The husband-wife team behind Uptown Park’s Etoile Cuisine et Bar expanded their reach in 2017 with a second French concept in Downtown Houston. Located on the ground floor of One Park Place, Brasserie du Parc and its accompanying Creperie du Parc, overlook Discovery Green park and offer classic French fare in an elegant, relaxed setting.
Inside the 3,000-square-foot eatery, expect an old-world French vibe with an industrial lean. Poppy, orange seating, accordion sconces and a large wrap-around bar mark the main dining room, while the patio offers a more laid-back atmosphere with operable glass-panels that will be open when the weather permits. On the menu, fans of Etoile will find a handful of favorites carried over from the Uptown Park restaurant, along with new options that focus on locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients. Expect a fresh catch influence, thanks to the Gulf, in dishes like the risotto aux fruits de mer and the Les Moules Galveston-style, which mixes mussels, smoked tomato sauce, crab meat and jalapenos. Classic brasserie dishes are also available, along with a sweet and savory crepe menu.
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily. For crepes, to go, visit the walk-up window, which is open until 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.