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The Mitchell

1404 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75202
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  • 11 a.m.-midnight Mon-Thu, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Fri, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Sat, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun
  • Wheelchair accessible, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
The Mitchell is, as we’re fond of saying, the lovable underdog of the Dallas French restaurant scene. Most things that other French bistros in town can do, the tiny kitchen attached to this wine-and-gin bar can do just as well and for a lower price. Dishes range from a hearty bowl of onion soup to a steak frites with bordelaise sauce. Chef Jordan Edwards remodeled the menu, keeping longtime favorites like the generous appetizer pot of sparkling-wine-steamed mussels, but adding new standards like a set of lamb chops with a mustard-bourbon glaze that tastes like an especially sophisticated barbecue sauce. The service is better than ever, too.

Top pick: Stop by The Mitchell’s happy hour for a terrific round of oysters, then stick around for a loaded-up roasted bone marrow.

The downside: The only real disappointment on the new menu is the characterless house baguettes, which are easy to forgive in the onion soup but overdressed with balsamic on a tomato tartine.

Fun fact: Although the liquor collection behind the bar is impressive, complete with rolling library ladder, we’re kind of in love with the exceptional selection of small-grower French wines.

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