Downtown residents or workers get excited, because a new restaurant Toussaint, has landed in the Tower Building, a historic landmark! An all day brasserie, they’re serving up elevated French home cooking in a modern space.
Updated February 2022
Toussaint sits in the lobby of the Renaissance Saint Elm (formerly the Cambria Hotel) at the corners of Elm and St Paul in Downtown. The aim is to combine French sophistication and Texas comfort, and with an Asian influence in the cooking! And if the name sounds familiar, it’s an ode to New Orleans performer Allen Toussain.
Walk in to find a large dining room with warm beige walls that mix with rich blue velvet booths. The bar was our favorite moment with an Art Deco shape, illuminated maroon tiles and cane barstools. The space pays homage to the building’s history while also bringing a contemporary, upscale look!
It’s not too often in Dallas that we find traditional French dishes so we were so excited to see boeuf bourguignon and lobster thermidor on the menu, along with moules frites, raclette and other French staples. The Asian influence comes in with curries and herbs that make the dishes fresh and inventive. Also don’t skip the French Onion Soup, which is served with a three cheese blend - so good!
Enjoy three mocktails, coffee drinks, signature cocktails and a list of champagne and wines. We loved the Lapse in Judgement served with Aperol and wheat beer, a surprising pairing! You’ll also find traditional French liquors like Pamplemousse, cognac rye and crème de peche used on the menu.
Next to the restaurant, is the lounge where you can enjoy cocktails and their weekday Records and Reserves at 5 pm where they play vinyls and serve drink samples. (Fun fact: the building owner is the drummer of the band Deep Blue Something known for their hit Breakfast at Tiffany’s!
So visit for lunch or dinner, daily or stop by to check out their lounge & entertainment!!