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“Etoile adds topnotch, 4-course charity dinner”

Etoile Cuisine et Bar
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Ranked #16 of 8,507 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, 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.
Reviewed 9 January 2018

You always know what you're getting when visiting Etoile Cuisine et Bar--great service and amazing French food. But its new January 2018 Charity Dinner, a four-course delight benefiting The Children's Grand Adventure, is one of the best specials I've had in 20 years of fine dining in Houston. The $65 prix fixe menu ($7 will go toward the children's charity) is truly tremendous, featuring small plates of the finest ingredients, skillfully prepared and presented with classic French techniques.

I opted for the foie gras to open, which is super-rich and offers both sweet and savory flavors. The catch of the day is a light and wonderful second course. For course #3, you can't go wrong with the roasted duck breast, which is accompanied with a polenta cake with mushrooms. I ended with the warm, dark chocolate pastilla with pistachio ice cream--which was a unique and scrumptious way to end an amazing dinner.

I'd highly recommend this charity dinner option while available.

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Thank TroyB69
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Three of us entertained a visiting facuty member at Etoile Cuisine et Bar several days ago. One of us, born in a small town near Lyon, France (and who had a craving for a French meal) had identified the restaurant and made the reservation. Reviewing the wine list, we noted a number of very expensive wines (the wine list is predictably heavy on wines made in France, although there were a modest number of California selections), but with some searching we selected an excellent gigondas (rhone) for $58 that pleased the group - robust, full, deep and a bit rough - just what one would expect from this appellation. For appetizers 3 of us ordered pomme frites to share. They were good, but fell short of a true French version - too thick and not quite crisp enough. The 4th person had the onion soup and raved about it. For our entre 3 of us had the veal special. The style was a veal cooked in a wonderful sauce/gravy with creamed (or mashed) potatoes and a vegatable. 4/5 stars for it. The four of us then shared 3 of the deserts (one chocolate with rasberries, one lemon tart with sorbet and the third had a pastry with pistachio ice cream). They were excellent. The waiter was attentive. The restaurant was, for a Houston restaurant, amazingly quiet despite the fact that it filled to capacity before we left. We thought the entire experience delightful and voted to return, soon.

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Thank Beagle1946
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Etoile Cuisine et Bar in the Uptown Park area is one of my favorite places to eat in Houston. The food is very tasty and the quality is consistently good, I have never had a bad meal or a dish for which I said to myself I would never order it again. The Chef is actually in the kitchen so that might explain why. The staff is very friendly and attentive and the decor is very inviting. We also try different cocktails each time we go there and their Irish Coffee is excellent. We love the Charity Brunch menu and the plates are not smaller than the regular one like it would be the case in most other restaurants.
Fantastic place, you have to give it a try!

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Thank GoodFood67
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Always hesitant to visit restaurants offering "French" cuisine we decided to give it a go. How surprised we were: from the greeting to the "au revoir" it was outstanding. Food breathtaking, our party ranging with dishes as diverse as steak tartare to profiteroles and most in-betweens. All cooked to perfection, especially our downfall, the simple "frites".
Service discreet and impeccable. Cannot recommend this too highly, such a refreshing change. Well done, chapeau.

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Thank Rory J
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Etoile is a french restaurant. That means, that food is good, and portions are of nice size, and not huge as in Houston are served!!! The menu is very good, good options, as well as good wines and champagne. Here with the moderate sizes they serve, you can have apetizer, main dish and dessert!!!!. It´s location on the Uptown Park is also convenient, you can go shopping, there is ample parking always. Will return!!!

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Thank FAM1955
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