Toulouse - Houston

4.7
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1001 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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RonnieJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food, hostess and Direct service from waiter very good... We saw managers go to many tables to ask about the food and place... Many times walked by our table and ignored us...not even to acknowledge us being there, however they went to the more better dress and sofisticaded people sitting around us. You don't need nor want my wife and I there...I could tell!

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vipFrankS
Houston
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our third visit...we shared the escargots with a Pouilly-Fuisse. I followed with the duck confit (perfect) and my wife had the tiger shrimp paella, which was very tasty. Josh was our server and he did an excellent job of attending to our every request.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and ambiance. Food and drinks are on the pricey side. Patio gets crowded around 7pm

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good. Delicious food. Nice attention. We will going back. Thanks
Greetings.
Alberto

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vipSusieSE
Houston
110 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. I love sitting outside and people watching.

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LeoL
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had lunch. Great outdoor dining venue. Mussels and octopus top notch along with an excellent Albarino.

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JohanB
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Place can be loud in the afternoon with the younger crowd during the pandemic.
French Fusion perhaps? Waiter and service were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No social distancing existed

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HaniaE
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience always! Would recommend for anyone really

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.
We enjoyed a beautiful evening of outdoor dining

JM
JohnM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh was the wait person for our dinner Friday evening. He was very helpful throughout the evening. Our meals were delicious and the live music was certainly a treat. We sat outside in the cool evening air, temperature was 65 degrees so everyone was comfortable.

A great place for a relaxing evening with fine food and good service.

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RSG1
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, and wonderful atmosphere. A favorite in the heart of The River Oaks District.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere was great!!

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CindyH
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlies and I brunched there last Sunday. The support staff were attentive, on time and on point. The food was fresh and delicious. The deserts were amazing. We will be back.

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vipKristi
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place. One of my favorite patios in Houston.

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vipVirgilioC
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a while since we had dinner at Toulouse - we forgot what we were missing. The food was absolutely delicious (moules marinoere, lobster bisque, and beet salade for starters, followed by lamb chops special, beef bourguignon, and vegetarian mac and cheese). We had a wonderful Saint Emilion wine. Brian did a wonderful job serving us - everything arriving just when we wanted, no rush or cold food. We strongly recommend enjoying this little piece of France right here in Houston.

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vippeters
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint is that they were out of the two entrees and two wines I wanted. Otherwise great as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it!

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ColleenS
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Hostess & waitress needs work
Poor service
Manager excellent
After complaining
He took care of us.

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vipElizabeth
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on a glorious day and had wonderful food and service. I love this place!

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vipSUSIED
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor area. Delicious and fun!

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vipmariar
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely place and excellent food. We loved the atmosphere, it is so nice even it was a Monday evening!!

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vipEChew
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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Stanley
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent, but I would not say it is completely authentic or stays truth to classic French dishes. They are more of the interpretation of the chef.

MB
vipMichaelB
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son in town

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CHRISL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My aperol spritz was perfect
Very friendly service
Background music was nice

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toulouse is always perfect! My favorite.

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VicoF
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

The service was not as expected, the waitress was kind in "hurry the whole time". and we are used to very charming/happy service in Toulouse.

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ElizabethE
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My fiance and I had brunch at Toulousand it was great.

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vipJodyenergy
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great people watching and great service...

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice afternoon outside!!

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DinnerOut
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Our server was great. The food was ok but not equivalent to price paid.

Low score due:
1 greeted at Host/Hostess desk was not cordial, welcoming, glad you are here, what brings you to dine with us this evening, but rather "yeah where do you want to sit ?" style of greeting.
2 our table was only one without white table cloth and wasn't corrected before our presence or at any point (best table though for SD). No acknowledgement of that deficient. It is supposed to be fine dining establishment
3 it was our anniversary and placed in notes for reservation. This went unnoticed by greeters, waiter or a manager. Never had a problem in past for notes in OpenTable reservations

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great time celebrating put Anniversary at Toulouse!

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vipSusieSE
Houston
110 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. I love the atmosphere and the food and service are great. I love the salmon

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toulouse is amazing every single time.

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vipRose
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful start to finish!

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vippaml
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed it, but the air conditioning is underperforming.

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claytonc
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed generous lunch menu and Monday’s French wine special.

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Carletha123
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun , great service!!
I will definitely be visiting this place again

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SuzanneB
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going here for brunch. We always get the escargot and crab cakes. They are the best tasting and the warm bread. Yum. I get a bottle of Rose or Sparkling wine which is usually 50% off. Have them pour it over ice with fruit. It’s pretty and delicious.
The service and atmosphere are so good. Very attentive and they play live music around noon. Will be back again soon

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 1001 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.