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408 N. Bishop Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208
Critics' Pick
Best Of
Boulevardier +

Kathryn DeBruler


  • Tues & Wed 4:30 pm-10 pm, Thurs 4:30 pm-11 pm, Friday 4:30-midnight, Saturday, 11 am-3 pm/4:30 pm-midnight, Sunday 11 am-3 pm/4:30 pm -10 pm, Closed on Monday
  • $$$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Bottle Service, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Wifi Access
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary, Online Reservations Available
The Top 100 Dallas Restaurants, No. 26: Boulevardier may be the best casual French restaurant in Dallas. That’s not saying much, since many of our French joints are a little stuffy and old fashioned, but Boulevardier is a genuinely wonderful place to meet friends or go for date night, situated in the heart of Bishop Arts. Take a look at the oysters on ice at the bar, then polish off a dozen and choose among traditional temptations like a superbly cooked steak frites, which comes with both the usual basket of fries and a lightly-dressed salad, or seared scallops on a rich bed of pureed cauliflower and browned butter.

Top pick: Don’t ignore one of the city’s best wine programs. The blackboard specials include both nightly meals and rare bottles to drink.

The downside: The only reason Boulevardier isn’t ranked more highly is that the restaurants above it often show an extra measure of creativity. But, honestly, with execution this good and an atmosphere this welcoming, that’s not a flaw at all.

Fun fact: On Fridays until 6:30 p.m., Boulevardier is the most affordable high-end oyster bar in the city. Oysters are discounted and every bottle of wine is half-price.

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