I finally made it to Benoit French bistro for its famous dessert bar brunch. All-you-can-eat dessert for $16 or a la carte at $4 each. Benoit is a classic, clean and comfortable restaurant. For Sunday brunch, it wasn’t overly crowded, so it’s a nice place to come to get a table easily and have conversation. It is the perfect place to bring your parents. Graphic artist Vahram Muratyan’s charming artwork lines the mirrored walls with side-by-side comparisons of New York and Paris.
What would the French bistro experience be without gougeres to start?
I had the croque-madame, which was good.
My friend had the French toast.
As if that weren’t enough, we were brought the dessert menu.
At first glance of the dessert bar,
I thought red fruits,
but decided instead to go for the creamy and sugary Tarte Tropezienne. Glad I did! It was delicious. It had a very pleasant, unique-tasting cream. I would definitely get it again.
My friend got the apricot tart.
If I return to Benoit for brunch, I will probably just do the dessert bar, so I can try a few different ones and have the room