The live piano quickly draws you into St. Martin’s Wine Bistro an old-style French setting with a romantic low lit ambiance- offering an elegant dining experience.
St. Martin’s Wine Bistro, located near lower Greenville, turned out to be one of the best-kept secrets in Dallas, Texas, for my boyfriend and I last night. The authenticity of this chic French-American bistro offers 5-star dinner options and an unbeatable Sunday Brunch. Live music is offered every night, and truly sets the tone for a beautiful evening. Your experience is heightened by attentive service and a wine list offering over 200 selections. In addition to the regular dining setting, a bar is located in the center of the restaurant, for those who chose to only have appetizers, sip on wine, or admire the beautiful piano tunes.
Upon arrival, you are left with an extensive list of wines by the bottle and glass (A full bar is offered if you aren’t a fan of wine).
We opted for drinking by the glass as we wanted to try a few different styles with our dinner; I chose a white Bordeaux ($10) while my boyfriend a Red ($12). After making your wine choice, you are then presented with a menu, which you must select your entire coursed dinner including dessert upon ordering (The dessert soufflé are house-made and must be ordered with dinner to have enough time to prepare).
Entrees we chose the Surf and Turf ($45) (which included a 6 oz filet topped with a peppercorn brandy sauce and 6 oz Austrailian Lobster tail, and mashed potatoes with seasonal vegetables) and the Les Tournedos Rossini ($36) (which included Seared Medallions of Prime Beef Tenderloin topped with Fois Gras, Black Truffle, Cognac, DemiGlaze, and mashed potatoes with seasonal vegetables.) Our entrees were cooked to a perfect medium rare, the lobster sweet and succulent, and of course the vegetables a perfect al dente.
For dessert, we shared the Gran Marnier Soufflé ($7), which was well worth the wait. I’m sure after finishing the entire thing, we wished we had ordered two. Perfectly prepared vanilla soufflé with a Gran Marnier filling added tableside.
I couldn’t resist looking over the dessert list for some time, it had exceptional offerings, Godiva White Chocolate Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse, Deep Dish Apple Tart Tatin, to name a few. But I was so full after what was, an exceptional meal- I wouldn’t have been able to eat another bite.
To end the perfectly picturesque night we ordered two shots of espresso while enjoying the piano music. I was so excited to finally find a lovely restaurant where you can experience a little taste of France time and time again.
St. Martin’s Wine Bistro
3020 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX, USA, 75206