Mondi Tag’s love of French culture led her to open La Parisienne French Bistro in Frisco. Although the restaurant has only been open for a little over a year, Tag said she has been in the restaurant industry since she was 19.

The backstory

Tag enjoys French cuisine and she opened the restaurant because she wanted to “bring Paris to Frisco,” she said.

La Parisienne serves brunch, lunch and dinner. It also offers French pastries, afternoon tea and a full bar, which offers happy hour.

What’s special about it?

General manager James Haskell said the restaurant’s decor changes with the seasons and each season offers a different curated list of themed cocktails, in addition to the normal drink menu.

Additionally, Haskell said all of the pastries and desserts are made in house and said the afternoon tea is popular with patrons.

What’s on the menu?

One of the most popular menu items is the Croque Madam, a sandwich featuring sourdough bread, ham, Swiss cheese, bechamel sauce and an egg. Another popular item is the spicy rigatoni, which features rigatoni pasta in a vodka cream sauce and patrons can add chicken, salmon or steak for an additional charge. Bouillabaisse is also a menu highlight. It is a soup dish featuring scallops, mussels, salmon, fennels and potatoes or angel hair pasta.

Looking for a libation?

The restaurant has a full bar with several specialty cocktails, including the Paris Romance featuring RumHaven rum and fruit juice and is served in a bird-shaped class and the Parisienne Old Fashioned, made of bourbon, bitters, orange peel, black tea syrup and cherries.

La Parisienne also serves a number of wines and champagne along with speciality happy hour drinks.