With just 30 seats arranged around a large black chandelier, open all
afternoon for late lunches, and with every wine offered by the glass,
the new Pied-a-Terre
is the next best thing to Parisian boyfriend.
Start (as they do in France) with an aperitif like Lillet ($6) or a demi
of Kronenbourg ($3.50) and survey the cool crowd of Douglas Park
Do start with the Paysanne salad ($9.50) topped with crispy lardons and
a poached egg and we loved the Entrecote ($25) with a choice of four
sauces (like the classic poivrée), and the charming $5 sides like petits
pois and haricots verts. Our coq au vin ($16.95) was almost too large to
finish but our second bottle of French wine? No problem finishing that.
Reservations strongly recommended. 3369 Cambie St., 604-873-3131. www.pied-a-terre-bistro.com