French cuisine is decadent and filling, although less so once you realize that eating the entire cloth napkin is politely discouraged. Bon appétit with this Groupon.
- $15 for $30 worth of French cuisine
- Click to see dinner menu.
La Niçoise Café
After founding small bistros and cafés throughout Nice, Paris, and St. Tropez, Frederick Boukaïa decided to bring his passion for rustic French cooking to Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The result is La Niçoise Café. "I want people to be comfortable in my place," Boukaïa recently explained to the Northern Virginia Daily. "Nothing fancy. Nothing pretentious.”
Indeed, it's hard to feel alienated by the café's cozy, homespun ambiance and approachable menu of French comfort foods. It helps that you can't go wrong with any order, whether it's the grilled duck breast with crispy polenta or the mussels steamed in white wine with parsley, garlic, and shallots. To complement this cuisine, the café offers a curated selection of wines from regions throughout France, although the list also includes bottles from Australian, Italian, Californian, Algerian, and Virginian producers.
What some people are buzzing about:
“The food is wonderfully prepared, creatively presented and most importantly, delicious. We've been there several times and each time is as good as the last.”
“The chef who owns La Nicoise is very personable and backs it up with really good food. The shrimp and scallops in puff pastry was just exquisite last night! Trout...”
“The chef who owns La Nicoise is very personable and backs it up with really good food. The shrimp and scallops in puff pastry was just exquisite last night! Trout and duck dishes were also very good but it's hard to imagine anything better than that appetizer. Ymmmmm.”
“Very friendly staff. Crab/mushroom ravioli was delicious.”