It's always brunch time at Edith’s French Bistro. That's all you need to know, right?
Edith’s opened last summer in the former Rockfish Seafood Grill space in Mockingbird Station. Edith Ferreyro got her start running an at-home bakery. Trained by a French master pastry chef, she became known for her wedding cakes. Now, she’s taken that skill and expanded it to a restaurant.
Inside, Edith’s is bright and chic, with lots of rustic wood offset against splashes of white. There’s plenty of seating, both communal and individual tables, which helps alleviate the customary brunch rush. Jaunty, stereotypical French music plays throughout the restaurant. There’s also patio seating outside.
Edith’s really celebrates brunch; you can order from the brunch menu every day, at any time. It includes items like soft scrambled eggs ($9) with raclette cheese and baguette; ricotta pancakes ($11) with blueberry sausage, berry compote and honey butter; and a tenderloin omelette ($13) with mushrooms, onions, Gruyere and a mushroom peppercorn sauce.
The restaurant also knows the draw of an inexpensive brunch drink. Every Saturday and Sunday, Edith’s has $3 mimosas and glasses of rosé. Order a bloody mary for $5 or a frozen sangria for $6. Into beer? There are $5 pints of local favorites.
The value of the brunch menu is notable. At $15, the short rib hash is the most expensive item. It’s more like a pot roast than a hash — in a good way. A generous portion of incredibly tender meat comes with roasted carrots, sweet potatoes, zucchini, cauliflower and red potatoes. An over-easy egg is laid on top of it all. It’s a dish worth well over $15.
The croque madame ($13) is slathered in silky béchamel sauce that soaks into the crusty bread. Inside, the ham is thick and satisfyingly salty. Even if you aren’t a fan of sweet potato fries, you’ll like these. They are big, almost wedges, and are sprinkled with Parmesan and served with a creamy, slightly smoky dip.
Edith’s also offers four types of crepes: prime rib ($13), spicy pastrami ($12), bananas Foster ($11), and berries and chocolate ($11).
The dinner menu includes French classics like salade niciose, steak frites and chateaubriand.
All gluten-free items are noted as such, and gluten-free bread is available upon request.
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If sweets are your vice, you’re in luck. Edith's has an extensive selection of pastries and baked goods. Try the almond croissant ($5.50), fruit tart ($5.99), chocolate mousse ($6.99) or blueberry lemon cupcake ($3.99). In addition to brewed coffee, Edith’s also serves lattes ($4.50), cappuccinos ($3.50) and flat whites ($4.50).
The wine list is small, but most French wine regions are represented with an affordable choice. There’s not a bottle over $50 on the list.
Edith’s brings a dependable, daily French brunch to Mockingbird Station at a fantastic value.
Edith’s French Bistro, 5331 E. Mockingbird Lane, No. 160, 214-887-4805