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Downtown French Restaurant Unveils Raw Bar and Outdoor Patio

Le Politique opens September 24

Le Politique’s crepe cake
Le Politique’s crepe cake
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Le Politique, the downtown French restaurant from New Waterloo, is opening for dinner starting on Sunday, September 24. Going forward, it will serve lunch, dinner, and brunch within the Northshore building on 2nd and San Antonio streets.

Executive chef Derek Salkin and his wife, executive pastry chef Alyssa Hurlstone, oversee the brasserie’s kitchen. The menu will span classic French dishes, like trout with almonds; gnocchi a la Parisienne with vegetables, herbs, and corn fondue; and fresh cheese. There will be a raw bar too.

For desserts, there will be pastries and baked goods like pain au chocolat, madeleines, and Paris-Brest. Alas, the proper pastry shop and coffee cafe will make its debut in early October. It’s safe to expect pastries and breakfast when it opens.

The bar will serve up drinks like its take on the French 75, the Soixante-Quinze, and house ones. It will also offer a lengthy French wine list.

The restaurant space, designed by Clayton and Little, includes an indoor dining room, large bar, lounge, as well as a massive wraparound outdoor patio. Le Politque shares the same building space as upscale Mexican restaurant ATX Cocina.

Next up for New Waterloo are east side Italian restaurant Il Brutto and its attached sandwich shop, as well as Thai restaurant Sway’s two expansions.

Le Politique [CLOSED]

110 San Antonio Street, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 580-7651 Visit Website