While the French are the undeniable global leaders in producing world-class basketballers and top-of-the-line tractor trailers, they're also fairly well known for their cuisine. Today's Groupon gets you a taste of the country's third most popular export. For $10, you get $25 worth of French fare and creative crêpes at Crêpe Du Jour.
Much like artfully arranged crepe paper, edible crêpes add elegant taste to the thoughtful gifts they conceal. The family-owned-and-operated Mt. Washington crêperie serves up fresh French fare for lunch and dinner daily and brunch on the weekends. The backbone of the bistro's menu is the crêpes, and the lunch and brunch menus offer a variety of hot sandwiches to accompany the sweet and savory concoctions. Nosh on a midday smoked salmon panini ($9) with tomatoes and pesto sauce or a croque niçois ($8), a toasted ham and swiss sandwich with tomatoes and anchovies. The eatery's savory crêpes promise to satisfy even the most discerning connoisseur of the thin pancake delights with dishes such as crêpe Lorraine ($11) with fresh asparagus, brie, and prosciutto, or the seaward crêpe Normande ($16) stuffed with sautéed calamari and shrimp, veggies, garlic, and goat cheese. For a dinner delicacy, try an order of escargots ($9.99) cooked in a butter and white-wine sauce before moving on to the Carrée D'agneau grille ($25.99), grilled lamb chops served over a red-wine sauce with sautéed spinach and the starch of the day, or tilapia florentine ($18.99) with basmati rice, sautéed spinach, goat cheese, and capers in a vin blanc sauce.
Housed in a Mediterranean-esque house awash in sunny yellow with blue trim, the cozy cafe boasts a heated terrace open year round. Eat among the elements as you savor the sweet crêpe creations, like the crêpe flambee ($11), an ignited combination of fresh bananas, butter, brown sugar, Grand Marnier, and vanilla ice cream, or the crêpe au caramel ($10) with almonds, peaches, caramel sauce, and vanilla ice cream. Relive pre-teen memories of sophisticated summers spent in Parisian bistros, or prepare for your upcoming Provencal parachuting vacation by formally introducing yourself to the cuisine of the countryside before devouring it in an uncontrollable fit of satiation. Call ahead for a reservation.
- Like the other eating places located on this block of Sulgrave Avenue, Crepe du Jour is loaded with lively charm. On a damp, dreary evening, the dining room's vivid colors, tangerine and pumpkin predominantly, immediately cheered us up – Elizabeth Large, Baltimore Sun
- Crêpe du Jour's namesake creations alone make this small, warm-hearted eatery worth a visit. – Baltimore City Paper
1609 Sulgrave Ave.
Baltimore, Maryland 21209Get Directions