An incredible cocktail menu isn't surprising given that the place originally opened as an absinthe bar. Today you'll find an ample dinner menu, as well as porchetta di testa served cold.
From the aficianados of Easy Tiger and 24 Diner comes this French bistro, so the excellent breads and pastries come as no surprise. Stuffed quail, grilled amberjack, and profiteroles for dessert bring back fond memories of French fare in Austin.
601 West Sixth St., 512/992-2776
European, Cajun, and Southern dishes are prepared with organic, local, and homegrown ingredients. A great selection of beers and spirits as well as a well-thought-out wine list complete the experience.
500 W. Sixth, 512/477-2377
This grand-mère of Austin's French restaurants offers classic bistro fare. After all these years, we're still partial to the salade lyonnaise and the elegant mousse au chocolat.
510 Neches, 512/473-2413