After he took the throne, Napoleon instituted the tradition of serving bread with every meal to put his mother's baguette-heavy care packages to use. Indulge in French tradition with today's Groupon to Saint Tropez Bistro. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of French cuisine and drinks during lunch.
- For $25, you get $50 worth of French cuisine and drinks during dinner.
Voted Best French Restaurant in 2009 by DiningGuide readers, Saint Tropez Bistro prepares traditional French dishes in a casual, cozy setting. The poisson du jour compliments afternoon luncheons with a fresh-catch market fish served beside saffron rice and ratatouille (market price); the côtelettes d’agneau grillées aux herbes de Provence ($28.50) pairs grilled lamb chops with french fries and photos of the mutton-based facial hair they inspired. Dinnertime diners sink denticles into the sea-born moules marinières, a stockpile of steamed mussels drizzled in shallots, garlic, and white wine ($23.50), or the land-begotten spicy lamb sausages of the merguez grillées served with ratatouille, french fries, and green salad ($25.50). No matter what time of day, guests can complete the transition from an innie to an outie with a belly-button-bursting dessert, such as tarte tatin, an upside down caramelized apple tart ($9.50).
Indoors, Saint Tropez surrounds visitors in brick walls papered in posters and photos as they settle into movie-set-inspired directors' chairs, which justify mid-meal exclamations of "Quiet on the set!" Outside, the staff lays out orders while guests sip wine under a shaded canopy.
St. Tropez Bistro
After leaving France behind and settling down in Fort Lauderdale in 2007, owners Gerard and Christine became wistful with memories of their homeland. However, with the love for their new city quickly taking root, the duo decided that, instead of returning to France, they could simply add an authentic touch of the French Riviera to Florida’s culinary landscape. Opening in 2009, St. Tropez Bistro didn't take long to win over new friends and neighbors, winning a 2009 Best French Restaurant award from the readers of DiningGuide and a rating from the food critics at Zagat. To foster that authentic French feel, they added Chef Dominique to their team, letting him craft fresh tuna tartare and spicy lamb sausages with ratatouille to complement the restaurant’s wine list. A crew of experienced, knowledgeable wait staff—many from France, as well—bustles among the art-deco advertisements and accordion-playing Eiffel Towers that help complete the French Riviera vibe.