Persuasive renditions of classic bistro fare are served in cozy surroundings at modest prices—a welcome surprise in this neighborhood. Portions are Euro-reasonable rather than gut busting; a smart menu makes the most of homey foodstuffs and captures the mood of the season. Salads (Belgian endive, Caesar) and charcuterie (country pâté particularly) are well conceived and satisfying. Recent pleasures included a nicely deconstructed boeuf bourguignon with tagliatelle and tender glazed short rib with fingerling potatoes and carrot purée. Banana brioche pudding surrounded by a halo of Nutella makes a fine finish. Well-priced wines, mostly French.
Dishes We Liked
Charcuterie ($12 for three kinds), Belgian endive salad ($9), ahi tuna tartare ($12), Caesar salad ($8), glazed beef short rib with carrot purée ($25), boeuf bourguignon ($24), glazed French lentils ($6), banana brioche pudding ($8)