Cuisine(s)
French
Price Scale
$$$
Description

Chef Philippe Verpiand decided to relocate from San Diego to Houston—where wife and operations manager Monica Bui has family— to open Étoile, and up the city’s Gallic game with his splendid takes on classic French dishes. There are two menus here: traditional, featuring dishes such as coq au vin and sole amandine, and seasonal, where Verpiand showcases his inventive side with offerings such as braised short ribs with butternut squash mousseline. For dessert, it’s hard to pass up the fondant au chocolat with its gooey, warm filling, an elegant contrast to the mango gel and coconut ice cream that comes with it.

Meal Times
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Good to Know
Parking, Reservations
Location