A classic French brasserie is all about energy, bonhomie and electricity — and, of course, delicious food.

Le Politique, the newest restaurant from the Austin-based New Waterloo group, seeks to replicate this dining culture in our own downtown. But does it succeed in manufacturing excitement while also being a place that feels uniquely Austin?

Go to mystatesman.com to read Matthew Odam’s review and learn more about the food and feel of Le Politique, which he says "takes the safe approach of a plug-and-play spot you might find in Dallas. Or Orange County."