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Arro

FrenchDowntown$25-$40 First Plates 

From the aficianados of Easy Tiger and 24 Diner comes this French bistro, so the excellent breads and pastries come as no surprise. The rotating menu – think stuffed quail, beef Bourguignon, and profiteroles for dessert – brings back fond memories of French fare in Austin.

601 W. Sixth, 512/992-2776

Bess Bistro on Pecan

FrenchDowntown$40+

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

Blue Dahlia Bistro

American Cafe, FrenchEastUnder $10 First Plates 

Visit this casual, cool spot for café au lait, a cheese plate and wine, or a luscious open-faced tartine. Tasty and beautifully presented sandwiches, salads, soups, coffees, desserts, and breakfasts round out the menu.

1115 E. 11th, 512/542-9542

Blue Dahlia Bistro

American Cafe, FrenchWest Austin and Lakeway

This sunny, lovely bistro specializes in French treats like tartines, mussels, and boeuf bourguignon.

3663 Bee Cave Rd., 512/306-1668

Bonhomie

American Cafe, FrenchMidtown

Philip Speer brings a French twist to the American diner at this welcoming North Austin neighborhood restaurant. Menu includes cafe staples like croque monsieur, bavette steak with ratatouille, and a crispy octopus lyonnaise.

5350 Burnet Rd., 512/243-8558

Chez Nous

FrenchDowntown$25-$40 First Plates 

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

Crepe Crazy

FrenchSouth Lamar and Barton Springs

3103 S. Lamar, 512/387-2442

Elizabeth Street Cafe

French, VietnameseSouth Congress and South First$25-$40 First Plates 

Making Vietnamese cuisine with grass-fed meats, eggs from pastured chickens, locally grown organic produce, and seafood fresh from the Gulf makes us happy, but not as happy as the dreamy drip coffee served iced or hot.

1501 S. First, 512/291-2881

Épicerie

Deli/Sandwich Shop, FrenchMidtown$10-$25 First Plates 

The vinaigrette-dressed beet and barley salad, tossed with mint and pumpkin seeds is inspired simplicity. Move on to luscious house-cured charcuterie.

2307 Hancock, 512/371-6840

Fabi + Rosi

French, SpanishOld West Austin$25-$40 First Plates 

Here diners are treated to European classics such as escargots in garlic butter, moules marinières, and steak frites all at shamefully reasonable prices.

509 Hearn, 512/236-0642

Hopfields

French, Gastro PubCampus$10-$25 First Plates 

This popular near-campus watering hole features French comfort food that transcends the genre of bar fare. The frites are nearly perfect: not too thin or thick, with some skin, appropriately salted, and sprinkled with parsley.

3110 Guadalupe, 512/537-0467

Jobell Cafe and Bistro

American Cafe, FrenchWest Austin and Lakeway

16920 RR 12, Wimberley, 512/847-5700

Justine's Brasserie

FrenchLower East$10-$25 First Plates 

This East Austin answer to a Parisian brasserie (literally, “brewery,” but practically speaking, restaurant) embraces early 20th century roots (the cottage itself was built in 1937) and creates a picturesque vintage experience. Fit with a cozy bar, wooden tables, and great Depression-era decor, the disco balls on the patio bring the ambience back to our current millennium. Paired with its late-night dining of standout French bistro fare (steak frites, Escargots à la Bourguignonne), readings (Richard Hell), spoken word (Jello Biafra), and the occasional midnight show (Louis Armstrong singer Jewel Brown) for the lucky few that join the party at the 11th hour.

4710 E. Fifth, 512/385-2900

Justine's Secret House

FrenchLower East

1303 E. Seventh

L'Estelle House

American Cafe, French, Southern/Down-HomeDowntown$10-$25

Edit 88 1/2 Rainey, 512/571-4588

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