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Philippe Verpiand Is Back With French Brasserie Fare And Crepes To Go At One Park Place

First Uptown, now Downtown for the French chef

A rendering of Brasserie du Parc, coming this Fall to Downtown
A rendering of Brasserie du Parc, coming this Fall to Downtown
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After four years of serving up some of Houston’s best French fare at Etoile in Uptown, Chef Philippe Verpiand is headed to Downtown.

Announced via release, Verpiand is currently working on Brasserie du Parc, an “authentic French brasserie” that will anchor the first floor of One Park Place and offer a killer view of Discovery Green. Verpiand’s wife Monica Bui is responsible for the restaurant’s design, which will feature a “show-stopping 365-degree square bar” and formal dining room.

Interestingly, in addition to traditional brasserie fare, Verpiand has planned a to-go crepe concept that will operate inside the restaurant. Creperie du Parc will have a walk-up window facing the park where you can snag sweet or savory crepes after an afternoon of hanging out at Discovery Green.

Currently slated for a Fall 2016 opening, the restaurant will be open seven days a week for lunch, dinner, happy hour, and brunch in addition to late night offerings.