Bon Appétit: Our Favorite French Restaurants in DFW

We have a long list of favorite places to dine at when we’re in need of a French food fix. Dallas is home to so many of our favorite restaurants and we’re pleased to tell you that there are also amazing French bistros in Fort Worth, Frisco and Grapevine as well!

The Best French Restaurants in Dallas 2019

Our love all of things culinary + fascination with all things French started when Emily studied abroad in Paris in college and has evolved even more after attending culinary school at the Culinary Institute of America. Here’s a sneak peak of our full article published on Visit DFW. 

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Top Rated French Restaurants in Dallas 

Bistro 31

Headed to Highland Park Village and in need of a place to eat or enjoy a glass of wine or two? We recommend Bistro 31 for lunch or dinner out on the patio. In the mood for a drink and an app?! Venture upstairs to Lounge 31 instead. Need help ordering? We recommend the Lobster Bisque, Beet & Goat Cheese Salad, Bistro Burger, Dover Sole Meuniere.


One of the BEST high end restaurants in Dallas and super romantic! Buillion is award winning and we had the best time celebrating my birthday there. Tip: Make sure to arrive early before your reservation and enjoy a pre dinner drink in their lounge. Excellent people watching and perfect for setting the tone for a celebratory, delicious dinner! 

The French Room

Still on our list of beautiful, legendary Dallas restaurants to dine at! We’ll report back as soon as we have the pleasure of experiencing it! Also, the entire Adolphus hotel is the ultimate destination for foodies. We love their waffle + coffee shop ,Otto’s, and have frequented City Hall for work lunches. Yum! Literally the perfect, elevated Foodie staycation

Mercat Bistro

One of the most Instagram worthy restaurants in Dallas. Make sure to order their signature drink when you go – the Péché Mignon. 

Le Bilboquet

I crave Le Bilboquet on the regular. It’s a staple resto in Dallas and the Cajun Chicken makes for one of the best dishes you can order in Dallas! 


Finally a bit of fine dining in Lake Highlands! RM 12:20 Bistro is much needed and a fun bistro for a romantic week date night or dinner with girl friends. We’re excited to check out their beer garden and brunch here soon! 

Rise No 1

 So many special memories have been made at Rise No 1 and undoubtedly many more to come! From friend’s baby showers to celebrating finding my wedding dress Rise No 1 has been our go-to for many exciting celebrations. Every time we’re there we feel as if we’ve been transported back to Paris! Dreaming of their soufflés and champagne flight right now! 


We love this gem of a restaurant in Bishop Arts District. It’s fantastic for brunch or a fun dinner and we highly recommend starting with oysters or mussels and champagne! Delight in the French driven bistro fare and top notch wine list. 

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Hungry for more?!?

Keep reading to discover where to find the best French food in DFW:


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Cheers friends!


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  1. 8.21.19
    Anecia said:

    Great article! I’m surprised ya’ll didn’t include Lavendou Bistro!

    • 11.14.19
      Emily Stafford said:

      Need to try it so we can include! I have heard a lot of wonderful things about it. Thank you for the recommendation!

  2. 9.5.21

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