French food might not dominate the Dallas dining scene like it once did, but it's still going strong. From light-as-air soufflés to coq au vin and steak frites, the city can be a Francophile’s paradise–provided you know where to look.
And one of the best places to start is on Lower Greenville Avenue at The Grape. This cozy bistro has been dishing up French classics (think grilled beef tournedos and roasted chicken) for over 40 years to much success.
Over in the Oak Lawn, you'll find Parigi (meaning Paris in Italian)– a popular neighborhood spot, that even three decades in, remains just a good as ever. Perhaps it's because this place successfully combines great food with good booze and terrific hospitality.
In the mood for a soufflé? Then you're in luck at Rise, where you can get stuck in to a menu devoted to this puffed up French classic.
Locals have been flocking to Mercat Bistro for a French fix ever since it opened in Uptown back in 2013. This place serves all the classic hits, from charcuterie to veal sweet breads and steak frites. It also cranks out a killer menu for brunch and lunch. The croque madame here is definitely not to be missed.
But wait, there's more: From upscale restaurants to classic bistros, here are ten of the best spots to get your feast on French style. Bon appétit.