Louisianan cuisine is remarkable in that it somehow manages to be both American and French at the same time, much like the Statue of Liberty, the Atlantic Ocean, and using stale baguettes as doorstops. Enjoy a culinary fusion of Paris and New Orleans with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fresh New Orleanian and French dinner fare at Eclair Bistro in Cedar Hill. Eclair Bistro is open for dinner Wednesday–Saturday nights from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Eclair Bistro's kitchen turns out succulent New Orleans– and French-inspired seasonal menus, with every component, from dressings to dessert ingredients, prepared within its four walls. Eschewing processed foods and preservatives by not bartering for them with collectible Burt Reynolds figurines, the chefs strive to cull as many local and organic ingredients as possible to compose Eclair Bistro’s venerable vittles. Tasty escargot rest in a small plate, in bed with crisp broiled mushroom caps under a blanket of herb butter and partnered with dip-friendly french bread ($9). Fresh rémoulade covers a trio of New Orleans–style blue crab cakes on another small plate ($11), and culinary triathletes fork-tender pork tenderloins roll around in breading before diving into the frying pan and resurfacing alongside a three-cheese macaroni bake ($18).
Diners can sup in Eclair Bistro’s intimate cottage setting, where sunlight pours through French windows or al fresco under shade-granting umbrellas, which, like newspapers and NASCAR helmets, can shield heads from raindrops. Since the restaurant is BYOB, its capable crew gladly uncorks patrons’ personal bottles of wine with no corking fee.
When viewing the eatery's exterior, Éclair Bistro appears to be a small, conservative dwelling. But inside, the romantic yet relaxed dining room bustles with bright French-inspired cuisine crafted by chefs Aaron and Lynn—a mother and son team who curate the dynamic menu of old New Orleans dishes made in house from fresh, seasonal ingredients. Highlighting the delicate simplicity of French cuisine, classics such as imported escargot simmer in a rich herbed butter, and pan-roasted duck breast mingles with poached pears and roasted potatoes in a tart raspberry gastrique. The second floor of the 5-year old bistro offers a lounge for guests to enjoy appetizers, wine, cafe au lait, and handmade desserts.
327 Texas St.
Cedar Hill, Texas 75104Get Directions