French chefs have a flair for the dramatic that compels them to set their desserts on fire and slice their croissants with guillotines. Execute caution with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $20 for $40 worth of French food at dinner for two or more
- $15 for $30 worth of French food at Saturday or Sunday brunch for two or more
- $10 for $20 worth of French food at lunch, Tuesday–Friday, for two or more
At dinner, chefs plate elegant French specialties, such as Jacqueline’s poulet—a crispy chicken cutlet smothered in lemon-parsley butter ($20). The brunch menu features a housemade paysanne spinach-and-gruyere quiche ($9.25) and the lunch menu features a bistro beef baguette sandwich ($9.25) and a niçoise salad ($10.25). Throughout the day, guests can feast on savory crepes filled with various imported cheeses, such as Swiss gruyere ($14), along with sweeter dark-chocolate and chestnut-cream crepes ($9.75). See the full menu.
Yolande's Bistro and Creperie
Yolande Lacan grew up surrounded by great French cuisine. Her father, Noel, was a gourmet French chef. As a child, her family lived in an inn that featured a handful of restaurants—one that specialized in old-world French food and another that served sweet and savory crepes. When Lacan found that New Haven lacked an inviting corner bistro with good onion soup, escargot, and steak tartare, she took it upon herself in the fall of 2012 to open Yolande's Bistro and Creperie, which incorporates all of these staples of French cuisine.
Lacan and her cook Stephanie aim to create traditional French cuisine that is “not too fancy or intimidating,” such as frog legs Provençale and duck leg confit. In addition, Lacan folds imported cheeses and salmon into gluten-free buckwheat and oat-flour crepes, and chops champagne bottles open with a saber. Dinner and brunch feature plates that are a touch fancier than the average cafe, while lunch features casual French-inspired fare such as cracked-pepper burgers and bistro beef sandwiches.