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“One of Houston's best.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Etoile Cuisine et Bar

Etoile Cuisine et Bar
1101 Uptown Park Blvd, Suite 11, Houston, TX 77056
832.668.5808
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Ranked #9 of 7,487 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Post Oak Blvd.
Description: Visit Etoile Cuisine et Bar for an inviting, warm, European environment where fine French food is front and center. Chef Philippe offers a traditional and seasonal menu that changes to offer the freshest produce and ingredients available. Chef Philippe combines his native, regional fare and the idea of fresh, local ingredients with modern food concepts to create distinctive and delicious dishes.
Houston, Texas
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“One of Houston's best.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

After a half dozen visits to Etoile, I can now say that it is one of Houston's best. Great flavorful food presented in a pretty and classy space by a professional staff at very reasonable prices, consistently. I can't ask for more.

Visited October 2013
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Monica B, Owner at Etoile Cuisine et Bar, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
We can't ask for more either! One of Houston's best? We're honored by the distinction! Thank you so much for the thoughtful review. We can't wait to have you back again soon!

Until then,
Chef Philippe Verpiand and Monica Bui
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas, USA
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“True French Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The decor is wonderful, fresh, modern and French. All the foods you love in France. The waiters were too few; and he got chatty for long periods of time at other tables!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Monica B, Owner at Etoile Cuisine et Bar, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Thanks for your review, Linda! We couldn't be happier to hear you were so impressed with our true French cuisine and decor. As for the service, we're sorry you felt like the restaurant was understaffed! The last thing we want is for anyone to feel left out, so we'll be sure to keep your feedback in mind going forward.

Merci,
Chef Philippe Verpiand and Monica Bui
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Houston TX
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70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Decent First Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We popped in for a light bite, and had the Moules Mariniere, which were quite good. Finished with the apple tart, which was very tasty and beautifully presented. I would suggest they hire someone with some wine knowledge to re-create their list, as it is lacking. Limited French selections, most of which are very pedestrian. Hopefully they'll improve - it's worth checking in again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Monica B, Owner at Etoile Cuisine et Bar, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thanks for paying us a visit and for taking the time to write about it on TripAdvisor! We're delighted to hear you were pleased with our authentic French fare, but we're disappointed you weren't more impressed with our wine list. However, we're glad you spoke up about that. We certainly will take your suggestions into consideration!

Cheers,
Chef Philippe Verpiand and Monica Bui
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best I've been to in a while....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I'll keep it simple.... This place was dang good! After hearing several friends and family rate it so highly, my wife and I decided to give it a visit. Had the short ribs..... amazing.

Will go back again, and probably again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Monica B, Owner at Etoile Cuisine et Bar, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
What a delightful review! It's wonderful to hear it was love at first visit for you and your wife. The feeling certainly is mutual!

Until next time,
Chef Philippe Verpiand and Monica Bui
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Houston, Texas, United States
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42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“New French restaurant in town--worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Etoile is new to Houston and a wonderful addition to the Houston restaurant scene. The owners moved from San Diego and it is our gain and their loss. My wife has eaten here several times and she finally got me to come along. The restaurant setting is trendy and comfortable. Having recently visited France, it reminded me of a couple of places in Beaune.

I had the duck, which was perfectly prepared and my wife had the fish of the day--also excellent. Desert was great too.

Their wine list is good with a variety of French and American wines. They have some reasonable priced bottles that are not marked up the usual over-priced amounts. For example we had a bottle of Domain Chandon Etoile rose that was only $2 over list price.

We will return soon and added it to our recommended restaurant list.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Monica B, Owner at Etoile Cuisine et Bar, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
You had us at "Having recently visited France, it reminded me of a couple of places in Beaune." Next to customer satisfaction, keeping with French dining traditions is our top priority, so it's great to hear you appreciate our authenticity. We can't wait to have you back to give more of our dishes a try!

'Til then,
Chef Philippe Verpiand and Monica Bui
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