La Villa Saint-Tropez, a new Montrose Mediterranean and French eatery, opened over the July 4th holiday.
Eater previously reported that the new restaurant from the owners of the upscale bar, Victor, would be taking over the former Cafe Azur spot at 4315 Montrose Boulevard. The restaurant made its debut in some relatively tough weather, urging diners to avoid crossing town in the torrential rains and flooding that hit Houston on the 4th of July.
Here, Southeastern French cuisine shines amongst mid-century modern interiors that seat about 75 guests, with seating for another 40 between two outdoor terraces. Diners will find Chef Bruno Gallou’s French dishes like his signature Riviera Bouillabaisse. Other highlights from the Brittany-born chef include eggplant confit, lobster linguine, and roasted duck breast, that will rotate on a seasonal basis. The restaurant sources ingredients, seafood, and meats locally and makes sauces in house. A full bar features classic cocktails and an extensive wine list with varietals from Italy and France, with an emphasis on wines from Burgundy.
Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday it stays open until 11 p.m.; plus Saturday and Sunday brunch is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.