Behold Chef/Owner Philip Speer’s new Bonhomie Austin! It’s a French Bistro…yet it’s an American Diner.

Either way you slice it, it’s a pretty friendly and welcoming place. It’s a neighborhood spot where you can belly up to the bar and enjoy drinks from Beverage Director/Sommelier Darrin Ylisto, or grab a booth with friends to indulge in one of Austin’s most delicious burgers. Make sure to try the sides – a stack of onion rings, perfect little gnocchi or an adventurous twist on hash browns, the pommes rosti (like foie gras gravy, cognac and a soft egg OR applesauce, yogurt and chive).

Bonhomie, whose name actually means “cheerful friendliness” is currently serving lunch and dinner; weekend brunch is coming soon.

Bonhomie is located in the AMLI Building at 5350 Burnet Road. They accept a small amount of reservations daily.

You can find more from Chef Speer downtown at My Name is Joe Coffee Co., a breakfast and lunch trailer that aims to help service industry professionals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction through employment and charitable donations.

***Photos top to bottom: 1. Interior, 2. Chef Philip Speer on the line, 3. Tunisian Carrot Salad, 4. Salmon Cru, 5. Crispy Octopus Lyonnaise, 6. Pommes Rosti (Roasted Mushroom, Caramelized Onion, Spinach), 7. Cheeseburger, 8. Onion Rings, 9. Gnocchi a la Parisienne, 10. Cafe Mille Feuille, 11. Banana Split Profiteroles, 12. Exterior