1417 French Bistro is a warm and friendly neighborhood restaurant that embraces the culture of dining at a true French bistro. Owner Allison Welsh curated the desirable restaurant space to feel inviting, yet elevated with modern artwork, mid-century furniture and a lush array of plants. Executive Chef Kyle Mulligan is classically trained in French cuisine, creating classic dishes like french onion soup, escargot vol au vent, poisson meuniére and steak frites.
Pastry guru Amy Moore and bread whisperer Maggie Fluger have created a mouth watering dessert and bread program. Neighborhood favorites include the pistachio bombe, mousse au chocolate, and the brioche roll.
The cocktail program is a love note to 1417 from our front of house manager Anise Broussard. A mix of classics like sidecars, sazeracs and daiquiris along with original cocktails that should not be overlooked.
1417 has been featured in Texas Monthly’s Dining Guide and as a top Austin restaurant in Tribeza, Austin American-Statesman, Local Palate, and Uproxx.
Originally from the High Plains in Amarillo Texas, Kyle has been an Austinite for over 15 years. Graduating from Texas Culinary Academy in 2008, he has been heavily involved with the burgeoning Austin food scene working his way up in top restaurants ever since. With a background in kitchens ranging from classic Italian and French, to interior Mexican, American style steak houses, Japanese Izakaya, and Texas Barbecue. He also has a strong background in large format banquets and fine dining. An avid disc-golfer and dog lover, Kyle is also a musician, playing guitar, bass, and keys among others.