The menu and the decor at this woodsy tavern honor Alsace, an eastern region that shares a border with Germany. Decked out with a chalet interior and a wood-burning oven, this cozy restaurant serves up delicious specialties like flammekueches, the Alsatian version of pizza. The delicate, thin crust is dotted with sautéed onions, smoked ham, mushrooms, or a variety of other goodies like potatoes, or smoked salmon. Other regional specialties include variations on the cheese-on-potatoes-and-ham theme, as well as choucroute, smoked meats on a heap of cooked and shredded cabbage, as well as a selection of standard bistro fare. Right next to the Montparnasse station, and with “non-stop” service all day, this is a good place to grab a bite when you are waiting for your train.
- Margie Rynn