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Diners' Choice: French restaurants in Houston

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall French cuisine in Houston? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Chez Nous French Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2213)
$31 to $50
French
Kingwood / Humble / Atascocita
About the restaurant
Chez Nous is a modern French Restaurant where traditional French cuisine meets the needs of the American market. Chez Nous is renowned in its new world interpretation of the Parisian Classics. Seasonal menu items are prepared by Chef Stacy Simonson and highlight the fine locally produced ingredients served in an elegant yet comfortable setting.
Top review
MichaelCvip
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
We have been coming here for 30 years and it was delicious. This was the first filet we have ordered with a pepper corn sauce it was superb. Also the mango crab tower is a must. Isaac was spot on as a great server also the maitre’d Paige is always so welcoming and great to see a familiar face!
A photo of Bistro 555 restaurant
4.8
4.8 (735)
$30 and under
French
Westside
About the restaurant
Bistro 555 is under new ownership by a group of long-time friends including the owners of former Le Mistral and Cafe Rabelais, established French institutions in Houston. With a joint-experience of over 5 decades, Bistro 555 will transport you to the different regions of France with traditional bistro fares. Our specialties include Escargot in sizzling garlic butter, onion soup topped with melted gruyere cheese, Moules-Frites, Cassoulet, and profiteroles. We also serve wood-oven fired pizzas. Bon appetit!
Top review
richardjvip
Dined 3 days ago
I have eaten at Bistro 555 several times. The food is outstanding as is the service. It is simply one of my favorite restaurants anywhere.
A photo of The Marigold Club restaurant
4.7
4.7 (30)
$50 and over
French
Montrose
About the restaurant
Welcome to The Marigold Club, where the opulence of Mayfair London meets the vibrant energy of our beloved Houston. As the fourth jewel in the crown of Goodnight Hospitality, The Marigold Club embraces French cuisine while celebrating the global influences of London culture. Picture lavishly adorned interiors, exuding warmth and sophistication, where every detail whispers luxury.

Helmed by Chef Partner Austin Waiter, our culinary journey transports you to the heart of French cuisine, reimagined through the lens of British dining clubs. From meticulously crafted dishes to impeccable service, and overflowing glasses of Champagne, every moment at The Marigold Club is a world where posh elegance meets lively Southern charm.

Top review
brownpaper1
Dined 2 days ago
Beautiful room, innovative and well executed menu, top flight service, broad wine offerings...overall a wonderful experience
A photo of Etoile Cuisine Et Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3690)
$31 to $50
French
Galleria / Uptown
About the restaurant
The owners of Étoile Cuisine et Bar, Chef Philippe Verpiand and Monica Bui, have created an inviting, warm European environment where both traditional and seasonal French food are front and center. "We want to dispel the notion that French food is heavy and pretentious," says the team, recently transplanted to Houston from San Diego, where they owned the famed Cavaillon Restaurant. Everything about Étoile Cuisine et Bar, from the inviting outside facade to the intriguing interior design to the high quality service, is meant to convey a feeling of truly being in France. With Chef Philippe's take on a seasonal menu using a French technique, it's a place where fine food lovers come together, not on a special occasion, but to enjoy every day.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
Love this place! Great food. Highly recommend the mussels, braised short rib, onion soup, and steak au poive.
A photo of Le Jardinier - Houston restaurant
4.7
4.7 (100)
$50 and over
French
Heights / Washington
About the restaurant
Le Jardinier is a unique and refined restaurant from Michelin-starred Chef Alain Verzeroli located in The Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Rooted in timeless French approach, Chef Verzeroli has created a menu where plants play a prominent role: seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, and greens are complemented by wild and sustainable fish with local Texas meats. All our breads are gluten-free and baked in house.

Le Jardinier's light-filled space will evoke a feeling of relaxed-luxury and incorporate custom art pieces with outdoor dining set within an Isamu Noguchi-designed sculpture garden.

Top review
JamieH
Dined 1 day ago
One of our favorite restaurants in Houston. Amazing food, phenomenal staff, and fantastic setting! Everyone is amazing and Nicole is a guru of dining experience!
A photo of Bistro Menil restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1714)
$30 and under
French
Montrose
About the restaurant
Bistro Menil offers European-inspired, American fare paired with craft beer, cask wine and thoughtfully selected wines by the glass or bottle.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Nice sound-dampened dining room with nice decor and outside views toward museum. Service a bit slow to start but more attentive later and in no rush to move us on. All food selections were very good.
A photo of Brasserie 19 restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2645)
$50 and over
French
River Oaks
About the restaurant
Brasserie 19, located in Houston’s 77019 neighborhood, offers a modern amalgamation of French brasserie fare and well-known American influences. The menu utilizes the freshest seasonal ingredients in thoughtfully prepared dishes. Brasserie 19 boasts an expansive, carefully developed wine list. Brasserie 19's sophisticated yet unpretentious interiors are bathed in deep blues, cool greys, and whites, with antiqued woods and white marble used throughout. Blue velvet banquettes are paired with woven chairs and complemented by white linen-covered tables to create a casually elegant setting for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Brasserie 19 serves lunch and dinner 7 days a week, as well as brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
Top review
CDandovip
Dined on Jun 27, 2024
Food and service were excellent as always! The cotton candy at the end of the best was a nice way to end the meal.
A photo of Maison Pucha Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1746)
$31 to $50
French
Heights / Washington
About the restaurant
Maison Pucha Bistro is the culmination of Chef Manuel's 25 year culinary journey. Securing a location in Houston's historic Heights neighborhood, Manuel, Cristian and Victor have reunited in the true sense of fraternité, to open their very own restaurant to showcase their talents and vision of true hospitality. We hope you will join us and be a part of something, truly special...
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Rosiemomvip
Dined 3 days ago
Beautiful decor! Delicious food with the most beautiful presentation! Always great service! This restaurant is perfect for a special occasion.
A photo of Bistro Le Cep restaurant
4.8
4.8 (962)
$30 and under
French
Westchase
About the restaurant
Opened in 2001, Bistro Le Cep features French home cooking at its finest that can be best described as deeply flavored, elegant, yet straightforward. Combining traditional fine dining with a modern perspective, Bistro Le Cep will impress you and your guests with mouth-watering specialties inspired by authentic age old country recipes. We feature a well stocked bar and our extensive wine list includes an exceptional selection of grand vintages, as well as coveted wines from small producers.
Top review
SEMcIntyrevip
Dined 7 days ago
The service was perfect. The bread lady was funny and we got what we ordered. The rosè was chilled perfectly and the vichyssoise was delicious.
A photo of Artisans Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2795)
$50 and over
French
Galleria / Uptown
About the restaurant
French eclectic, steaks, seafood, Fine Cuisine, Artistic Talent, and Breathtaking Decor, if you enjoy these luxuries, make Artisans your next dining destination.

The owners of Artisans Restaurant have created a place unlike any other. The vast working kitchen is in the middle of the restaurant, with views from every seat in the building. The culinary team works like an orchestra, where their composer is the owner/executive chef and they work in unison to create art for their audience consistently while paying attention to every detail.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Excellent experience, like always.
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