Conceptualized by cousin chefs Serge Pambo and Jean Evens Estinfort—both of whom received their culinary training in Paris—Café de Paris uses a pneumatic tube to transport France's authentic flavors to your table. For lunch, roll up one of the café's classic stuffed seafood, chicken, turkey, or ham crêpes ($9.95), or seduce salivators with the hot ham and cheese of a croque Paris madame topped with béchamel sauce ($9.95). Café de Paris's dinner menu starts with traditional temptations including moules marinieres (mussels in white-wine sauce, $14.95), then migrates mouths to grilled duck breast with orange glaze ($26.95) and tenderloin beef steak with peppercorn sauce ($24.95). Patrons made of fragile porcelain or waffle cone dine on the dainty Niçoise salad, a fresh toss of mixed greens, green beans, tomatoes, olives, tuna, hard-boiled egg, and anchovies ($10.95). In addition to lunch and dinner delights, Café de Paris offers Sunday brunch, the classic midday bites that are always admirably accompanied by a mimosa ($5). Like the blush in a wine-warmed cheek, the warm hues of tabletop bouquets stand out against Café de Paris's crisp table linens. The café's elegant interior provides a beautiful backdrop for marriage proposals, divorce proposals, or admissions of twinning, so grab your significant other or significant other's significantly secret twin for a night on the town. Café de Paris also hosts live music, so check the website to find out the schedule. Café de Paris is closed for dinner on Sunday and Monday nights and for lunch Saturday.
Since 1986, Waffle King's culinary team been cooking up golden-brown Belgian waffles?some topped with pecans, some served with a side of smoked ham, some paired with two eggs any style. The restaurant showcases one meat and three veggie varieties daily. Waffles are just the beginning of their hearty, diner-style offerings, though. They also cook custom omelets, grill juicy burgers, and serve country-fried steak on Texas toast, so named because it's shaped like Lyndon Johnson.
Hatched from a simple creole cottage in Mandeville, Louisiana in 1996, Another Broken Egg Cafe has expanded to more than 20 locations in the South and California. The homey eatery flaunts more than 130 menu items that spotlight southern and creole twists on breakfast classics such as omelets, scrambles, pancakes, and benedicts. The Hey Lucy!!! omelet, a Spanish-inspired creation filled with chorizo, avocado, green chilies, and house-made salsa, even caught the eye of Valley Planet readers, who voted it Best Breakfast in 2011 and Best Breakfast as well as Best Brunch in 2012. Another Broken Egg Cafe's French-country charm welcomes locals, tourists, and off-the-clock roosters from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily.
The story of Sperry?s Restaurant began in Jacksonville, Florida, with famed restaurateur and hotelier Burton W. Sperry, whose reputation for fine food and sterling service made him the toast of the South in the late 1800s. Fast-forward to 1974, when Sperry?s descendants?eager to uphold their great-great-grandfather?s commitment to dining excellence?started their own restaurant to honor his memory. Since opening its doors more than three decades ago, Sperry's Restaurant has expanded to two locations and developed a loyal following thanks to its continued dedication to cooking palate-pleasing steaks and seafood entrees and bending over backwards for its guests.
The aroma of Alaskan king crab legs and bacon-wrapped filet mignon converge to form a culinary siren song for diners sitting at tables made from the hatch covers of World War II Liberty ships. The restaurant?s bartenders sling libations down a hand-carved bar sporting a unique epoxy resin finished for a mirror-like shine, and a stone fireplace occasionally serenades guests with its crackling flames.
Flip Side brews drinks and fabricates treats for coffee wranglers and hungry patrons alike in its upbeat café. Bountiful breakfasts, midday meals, and more abound in Flip Side's expansive menu. Bite daintily into a barrel of bagels ($1.59) and muffins ($1.99) or squash hunger altogether with a grilled panini sandwich ($2.69–$4.29), savory soup ($2.19 for a cup), and salad ($6.49). Stomachs and second stomachs will samba to each bite of the steak quesadilla, an orchestral symphony with a grilled steak solo, cheddar and jack cheese arias, and a chorus of fajita vegetables dressed in a tangy southwest sauce ($5.99).
In an effort to simplify the eating experience, the folks at Five have created a menu that limits the number of choices in each course category to five. Select from five snacks for a starter, such as cracklin’ pork sprinkled with spicy salt ($5) or fried olives smothered in tangy Asian sauce ($5). Next sate your salivating stomach with a selection from Five's five entrees, such as the pork pad thai ($13) with peanuts and fresh lime and the aged beef rib eye with homemade fries ($22). At night, customers can fail at resisting the five nightly specials, which include Wednesday’s shrimp enchiladas ($16) and Friday’s braised short ribs ($16). Live music serenades ears several evenings a week.