Where Does One Celebrate Bastille Day in Dallas?

Tomorrow is Bastille Day. We have a lot of French folks in Dallas who like to celebrate their independence from the monarchy with their “let them eat cake” mentality. My apologies for not combining a list of restaurants and bars that are featuring special Bastille Day festivities. Instead, I open the comments section up to anybody who has a suggestion.


  • Bishop Arts is doing their annual thing! Mussels, mussels, and more mussels.


  • DFWFoodie

    Saw that Toulouse Cafe in Knox is also having a special “Bastille Day Feast:” http://www.toulousecafeandbar.com/menus/bastille-day-2011.pdf

  • Lee

    Bishop Arts is the answer.

    Go Oak Cliff, in association with Alliance Francaise de Dallas and the French American Chamber of Commerce presents the second annual “Bastille on Bishop” festival this Thursday, July 14th, from 6PM – 10PM in the Bishop Arts District . Head out to Bishop Boulevard for food, music, dancing, games, and more in celebration of Oak Cliff’s historic La Reunion settlement. Once again, we’ll be filling the streets with sand to create petanque courts while Matt Tolentino of the Singapore Slingers, performs french music with a jazz quartet he’s assembled for the evening. The Get Bent scooter group will host a rally to Bishop leaving from East Dallas, and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is coordinating its own “Bike to Bastille” ride. The evening will include french maid relays, crepe stands, mimes, kids activities, wine hosted by Calais wineries, and a video message from the Mayor of Dijon. Also, an all-star line-up of area chefs will compete in a mussels competition.


  • Here’s the list of chefs participating in the mussel competition at Bastille on Bishop… not too shabby:

    Scott Romano, Charlie Palmer
    John Tesar, The Commisary
    Tim Byres, Smoke
    Matt McCallister, formerly of Stephen Pyles… new restaurant TDB
    Marc Cassel, Peavy Road
    Tony Gardizi, Decanter
    David Anthony Temple, Underground Dinners