Restaurant: Montmartre (http://montmartredc.com/)
Location: Eastern Market
Total Rating: 4.5
Food: 5, Price: 4, Service: 3, Ambience: 4, Accessibility: 5
Summary: A former post office in Eastern Market is the unlikely home of the city's best French bistro, a warm, happily chaotic place that can tend to feel cramped, crowded, with rushed service. The interior is tight, and sometimes all the wine glasses, plates, and dishes barely fit on the table, but the food makes all the difference. They also have a patio for outside dining. Closest Metro is Eastern Market.
Fall 2007: Although in a tight dining atmosphere, I really enjoyed my meal. The scallops were cooked to perfection and I would like to venture out to try some of the more traditional French items. The prices are moderate, so this place has not become a regular spot for us yet – but we really want to go back soon.
UPDATE: We went back for dinner and sat outside on a windy night, but it was pleasant. We were served fresh French bread while we waited for our main course. The menu has been revamped and the prices seemed much more reasonable than I remember from the last time we were there. The food was very hearty, fresh, and delicious. Even though we had to rush, I enjoyed my meal and realized we should have come back sooner.
What I ate:
What I ate:
Coquilles St Jacques Sauteed Aux Jeunes Srtichauts Carrottes Et Celeri
pan-seared scallops with baby artichokes, baby carrots and celery, balsamic reduction
filet with root vegetables, asparagus, in a portobello balsamic reduction sauce
Plus Keith ate:
Cuissots De Lapini Braises Aux Olives Et Shlitakes
Linguinis Cremees a L'huile De Truffe
braised rabbit legs with olives, shiitake mushrooms and creamy linguini with truffle oil
Duck Leg Confit
with herb potato puree, French beans, mushrooms, in a rosemary sauce