Tucked away at the back of a bistro, the Bijou is somewhere between a café-theater and a concert-café, putting on various shows including one-man turns and a capella singing. If you enjoy the latter, there's a monthly session with Toulouse society the Joueurs de Voix, during which you can join the artists and sing along on stage. You can witness a lot of talented and upcoming musicians in the local music scene performing here. The interiors are modest and homey and the menu includes interesting options like Tuna Steak in the crust of cereals and Burger Bijou XXL.
This building has one of the most beautiful old brick facades in Place Saint Georges, and is so popular that reservations are essential. The dinner menu features smoked salmon, grilled duck breast and more. Most dishes feature products from the South West region, scallops and soles from Normandy, lamb from Pyrenees, duck from Gers, and pork from Quercy. Save room for dessert, Restaurant Emile has delectable desserts! A favorite among locals, the restaurant tends to get crowded during weekends.
This exceptional brasserie, named after the nearby Fine Arts school, is located on the beautiful banks of the Garonne. It is known mainly for its shellfish stall, from which you can choose your oysters. The set menu offers fish soup or foie gras salad, steak with anchovy cream or confit de canard (duck preserved in salt). The la carte menu includes a special Beaux-Arts sauerkraut.
Despite its convenient location opposite the cinema, this restaurant can be easy to miss because it's on the first floor and its entrance is near the Pyrenees Brasserie. As it has only a small room, it's best to book a table. The tables are rather tightly packed together, but there is a pleasant view of the street. The menu comprises salads (salmon with lime and veal's tongue), fish kebabs, rump steak, and an oven-baked rice dish, or Paulette tart for dessert.
Monsieur Georges is the right place to be if you are looking to try something interesting and new. For starters, this place is on four different levels, each with rooms where you can either lounge with a drink or enjoy a traditional French meal made from original recipes that date back generations. The decor in this place is stunning, contemporary, and chic. One level will have various abstract art all over the walls, while another area has arched white brick ceilings and walls that are brilliantly lit by candles.
Close to the Saint-Sernin Church, this restaurant has a beautiful, colored facade while inside there is welcoming wooden paneling and a magnificent bar. The menu is varied, but people go there especially for its sauerkraut. This is accompanied by three kinds of sausage: the special, the royal and the supreme (made with champagne). The other specialties are flammekuche (onion tart), leg of pork, tripe with Riesling wine and Munich goulash. For dessert, try a Bavarian sorbet or bilberry tart. Lots of good wines from Alsace.
Chef Stéphane Tournié's jewel is set around an interior garden with a large decorative pond. Guests may dine around the pond, flowery courtyard, or in the dinning room and enjoy the exceptional service and cuisine. The restaurant features an extensive wine list, and a le carte menu. The cuisine emphasizes beautiful products full of flavor and creativity centered around authentic Southwest cooking.
If outdoor seating is your kind of thing, then a visit to Le Grand Patio in Crowne Plaza Toulouse will certainly be a memorable experience. During the summer, the place serves lunch and dinner outdoors in the open air. Surrounded by greenery and fountains, and shaded by huge palms, this is a dining experience not to be missed! Dig into the grilled fish, salads and simmering hot meat, spiced up with local ingredients. There is also a list of exotic wines that you can choose from to accompany these delicacies.
Grand Hotel de l'Opera is undoubtedly a place to reckon with. Undoubtedly, the cafe has quite a magnetic appeal and happens to be one of Toulouse's hot-spots. The decor is bourgeoisie with a menu to match; braised snapper, duck stew, risotto and burgers are featured though it's the fresh oysters that garner attention. Premium wines are available by the glass.
Le Plaza Bar in Crowne Plaza Toulouse, Capitole is an elegantly decorated place and is a great place to spend your evening. Select your favorite whiskey, cognac or armagnac along with a cigar of your choice, and you're set for the evening! Relish the variety of mixed salads, grilled meats and other snacks prepared by the experts themselves. The live piano music played here every Tuesday and Thursday evening is soothing, and has been appreciated by everyone. Open till 1a.
Entering Le Bibent is like stepping into a resplendent Baroque palace with jaw-dropping splendor. This fine dining restaurant is situated inside a refurbished, listed monument that combines the palatial grandeur of two major architectural styles: Art Nouveau and Baroque. Chef Constant has three decades of experience working in luxury restaurants and brings the finest of French culinary arts to the table. Choose from prix fixe and à la carte options, both of which offer a fine gastronomic experience. To the sound of soothing jazz music, savor dishes such as Prawn Papillote, Foie Gras Confit, Caramelised Potatoes Stuffed Pig's Trotter and Salmon Tartare served with oysters. Do not forget to admire the fine brocades, columns, wall and ceiling paintings before leaving the restaurant.
Located directly off of Place du Capitole, le Salon d’Eugénie is the perfect spot for a late morning or afternoon break. This tea room serves a variety of breakfast and lunch items, with selections such as tartines, savory tarts, and salads. However, the real reason for Salon d’Eugénie’s popularity is their homemade desserts such as fruit and chocolate tarts, as well as their extensive international tea menu. The cheerful staff serves up reasonably priced formulas complete with coffee, and wine is offered on the menu as well. The cozy ambience, delicious food, and quick service can always be expected, and customers can pay at the counter when they wish to leave.