We had the pleasure of dining at a true French steakhouse, Mignon, located at Spring Creek and Preston in Plano, TX (4005 Preston Rd. Ste 518).

Mignon was designed to bring back the aesthetic and feel of 60s France, and it’s been open in Plano for 17 years (ya’ll, before Plano was cool). It’s stood the test of time because of it’s universal appeal, beautiful French deco, diversity of menu, and the lovely patio doesn’t hurt either. The interior is dimly lit to give a romantic and intimate feel. Date night anyone?

One of the owners, Nick, took us on the grand tour and shared with us a story about 60s France. The French would work a full day before going home, eating dinner, and taking their furry friends out. Then, they would nap to rest up for the evening’s festivities. Parties would start at 12:05 AM, following the nap. Mignon decided to honor French tradition, and keep their clock set to 12:05, indicating it’s party time in France!  We loved the story, and we love this classy bar.

We chose to dine on the patio because it was a beautiful day, and the scenery here is bar none.

Our waiter recommended the Brussels Sprouts Fritters appetizer, tempura fried brussel sprout leaves with a whole grain mustard aioli, and it was delicious. This was my first time trying a crispy sprout appetizer, and while crispy, it was still surprisingly light. The aioli paired well.

We also tried an order of the Caprese. We always love a good caprese, and this one had large tomatoes with generous helping of mozzarella. The basil was extremely fresh, and the sauce was delicious.

Stef settled on the Prime Filet Deux to try two versions of steak. This dish comes with two 4 oz filet medallions. One is served with bΓ©arnaise sauce and asparagus (Stef’s favorite), and the other is served with boursin gratin, shitake, garlic, and a rosemary infused demi (my favorite).

The Cochon was the crΓ¨me de la crΓ¨me of the entrees for me. I don’t typically order a pork dish and a steakhouse, but I felt like trying something different (and I knew I could swipe a few pieces of Stef’s filet). This dish is a large pork shank with sweet potato gnocchi, swiss chard, honey glazed bacon wrapped figs in a cochon demi and cilantro olive oil. I would order this again any day of the week, anywhere. Try it.

Being the dessert lovers we are, we tried two. The first was a white chocolate and grand marnier bread pudding, served with a butter pecan ice cream. It was a large serving, and very tasty.

We also tried the ice cream assortment. It’s a lovely trifecta of ice cream with three flavors: vanilla, lavender honey and dark chocolate. All three were good, but I personally love the lavender honey.

We look forward to our next visit to Mignon. Word on the street is the brunch is also fab!