Au Troisieme, Restaurant ft. ‘Worldly Sense of Style’, Coming to Dallas’s Preston Center

That's French for 'the third place'.
Au Troisieme, Restaurant ft. 'Worldly Sense of Style', Coming to Dallas's Preston Center
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Au Troisieme, a new restaurant featuring a diverse palette of world cuisine, will open soon in Dallas.

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Coming to 8305 Westchester Dr in The Plaza at Preston Center, it is taking over the former home of a Pei Wei Asian Diner. An exact opening date has not yet been announced, but it is expected to open mid-April.

Bringing the unique concept to the area is private chef and caterer Bobby Pollette, head chef Jeff Acol and co-owner Jess Acol. The Acols previously owned a restaurant in Florida. In coming to Dallas, they wanted to do something new that reflected the different backgrounds of all three partners.

“Jeff and I met at the Four Seasons in Hawaii, he was my mentor, we kept in touch, and I convinced them to move here,” Pollette shared, per CultureMap Dallas. “Most of our food will use classical French techniques, but with influences from all over, with a worldly sense of style. Growing up in Hawaii, you’re exposed to a divergent group of people, with a mixture of cultures and ethnicities, and that’s how our food is. I hope our flavors are different from what Dallas has seen.”

Oh, we think it will be.

Dishes on the menu include Filipino-flavored escargot, halibut wrapped in mustard greens, and cauliflower risotto. There will also be sharable plates, specialty cocktails, and beer and wine.

“We’ll have your basics, but we also want to do some adventurous food that will blow your mind,” Pollette said.

Set up wise, renovation work is being done on the space to include a patio. The restaurant will also include a speakeasy style private dining room that will seat 14 to 16 guests for chef’s tastings and other small events.

Au Troisieme, which means ‘the third place’, will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Brunch will be served on the weekends.

Danita White

Danita White is a staff reporter for What Now Media Group. Born in Georgia and raised in Texas, she reports on new and forthcoming businesses in the Atlanta and Dallas/Fort Worth markets.
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