I love all things French. I have such a magical time whenever I’m in Paris and I hope to make many more memories by journeying to other parts of France in the future. For now, I will frequent my neighborhood bistro, Bearnaise.
Chef Spike Mendelsohn opened this bistro with his sister, Micheline. This establishment now joins his other restaurants, Good Stuff and We, the Pizza all on the same block.
I’ve been for dinner as well as for lunch and I’ll continue to visit as it satiates my every now and again craving for a decent steak. It’s also in walking distance so I can burn calories getting there and coming back!
For dinner, Bearnaise does a prix fixe menu so you get a choice of salad/soup of the day/onion soup then your choice of steak and dessert. The other diners next to us seemed to enjoy the onion soup but the Mister got the salad. I decided for forgo the prix fixe and be a rebel. I chose one of the specials (steak tartare) as well as a side dish. The Mister wanted to add on the foie gras special as an appetizer.
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