Texas French Bread
Texas French Bread

Texas French Bread

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.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.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Texas French Bread reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)fit for foodies (35)good for groups (18)notable wine list (11)special occasion (9)romantic (6)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Disappointing
    Frogfuzz
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Bad table by the door( very cold night). Kitchen so slow we waited 40 minutes for food, while bundled in our coats and scarves. Servers apologetic, we won't be back to dine
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food in a too loud atmosphere.
    Hardscrabble
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Our server was outstanding, and the food was good, if a bit on the stingy side. The wine list is laughably pretentious, but the killer is the noise level. We skipped dessert simply because it was too loud to stay at our table and have a relaxed conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently delicious
    Jlb44VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This is one of my favorite go-to spots for dinner. The food is always delicious, the menu changes frequently based on what fresh ingredients are available, they have a nice wine list, it's a very warm and welcoming space and the service is always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Farm to Table & Gluten Free
    laurajoe
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It had been a while since I went for dinner at TFB. Several notable changes happened in my absence. A lot of work has been done to the building itself so we walked into a redesigned modern but warm dining room. The kitchen had been completely modernized and redone as well. The menu was small but enticing and was almost all gluten free friendly or could be slightly altered to make it GF friendly - a welcome change from most restaurants that offer a few typical GF items. I had a pork chop that had to be one of the most delicious, tender, and well cooked chops I've ever had served with tender bok choy & sweet potato. I'd order it again and I'm not a big pork chop eater. Salted butterscotch pudding for desert - omg. Knowledgeable wine staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noise Level
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Wish the noise level could be lower. Looking forward to outside dining.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls nite out
    Geminigirl
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Four of us get together about 6 times a year. This time we each put in a restaurant name and we voted. Tfb won! I had never been there for dinner and was impressed w/the menu and the local ingredients. We had many questions for the waitress, who answered them all w/knowledge and enthusiasm. She also recommended wine pairings. The white 2 of us ordered was delicious! Three of us ordered the fettuccini, which was similar to a carbanarra. It had mustard greens, ham like bacon (which was flavorful but fatty) and a fried egg on top. Our server said we were to chop up the egg and mix itin the pasta. It was very good. One friend had a veggie soup or stew, which she liked. Bread and oil were already on the table, but I had to ask for butter 3 times
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should improve.
    WorldFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We first dined there a few months back and loved it. They had a great fresh tomato salad which blew us away. Had some other dishes and we loved the simple, straight forward preparations with great ingredients. Have been back three times now with no luck. The bowl of frites is good (but after all it is a bowl of frites...), and we have had a number of dishes that just do not make the cut. The steak with salsa verde is good but ridiculously small. Mussels were lightly seasoned. Lamb was so overcooked. Polenta appetizer was bland. We really love the ambiance, the feel of the place, but prices are not cheap for such cusine. We have decided, after one great and three bad experiences, not to return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Farm to table menu, great service
    ChefRachelZ
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We loved our dinner at TFB. It was the perfect spot for a romantic date night. I am a chef, so usually picky about where we go to eat. Everything was creative and delicious. Our server was adorable and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TEXAS FRENCH
    AustinFavorite
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Texas French is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent and the cost is very reasonable. The service is outstanding. I love the fact that you can bring your own wine if you like, although they have a good wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just keeps getting better
    GuitarzanTX
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    With the recent remodel, Texas French Bread has improved what was already one of our favorite places to dine. The new, much larger kitchen is a godsend for the kitchen staff. The food is as good as ever and the waitstaff are friendly and knowledgeable. If you haven't been to this gem, you need to go. I recommend reservations, especially on their busier nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Euphorbia
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Laid back, go-to place where the food is always innovative with no pretenses. Nice folks making good food easily accessible a relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh and Local..
    OutfordinnerVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Cannot go wrong here. Even the ciabatti bread melts in your mouth. I cannot resist it if it is on the table. We had the drum with the fixins underneath. So relaxing in there and always always good food. Our go to spot of our top three within a few miles from home. They know how to please.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love TFB
    Robert
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I love the simple, locally sourced menu. I am hooked on the pork Milanese. Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off Night?
    healthyeater
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The mussels were very unappetising. And why does a restaurant servers sells and expect you to eat them with a dinner fork?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Texas French... Fries
    Denverfoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Wanting my last day w/my UT freshman daughter to end on a hi note & trying 2 squeeze in a birthday (18), I chose TFB as a good spot to celebrate. Unfortunately, I discovered the menu was not as advertised online. Ordered the Aioli fries and was served the largest portion of fries ever! She order the steak medium rare. We were told it was a flat iron steak which is fine as I have made these at home many times. Turns out their version of flat iron could be better named flat leather.. And it was purple inside and yet another large pike of fries! The server tried to make up for it by providing birthday desserts, which was nice and then they piled on that morning's pastries.. Nice effort, but bad execution. Hope they improve!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it
    SKSloan
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Texas French Bread never ceases to impress. Save room for the butterscotch budino.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Farm to Table Restaurant
    Ryan
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    There is a different menu every night, but the options are endless and everything is delicious. Bread is delicious. You can even bring your own wine though the cork fee is a bit high at $12
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't forget this place
    wino4everVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It easy for TFB to fall off your radar come dinner time - don't let it! Small, but very thoughtful and well-rounded menu and a creative (though very Euro - not that that's a bad thing)wine list to pair with. Or BYOB which is a great option. The Steak Frites was devine. Absolutely mouth-watering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • discriminating
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The restaurant is doing many things right. However, the drum entree was way over cooked and the pork Milanese was so tough that it was a struggle to cut it. The flavor of all the dishes was quite good. The lighting could be better. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    claire512
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Started with the frites - yummy appetizer especially for those who, sadly, cannot eat the wonderful bread. My drum was perfectly prepared and the sides were delicious. For dessert we shared the caramel custard which was just fabulous. We went early so it was nice and quiet although TFB can be lively a little later in the evening. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TFB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food good enough but a little pricey for the very small portions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 118 reviews are from the Texas French Bread reviews archive.
  • Perfection
    sweett
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Thanks for a fabulous birthday meal. Everything was delicious, as always.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Texas French Bread a winner!
    jayfoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This gem of a local restaurant featuring local produce and organic ingredients is a wonderful choice for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I favor local restaurants with a "soul" where the best ingredients are combined with great service. It's not far from UT, downtown or from Mo-PAC in Austin, making it an accessible hot spot for great food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tiny portions and very noisy
    Hungry
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food we got was very good, but the portions were really, really tiny. I had the trout, and I think my filet would qualify to be described as a sliver. The green beans that were with it were very few. The noise level was very high - not "energetic," but LOUD.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Texas French Bread FTW!
    megapiranhaVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This place is consistently good for breakfast AND dinner. Walnut banana pancakes? They got 'em. And guess what? They're awesome. Steak Frites with delish wine? Got it. They can't go wrong. Go there. Now. Oh and make reservations b/c this place is in high demand.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local products, well prepared
    lonestar
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food was as excellent as I remember from previous visits. Locally sourced and expertly prepared. However, the prices seemed quite steep for the quantity. Our $15 cheese plate was delicious as was the $10 squash blossom appetizer, but very small amounts. We enjoyed the chicken, risotto and our friend who had the steak frites shared a few frites - but no steak. He said it was delicious. Old timers who remember bringing your own wine. . . . now, there is a $12 corkage fee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EPro
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Quaint restaurant that serves fresh and organic meals. Deserts are fantastic
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing simple food!!
    WorldFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This place is a gem not to be missed. The décor is very bistro and the tables are well placed. Food is amazing. Simple great ingredients playing their respective roles in the creative dishes. Everything we ordered was delicious, and I would not say that this is necessarily a healthy food joint, but you can tell that the chef knows about eating healthy with great dishes. Highly recommended!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Yessica
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great place to eat. We went for dinner and was great. The wine and the kids pasta was a little more expensive that we thought can be. But the place is great our food exquisite. The desserts amazing . Young chefs with a lot of creativity, healthy food with local and good quality ingredients. This place would be our little place to go every Sunday .
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love the farm to table food
    notafoodie
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Six of us went to dinner on a Tuesday at 7:30p. The food was terrific, the waiter was attentive, and the experience was worthy of a return visit. Mu husband and I had been to dinner a couple of weeks prior on a Friday and the portion size was considerably larger on the Friday than it was on the Tuesday. We had the black drum both times and the 2nd time the portion was at least 70% less. Still yummy, just really small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    jane
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My boyfriend & I eat out often in central Austin. Texas French bread is our favorite place. Menu changes all the time, food is always excellent and the cost is very reasonable. The service is attentive but not overly so. I love the dining room - it reminds me of a lovely french restaurant in the south of France. Casual elegance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My partner, a recently "recovering vegetarian", was hoping to indulge in her first steak in about 9 years on her birthday. A requirement was humanely raised grass-fed beef. The only place she found meeting this criteria with a price within the realm of reason was Texas French Bread. Having only been to Texas French Bread for coffee previously, I wasn't sure what to expect. Texas French Bread delivered an excellent dining experience, exceeding our expectations. My drum and her steak were both cooked perfectly. Our waiter was VERY friendly and attentive, a delight. We were also provided a complimentary birthday dessert. That will endear you to me forever right there, but then we were also provided with a bag of pastries! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bon appetit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    What's not to love? It was great. We were celebrating my future daughter-in-law's promotion to asst manager of an apartment complex.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special neighborhood gem!
    Susan
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    What a wonderful neighborhood restaurant with excellent food and friendly service! Visiting from DC - would come back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still My Favorite
    nativeofNOVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    TFB is still my favorite restaurant in Austin. The food is always good, fresh from local producers, and prepared in creative combinations. There are no bad choices on the limited menu and there is something for everyone's taste. Service is always helpful and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love this place
    Yummy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food's fresh, fresh, fresh; the ingredients perfection and the dishes are everything from classic to creative and the atmosphere is cozy. Oh, and the wait staff are so accommodating and it's obvious they really like their jobs!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh but bland
    likestoeat22
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Enjoyed our evening at Texas French Bread but some of the food seemed pretty bland. We could tell it was very fresh but, for someone who doesn't add salt to food, I did to almost every dish I tried. I do recommend the fries with lemon sauce if they are on the menu! Also love the idea of bringing your own drinks - but if you're a party of 2 and plan to have only one glass of wine, it's probably cheaper to avoid the uncorking fee of $12 and have a glass each from their wine list.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We love TFB.......................................................
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food was expensive and mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I took my girlfriend the other night and overall was not impressed with the tastes of the dishes. The brussel sprouts weren't even cooked thoroughly and the pork milanese was dry. This place is really cool and great for lunch/ pastry and coffee, but not worth another visit for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JohnnyO
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I really love this place. Great service, food, concept, friendly staff, owner. Unique wine list. Can't say enough good things about it!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.