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Texas French Bread

159 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
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An inviting bakery and bistro in the heart of Austin, Texas, Texas French Bread has provided homemade bread, pastries and dinners to guests and neighbors for over 30 years. The farm to table bistro provides such menu items as turkey sandwiches, chicken salad, cheeseburgers, shrimp soup, pork Milanese, roasted chicken and more. Texas French Bread supplies all ingredients locally and offers new creations each day.

Early risers can stop by Texas French Bread for breakfast to indulge in sweet and savory flavors. Enjoy banana pancakes, breakfast tostadas, meat omelets and French toast to start the day in a filling way. Add a side of bacon, fruit and homemade pastries to complete the experience.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary French / American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Monday: 7 am – 9:30 pm
Tuesday: 7 am – 9:30 pm
Wednesday: 7 am – 9:30 pm
Thursday: 7 am – 9:30 pm
Friday: 7 am – 10 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 10 pm
Sunday: 8 am – 3 pm
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Phone number
(512) 499-0544
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mike Hamley
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Cross street
W. 29th St.
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Parking details
Private Lot
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Lynn (Central Texas)
Dined on April 18, 2015

We tried for two hours to find a place that didn't make us wait for 1.5 hours and then used open table and found this restaurant. It was wonderful, no wait, no crowded, and in a nice area -- who knew? So glad they use Open Table -- this was a real find! Portions are smaller than expected and salads are small and costly -- but delicious.

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
Dined on April 18, 2015

Totally adequate, but nothing more. Not worth the price. There are so many better places to eat in Austin.

susans (Chicago)
Dined on April 2, 2015

Everything is delightfully understated. Food is tasty, varied in flavors, appropriate in amount, presented nicely. Pasta was cooked perfectly and service was excellent. This is a reliable, local gem.

austinnative (Austin)
Dined on March 21, 2015

Friendly knowledgeable service, prix fixe reasonably priced & delicious, very good wine list and garden seating splendid for a spring brunch! Lovely spot for a small wedding party.

vipOpenTable Diner (Austin)
Dined on March 19, 2015

I love this place. My wife and I have been countless times. The small menu's simple yet elegant style helps showcase the chefs' talents at picking great local ingredients and honoring them to their fullest. You cannot go wrong on this menu, but a couple of notable repeat highlights are to have the frites as a side and end with the butterscotch budino (it's like a pudding.) If you've never been before, you might just find yourself a new low-key, yet surprisingly high quality dining experience.

Kate (Austin)
Dined on March 6, 2015

Simple, effortlessly delicious, locally sourced food in a relaxed neighbourhood environment. An awesome mid week supper spot

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
Dined on February 21, 2015

We have eaten at Texas French Bread several times and have always loved it! The atmosphere and wait staff are perfect. The other evening our food was not so perfect! The meal lacked everything - substance and flavor! The drum fish with just a few brussel sprouts did not cut it!
Although, we had brunch there on a Sunday and everything was fabulous!

Babs (Austin)
Dined on February 14, 2015

Cauliflower bisque with crostini and just a bit of lump crabmeat was out of this world and a lovely start to the Valentine's Day meal. It was a memorable evening complete with attentive staff and pleasant surprises with each course served and each glass of wine poured. The only low mark goes to the drum entree, which was tasty enough but not quite up to the same standard as the other course offerings. Overall, an evening well spent. Thanks to Texas French Bread for being such a good neighbor all these years!

nancy73gg (Austin)
Dined on February 14, 2015

My husband and I went to Texas French bread for Valentine's Day. I originally made a reservation at 7pm which they arbitrarily changed to 6pm. This was somewhat inconvenient for us but the only other choice they gave us was to cancel. They served a four course meal for a fixed price. We also chose to have the wine pairings for an additional cost. The food was good although the starter salad was very similar to the venison appetizer , just with the added meat. My only complaint were the wine pairings. We started with a French sparkling wine that was lukewarm. The wine accompaniment to the lamb shank was a german pinot noir with a very bitter aftertaste. It was pretty much undrinkable. All in all I wish I had just ordered a good bottle of wine for the entire dinner. Service was very gracious and mostly prompt with a big delay just prior to the entrée. Atmosphere was very nice.

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
Dined on February 13, 2015

Typically a favorite place for lunch and dinner, but caught an off night. Too loud, drafty, busy. Out of one favorite menu item early, needed salt on the second…and the coffee was NOT decaf as promised. The service was attentive, friendly and professional. Will definitely return for another occasion, as this experience was uncharacteristic.