The crêpe, or French pancake, was invented in 1923 to make its American counterpart look fat, oafish, and uncouth in comparison. Help the disced food maintain its well-deserved sense of superiority with today's Groupon: for $15, today's deal treats you to $30 worth of gourmet crêpes and drinks at Crêpe Café, a European-style café restaurant in the heart of Ravenna.
As you and your dining date nestle close in Crêpe Café's cozy confines, you'll get to watch the crêpes get spun right in front of you. Though crêpes are traditionally a dessert, it's recommended that you start with the menu of dinner crêpes. Whet your appetite with a bubbly-cheesed French onion soup ($4.95) before wrapping your reptilian tongue around entrees such as heaven's crêpe (black forest ham and swiss topped with homemade béchamel sauce and fresh asparagus, $12.95 for a regular) or the island girl (shrimp with fresh mango, spinach, roma tomatoes, avocado, and swiss topped with a Caribbean lime and mushroom sauce, $15.95). Vegetarians won't have to huffily pick things out of their crêpe and then feed them to roaming restaurant dogs if they order the Westchester (avocado, swiss, caramelized onions, roma tomatoes, and spinach with sun-dried tomato coulis, $12.95 for a regular) or mushroom medley, the house specialty (assorted mushrooms sautéed in a white wine and garlic cream sauce wrapped in a buckwheat crêpe with gruyere cheese, $12.95).
But the fete truly begins at dessert, where you can either stick with the French standard crêpe suzette ($9.95), featuring a caramelized sauce of orange and Grand Marnier and served to you on fire, or explore something a little closer to home with Peshastin apples roasted to perfection in cinnamon and sugar atop a crêpe filled with cheddar cheese ($8.95). Chocoholics can ward off the cocoa shakes by pairing their chocolate with peanut butter, almond butter ($7.95 each, regular size), or strawberries ($9.95 regular). Fruit fans, on the other hand, can pick from lemon zest ($7.95 regular), blueberry farms ($9.95 regular), or the sinfully indulgent caramelized banana ($9.95).
CityVoters awarded Crêpe Café fourth place for Best Crepes in Western Washington, and The Stranger is a big fan. Citysearchers give the Crêpe Café a 4.5-star average, Yelpers give it four, and 81% of more than 100 Urbanspooners like it:
- An intimate creperie, featuring gourmet dinner and dessert crepes, which are both delicious and beautiful, and wine. – The Stranger
- This place knows how to do crepes! Absolutely delicious savory and sweet crepes. I highly recommend the "Blueberry Farm" fruit crepe, which was bursting with fresh blueberries, homemade whipped cream, and a yummy not-too-sweet blueberry compote. Every crepe on every table looked good. The savory crepes, loaded with meat, cheese and veggies, are enormous. Two people could easily share one. They do great cappuccinos and lattes too. – wondrousworld, Citysearch
2118 NE 65th St.
Seattle, Washington 98115Get Directions