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Texas French Bread

As a dinnertime venue, this longtime Austin bakery has somehow remained a well-kept secret among West Campus residents and others in the know, serving up seasonal French-inspired bistro classics, from brightly dressed heirloom tomato salad to crispy fried oysters in a hypnotic leek aioli (well worth sopping with freshly baked bread). Our house-made spinach-basil tagliatelle arrived as a tender tangle of creamy goodness. Our friend’s special of braised lamb, lightly crisped before serving, made for an indulgent feast. Don’t miss a slice of piping-hot skillet bread slathered with sweet cream butter festooned with diced charred jalapeños. Even if all you get is a burger, it’s impressive: thick and juicy, with jammy sautéed onions and gooey melted Gruyère on a brioche bun. The tall room is simple and pleasant, the service accommodating, and the wine selection creative and value driven. (During the day, drop by for baked goods and light food.)

City: Austin

Cuisine:

Drinks: Beer & wine

Price: $$

Rating: ★★★

Address: 2900 Rio Grande, Austin, TX, 78705

Hours: B & L 7 days. D Wed-Sun.

Phone: 512-499-0544

Website: www.texasfrenchbread.com/

Last updated: August 8, 2018