Stroll down to Boulevardier for French-inspired fare. The Bishop Arts bistro’s walls are lined in wood, brick and wine while its tables showcase food ranging from French onion soup to burgers. “We all loved that kind of simple rustic approach to French food, not the overdone pretentious types of French food you can find sometimes,” chef Nathan Tate says. “We wanted a really relaxed environment.” Tate owns the restaurant along with Brooks Anderson, Bradley Anderson and Randall Copeland, with whom he runs a Rockwall restaurant, Ava. Before opening at the end of July, Tate and Brooks researched food in New York, Montreal and New Orleans, whose seafood influences are reflected on the menu. Boulevardier also offers French wines not common in Dallas and beef from the family farm where Tate grew up. “We like to have a rustic sensibility and a soulfulness to our menu and our food,” Tate says.
Price range: $8-$28
Did you know? Boulevardier also serves Sunday brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Boulevardier, 408 N. Bishop, suite 108, 214.942.1828, dallasboulevardier.com
1 Whitehall Exchange
This wine bar has a wide range of selection and prices. Tasty bites include sliders, an artisan cheese board, flatbreads, a spiced nut mix and a white-chocolate bread pudding.
500 N. Bishop, 214.946.3900
2 The Kessler Kitchen
The historic theater isn’t just a spot for great music; it also serves food and drinks. The wine list fills half the menu with more than 15 names and brief descriptions of each. For food, try the roasted jalepeño hummus or black bean and chicken nachos.
1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org
The dinner menu includes pizza, burgers and pho. Under each big plate listing, find suggested wine pairings ranging from Riesling to sauvignon.
1417 W. Davis, 214.484.7123, novadallas.com