A romantic dinner by a roaring fire is best enjoyed in a restaurant, not around the neighbor's emblazoned wicker man. Retain your amorous appetite with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fine Parisian dining at Pigalle, a Bay Village eatery tastefully modeled after the red-light district in Paris.
Pigalle's casts a romantic spell inside the unassuming brick building, with cream and earth tones, columns, and classic white-linen table settings. Inside the soothing confines, unfold a menu, fold it into a paper crane, then unfold it again to discover a savory appetizer such as duck-liver mousse with toasted brioche, cornichons, and caper berries ($15). Experience the classic and unknown simultaneously with Chef Orfaly's adventurous entree creations, such as the shrimp scampi with house-made tomato fettucini and cherry-tomato herb-butter sauce ($25) or the crispy half duck with turnip succotash, potato puree, and sweet and sour oranges ($32). Lighten a meal with a fresh mango and avocado salad (crumbled goat cheese, grapefruit vinaigrette, and basil oil, $16), or grab the roasted sirloin, mushroom, and foie gras strudel, with red-wine sauce and creamed broccoli ($35), to become as full as a cartoon cat attached to an air hose.
Boston Magazine named Pigalle Best of Boston 2007 Pre-Theater and Best of Boston 2006 Soup. Grub Street Boston and the Boston Phoenix featured the restaurant, and OpenTable reviewers give the restaurant an average of 4.2 stars. Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars, and Citysearchers give it an average of four:
- The restaurant believes in a leisurely service to allow diners to enjoy the experience. It's a cozy, but not tight space. The food is very good, creative and tasty. The portion is appropriate, and by the time you finish the meal, you are more than full. The service is great, from the friendly greetings throughout the whole meal. – OpenTable.com review who dined on 9/26/2010
- The portions were generous, the drinks strong, the setting intimate and cozy and the food and service impeccable. – Isarao, Citysearch