Frederick Costa, the Owner of Frederick's Bistro was raised in an environment of wonderful food and hospitality. Growing up in both in Indochina and France, his parents, Henri and Odette owned highly acclaimed gourmet restaurants in both countries. As a young man he not only learned the secrets of French and Asian cuisine's, but also the true meaning of hospitality and customer service. Customers of Frederick's Bistro will say that visiting the restaurant is like walking into your best friend's home. You feel completely welcomed and special on every visit.
After working in the family restaurants for many years, Frederick sought formal training at the Flo Brasserie in Paris. From there he came to the United States and to San Antonio in 1984. In 1985 he opened the very popular L'Etoile restaurant. After several years with L'Etoile, Frederick sought to blend the flavors and diverse cultures of the lands he grew up in. His parents operated both French and Indochinese restaurants and the fusion of both cuisines intrigued him. In 2000, he opened Frederick's Restaurant in Alamo Heights and in 2008 Frederick's Bistro in Northwest San Antonio. The results are dining experiences that have become legendary for area residents and visitors.
You and your guests will truly experience fine dining at Frederick's Bistro in San Antonio. At Frederick's Bistro we offer a wide variety of gourmet dishes and an exquisite selection of wines and beverages. In addition to the wonderful cuisine, you will experience the service that is uniquely Frederick's. Be it lunch or dinner, your dining experience at Frederick's Bistro will be one that you are not soon to forget.
Chef-owner Frederick Costa has never subscribed to the theory that you can have too many chefs in the kitchen so he shares the culinary spotlight with Chef Perrin.
Chef Perrin was born and raised in Switzerland. Early on he found he had a passion for cooking, so at age 19 attended culinary school in Neuchatel, Switzerland. In his early years Chef Perrin traveled through Europe working in some of the finest restaurants gaining valuable experience. Wanting to come to America, Chef Perrin did so in the late 1970's going to Washington and working at Rive Gauche, Tiberio and Jean Pierre.
It was in Washington where Chef Perrin then found a friend in Frederick Costa. The two came to San Antonio together to open L'Etoile. Chef Perrin continues to delight and satisfy with his classic approach to elegant cuisine embracing the best of two fine worlds, Asian and French.