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Texas French Bread
Texas French Bread
  • Address:
    2900 Rio Grande
    Austin, TX 78705
    Neighborhood:
    Central Austin
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary French / American
    Price: $30 and under

Texas French Bread Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.texasfrenchbread.com
  • Email: info@texasfrenchbread.com
  • Phone: (512) 499-0544
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am

    Saturday Brunch: 7:00am - 2:00pm

    Sunday Brunch: 8:00am - 2:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 6:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Ben Willcott
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Cafe, Dancing, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: Live music and tango dancing on Tuesday nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W. 29th St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Private Lot
A word from Texas French Bread
Texas French Bread is a locally owned bakery & bistro serving some of Austin's Best bread, pastries & desserts, as well as hot breakfast, delicious sandwiches & locally sourced, French & Mediterranean inspired Dinners. Texas French Bread was recently named the #6 Restaurant in Austin by the Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll as well as the Best Locavore Menu for the past couple of years.



We accept a small number of reservations each night and keep the majority of our dining area open for walk-in guests.



Reservations for Dinner only - walk-ins welcome anytime.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Once again we enjoyed a lovely, delicious, imaginative dinner of the freshest ingredients. This time TFB had perfect wine selections, as well! Never pretentious, always welcoming; a perfect, happy spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Wonderful and amazing local restaurant for casual and great dining in the heart of Austin. the service is amongst the best there is and this place has a fierce and loyal following. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to TFB for dinner 3-4 times, always with superlative results. TFB has remodeled, gone upscale, raised its rates, but the dining experience has not been elevated commensurately. My duck ragu tasted like Arby's roast beef over pasta. And they're charging $9 for corkage--that's too high. We won't be returning. There are too many other great places in town."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Murph and his team are all super friendly and welcome you as if you're a long lost friend. The food is mindfully sourced and prepared and is consistently well prepared. I love the salad lyonaise and frites to start, and the fish is always fresh and tasty."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We took a group there fro dinner. Some selections were excellent (Black Drum, Vegetarian Root Medley), some were not liked (The duck Pasta, generally lacking in flavor). Mussel appetizer was very good also. We liked the ambiance, service was very good."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Had a dinner with friends here and the food was delicious. Locally sourced ingredients and good variety on the menu. It is bring your own wine, which is nice and keeps the bill down."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The atmosphere is casual and noisy. The food is excellent. For lunch I like the special. They make .a good chicken salad. For dinner the black drum was excellent. One can also enjoy the availability of baked goodies"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Their interesting menus change constantly. Most of the food comes from local farms. The wait staff always makes you feel welcome. Did I say the food is always delicious! My boyfriend and I come here 2 or 3 times a month. Best to make a reservation. You save money because you bring your own bottle of wine. Prices are most reasonable. Nice ambiance - you feel like you're in a small french restaurant in the South of France."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The experience is always welcoming and enjoyable at Texas French Bread. Locally sourced menu is based on seasonal availability. It's bring your own wine for a reasonable fee. Love this place!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Enjoyed the ambiance. Service was not great - had to remind server of prior requests. Ravioli was under done and a bit cold when served, but could have been great. Like the BYOB (in this case, wine) policy."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Friendly staff, friendly owner, seasonal , locally sourced menu. Terrific desserts. Great for breakfast or lunch."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We have been dining at TFB for dinner for several years. It is a favorite, due to the staff, the ambience, the food and the BYOB policy. Exceptionally well-priced and the highest quality local ingredients. We keep talking about trying new places, but always come back to TFB."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wonderful food, locally sourced and inventive. Beautifully, but unpretentiously plated. Friendly, knowledgeable, welcoming service. Simply delicious. The nicest folks you'd want to meet, who go out of their way to insure their guests have a lovely dinner, or tasty breakfast, lunch or take-away. Baked goods are divine."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Most reataurants are over crowded and rush you out on Valentines Day but our experience was great. Good food, good service and not over crowded at all. Thanks guys."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our Italian friends find Texas French Bread the truest model of a great European Bistro; wonderful food; attentive, friendly without being intrusive service, and easy, easy to feel comfortable."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Delicious dinner. Always fresh and beautifully Presented. Remodel nicely completed."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Food is brought in from local farmers/ranchers. Delicious. I love the waitstaff and the owner, Murph, is delightfully engaging. He had only just emerged from the back making his famous pasta. Bring your own wine to the meal. It was packed this time, so service was only adequate. It's usually excellent as well. I guess the success of the restaurant has this as a downside."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Excellent quality home cooked meal. The kid's charcuterie plate is brilliant."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Overall rating would be a 4 if ambiance was better- nicer tables, flowers on table, quieter music,smooth jazz, felt like we were sent to the back shed waiting for a table... having said all of that, we are delighted that you have created this farm to table venue, and we know that you are doing your best to make adjustments/revovations to have it be more comfortable... we will continue to support your efforts, just perhaps not as often as we might if the aforementioned weren't an issue. Thanks."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "The service and the food were amazing. Since its a BYOB, and a table from the night before left some sparkling wine, they were nice enough to pour for us. The food was cooked perfectly, with the freshest bread and a luscious Budino."
    Dined on 2/16/2013
  • "I live in the area and like to dine with out-of-town guests here. I appreciate that most of the ingredients are sourced locally and that the bread is made fresh daily! Our waiter was very attentive and ensured my party had a great time. Thank you!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Food is always very good. Nice, attentive, friendly staff."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Texas French Bread is famous for its breads and pastries and cakes. Although it has been doing dinners for several years, many people seem surprised to learn that simple fact. The menu changes based on what is available locally on that date. The result is a menu that changes often and allows the diner to try some wonderful combinations. Great service, good food. What more could one ask for when planning a birthday dinner."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "I forgot how long it had been since we were here. It was great, food was great, fries were great, the "atmosphere" was excellent. I also liked the ability to bring our own wine in. I need to remember to remember TFB"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The city keeps growing and Texas French Bread keeps producing amazing food."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Dinner was great as always! The menu changes regularly so there is always something new to try."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Wonderful ambiance. Tasty food. Bring your own bottle of wine. Equals a lovely evening. Definitely a must for those who have not been."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Eating at Texas French Bread was wonderful. We were 9 people, mostly writers in town for the Texas Book Festival. TFB has no wine license, so I provided the wine for my group.The corkage and serving of the wine worked well. We shared delicious appetizers, and then went on to terrific entrees, and the greatest dessert in Austin, butterscotch pudding with a salt caramel layer topped by whipped cream. Shared. Liz, our server, took great care of us, and Murph was a gracious host. By the end of a wonderful evening, we'd bonded, prepared for our panel the next day, and all felt like Austinites. Thank you, Texas French Bread."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Nothing standard about this restaurant. Shouldn't tell anyone about TFB frankly. Classic food and great atmosphere. Low key yet efficient service. Limited menu yet exceptional. Fair prices and a great meal. My standard to compare other restaurants too. Bring your own wine for the time being."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "No need to go downtown to get great food and service."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "Great neighborhood restaurant with great food and service."
    Dined on 7/25/2013