️ Toulouse!!!

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vipCajunfoodie
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Very dissatisfied again on our second visit. Was very warm and noisy. Salade Maison was very lacking in appearance, flavor and ingredients. Risotto had NO favor as did the shrimp. Tarte Tatin crust was over cooked on the edges and undercooked in the middle. Apple slices were undercooked and tough. A want to be French restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was FANTASTIC! Waiter (Damion) was superb. We enjoyed eating in covered patio. Highly recommend.

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 4.6 stars by 1357 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.