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Fearless Critic restaurant review
French, Modern
Upmarket restaurant

Mon–Thu 11:00am–9:00pm
Fri 11:00am–midnight
Sat 5:00pm–11:00pm

Features Date-friendly, kid-friendly, outdoor dining, veg-friendly
Bar Beer, wine, liquor
Credit cards Visa, MC, AmEx
Reservations Accepted


Far North Dallas
18111 Preston Rd.
Dallas, Texas
(972) 267-5700
Franco-American kiss

Carved into one of North Dallas’s signature soul-sapping shopping strips, Cadot can be heaven—if you consider pâté studded with pistachios and offset by a dense sauce of forest berries to be otherworldly. Chef Jean-Marie Cadot promises a harmonious mingling of New American and classic Continental dishes. Plus: you can sample his creations from a broad range of prix fixe menus ranging from $18 (lunch) for three courses up to a $99 four-course experience.

Cadot has all of the continental-ish staples, such as escargots sautéed in garlic cream, pan-seared foie gras with poached pears in a sangría reduction, and roasted duck in orange sauce. Coq au vin too. Dover sole is right on, the house-made pâté will lodge in your mind and every once in awhile stir up cravings; steak frites resonate like an afternoon in some small French café. Well, except that the small café is really drubbed by the traffic on Frankford and Preston. Cadot earned a below-the-radar reputation during a long stint at the nearby Provence-inspired bistro Lavendou. With his own place, his cooking stands out even more.

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