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Fearless Critic restaurant review
Casual restaurant

Mon–Thu 11:00am–11:00pm
Fri 11:00am–midnight
Sat 9:00am–midnight
Sun 9:00am–10:00pm

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


3314 Knox St.
Dallas, Texas
(214) 520-8999
Toulouse Café & Bar
Have an apéritif outdoors while people-watching, then dig into some Franco fare

This almost-Belgian bistro with near French sensibilities and a very Knox-Henderson vibe bubbles with Champagne cocktails, steamed mussels, and sweet soufflés. Its pooch-friendly patio is packed most mornings with pups and their owners eager for a front-seat view of the luxe Knox Avenue shoppers as they seek out parking spots, and fitness enthusiasts who drift off the Katy Trail.

You can linger here, snacking on pomme frites, French onion soup, steak tartare, and goat cheese tarts. No surprise the wine list is Franco-heavy, but it’s reasonably priced and pairs well with truffle-mouse pâté and charcuterie, and artisan cheese plates bulging with triple cream brie and truffle pecorino. Skilled staff is friendly and attentive, keeping water glasses and coffee cups filled without request.

Or sample classic apéritifs like a Pimm’s Cup or a sidecar with brandy, Cointreau, and lime juice. It may be argued that Toulouse reintroduced Dallas to “forgotten” cocktails, just before the onset of today’s mixology fad. Or simply sip on Bellinis with white peach nectar and Rossinis with raspberry liqueur and fresh raspberries. Don’t miss the Grand Marnier soufflé—definitely worth the calorie expense.

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