There has always been a part of the Dallas Culture that has always enjoyed luxurious fine dining, and there is also a lot of French history engrained in Dallas, or more specifically Bishop Arts, because of a colony of migrants who populated the area back in the 1850’s. Combine both of those aspects and you get a city with many top-notch French restaurants around town! 

Updated July 2024


Au Troisiéme

Also known as AT Bistro, this spot's name translates to 'third place' in French! If not familiar, third places are your local hangout that isn't home or work -- and Au Troisième is definitely a spot that keeps us coming back. On the menu, you'll find an amazing fusion of French and New American dishes, like a Waygu and Foie Gras Burger, Steak Frites, Fish Provencal, and more. It's a great way to dip your toes into French cuisine, and they have an amazing happy hour too!

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Cadot Restaurant

Find some of the most authentic French food in Dallas at this Far North Dallas spot! Cadot Restaurant was founded by Jean-Marie Cadot, a Parisian whose family has been in the food and hospitality industry for a few hundred years. His impressive resume includes some of the top culinary schools in France, multiple Michelin-starred restaurants, and now this restaurant! It's the perfect spot for an upscale date night, and you truly can't go wrong with anything on the menu, which is full of French classics.

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Cafe de France

Find a little bit of everything at this bistro, bar, and bakery! Open from 7:30am through the evening, stop by for anything from Croque Monsieur and coffee for breakfast to Chicken Marsala and wine for dinner. Crepes are definitely one of the fan favorites here, along with their Brie Frites and Escargots! They also have great weekly offerings like Friday ladies' nights with free wine, a three-course early bird special daily from 3pm to 5pm, and live music on Saturday nights!

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Chez Fabien

It may not be French wine country, but Historic Downtown Grapevine is the wine capital of DFW and home to an amazing French restaurant! Chez Fabien serves regional French dishes inspired by the chef's travels throughout the country, so you'll find all the classics from this cuisine, along with some unique flavors and some dishes with a Texas flair! With a cozy ambiance, we love it for date night or a night out with friends -- order a bunch of their hors d'oeuvres and a bottle of wine to share!

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Knox Bistro

Located in the heart of the bustling Knox neighborhood, Knox Bistro has been a go-to for delicious French food and European cafe vibes for years! The casual interior features a large floral mural and adorable wicker seating, and their shaded patio is great for the warmer months. On the menu, you'll find oysters, caviar, salads, pastas, seafood, steak, and more. All their ingredients are locally and sustainably sourced, so you know your food will taste fresh and delicious!

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La Parisienne French Bistro

La Parisienne French Bistro

Take a trip to Paris without leaving DFW at this female-owned restaurant at The Star! This adorable spot is perfect for any time of day, serving lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, high tea, stunning cocktails, and delish housemade desserts. Our favorites from the menu include the Vegetarian Bourguignon, Steak Frites, Banana Foster Crepes, and the Paris Romance cocktail which comes in a bird glass. The space is truly stunning too, from the glam and greenery-filled interior to the Tiffany Blue umbrellas on the patio!

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If you are looking for a great restaurant for lunch that has the relaxed feel of the French countryside, look no further than Lavendou Bistro Provencal. Lavendou might be a bit little more on the expensive side, but they serve High Tea a-la-French-Pastry and the food is wonderful! Because of the classy atmosphere of Lavendou Bistro Provencal, it is the perfect location for anyone looking to host a bridal shower, baby shower, or a tea party with your girlfriends.

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Le Margot

Le Margot

When it comes to French food, you may not immediately think of Fort Worth -- but this stunning spot is absolutely worth the trip to Cowtown! It’s perfect for happy hour or girls' night out, and the space is super Instagrammable with pink chandeliers, velvet booths, and colorful patterns throughout. Beyond the space, the food is just as beautiful and was curated by a Michelin-starred chef. You must try the oysters on the half shell with a Papillon Violette cocktail!

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Le Bilboquet

Say bonjour to authentic French food and a romantic atmosphere at this classic establishment! The original location opened in New York in the 1980s, and the chef at the Dallas location got his start there when it opened. With a focus on classic French techniques and recipes, the menu is full of all the classics, some with an American twist, and even caviar service! They serve brunch too, and their extensive wine list definitely worth checking out.

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Find this captivating space on the 9th floor of the elegant Thompson Hotel, full of trendy decor like wallpaper on the ceiling, groovy dining chairs, and French artwork! With an array of Louisiana-French dishes to eat and delicious craft cocktails, it's the perfect date night or GNO spot. There's even a live piano and trumpet duo playing romantic, old-school jazz tunes that complement the experience perfectly.

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If you want an inexpensive way to take a trip to Paris, look no further than stepping inside of Harwood’s Mercat Bistro! This charming restaurant offers a quintessential homey and quaint French atmosphere. It’s open the entire day so drop by for “petit déjeuner” aka breakfast for croissants and coffee, or for “déjeuner” aka lunch for quiche and salade, or go for a romantic “dïner” and taste traditional dishes like Coq Au Vin and Bourguignon. Also, make sure to go on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday to experience the table-side tagliatelle pasta cooked by flame right in front of you!

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This Parisian-style steakhouse is known for its swanky 1960s vibes, waterfront patio, and a prime selection of meats! Named after the filet mignon, Mignon serves over 15 different steaks here, ranging from tartare to steak frites. Pair your steak with escargot and a glass of wine (they have so many to choose from!) for the perfect Parisian night out. It's a go-to spot for celebrations like anniversaries and birthdays, too! 

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Located in the Oak Lawn Neighborhood, this modern French bistro has been in business for 30 years. In fact, you’ve probably passed it dozens of times without ever noticing it. Once you find it though, you’ll realize you discovered a little treat in the Dallas dining scene. The female chef, Janie Provost, works very hard to change the menu every two weeks so you can always count on a new experience when you return. The food is fresh, local, and sustainable, and the one item that always seems to remain on? The pappardelle which is seriously to die for!

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Rise and its adorable French country atmosphere is known as a place for the best soufflés in town. Try savory flavors like Jambon & Gruyere, Truffle-Infused Mushroom, Corn and Serrano, or sweet soufflés like Reese’s or Apricot! Their most popular menu item is their “Marshmallow Soup”, a tomato soup with fluffy marshmallow-like balls of goat cheese. It's seriously soufflé heaven and a must-try in Dallas!

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St Martin's Wine Bistro

Open since 1980, St. Martin’s is one of the oldest (if not the oldest) establishments on this list. This beloved spot is one of the most romantic restaurants in Dallas -- and we were devastated when it closed briefly in 2023. Luckily, they've reopened in a new Old East Dallas location that's just as wonderful! Enjoy live piano music nightly, an impressive wine list, and a menu full of upscale French eats. Get the Champagne Brie soup, trust us! 

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Afternoon tea at the Adolphus is on many Dallasites bucket list, and for good reason! The French Room is decked out in bright whites, opulent golds, and sparkling chandeliers, making guests feel like they're enjoying tea in a palace. Sip on a cup of hot tea or a glass of bubbly while you enjoy delectable finger sandwiches, scones, and pastries! Definitely make your reservation ahead of time -- they tend to fill up fast!

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This Knox restaurant right off the Katy Trail is consistently popular for being adorable and delicious! We love the authentic French bistro look from the decor to the chairs, it’s set up just like a cafe you’d come across wandering Paris. The food is your classic traditional bistro food too! We love coming here during the holiday season, as the space is decked out in festive decor and has the best cozy vibes!

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Whisk Crepes Cafe is a quaint little eatery nestled away in Sylvan Thirty. Living up to the name, there is only one type of French food you’ll find inside: crepes. And boy do they sell the best crepes in town! You have the option to make your own or the option to order a specialty, and you can’t go wrong with either option. Owner Julien, who hails from France uses authentic buckwheat flour for his crepes, but also offers the more “American” flour too!

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