A First Look at Le Politique, Austin’s Newest Brasserie

The restaurant promises French ambiance, pastries, and a raw bar in downtown Austin.

Executive pastry chef Alyssa Hurlstone also worked as chef de partie at the French Laundry, in Yountville, California, as well as pastry sous chef at Pao in Miami Beach. New classics like crepe cake will be on her menu of sweets.

Austin would never be mistaken for Paris, but new French brasserie Le Politique is aiming to transform one corner of downtown into a reasonable facsimile of the City of Light, starting on September 24. Read on for a preview of the restaurant before the official opening day.