Spend big on French eats at these top Dallas eateries

Looking for a sublime French meal near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end French restaurants around Dallas, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.

1. Lavendou Bistro Provincial

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Topping the list is Lavendou Bistro Provincial. Located at 19009 Preston Road, Suite 200, in Far North, the French spot, which offers coffee and tea and more, is the highest rated high-end French restaurant in Dallas, boasting four stars out of 259 reviews on Yelp.

Serving lighter fare from Southern France, Lavendou Bistro Provincial has a menu that includes steak, lamb, veal and seafood entrees. There are veal medallions sauteed with wild mushrooms in a port sauce and served with roasted potatoes, shrimp, scallops, spinach and mushrooms with a cream sauce in a pastry shell, as well as a vegetarian dish of pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus, mushroom and fresh basil.

2. St Martin's Wine Bistro

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Next up is M Streets's St Martin's Wine Bistro, situated at 3020 Greenville Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 348 reviews on Yelp, the wine bar, French and breakfast and brunch spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge.

Amid an elegant and stylish atmosphere, which also includes live piano playing in the background, St. Martin's cooks up scallops, filet and grilled rack of lamb. The extensive wine list boasts bottles from all over the world, including Napa, Argentina, Chile, Italy and, of course, France. 

3. Boulevardier

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Oak Cliff's Boulevardier, located at 408 N. Bishop Ave., Suite 108, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy wine bar and French spot four stars out of 524 reviews.

The menu changes at Boulevardier, but expect authentic French fare such as charcuterie and fromage boards, wild boar rogout pappardelle (house made pasta and riccota, local greens and Parmesan), bouillabaisse boulevardier (lobster-saffron broth, mixed seafood shrimp, clams, mussels, baby octopus and rouille) and pork chops. Pair the meal with one of the many signature cocktails on the drink menu. 

4. Cadot Restaurant

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Cadot Restaurant, a French spot in Far North, is another pricey go-to, with four stars out of 167 Yelp reviews. Head over to 18111 Preston Road, Suite 120, to see for yourself.

Open since 2009, chef Jean-Marie Cadot oversees a menu of vegetarian, fish and meat plates as well as decadent desserts. Make sure to leave room for the thin apple tart with almond cream and vanilla ice cream, specialty souffle with Grand Marnier and chocolate or raspberry and warm chocolate lava cake with vanilla custard sauce. (Click here to view the full menu.)

5. The French Room

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And then there's The French Room, a Main Street District favorite with four stars out of 70 reviews. Stop by 1321 Commerce St. to hit up the French spot next time you're looking to go big.

The award-winning restaurant offers a five-course tasting menu or an a la carte route from new chef Anthony Dispensa. Standouts include the Long Island Duck, halibut and dry-aged ribeye. 


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