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Étoile

Lovely Étoile evokes Parisian memories of dining en terrasse, and its classic French offerings, like coq au vin, escargots, and steak frites, positively transport us. On this visit we started with stellar beef tartare, packed with capers and shallots, crowned with micro-greens, drizzled with herbed oil, and presented with ciabatta toasts. Two seafood specials also dazzled. One, a generous halibut steak, was nicely crusted and perfectly roasted atop ratatouille vegetables in a fragrant, foamy saffron garlic sauce topped with slivers of fresh fennel. Even better was the seafood trio, featuring a mini version of said halibut, an equally splendid seared salmon filet, and two plump shrimp, served with a silky red pepper cream sauce. As expected, service is polished, but unlike some of their French counterparts, the waiters here are quite genial.

City: Houston

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$

Rating: ★★★

Address: 1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd., Houston, TX, 77056

Hours: L Mon–Fri. D 7 days. B Sat & Sun.

Phone: 832-668-5808

Website: www.etoilecuisine.com

Last updated: June 4, 2018