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In a city known for big, gaudy gestures, Philippe Restaurant in the upscale Galleria area of Houston exudes a cool confidence in atmosphere and menu.


The two-storey space features a lounge on the lower level with cowhide-upholstered seats, a zinc bar, and a menu of small plates, such as flavourful lamb tart with French feta cheese, harissa, and cucumber salad. More traditional French dishes are also available, such as escargots with red potato, tomato confit, and garlic butter.

A double-height staircase leads to the main dining room upstairs. Here, designer Lauren Rottet combines muted, elegant colours with rich textures that are welcoming but not overwhelming. Artwork from an acclaimed local gallery, Colton & Farb, lines the walls.

Working from a kitchen he designed himself – there are separate cooking lines for regular and tasting menu items to ensure both attention to detail and prompt service – Chef Philippe Schmit delivers a menu that includes the ultimate Franco-Tex combination: a classic ‘steak frites’ with a 12oz strip steak, peppercorn sauce, and – of course – French fries.



Houston, USA
Distance: 12,969 km
Flight Time: 16 hours, 35 minutes
Frequency: Daily

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Philippe Restaurant + Lounge
1800 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
Tel: +1 713 439 1000
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