I've been there twice and ordered two different types of crepes. I ordered the mixed berry crepe and the banana chocolate crepe. Chef Gilles's crepes are very thin and delicate. Also, they're made of all natural and organic ingredients. They're much better than the crepes at IHOP. Most of all, in contrast to all the other overpriced French restaurants, Normandie Alliance is reasonably priced. A French crepe costs $3 to $6 there depending on what you order.
Although I did not order the following dishes, Chef Gilles did give me a small sample of each; carrot soup, zucchini goat cheese soup, and quiche. The carrot soup was sweet and creamy. It did not have solid chunks of carrots in it. It is a creamed carrot soup. If you like a sweet soup, you will like his carrot soup. The zucchini goat cheese soup only had a hint of goatiness. If a goaty (musky) flavor is O.K. with you, then you'll like it. The quiche is very strongly flavored with garlic. If you like garlic, then you'll love his quiche.
Although his other dishes are good, I LOVE his crepes. I will order crepes every time I go in the future. I may try his beef stew or ratatouille on a future visit, though. I really like a good French beef stew but I've yet to sample one ever since Chez Gerard closed. Also, I've wanted to try a ratatouille ever since I saw the movie Ratatouille, but I haven't found any other French restaurants in Dallas that served ratatouille.
They have an outside wooden deck overlooking a fountain and creek. It is a most pleasant dining experience during nice fall weather like we are having now.
Everybody is really concerned with your dining experience. The chef himself will come out to greet you and ask how you liked your meal if it is your first time in his restaurant. They don't have 3 man waiter teams like they have at the more expensive restaurants, but service is reasonably quick and they are genuinely concerned with your dining experience.
There may be better French restaurants out there. However, you will not find a better crepe and there are no other reasonably priced French restaurants that serve tasty, yet healthy dishes made only from all natural, organic ingredients. Also, they are BYOB, so instead of buying overpriced restaurant wine, you may bring your own tasty budget wine. Normandie Alliance is not haute cuisine. It is good French home cooking. This is not a "jackets required" restaurant. Normandie Alliance is a "good times guaranteed" restaurant. I've gone there twice in the past three days. That's what a good time I had there. That's how affordable they are. I eat out every day and Normandie Alliance has earned a permanent place in my weekly rotation.
If you are craving crepes, then go to Normandie Alliance. You cannot find a better crepe than Chef Gilles's crepes. If you want a romantic meal for a reasonable price on a miniature River Seine right here in Dallas, then look no further than Normandie Alliance. Normandie Alliance is your one hour Parisian vacation, right here in Dallas. Bon apetite!
Most upscale places would mess up guys' hair because they are used to cutting women's hair. The ol' fashioned men's barber shop is extinct, at least in most big cities. Here are a sampling of my experiences at the "best" upscale salons in the DFW area;
1. sideburns uneven height on each side (women don't have sideburns).
2. gay hair stylist kept saying I was "cute" while running HIS hands through my hair.
3. charging me over $25 per hair cut.
At Too Hotties, these things will NEVER happen to you. That's because they have young ladies who are HOTTIES cut your hair. No more gay guys calling me "cute" while fondling my hair. At Too Hotties, the FEMALE barber did pat my but to get rid of hair sticking to it. THAT I can handle. No more gay guys pattin' me down! They are used to cutting men's hair so they'll never mess up your sideburns. They only charge $10 per hair cut. This is fair since women's hair take longer to cut (you'll never cut a woman's hair with clippers). It is unfair to charge the same money to cut a man's hair as a woman's hair.
Oh, and did I mention that you can eat sandwiches, drink root beer, watch sports on big plasma screens, play X-box, play pool and sit in massage chairs while you wait? At other salons, all you have are sissy magazines like Today's Bride or Cosmo to read (argh!).
Instead of being offered a sissy highlight job at one of the other places, at Too Hotties, you'll be offered value-added services like shoe shines by a well-endowed girl bending over in a low tank top, sun tans, ol' fashioned hot cream straight razor shaves, and hot towel treatments.
Run, don't walk to Too Hotties because it's almost too good to be true!
Dr. Liu cares about her patients. She is unorthodox yet effective in her practice. She takes her time to truly figure out what is wrong with you and isn't overly quick to medicate unnecessarily. Honest and a straight shooter, she'll take good care of you.
For example, I had a car wreck. My wife went to a different doctor. They did an MRI, gave her a Vicodin (narcotic) prescription and quickly shuffled her out the door.
I went to Dr. Liu. She used an electrodiagnostic procedure to painstakingly test each nerve in my back to make sure nothing was seriously injured. This took over an hour and a half to do. Then, she had the guts to tell me that I wouldn't need narcotics because it wasn't a serious injury and it would be better soon. Narcotics are dangerous drugs, but it takes a doctor with guts to tell a patient this because there are a lot of drug seeking patients out there. Only when the benefits outweigh the risks does Dr. Liu prescribe medications. She is definitely not a subject of the pharmaceutical corporation's empire.
See Dr. Liu if you want to see a maverick who will stick to her guns and shoot straight.
Dr. Patel is the best dermatologist ever! His diagnosis was quick and accurate. His prescriptions were accompanied by patient explanations. He answers all your questions and concerns without the holier than thou attitude that many doctors have. He truly cares about his patients :-)