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 Brasserie Montmartre. Choose between the following options:
• For $15, you get $30 worth of French-American fare for dinner.
• For $5, you get $10 worth of French-American fare for brunch or lunch
The new Brasserie Montmartre’s inventive menu fuses refined French cuisine and American gastro-pub traditions with farm-fresh seasonal ingredients, innovative recipes, and an expansive slate of brews, wines, and spirits. Bordeaux–born chef-restaurateur Pascal Chureau and Thomas Keller–pedigreed executive chef Michael Hanaghan conjure a bounty of mouthwatering meals and gastro-pub fare, such as pommes frites with a variety of toppings, including duck fat with rosemary ($7) and black truffle with sel gris ($8). The house-made boudin blanc ($10 for lunch, $18 for dinner), adorns a tender sausage with apple puree, poached rhubarb, and rabbit broth amid a bed of wilted spinach, and a flat-iron steak soothes its aching grill marks with a therapeutic dose of herb-infused butter in the steak frites ($13 for lunch, $22 for dinner). A massive mélange of tonneau-tapped wines; 12 draft beers, including Kronenbourg, an authentic French brew; and spirits balance out parisian palates. Small plates on the bistro menu saunter alongside after-office bar banter or sultry patent-law, first-date chitchat. Sunday features a mouthwatering brunch menu with omelets, benedicts, and sandwiches.
Brasserie Montmartre's new interior illuminates its eye-catching edibles with wrought-iron globe chandeliers and ample, sun-soaked windows. Cream walls display antique pieces and a charcoal fleur-de-lis drawn by a local artist. As diners savor chef creations at a private table or along the 30-foot bar, live gypsy jazz infuses food with authentic tunes, reminding table-bound camembert wedges of the french cheese fields of their youth.