An authentic French bistro with a warm red-and-gold glow gives a nod to the Left Bank, where street vendors swirl batter on crackling hot pans and drizzle crepes in flambéed Grande Marnier. The food is delightful and everything sparkles through rose colored glass.
Crepes sucrees et galettes sarrazin; sweet and savory buckwheat crepes, are filled with egg, brie, béchamel, mushroom, seafood, or on the sweet side, fruit, liquor and nutella fillings. The extensive menu also includes ‘Typique Bistro’ fare; omelette, duck, mussels, escargot, and requisite boeuf bourguignon. The Balzac sweet crepe with its decadent chocolate espresso ice cream filling is topped with Chantilly and almonds. Definitively decadent, it hits the right balance with airy lightness, making it a perfectly ambrosial ending to your meal.
Service is graciously formal, and optional en Français, which lends a glimmer of romantic nostalgia for trips to Paris had, or of others yet to be dreamed.
Appy’s $7 -16. Dinner $8 – 30.