How did a richly authentic yet distinctly modern and youthful French brasserie wind up in the lobby of a generic banking skyscraper in a vacation town like Orlando? Never mind. It all comes out romantic. The croissants are buttery and flaky. The croque madame is indulgently slathered in Mornay sauce and Gruyère cheese. Mashed potatoes are sculpted into a nest for a dollop of creamy horseradish. The cocktails are intriguing, the ham and cheese beignets served with rouge aioli. Brunch, it should be no surprise to learn, is a divine mélange of brioche French toast and omelettes threaded with fresh herbs, and coffee is from a kiosk in the corner run by Foxtail Coffee Co., a Winter Park–based roaster that attracts a devoted walk-in clientele of its own.
390 N. Orange Ave., Orlando
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Phone 407/674-6841 Prices Main dishes $8–$19 lunch, $16–$38 dinner. Free parking with validation, free valet parking at dinner. Cuisine Type French Web site DoveCote
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