Au Troisieme, or AT Bistro, is neighborhood bistro in the heart of University Park (Preston Center). The concept is new American cuisine with a global influence — actually not French. There are a few French dishes on the menu (like fish Provencal), but then there's also a kimchi Reuben.
Start with the tuna and avocado appetizer with a generous portion of tuna poke, avocado, wonton crisps and a sharp kimchi emulsion, perfect to share between two people.
The Texas Gumbo is filled with andouille sausage, Gulf shrimp and okra and served with their house fermented hot sauce that is fermented for six months — just like a sourdough starter — and is more about the flavor than the heat. It added a nice, pickled contrast to the gumbo. Ça c'est bon.
Another stand out dish is the the New Style Cuban sandwich, which features Hawaiian-style kalua pig, house ham, Swiss cheese, mustard and mojo au jus. The bread is buttery and toasted but what sends this sandwich over the edge is their mojo au jus. We combined the Cuban with a side of their Parmesan fries, which has a hint of truffle. Dip these in the au jus to unlock a new level of french-fry euphoria.