La Côte Crêperie

December 27, 2008

Maybe it’s a new desire for austerity that’s making the affordable Côte Crêperie the hot new ticket in Madison Valley. Maybe it’s the visible location along Madison Street’s French Quarter (down the street from Voilà! Bistrot, across from Rover’s). Maybe it’s the sweet, crackle-edged dessert crepe dusted with powdered sugar, drizzled with lemon, and finished with a wisp of whipped cream. Whatever the reason, the little boîte once known as Saint-Germain is now a cozy creperie (in the hands of the Frenchman who owns Voilà!,) all done up in tidy nautical blue and white, with servers sporting French fishing shirts who’ll call you by name on your second visit. Out they’ll come balancing bowls of French -onion soup and plates of butter lettuce salad and chestnut folds of hearty buckwheat crepe stuffed with savories like tomatoes and basil butter or raclette, Yukon Golds, prosciutto, and crème fraîche. They’re luscious, filling, and—at under $11—the best deal on Madison Street.

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