If you studied abroad in Paris and want to relive those moments spent at a street café table sipping espresso and people watching…those moments before the waiter yelled at you to order something else or get out…then stop by the Figaro Bistro on Vermont. Blvd. Figaro has a full dining room, boulangerie, bar, and Parisian style outdoor seating.
If you’ve never been to Paris, it won’t offer the exact same experience, but will have these added benefits:
1) You don’t have to pay for a ticket to France.
2) Unlike in Paris the waiters won’t yell at you or give you snooty looks.
Their breakfast is scrumptious, my parents love their lunch paninis, and I was lucky enough to be taken there on Valentine’s day, so I can personally attest to deliciousness of the grilled Rib eye steak with cognac sauce.
While visiting Paris you may have discovered the Ladurée Tea Room and Bakery and their specialty, the Macaroon. This is not your typical coconutmacaroon, but a round cookie that is crisp on the outside and chewy and gooey on the inside. Macaroons come in vibrant flavors such as pistachio, chocolate, strawberry and more. You probably curse the day you discovered these irresistible delicacies, seeing as all of your nannying money for the rest of your semester went towards buying them, but you are still overjoyed at having found them once again, here at the Figaro Bistro Boulangerie.
If you like French fare and are bad at making financial commitments to full entrees, then their happy hour, every day from 5pm-7pm, is for you. Escargot for $4.50 etc.
When you visit Figaro for brunch, feel free to make uncouth boob jokes to your friend Bonnie about your eggs Benedict. Just make sure the elderly couple next to you, listening to their grandchildren explain iphone apps, don’t hear you. They will give you a shocked and disapproving look that will be embarrassing to you and Bonnie.