Many American bistros differentiate themselves from their European counterparts by serving region-specific dishes and replacing waiters with Bruce Springsteen. Satisfy a hungry heart with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of bistro fare at The French Laundry in Fenton.
The lively sounds of conversing friends bounce off the exposed wooden beams and checkered floors of The French Laundry, where chefs craft a far-reaching menu of casual bistro fare. At the sound of the town rooster’s cell-phone alarm, a breakfast procession marches onto tables with bagels ($0.99–$2.50) and a bevy of eggs, pancakes, and smoked breakfast meats ($5.50–$12.50). A six-page Lunch and Beyond menu offers up stacked artisan sandwiches ($7.99+) along with heartier entrees such as turkey meatloaf ($10.50) and chicken pot pie ($12.95). After 4 p.m., guests can nosh on dinner plates piled high with seafood, pasta, and steaks ($16.95+) big enough to sabotage truck-stop weigh-ins.
125 W Shiawassee Ave.
Fenton, Michigan 48430-2005