Tuesday, November 29, 2011

November's Dinner: Bistro Voltaire

For our November dinner, Nancy chose Bistro Voltaire.

I am a Francophile and I love all things French: the food, the language, the country, etc.  So, I was excited to go to this restaurant.  It is right down the street from where I took French class at the Alliance Francaise.

It is a very French joint.  The hostess is an elegant French woman and our waiter was a French man.  I tried out my limited French skills, with limited success, but that is okay because I got to speak French!

The food was amazing.  I had the french onion soup and a french style gnocchi; both were fabulous.  Other dishes that were fabulous were: the coq au vin, the boeuf with mushrooms, the puff pastry, and the mussels.

The food was absolutely delicious.  I will definitely be back there.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you had a good experience. I was there for lunch a few weeks ago and I wasn't all together impressed. The bread they served with our mussels was really generic. In a French bistro, you'd expect real baguette. Looks like that's been rectified, based on your picture. I had the boeuf bourguignon and the meat was dry. Nice flavor to the dish overall, though. The malt creme brulee seemed to lack the malt. And our server brought wine for folks who didn't order it, and the by-the-glass selections are overpriced. But it's a cute space (though maybe they can rethink the massive Voltaire mural on the wall; it's kind of jarring) and the location is great: easy "L" access, decent shot at street parking.