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A New French Brasserie With an Asian-Cajun Twist Lands Downtown in 2022

Toussaint Brasserie will bring coconut curry, lobster thermidor, and a fleet of Big Easy-inspired cocktails to the forthcoming Renaissance Hotel Saint Elm Dallas Downtown

A seafood platter with avocado salad at the soon-to-open Toussaint Brasserie
Kevin Marple

A modern French brasserie dedicated to steak tartare and moules frites will open in downtown Dallas in early 2022. Toussaint Brasserie is a hotel restaurant that will open in the upcoming Renaissance Hotel Saint Elm Dallas Downtown (currently known as Cambria Downtown Dallas) located at the historic Tower Petroleum Building at 1907 Elm Street.

Expect the menu to revolve around French classics, infused with Asian flavors and a bit of New Orleans style as well. That means lobster thermidor will be accompanied by coconut red curry, and Big Easy-inspired cocktails like the Nola-Groni with Euphrosine #9 Gin, Peychaud’s Apertivo, and Plymouth Sloe Gin.

Classics like steak tartare will be served with carrot coulis, shallots, egg yolk, pea tendrils, and toast points, and other menu options will include galette de crab, seafood platters, and quiche, with Basque cheesecake for dessert.

 Toussaint Brasserie’s Basque cheesecake
Basque cheesecake is on the dessert menu
Kevin Marple

The name nods to New Orleans writer, producer, and performer Allen Toussaint, and the look of the restaurant will be classic French brasserie. Droese Raney is handling the design, which will feature a palette of blue, grey, wood, and marble. The 3,200-square-foot restaurant will seat 78 indoors and 28 outside, with a 16-seat full-service bar, and a bottle service table with banquette seating for six.