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Posted by urbangirl4410 on 05/06/2012
My husband and I just recently visited Paris this past April and truly enjoyed all the quaint little neighborhood bistros and brasseries near where we stayed by the Musee de Louvre. To our surprise and delight, we have found a little piece of our Parisian trip just down the street from where we live. Troquet is more like a brasserie than a full fledged restaurant. Good beer selection and the kir tasted just like we had in Paris. The menu is simple, classic French and done very well. My favorite dish...duck confit served with a light salad and french fries. Amazing! Their desserts are un petit which is totally fine. Just enough for a sweet craving- get the chocolate nutella mousse-light, airy and decadent. My only disappointment- the cheese plate. The quality of the cheeses were good but the accompaniments could have been better and frankly more. Perhaps a drizzle of honey, some nuts, olives? Almost too simple. Staff was very friendly and service was timely. It felt like we were back in Paris especially looking around at the black and white photos that funny enough were some of the pics we took while we were there. Hate to share the best little secret in my neighborhood, but walk (or run) before everyone finds this great little spot.
Posted by DrunkenFoodnut on 03/30/2012
If you have ever been to France or Belgium you know what 'mule frite' is. You know about that floury residue that stays on your lips after biting into a baguette sandwich, or dipping fries into mayo instead of ketchup. If not, this is a great place to get a taste of classic french bistro food without the cost of a plane ticket. The price is right, as are the portions. They have a great beer and wine selection. Kronenbourg 1664 on draft... thank you! They are open until 2am during the week & 3am on the weekends! This is definitely more of a bar than a restaurant. The drinks are made with care and knowledge.... The mojito, which is not French but who cares, is made the right way- mint, simple syrup, perrier, rum...(not sprite or mojito mix) a mark of a good establishment. The menu is a bit small and limited, but that is why it works. As I mentioned, it is really a bar or gastropub. They do things that they do well and that's what they do kind of a place. I dig it. It is heaven for drunks with good taste in food. Check it out, you wont regret it.