This petite French bistro with a supercharged atmosphere is a great spot in the heart of the Grove. Waiters tend to lean on chairs while taking orders, and managers and owners freely mix with the clientele, making Le Bouchon one of the last remaining vestige of the Grove's bohemian days. The result is one big happy family, all enjoying traditional French pâtés, gratins, quiches, chicken fricassee, mussels, duck-leg confit, and steak frites. The lively mood inside is
matched by the throngs that parade outside the French doors. Breakfast is served daily.
May 31, 2009
Very comfy, nice bistro fare. BUT (and it's no disqualification) the guy who really gave it his over-the-top personality departed last year and now runs a competitor (Georges) around the corner on Commodore. The latter is a littler more expensive and a tiny bit fancier. I like both places very much.