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Edith’s French Bistro at CityLine

I stopped into Edith’s French Bistro in Richardson’s CityLine, and will say … it was parfait. With it’s third location in DFW, this restaurant has a lot going for it! With an approachable menu with a French flair, it has options for anytime of day. I wish I could have ordered one of everything and eaten my way through their entire menu … so it looks like I’ll be coming back to do just that. I’ll also be looking for a chance to enjoy their high tea service, and will be keeping an eye on their unique special events!

Of course, you’re here to hear about the booze. So, here we go …
The Death Proof was clean, crisp, refreshing and a definite sipper since it has TWO kinds of liquor in it. (But still lovely to drink for the less hearty drinkers out there.) The honey-ginger syrup is refreshing with just the right amount of kick.
The Rhubarb Gin Sling  was the perfect brunch drink … and perfectly Instagrammable thanks to the flower garnish. Perfect for sweet and non-sweet drinkers.

The Brie & Fig Tartine was an perfectly balanced dish that I’ll be craving all week. The toasted bread makes this dish perfectly crunchy … and it’s sweet thanks to the roasted fig jam, sour and salty from the pickled rhubarb, and creamy from the melted brie. There were so many textures and flavors to love on this dish.
My husband indulged in the Flounder Pappardelle—the pasta was perfectly cooked with the blackened seasoning from the fish, and there was a fresh acidifying from the tomatoes and arugula.
I had the Chicken Paillard, and the breading on the chicken is the most flavorful I’ve ever had. With the finishing pan sear it’s texture was crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. The accompanying salad with arugula, tomato, fennel, orange, and avocado added a bright, fresh touch.

For dessert we shared the Pineapple Lemon Meyer Tart. It was a dream! The texture was perfectly pillowy and both flavors were balanced and bright … just exquisite, and the soft yet crisp cookie on both sides has just the right touch of sweetness. We also made sure to grab a croissant, which they make from scratch daily! Our was red for Valentine’s Day … and I’ll be sure to grab a few more to start off this Friday in the right spirit. It was everything a croissant should be: light, flakey, chewy, crisp, not overly buttery, and made with care. (And if you have ever made a croissant yourself, you know that it’s not something that you’ll ever do again.) The perfect end to a meal if you’re not a fan of sweets, or the perfect take away to reminisce over the next morning.

Put this place on your must-eat list ASAP. Be it Valentine’s Day, a date night, or a working lunch! We will for sure be back for brunch very soon since dinner was this good!


EDITHS FRENCH BISTRO
edithscafe.com
3551 Wilshire Way, Suite 100 (CityLine in Richardson)
469-697-6105

Happy Hour: Monday – Sunday, 3-6pm
Reverse Happy Hour: Fridays & Saturdays, 9pm-close

Mercat Bistro

If you haven’t discovered the small, French bistro in the Harwood District, Mercat Bistro, you’re missing out, mon amie.  Exquisite coffees, delicious food, and a (very) small and well-done cocktail list allow a brief respite from the craziness of Metropolitan Dallas.

Pull up a bar stool, order a macaron and a latte, and get some work done thanks to their free WiFi … and stay for dinner.

Manhattan cocktail (Texas whiskey, vermouth, bitters)
Manhattan cocktail (Texas whiskey, vermouth, bitters)
Butcher’s Cut Steak (greens, peppercorn sauce), served with French fries
Butcher’s Cut Steak (greens, peppercorn sauce), served with French fries
Bread & Strawberry Butter
Bread & Fresh Strawberry Butter
The Gentleman
The Gentleman
Cold Poached Salmon (cucumber & sherry tomatoes salad, dill mayo GF)
Cold Poached Salmon (cucumber & sherry tomatoes salad, dill mayo GF)
Ricotta & Honey, Plateau de Fromages, Manhattan cocktail, Shishito Peppers
Ricotta & Honey, Plateau de Fromages, Manhattan cocktail, Shishito Peppers

Latte

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Pommes Frites
Pommes Frites
French Macarons & Latte
French Macarons & Latte

MERCAT BISTRO
mercatbistro.com
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2501 N. Harwood St.
(214) 953-0917

Specials:
Monday-Thursday, 5-7pm | 1/2 price glasses of wine
Saturday | $10 carafes with the purchase of an entree

Mon – Fri: 7:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CLOSED SUNDAY