If two heads are better than one, then two cuisine-noggins fused into one restaurant-body are better than one. Polycephalify your palate with today's Groupon: for $10, you’ll get $20 worth of authentic French and Swiss fare for lunch or dinner at Le Chalet, located on Bell Road in Glendale.
In a quaint French bistro setting, Head Chef Anthony Ferré and Alain Keller whip up an extensive menu stocked with authentic French crêpes and Swiss fondue along with traditional cuisine such as the flammenkuchen, an oven-toasted tart topped with sour cream, bacon, onion and Swiss cheese ($9.50). Share the imposing La Potence, a vertical metal rack of beef tenderloin flambéed tableside ($25) or the docile Swiss cheese fondue, spiked with white wine and served with French baguette croutons for dipping ($17.50). Pacify sweet teeth buds with a sweet crêpe such as the Grand Marnier crêpe, drizzled with chocolate and bursting with vanilla ice cream and candied orange peel ($5.75), among other dessert options. A tongue-quenching wine selection highlights French, Californian, and some Swiss wines as well as globally sourced beers.
Le Chalet's charming interior insulates diners from bargain-hunting raptors roaming the surrounding shopping center. Cozy dark woodwork, white stucco walls and personal knick-knacks impart a rustic, homey touch, and musicians play weekly to ensure rhythmic chewing and swallowing. While waiting to be served, be entertained by the television monitors above the bar that broadcast live food preparation from the kitchen in eye-popping 2-D.
- It's full of French specialties that you're probably craving but just don't come across that often. – Michele Laudig, New Times
- What I really like about it, is that it doesn't have that feeling that it's for special occasions only (birthday, etc.). This is the kind of place where you can go on the spur of the moment. – Palomino, Chowhound