Toulouse

★★★★☆
  • 3314 Knox St

    Dallas, TX 75205

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  • 214-520-8999

About Toulouse

Hours
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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This is a very cozy restaurant; best part about it is the ambiance, but it is loud; the food is good, but not great. You will spend quite a bit for an slightly above average meal.\r

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★★★★★

This is a very cozy restaurant; best part about it is the ambiance, but it is loud; the food is good, but not great. You will spend quite a bit for an slightly above average meal.\r

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Had lunch with a good friend of mine I had not seen in years. Very disappointing. All went worng. The "Kir Royal" she ordered was flat and had to be changed. It was made with simple sparkling wine, not Champagne, and was not what I would call a "Kir". Then the Dover sole she ordered was served. It took the waitress ages to prepare it and was served COLD to my friend. The waitress did her best to do it right but it took way too long. On top of that the Dover sole was lacking firmness and taste. My friend left 2/3 of the fish on her pate. My "Petit Entrecote" had nothing to do with an "Entrecote" and was a dull piece of meat you could have in any average restaurant. Very disappointing and very expensive lunch at the end. Will I go back there? Don't believe so.

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★★☆☆☆

Had lunch with a good friend of mine I had not seen in years. Very disappointing. All went worng. The "Kir Royal" she ordered was flat and had to be changed. It was made with simple sparkling wine, not Champagne, and was not what I would call a "Kir". Then the Dover sole she ordered was served. It took the waitress ages to prepare it and was served COLD to my friend. The waitress did her best to do it right but it took way too long. On top of that the Dover sole was lacking firmness and taste. My friend left 2/3 of the fish on her pate. My "Petit Entrecote" had nothing to do with an "Entrecote" and was a dull piece of meat you could have in any average restaurant. Very disappointing and very expensive lunch at the end. Will I go back there? Don't believe so.

Pros: Ambiance

Cons: Dull Food Overall

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It has a bustling atmosphere. You can sit inside or out. I've been there for both lunch and dinner. The food really reminds me of dining in Paris. I love their little steak with pommes frites. Service is good. If you go a little earlier than the crowds, you can get right in. I would definitely go again.

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★★★★☆

It has a bustling atmosphere. You can sit inside or out. I've been there for both lunch and dinner. The food really reminds me of dining in Paris. I love their little steak with pommes frites. Service is good. If you go a little earlier than the crowds, you can get right in. I would definitely go again.

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I went here for my anniversary. The service was awesome and the food was amazing! We had a bottle of wine and a special... I would most definalty return to toulouse.

4
★★★★☆

I went here for my anniversary. The service was awesome and the food was amazing! We had a bottle of wine and a special... I would most definalty return to toulouse.

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My family and I love going to Toulouse in Highland Park. The ambiance is charming and reminds us of our favorite Paris bistros. The food is traditional bistro fare that is always consistent and delicious. I love the roasted chicken, steak frite, mussels, chocolate mousses and souffles.

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★★★★★

My family and I love going to Toulouse in Highland Park. The ambiance is charming and reminds us of our favorite Paris bistros. The food is traditional bistro fare that is always consistent and delicious. I love the roasted chicken, steak frite, mussels, chocolate mousses and souffles.

Pros: Food and Ambiance

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I think this was once a great restaurant. Maybe it was better when Colleen O'Hare was there. But because of its reputation, I took my mother there for lunch the day after Christmas.

The best thing we had? The bread and butter. Literally.

She had the chopped salad with grilled shrimp. I tasted her shrimp. It was horrible and undercooked. I had a house salad and a bowl of lobster bisque. Some of the lettuce on the salad was slimy, so I had to cut it away. The vinaigrette was nice, though, but not enough to save it. The lobster bisque was the worst. It was just horrible -- gritty and fishy tasting. I took two bites and put down my spoon. My mom thought I was exaggerating until she tasted it.

Although a server came by and asked how everything was, and I told him I didn't like the bisque, it wasn't removed from our tab.

It doesn't matter -- I won't be going back there again, ever. I've eaten at some of the best restaurants in Dallas -- The French Room, Craft, Charlie Palmer, Bolla, Hector's -- and if Lombardi expects to stay in business throughout this recession, he'd either better drastically reduce his prices or seriously hire a new chef. This was one of my worst eating experiences in Dallas in the three years I've been here.

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★☆☆☆☆

I think this was once a great restaurant. Maybe it was better when Colleen O'Hare was there. But because of its reputation, I took my mother there for lunch the day after Christmas.

The best thing we had? The bread and butter. Literally.

She had the chopped salad with grilled shrimp. I tasted her shrimp. It was horrible and undercooked. I had a house salad and a bowl of lobster bisque. Some of the lettuce on the salad was slimy, so I had to cut it away. The vinaigrette was nice, though, but not enough to save it. The lobster bisque was the worst. It was just horrible -- gritty and fishy tasting. I took two bites and put down my spoon. My mom thought I was exaggerating until she tasted it.

Although a server came by and asked how everything was, and I told him I didn't like the bisque, it wasn't removed from our tab.

It doesn't matter -- I won't be going back there again, ever. I've eaten at some of the best restaurants in Dallas -- The French Room, Craft, Charlie Palmer, Bolla, Hector's -- and if Lombardi expects to stay in business throughout this recession, he'd either better drastically reduce his prices or seriously hire a new chef. This was one of my worst eating experiences in Dallas in the three years I've been here.

Pros: Good bread and butter

Cons: Horrible food, fishy tasting seafood, poor service

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I went to have dinner, with some friends, I tried the Foie Gras it was good, but the souffle is amazing, best souffle I've ever tried. Nice patio.

2
★★★★☆

I went to have dinner, with some friends, I tried the Foie Gras it was good, but the souffle is amazing, best souffle I've ever tried. Nice patio.

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My wife and I recently went to Toulouse on the advice of a friend who is always raving about it. The location is right in the mix of the Uptown action and has a really genuine Euro kind of feel. It did not feel like a fake attempt at creating atmosphere like one might find in a Tex-Mex place with sombreros and pinatas hanging from the walls. It felt legit and they even had satellite French TV playing the news at the bar!

However, we did not go here to listen to the Paris weather forecast. We came to eat and, uh, we ate. We started with an order of their hand cut fries, and sorry USA, their called French fries for a reason. They were so awesome. This cone of shoestrings was served with a touch of dijon mayo for dipping. I could have made that my meal all by itself!

For the entree, I had a nice Salmon special and my wife had the rare Tuna. Both were seasoned and prepared perfectly. After polishing off our bottle of wine, we split an order of beignets and went home to fall into a coma. Througout the entire meal, the service was professional and attentive, even though the place seemed very busy.

PROS: Cuisine, Service, and Atmosphere
CONS: Unless you use the valet service, free parking can be a challenge to find. It was worth the few bucks to valet for this meal!

2
★★★★★

My wife and I recently went to Toulouse on the advice of a friend who is always raving about it. The location is right in the mix of the Uptown action and has a really genuine Euro kind of feel. It did not feel like a fake attempt at creating atmosphere like one might find in a Tex-Mex place with sombreros and pinatas hanging from the walls. It felt legit and they even had satellite French TV playing the news at the bar!

However, we did not go here to listen to the Paris weather forecast. We came to eat and, uh, we ate. We started with an order of their hand cut fries, and sorry USA, their called French fries for a reason. They were so awesome. This cone of shoestrings was served with a touch of dijon mayo for dipping. I could have made that my meal all by itself!

For the entree, I had a nice Salmon special and my wife had the rare Tuna. Both were seasoned and prepared perfectly. After polishing off our bottle of wine, we split an order of beignets and went home to fall into a coma. Througout the entire meal, the service was professional and attentive, even though the place seemed very busy.

PROS: Cuisine, Service, and Atmosphere
CONS: Unless you use the valet service, free parking can be a challenge to find. It was worth the few bucks to valet for this meal!

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I love this place & visit it usually for brunch about 5 times per year. The atmosphere is great & right in the center of the action off Knox. Cory Countryman

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★★★★☆

I love this place & visit it usually for brunch about 5 times per year. The atmosphere is great & right in the center of the action off Knox. Cory Countryman

Pros: Location & atmosphere.

Cons: Parking

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I felt compelled to write today because of the comments below. My boyfriend and I go here for brunch all the time. The service is fantastic and the bottomless mimosas and belinis aren?t bad either. It has a fantastic patio and great food. Don?t let these naysayer?s steer you from this place. The Lombardi Family hits the mark time and time again at this hot brunch spot.

2
★★★★★

I felt compelled to write today because of the comments below. My boyfriend and I go here for brunch all the time. The service is fantastic and the bottomless mimosas and belinis aren?t bad either. It has a fantastic patio and great food. Don?t let these naysayer?s steer you from this place. The Lombardi Family hits the mark time and time again at this hot brunch spot.

Pros: Love the patio and the food!

Cons: none

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This place is small and loud as many places in McKinney though there is a lot of character and the food is great! My favorite thing that I have had here is the goat cheese/sauteed mushroom quiche-I have tried to recreate and I can't. Their homemade viniagrettes on teh salad are also great.

4
★★★★☆

This place is small and loud as many places in McKinney though there is a lot of character and the food is great! My favorite thing that I have had here is the goat cheese/sauteed mushroom quiche-I have tried to recreate and I can't. Their homemade viniagrettes on teh salad are also great.

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The food in this restaurant is fairly good. Its french continental fare, and the meal tasted good and the portion were adequate. However, it is small, and there was a 45 minute wait for our table after our reservation time. There is a small bar area to wait for your table, but its hard to even stand in there. The service was adequate, but due to the crowds, I don't feel it is worth the price. Its not bad, but I was not satisfied due to the long wait.

3
★★★☆☆

The food in this restaurant is fairly good. Its french continental fare, and the meal tasted good and the portion were adequate. However, it is small, and there was a 45 minute wait for our table after our reservation time. There is a small bar area to wait for your table, but its hard to even stand in there. The service was adequate, but due to the crowds, I don't feel it is worth the price. Its not bad, but I was not satisfied due to the long wait.

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The food is bad and severely overpriced, but most of all the waitstaff is slow and arrogant.

They are also unable to accomodate for special dietary requirements or food allergies. I asked the waiter if there was pork in my dish and was told no when there actually was. He was rude when I brought this to his attention. I complained to the manager, who was more interested in text messaging on his cell phone than accomodating his guests, and was told I did not understand the "Toulouse label" and that I was the one with the attitude problem. My friends who do not eat pork for religious reasons, also received pork in their dishes and were told that they should read the menu better because the Spanish word for pork was written in the description of the dish.

I will never eat there again and I would never recommend it to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food is bad and severely overpriced, but most of all the waitstaff is slow and arrogant.

They are also unable to accomodate for special dietary requirements or food allergies. I asked the waiter if there was pork in my dish and was told no when there actually was. He was rude when I brought this to his attention. I complained to the manager, who was more interested in text messaging on his cell phone than accomodating his guests, and was told I did not understand the "Toulouse label" and that I was the one with the attitude problem. My friends who do not eat pork for religious reasons, also received pork in their dishes and were told that they should read the menu better because the Spanish word for pork was written in the description of the dish.

I will never eat there again and I would never recommend it to anyone.

Pros: none

Cons: overpriced, bad quality, terrible service

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We wanted a restaurant with a mix of traditional brunch items plus some interesting items and decided to try Toulouse after our favorite brunch place closed. We were very disappointed. The chalkboard items were hard to read from our table and our waitress was at times snippy, rude, flighty and always less than informative. My wife ordered Belgian waffles which tasted stale (cooked yesterday - microwaved today) and the berries tasted like they were thawed from the freezer case. I ordered duck hash and was presented with a duck thigh on top of roast potatoes. It was o.k. but not the type of breakfast hash I expected. The room was too warm for July in Dallas - especially seated immediately in front of the door which was always open. We had to ask twice for additional butter for the baguette. They also forgot my wife's side order of sausage. The mimosas were average. This was not worth $50.00. We will not go back to this restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

We wanted a restaurant with a mix of traditional brunch items plus some interesting items and decided to try Toulouse after our favorite brunch place closed. We were very disappointed. The chalkboard items were hard to read from our table and our waitress was at times snippy, rude, flighty and always less than informative. My wife ordered Belgian waffles which tasted stale (cooked yesterday - microwaved today) and the berries tasted like they were thawed from the freezer case. I ordered duck hash and was presented with a duck thigh on top of roast potatoes. It was o.k. but not the type of breakfast hash I expected. The room was too warm for July in Dallas - especially seated immediately in front of the door which was always open. We had to ask twice for additional butter for the baguette. They also forgot my wife's side order of sausage. The mimosas were average. This was not worth $50.00. We will not go back to this restaurant.

Pros: This could be a very nice setting for a French bistro restaurant

Cons: Everything else keep this from being a nice French bistro restaurant

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I love coming here on the weekends when the weather is nice. You can sit on the patio, enjoy the weather and your pup can come along with you. The mussels and fries are great. I also love the quiche of the day. And the salads are great too. They do get crowded and service can be slow but it's European! What do you expect. Sit, relax and enjoy the wait.

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★★★★☆

I love coming here on the weekends when the weather is nice. You can sit on the patio, enjoy the weather and your pup can come along with you. The mussels and fries are great. I also love the quiche of the day. And the salads are great too. They do get crowded and service can be slow but it's European! What do you expect. Sit, relax and enjoy the wait.

Pros: Dog friendly, great patio, good food

Cons: Long waits, slow service

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Well, I have read several reviews on here about Cafe Toulouse and thought it would be a great place for dinner. Knowing (from the reviews) that the music may be a bit loud and there may be a wait ? they decided to give it a try.

We lucked out and were seated immediately ? that is were the luck ended. We sat for 10 min. before getting up to ask about having a waiter come to our table. I thought (Ok, honest mistake ? maybe the waiter traded a few tables with some other waiter). As he came to the table, he looked hung over. Never made eye contact with us and only came back to the table to tell us they were out of two of the items we had ordered; no ?may I recommend a substitution of?.? Or ?so sorry, let me suggest??

The food was at our table (covered in water by this time from the water boys poor aim) in less than 5 min. and after the first bite, we understood why. I think they microwaved the food and sent it out to the table ?toot-sweet?.

The food was average, at best. The hollandaise sauce tasted like it would go better on a chicken fried steak. The balance of the food was either bland, or just fair.

Before finishing our meal, the waiter slipped the check onto the table without a word ? while we were still eating!! No suggestion of coffee or desert.

The entire experience was poor. I would chalk it up to one bad waiter, had the food at least made up for the experience.

Several weeks later a friend wanted to try Cafe Toulouse for brunch and, after failing to convince them or other options, I found myself at a table in the Cafe again. This time the service was better, but still very amateur. The food this time was not rushed and was better ?prepared?, but still very bland and lifeless.

So sad that something so different from all the other offerings in the area had to miss the mark.

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★★★☆☆

Well, I have read several reviews on here about Cafe Toulouse and thought it would be a great place for dinner. Knowing (from the reviews) that the music may be a bit loud and there may be a wait ? they decided to give it a try.

We lucked out and were seated immediately ? that is were the luck ended. We sat for 10 min. before getting up to ask about having a waiter come to our table. I thought (Ok, honest mistake ? maybe the waiter traded a few tables with some other waiter). As he came to the table, he looked hung over. Never made eye contact with us and only came back to the table to tell us they were out of two of the items we had ordered; no ?may I recommend a substitution of?.? Or ?so sorry, let me suggest??

The food was at our table (covered in water by this time from the water boys poor aim) in less than 5 min. and after the first bite, we understood why. I think they microwaved the food and sent it out to the table ?toot-sweet?.

The food was average, at best. The hollandaise sauce tasted like it would go better on a chicken fried steak. The balance of the food was either bland, or just fair.

Before finishing our meal, the waiter slipped the check onto the table without a word ? while we were still eating!! No suggestion of coffee or desert.

The entire experience was poor. I would chalk it up to one bad waiter, had the food at least made up for the experience.

Several weeks later a friend wanted to try Cafe Toulouse for brunch and, after failing to convince them or other options, I found myself at a table in the Cafe again. This time the service was better, but still very amateur. The food this time was not rushed and was better ?prepared?, but still very bland and lifeless.

So sad that something so different from all the other offerings in the area had to miss the mark.

Pros: something different for Uptown area

Cons: poor service, loud, bland food.

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I have eaten brunch here about ten times, and the food, service and atmosphere are consistently excellent.

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★★★★★

I have eaten brunch here about ten times, and the food, service and atmosphere are consistently excellent.

Pros: Eggs Benedict, croque madame

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On a sunny, but not too warm, Saturday afternoon, Cafe Toulouses outdoor patio looked very appealing. And with complimentary valet parking, we were sold on the idea. Cafe Toulouse must be a popular weekend spot. Even at 1:00pm, there was a wait for inside seating. Since we chose outdoor seating, we were seated immediately. The brunch menu as well as the regular menu were being offered at this time.

Our waters and crusty french bread with butter came immediately after seating. I ordered the softshell crab sandwich with pomme frites and my companion ordered the orange French toast with a side of applewood smoked bacon. Our food arrived within 15 minutes of ordering.
The batter on the crab was light and crispy and the foccacia bread tasted freshly baked. One complaint though, the poblano tartare sauce on the sandwich did not really stand out, the poblano flavor wasnt at all evident. The pomme frites, on the other hand, were absolutely delighful, not too greasy, crispy and crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and lightly salted.
Served with powdered sugar, maple syrup, butter cream, and assorted fresh berries, the orange French toast was a real treat. The aroma of tangy orange reached your nose before you even took a bite. The French toast was crunchy along the edges, and soft (but not soggy) towards the center. The bacon was smokey but a little too greasy.

The atmosphere at Cafe Toulouses patio is wonderful on a good weather day for brunch, with a view of the jogging trail to the west and plenty of people/car watching along Knox Street. The menu has a good variety (especially with the combination of the brunch and regular menus) and would warrant another visit. Service was friendly and efficient, our water glasses were always refilled on time. One menu item that will stand out in my mind for a while (despite its simplicity) is the pomme frites. I may come back just for an appetizer order of those.

2
★★★★☆

On a sunny, but not too warm, Saturday afternoon, Cafe Toulouses outdoor patio looked very appealing. And with complimentary valet parking, we were sold on the idea. Cafe Toulouse must be a popular weekend spot. Even at 1:00pm, there was a wait for inside seating. Since we chose outdoor seating, we were seated immediately. The brunch menu as well as the regular menu were being offered at this time.

Our waters and crusty french bread with butter came immediately after seating. I ordered the softshell crab sandwich with pomme frites and my companion ordered the orange French toast with a side of applewood smoked bacon. Our food arrived within 15 minutes of ordering.
The batter on the crab was light and crispy and the foccacia bread tasted freshly baked. One complaint though, the poblano tartare sauce on the sandwich did not really stand out, the poblano flavor wasnt at all evident. The pomme frites, on the other hand, were absolutely delighful, not too greasy, crispy and crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and lightly salted.
Served with powdered sugar, maple syrup, butter cream, and assorted fresh berries, the orange French toast was a real treat. The aroma of tangy orange reached your nose before you even took a bite. The French toast was crunchy along the edges, and soft (but not soggy) towards the center. The bacon was smokey but a little too greasy.

The atmosphere at Cafe Toulouses patio is wonderful on a good weather day for brunch, with a view of the jogging trail to the west and plenty of people/car watching along Knox Street. The menu has a good variety (especially with the combination of the brunch and regular menus) and would warrant another visit. Service was friendly and efficient, our water glasses were always refilled on time. One menu item that will stand out in my mind for a while (despite its simplicity) is the pomme frites. I may come back just for an appetizer order of those.

Pros: Patio atmosphere, pomme frites

Cons: A little expensive

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I love this place. Sure, it's noisy - but the fun kind that makes you feel you are at a party. A party with great food! The bar has nice flat screen TV that was perfect for NBA playoff games.

The risotto is one of my favorites, but the sleeper on the menu is a truly gourmet burger with fries. I don't think you can miss with any of the desserts.

The people watching isn't bad either!

2
★★★★☆

I love this place. Sure, it's noisy - but the fun kind that makes you feel you are at a party. A party with great food! The bar has nice flat screen TV that was perfect for NBA playoff games.

The risotto is one of my favorites, but the sleeper on the menu is a truly gourmet burger with fries. I don't think you can miss with any of the desserts.

The people watching isn't bad either!

Pros: Food and atmosphere

Cons: Not the place to go if you're looking for a quiet dinner

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I very much enjoyed dining on the patio. The service was terrific and the food well prepared and delicious.
My only complaint was the noise. The music did not suit the atmosphere of the restaurant. It was very LOUD and clublike. That was not condusive to conversation at our table, nor did it enhance the feel of the French/Belgian bistro atmosphere.

2
★★★★☆

I very much enjoyed dining on the patio. The service was terrific and the food well prepared and delicious.
My only complaint was the noise. The music did not suit the atmosphere of the restaurant. It was very LOUD and clublike. That was not condusive to conversation at our table, nor did it enhance the feel of the French/Belgian bistro atmosphere.

Pros: service, food, drinks

Cons: Noise ~ not relaxing or good for conversation.

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I've dined here several times and really enjoy the food. The souffle alone is worth the trip. But if you're looking for quiet conversation - skip it. The music is always turned up to club levels and although I always ask the wait staff to turn it down, they say the owner likes it this way. As the place gets busy, the noise levels rise to DFW levels as diners try to make themselves heard. So if you want wonderful food, inventive champaigne cocktails and that remarkable souffle, by all means go but best to bring someone with you whom you don't really want to talk or listen to.

1
★★★☆☆

I've dined here several times and really enjoy the food. The souffle alone is worth the trip. But if you're looking for quiet conversation - skip it. The music is always turned up to club levels and although I always ask the wait staff to turn it down, they say the owner likes it this way. As the place gets busy, the noise levels rise to DFW levels as diners try to make themselves heard. So if you want wonderful food, inventive champaigne cocktails and that remarkable souffle, by all means go but best to bring someone with you whom you don't really want to talk or listen to.

Pros: Food, Location, Valet

Cons: Noise, Crowded

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I have been to this cafe three times and every time was enjoyable.

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★★★★★

I have been to this cafe three times and every time was enjoyable.

Pros: Good food, Pleasant staff, Cheerful

Cons: Loud skinny customers, crap parking, soup spoons

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My husband and I just went to lunch here and I was definately not impressed. It is a pretty place (looks like Baltazar in NYC) and I would go back for a drink on the patio but the food was not very good and the manager was argumentative when I tried to explain that I was unhappy with my meal.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I just went to lunch here and I was definately not impressed. It is a pretty place (looks like Baltazar in NYC) and I would go back for a drink on the patio but the food was not very good and the manager was argumentative when I tried to explain that I was unhappy with my meal.

Pros: Patio

Cons: Food

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This French bistro nods firmly towards Italy. The cheery interior is adorned with bright murals in the manner of Toulouse-Lautrec and there's a scenic sidewalk patio for those who like to people-watch. Try the authentic steak frites and…

 

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