ISO: Someplace French

I have a friend from Montreal visiting in a few weeks and I’d like to take him to someplace French. Any recommended restaurants, clubs or places in Houston? Oh wait… I know someone at the General Consulate of France’s office on Post Oak… maybe they will have some recommendations!?

UPDATE ~ I called my contact at the French Consulate office and he recommended the following places: Bistro Moderne, Le Mistral, Café Rabelais (Karen also mentioned this place), Chez Georges. Also, March is “Célébration de Francophone“! Who knew?!

Merci to the excellent recommendations from everyone.

9 Comments so far

  1. Brittanie (unregistered) on March 5th, 2006 @ 4:57 pm

    Not exactly French but close — there’s an awesome Belgian cafae in the Montrose on Westheimer right across the street from Buffalo Exchange — they serve amazing food and some French and Flemmish beer. Can’t remember the name but Yum!

  2. Karen (unregistered) on March 5th, 2006 @ 8:23 pm

    Two in the Rice Village area: Cafe Europa and Rabelais.

  3. katya (unregistered) on March 6th, 2006 @ 8:52 am

    The Belgian restaurant is called Cafe Montrose. It used to be my favorite place in town for dining/lunching when I was feeling homesick for Belgian fries and mussels.

    The couple of times that I ate there the service was embarassingly bad, the food wasn’t that great and I got charged extra for stuff that shouldn’t have been on my bill.

    In a word: it was t.e.r.r.i.b.l.e.

    So bad, in fact, that I wouldn’t recommend checking it out. I am supremely bummed out about this.

  4. LessCowbell (unregistered) on March 6th, 2006 @ 12:08 pm

    I’ve always liked La Madeleine’s, even though it’s a chain. There’s one in the Village right on Kirby. Another on Westheimer just inside the Beltway

    Also Andre’s Bakery I think. Of course I last went to the one off Westheimer ages ago.

  5. shawn (unregistered) on March 6th, 2006 @ 12:47 pm

    There’s a place on Westheimer, I think it’s called Le Cep. Pretty good and nice ambience.

  6. Laura (unregistered) on March 7th, 2006 @ 8:36 am

    Chez Nous
    217 S Ave G Humble, TX.
    You must go there for French food!!!

    Check out restaurants at

    Have fun!!!

  7. Le Governor (unregistered) on March 8th, 2006 @ 12:16 am

    Thanks Laura! I’ll check it out.

  8. Serena (unregistered) on March 12th, 2006 @ 10:35 pm

    You know, he can probably have French food anytime. Why not take him for some “only in Texas” grub – like TexMex, BBQ, etc.?

  9. Governor (unregistered) on March 13th, 2006 @ 9:51 am

    Serena: You have a very good point! I will make plans to take him to Goode Company’s BBQ as well as Ocean Palace, several Indian places, and take him shopping at Texas Junk for a pair of cowboy boots!

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