Good to have a place like L'Olivier in the neighborhood. Serious about the food and wine, but not jerks about it. Some astounding wine values, and looking forward to the seafood bar as the weather cools. Hope they open for Sunday brunch!
Best French Restaurant - 2012
Chef Olivier Ciesielski made Tony's into one of Houston's top destinations for years, and finally branched out into a place all his own with the effortlessly chic L'Olivier. Inside what was once a convenience store (among other things), Ciesielski has transformed the space with cool, herringbone marble floors in the bright bar area and a mid-century modern-style dining room and patio punctuated with pops of color. The menu is just as elegant and streamlined: hand-cut beef tartare or homemade pâté to start a meal and a brasserie-like steak-frites or rich boeuf bourguignon to finish it off.