Beneath sunny yellow walls and colorful hanging lights, the griddles at Sofi's Crepes sizzle with sweet and savory creations. Owner Ann Costlow opened the crêperie, named for her beloved and spirited puppy, after cultivating a passion for the culinary arts through work as a galley chef and extensive French travel. Breakfast crêpes shroud maple syrup, blueberries, and bacon in an edible blanket, and spatulas flip up an extensive menu of specialties that can be enjoyed throughout the day and used to lure out the singing phantom that lives in every house’s attic. Savory avocado, gruyère cheese, and mushrooms compose a hearty crêpe, and sweet Nutella and homemade butterscotch toppings allow customers to design delights that pair well with coffee, cocoa, and cider.
Back in their native France, Fernand's family owned a farm and Odette's owned a bar in the region of Brittany. When the two met, therefore, it was only a matter of time before they decided to open their own restaurant. But the Tersiguels went above and beyond: they created a chef! Today, their son Michel is the executive chef at their eponymous restaurant.
It was 1964 when, with Michel on the way, the couple first came to New York. Within three days of being hired at Top of the Fair, Fernand was promoted to lead bus boy. And within four years, the Tersiguels had founded their first restaurant, La Poularde. They later opened their second, Chez Fernand, though after nine years of success the restaurant was lost in a fire. Though the experience was upsetting, the couple used it as an opportunity to move downtown to the Old Baltimore Shot Tower.
In 1990 they opened Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant in the heart of Ellicott City, and the family has resurrected their multigenerational commitment to food—and their passion for the industry—by serving seasonal plates of classic French favorites. Escargots, frog legs, and bœuf à la Bourguignonne dance across the menu before house-made chocolate mousse delights palates. Odette's own family recipe is used to make the pâté de Campagne. So deep is the family's dedication to fine food that some customers even sign up just to shadow Michel for a day, following the chef from his 5 a.m. market trip to the kitchen as he prepares that evening's meals and invents his own type of fire to uses in the oven.
Located in Crepe Du Jour, Crepe Du Jour's crepes have a gooey inside and crisp outside.
Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Crepe Du Jour has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
At Crepe Du Jour, kids of all ages are welcome.
The patio tables outside of Crepe Du Jour are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
Free wireless internet is also available at Crepe Du Jour, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
The dress code at Crepe Du Jour is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
For the tastes of Crepe Du Jour from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
You can easily find street parking near Crepe Du Jour or pull up curbside and make use of the valet service.
Meals at Crepe Du Jour are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
The restaurant is known for its showstopper brunch, but they also offer lunch and dinner.
Located in Sofi's Crepes, Sofi's Crepes' crepes have a gooey inside and crisp outside.
Put the diet on pause when you visit Sofi's Crepes — there are no low-fat menu items.
Parents appreciate Sofi's Crepes' kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
On warmer days, take advantage of Sofi's Crepes' outdoor seating.
Throwing a big party? Count on Sofi's Crepes to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
If time is of the essence, Sofi's Crepes' take-out option may be a better fit.
Patrons looking for a safe place to leave their car will find garage parking readily available.
Thrifty diners will love the reasonable prices here as well, with a meal usually costing less than $15.
Stop by for three square meals a day — Sofi's Crepes serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Petit Louis Bistro in Baltimore is known for its tasty eats.
No need to miss out on Petit Louis Bistro just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs.
Toast your evening out at Petit Louis Bistro with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
Petit Louis Bistro is great for a large crowd and offers a private room for parties, celebrations or other merry gatherings.
Noise levels at the restaurant can be ear-piercing, so save the t te- -t tes for another night.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Petit Louis Bistro in jeans and a hoodie.
You can also serve food from Petit Louis Bistro at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Those driving to Petit Louis Bistro can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.
Your tab at Petit Louis Bistro will usually run to about $30 per guest.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
Marie Louise Catering serves up an endless selection of sandwiches, such as a turkey club or BLT.
Marie Louise Catering is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — Marie Louise Catering offers a variety of drink options.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Marie Louise Catering's outdoor patio.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from Marie Louise Catering.
Catering services are also available.
In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the restaurant.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Marie Louise Catering running under $30 per person.
Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Marie Louise Catering — they're open for all three meals.