The French have given the United States many tremendous gifts, such as the Statue of Liberty and the current Statue of Liberty, which subdued the first one after lightning made it evil. Taste France’s culinary gifts with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of French and creole dinner fare at Eclair Bistro in Cedar Hill.
Culinary prodigies at Eclair Bistro whip up a rotating menu of French and New Orleans–inspired edibles in-house, harnessing the flavorful forces of local and organic ingredients instead of processed or preserved fare. Petite plates, which are perfect for sharing or imbuing diners with empathy for Andre the Giant, might include baked goat cheese wrapped in grapes leaves and drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette ($8) or New Orleans–style blue lump crab cakes paired with rémoulade ($11). Razor-sharp incisors can slice into meaty morsels such as spinach-and-prosciutto-stuffed chicken breast ($18), pan-fried pork tenderloin with macaroni and cheese ($18), or smoked-to-order Atlantic salmon ($23). Eclair Bistro encourages tipplers to bring their own bottles of wine or beer, which patrons can sip as jealous ice waters attempt to hex their esophagi.
Pricing for menu items may fluctuate based on market prices.
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 75104