A Taste of France on U Street
- Labonne feels that the mezzanine level is the best place to sit “because you have a nice view of what’s going on in the restaurant,” but the front window seat is great for watching people on the street, as are the sidewalk tables, which seat about a dozen diners.
- Brunch takes place Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am to 4pm. Labonne says the most popular brunch dishes are shrimp and grits, French toast and the Daniel’s Benedicte with crab and spinach. Look out for $10 bottomless mimosas, which Labonne intends to start soon.
- Also on the drafting board: Labonne plans to book local jazz bands to play live music every Thursday.
Good To Know
- On Thursdays, souffle fans can order a Grand Marnier or chocolate souffle with sabayon.
- Happy Hour is offered daily from 5 to 7pm, when $4 wines and draft beers are available, and you can order a pot of mussels with fries and beer or wine for $15.
- The second floor seats 80 people and can be used for private parties.
·Steak Frites Sauce Bernaise
·Mussels with Thai curry broth
·Pavé de Saumon au Jus de Langouste
·The menu has five reds and five whites by the glass, but we opted for one of the four sparklings also offered by the glass.
·For beer lovers, there are 15 beers on tap – including Stella Artois, Leffe Blonde and Dogfish Ale – in addition to great bottles like Delirium Tremens.
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