Le Comptoir is the well-priced, neighborhood French Bistro of your dreams. The menu is concise and petit for a bistro, but not for lack of expertise however, because there isn’t a bad item on it. From the fluffed and decadent Gnocchi and Cheese, to the fresh mixed green and fennel salad (a major and flavorful portion for $7) to a classic beef burger and steak tartar, Le Comptoir provides traditional and affordable (I can’t stress this enough) French food with a few twists to keep you on your toes.
The restaurant is genuinely concerned with clean and locally focused cooking and is cash only.
You may consider saving dessert for a separate visit so you’ll have enough room to try one of everything, but if you must pick just two, do not miss the soft meringue Floating Island (hint: it’s floating in vanilla custard) and the classic Crème Brûlée.
Ideal Dinner for two:
- Le Comptoir Salad ($8)
- Gnocchi and Cheese ($5)
- Braised Short Ribs and Parmesan Risotto ($18)
- Creme Brulee ($7)
- = less than $40!
251 GRAND ST
718 486 3300