French Restaurants in Hewitt

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The chefs at La Pâtisserie by Oven-Fresh Delights satisfy sweet and savory cravings with a menu of handcrafted French-style pastries, sandwiches, and desserts. The Paris-Brest is a traditional dessert inspired by the Tour de France that fills a ring of pastry dough with rich hazelnut cream to resemble the tire of a bicycle or the donuts on strings used to train cyclists. A thick crust bookends raspberries suspended in whipped cream in the framboisier, and long prisms of succès praliné embed sweetened nuts in buttercream sandwiches. Letting influences from French kitchens shine through all the while, cooks stir pots of rich béchamel sauce and assemble croquet-madames, open-faced stacks of brioche, black-forest ham, and three types of cheese. Butter twists into savory dough for croissants, and from the oven drift scents that hint at spinach and leek quiches.

2604 West Pecan Street
Pflugerville,
TX
US

From the ninth floor, sweeping views of Arlington’s entertainment district fill the windows at Cacharel Restaurant. Cacharel’s menus list an array of steaks and seafood entrees to accompany the panorama, which includes views of Rangers Ballpark, Cowboys Stadium, and acres of trees planted between them so the buildings would stop fighting. Pale earth tones and plenty of natural light decorate the space as the staff exits the kitchen bearing swordfish piccata and center-cut pork rib chops. At the other end of the restaurant, views of serpentine roller coasters glimmer in the twilight as the staff tempts diners with homemade desserts. The Grand Ballroom portrays the same picturesque scenery through its seventh-floor windows and can be rented for weddings, meetings, and other gerunds.

2221 E Lamar Blvd
Arlington,
TX
US

Today's Groupon gets you $60 worth of French cuisine for $30 at Aquarelle Restaurant Français, the elegant restaurant the Austin Chronicle calls "one of a handful of restaurants bold enough to offer rabbit, sweetbreads, and other organ meats to the sometimes squeamish Austin palate." It serves gourmet cuisine, such as black truffles and fresh duck foie gras, in a romantic turn-of-the-century home in downtown Austin.

606 Rio Grande St
Austin,
TX
US

Rustic charm meets opulent décor inside The Old Warsaw, where white tablecloths and burgundy drapes mingle with chandeliers and grand paintings, setting the scene for decadent plates of French continental cuisine honed over six decades. Dishes range from classic French fare such as escargot and chateaubriand to braised pheasant and roasted duck, all of which can be paired with any of 460 wines procured from regions such as Europe, North America, and South America. As diners sample rich seafood crepes and lobster bisque, live musicians tickle eardrums with soft melodies, special songs for birthdays and proposals, and occasional legal advice.

2610 Maple Ave
Dallas,
TX
US

Cuisine Type: Contemporary French
Most popular offering: Mussels, poached egg, lemon sole
Reservations: Required
Kid-friendly: No
Delivery / Take-out Available: No
Alcohol: Full bar
Number of Tables: 11–25
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Established: 2006
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Please let us know of any special occasions or specific instructions for your evening.

Scott Gottlich's passion for food stemmed from his childhood experiences, but his wife Gina didn't discover her love of the culinary arts until later in life. That passion, and perhaps a bit of kismet, led her to leave her college career path and start working as a captain at Aubergine, where Scott was honing his skills in the kitchen. There, she and Scott met for the first time, and began their romance, as well as a journey toward opening their own restaurant. These days, Scott puts his culinary talents to work in the kitchens of the couple's first restaurant, Bijoux, while Gina uses her refined, sommelier-trained palate to assemble the wine list.

It's a winning combination. Bijoux holds numerous awards, including a four diamond rating from AAA and a callout in Bon Appetit as one of the country's Best New Restaurants in 2007. Scott himself received accolades from Restaurant Hospitality as a Rising Star of the culinary world, and he continues to earn acclaim with dishes such as his kataffi-wrapped prawns. He cooks them until they're lightly crisped before topping them with a spinach emulsion, goat cheese sauce, and roasted beets. Scott says he wants every item on the menu to have clean flavors that "express the full voice of the ingredients." It's a true culinary challenge, as few chefs can still get vegetables to sing after they've been cooked.

5450 W Lovers Ln
Dallas,
TX
US

Thanks to ovens imported from France, Rise No. 1’s chefs bake soufflés to a perfectly fluffy texture every time—and it only takes about as long as cooking a steak to medium. But what lies within changes with each soufflé—fillings span the savory, including jambon and gruyere or escargot, and the sweet, such as fruit, bread pudding, or notes of affirmation written by the in-house mom. No matter which side of the spectrum you land on, rest assured that the ingredients hail from local and organic vendors whenever possible, and the herbs are cut fresh from an on-site garden. That extends to the non-soufflé menu items, such as marshmallow soup, artisanal cheese platters, and petite asiettes (small plates of French cuisine). The staff’s commitment to sustainable practices doesn’t end with the menu. Drinking glasses are crafted from recycled wine bottles, bookshelves that hold used French and American classics were once mere sawdust, and many of its doors guarded the entrances to temples or houses in their former lives. Authenticity abounds in equal measure to eco-friendly practices, as well. Antique European silver-plate flatware adorns tables, hand-embroidered French linen serviettes protect laps, and an 18th-century desk serves as a private dining table.

5360 W Lovers Ln
Dallas,
TX
US