BONNIE RUTH’S PATISSERIE Global. Part bakery, part bistro, Bonnie Ruth’s is a local eatery with a full bar and a Parisian flair. Visit the restaurant at the Watters Creek development in Allen or at the Shops at Starwood in Frisco for a classy patio dining experience, delectable desserts to take home and a Sunday brunch buffet. www.bonnieruths. com. 6959 Lebanon Road, Frisco, 214.705.7775.; 916 Garden Park Drive, Ste. 500, Allen, 214.383.6777. BOUCHON 1314 French. A contemporary bistro and wine bar, this charming restaurant in Oak Cliff is a neighborhood favorite, with an extensive wine selection and reasonably priced French fare. www. bouchon1314.com. 1314 W. Davis St., 214.941.3000. BOULEVARDIER French. This French-inspired neighborhood bistro, located in the historic Bishop Arts District, offers house-made fare such as specialty oysters, chicken, steak and fish as well as modern takes on classic French cuisine. www. dallasboulevardier.com. 408 N. Bishop Ave., Ste. 108, 214.942.1828. LAVENDOU French. The flavors of Provence come alive in this elegant French bistro. From the décor — swathed in signature yellow-and-blue Pierre Deux fabrics — to the menu’s rich selections of seafood and lamb, diners will find a dining experience as perfect as a Monet. An award-winning wine list, full bar and impeccable service completes a picture-perfect experience. Reservations recommended. www.lavendou.com. 19009 Preston Road, Plano, 972.248.1911. RISE NO. 1 French. Step off the streets of Inwood Village and into a bistro of French charm and cuisine. Soufflé is the star here—which beckons those with a wish for culture and romance—but fromage, soup, steak and more is also available. www.risesouffle.com. 5360 W. Lovers Lane, Ste. 220, 214.366.9900. SAINTEMILION French. One of Fort Worth’s most attractive staples, this Country/French establishment offers upscale choices in a warm, cozy and decidedly romantic environment. www.saintemilionrestaurant.com. 3617 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, 817.737.2781.