The French have given the United States many tremendous gifts, such as the Statue of Liberty and the current Statue of Liberty, which subdued the first one after lightning made it evil. Raise a glass in gratitude with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of French fare and drinks at The Merry Table. The Merry Table wines and dines its patrons with an abundance of classic French cuisine and toast-ready quaffs. Peruse the restaurant’s métier, its crêpe menu, to indulge in an array of sweet and savory thin French–style pancakes ($8.95–$14.95), known to drove the most stalwart of lumberjacks to renounce flapjacks. Delve forks into the saumon crêpe, a piquant collaboration of boursin cheese, smoked salmon, red onion, eggs, and capers, or the delectable suzette crepe, replete with sugar, butter, orange, Grand Marnier, and the citrusy zest of bicorn hats. Auxiliary eats fill grumbling belly boxes with foodstuffs such as boeuf bourguignon, cuts of beef braised in red wine ($18.95). Bouillabaisse's soup of cooked fish, shellfish, and bay leaves ($17.95) calms hunger by dousing the abdominal flames that fuel it. Vino venture capitalists may stake claims in the wine menu, and the extensive menu of beverages appeals to brunchers with its mimosas and Bloody Marys. The flaxen walls of The Merry Table’s interior provide cozy nesting grounds for a gallery’s worth of evocative artwork. Dine indoors among the bistro’s rustic-chic exposed piping, or retire to the confines of the patio’s parasol-toting tables, offering screening on sun-drenched days and nights of inquisitive moonbeams.
43 Wharf St.
Portland, Maine 04101Get Directions