Dallas: Main Street Bistro Is A Little Bit of Paris in Grapevine

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Main Street Bistro is a little bit of France right here in North Texas.
Main Street Bistro is a little bit of France right here in North Texas.

Photo Credit: Main Street Bistro

Over the years Grapevine has evolved from a sleepy, little Texas town to DFW’s own version of San Francisco’s Sausalito. It’s quaint, it’s artsy-craftsy, the shopping is fabulous, and there are over 200 restaurants of various sorts to choose from, not including wineries. We love the fact that it’s only 30 minutes from Dallas, too.

Our favorite little spot to lunch is an award winning, cozy eatery on Main Street, aptly named, Main Street Bistro. You can’t miss the small brick building with the very French looking blue and yellow awnings. There are even a couple of tables outside in case you want to people watch as you sip your coffee. It’s a great spot since every time the door opens wonderful aromas waft out and briefly surround you, tempting you to come inside for just one more buttery croissant.

Inside it’s a little cramped as you gaze into the glass case, mesmerized by crumbly pastries with plump raspberries perched on top or silky chocolate oozing out of the fresh pain au chocolat. You won’t find white tablecloths and aloof servers but you will find some of the best French bistro cuisine we have had in DFW to date.

The creamy coffee and biscotti are perfect anytime.
The creamy coffee and biscotti are perfect anytime.

Photo Credit: Main Street Bistro

Lunch for us is generally the creamy tomato basil bisque and gooey grilled cheese on thick slices of pain de mie filled with cheddar, gruyere, and smoked gouda cheeses. It’s that favorite lunch from childhood in a grownup form. The soup is thick and rich, clinging to the corners of your sandwich should you decide to furtively dip it. If you happen to be one of those people who favors burgers you’ll be happy to know that the build your own burger starts with half a pound of angus beef. You choose your toppings from a list that includes caramelized onions and gruyere then it’s all served to you on a thick brioche bun with a side of pommes frites.

We haven’t stayed for dinner, although Main Street Bistro is open until 10 pm. The dinner menu is as enticing as the lunch menu — maybe even more so. Menu items  like bouillabaisse, roasted duck breast and other French inspired dishes have encouraged us to plan for an evening of gastronomic indulgence as soon as possible.

Although the Grapevine location is the original (and our favorite) there are also locations in Plano and Richardson for those of you that have a limited amount of time.

 

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