Francophiles will appreciate Bistro Maxine's casual approach to dining, with pretention-free lunches and carefree dinners in the flavorful form of authentic crepes, soups, salads, sandwiches, espresso drinks, cocktails, and ice cream. Those hampered by hunger will find the pièce de résistance of soft, warm crepes freshly scooped from imported griddles. Whether savory or sweet, each crepe is stuffed with a winning combination, such as goat cheese, mushrooms, and spinach ($9); banana and Nutella ($5); or the devilish blend of sautéed apples, Calvados, and rich crème fraiche known as the Normande ($7). A number of Continental potables are on hand to escort eats down dappled gullets—sip a kir royal (blackcurrant liqueur and champagne, $8) or a glass of house wine ($7), or drown sober worries with a bottle of chardonnay or Cote du Ventoux ($19).
With its epic wine list and charming interior, Bon Vivant in University South is a great spot for a date or a night out with friends.
Bon Vivant is creating great gluten-free versions of its best dishes.
Bon Vivant isn't just a restaurant, it's also a wine bar.
No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at Bon Vivant.
At Bon Vivant, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
The patio tables outside of Bon Vivant are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
Friendly pooches can come on in at Bon Vivant, which welcomes dogs as well as their owners.
Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table.
Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Drive to lunch or dinner at Bon Vivant and find easy parking in a lot close by or on the street.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Bon Vivant.
Checks are bigger than average at the bar, so prepare your wallet.
Adventurous oenophiles, Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar is the perfect place for you to sip for your next glass of chardonnay.
Whether you prefer white or red, Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar offers the perfect wine pairing for your meal.
Private rooms make any group feel like VIP guests at Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar.
If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the bar for a reservation first.
Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
Drive to lunch or dinner at Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar and find easy parking in a lot close by or on the street.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar's moderately priced fare.
For fine French cuisine, Baume Restaurant is a choice magnifique.
Watching your diet? Stay on track at Baume Restaurant, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat options.
Baume Restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at Baume Restaurant.
Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table.
No need to be formal, business casual will pass.
You can also have Baume Restaurant cater your next event.
At Baume Restaurant, street and lot parking is made simple for diners.
Baume Restaurant is a bit of a splurge at around $50 to $75 for a meal.
For the sophisticated flavor French cuisine is known for, dine at Left Bank.
Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Left Bank, though, so plan to indulge a bit.
The bar at Left Bank is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Left Bank.
Grab all of your VIP pals, book a room at Left Bank and prepare to enjoy a delicious meal.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Left Bank's outdoor patio.
Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table.
Left Bank welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Left Bank also offers catering.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from Left Bank.
Left Bank's guests can take advantage of the easy street and lot parking options.
Prices at Left Bank are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
Most people don't expect to identify their career path at the age of five. Jared Gallagher, Chez TJ's executive chef, is not most people. A second-generation chef, Jared started working in his father's kitchen at the age of five, and he knew he wanted to stay there. A sous chef at 19 and an executive chef by the age of 21, Chef Gallagher pursued a passion for French food by training at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and London, an experience he parlayed into a stint in the kitchen of acclaimed chef Michele Bras. Jared was also raised to appreciate farming, fishing, and hunting, and Chez TJ—a Michelin Guide-rated establishment—reflects his early communion with nature. Each morning, Jared walks through the restaurant's 30'x50' edible garden, combing through beds of currant tomatoes, zucchini, leeks, arugula, and other fresh produce for ingredients to use on the custom, chef-prepared menu du jour. When possible, Chez TJ also relies on local farms and markets to supply their meat and other ingredients.
Housed in an elegant Victorian home originally built in 1894, Chez TJ boasts four distinct, cozy dining rooms that can be closed off for more intimate occasions. Guests are also free to roam through the garden to enjoy the scenery or brush up on their pollination skills.