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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Si Bon

801 S. Lamar Blvd. (8th St.) Send to Phone
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Si Bon Restaurant Review

: As America’s penchant for French food continues to grow, one of Austin’s finest bistros is getting the attention it deserves. In formal French fashion, service at Si Bon is impeccable and prices slightly haughty, but the ambience of this snug, restored bungalow is comfortably très chic. Chef-owner Peter O’Brien turns out saucy, very pretty European plates to a captive audience of sophisticates who prefer to duck the crowded restaurant scenes for homey fireplace dining. Unforgettable French-inspired starters include the escargots served over butter lettuce dumplings (bundles stuffed with greens and cheese, then topped with artichoke hearts, prosciutto and parsley sauce) or the fragrant Edward Island black mussels steamed in dark sherry sauce. Certainly, you will be wooed by delicate sole with Gulf prawns in deep brandy mustard sauce, or the bodacious herbed boar chop sauced with prunes and olives. Skipping dessert? Oh, we think you’ll reconsider after you view the artistic lemon tart crowned with pristine fresh raspberries and a crystallized sugar crust. Si bon, indeed!

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