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Etoile Cuisine et Bar

Map & Directions 1101 Uptown Park Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
  • Eclectic, French, International
  • Sun-Thu 11am-3pm and 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-3pm and 5pm-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar


Houston Press' Description

Walking into Etoile for the first time and observing the menu and decor, you might get the impression that the place is a little dated. But don't be fooled: Chef Philippe Verpiand's traditional French dishes are anything but boring and old-fashioned. The attention to detail and knowledge of French cuisine are evident in everything from the simple but sinful foie gras au torchon to the more elaborate coq au vin, as well as in the formal but never stuffy service. Verpiand grew up in France and worked in a number of Michelin-star restaurants before moving to the U.S. and eventually ending up in Houston, where his young Galleria-area restaurant has already made quite an impression. The traditional menu is classic in the best way, while the seasonal menu features produce and other items at their freshest. Etoile also offers diverse brunch, lunch and happy hour menus, meaning that you never have to leave the restaurant. And really, why would you want to?

Member Reviews

  • AlainHarvey
    AlainHarvey wrote a review for Etoile Cuisine et Bar
    on 01/27/13

    Etoile Cuisine et Bar offers traditional as well as modern interpretations of French and Mediterranean cuisine in its beautiful farmhouse-inspired space in Uptown Park.

    With their recent move to Houston, Owner/Chef Philippe Verpiand and wife Monica Bui brings culinary experience earned at the French Culinary Institute in Avignon and some of the world’s most famous... More >>

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  • Houston Press on 07/02/13

    Brunch: Sunday 11am-3pm. If you are in the mood for creative food then this is the place to go! Escargots Bourguigonne (snails bakes in garlic and fresh herb butter).

  • Urban S. on 01/30/13

    Uptown Park has its fair share of hot spots - From restaurants, to bars, to bakeries and boutiques; you will be hard pressed to find yourself bored on any given day. A newcomer to this lively...

  • Brilliant Black D. on 01/15/13

    Sunday Brunch is absolutely stellar. Brie Cheese Omelettes, house made beignets, and smoked salmon Benedict's.

  • Trey G. on 12/20/12

    Butternut squash soup is amazeballs!

  • Saf an on 01/31/14

    Don't miss: Tarte a la Fourme d'Ambert; Torchon of Foie Gras wih Black Peppercorns; Raviolis de Champignon; Salade Mesclun; Salmon Roti; Cassoulet; Sole Meuniere.

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