L’Estelle House, the French-inspired Southern bistro, is now open on Rainey Street after a New Year’s Eve debut with very limited late night hours. It will be open on Friday and Saturday, from 6 p.m. to midnight, which could be extended depending on late night demand.
Owner Holly Nasso wants diners to feel like they’ve "stumbl[ed] upon a farmhouse kitchen and [are] invited to try out the inspiration of the day." The Parisian-meets-Texas comfort fare means there is truffle mac and cheese and a late night brunch sandwich with ham, truffle fondue, and a fried egg. Eventually the menu will be expanded, but check out the current offerings below.
Brunch service begins on Sunday, January 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. On deck are biscuits, hot pepper cheese gravy, cardamom pain purdu, kale tahini salad, and more.
Nasso’s husband Craig designed the space, and converted a second building on the lot (which used to be his office) into wine and beer bar Drafting Room, which opened last March.