There is nothing I enjoy more than finding a true hidden gem… and I found one! Pardon My French, located all the way over on Avenue B, is an adorable and quaint French bistro and cocktail bar with one of the cutest outdoor patios I have ever seen. To top it off, the owner and Chef are wonderful, the food is delicious, and I couldn’t have been more surprised and pleased with how great my dining experience was! …
French cuisine is typically NOBREAD un-friendly, given the French love for bread, croques, crossaints, and crepes. At Pardon My French, however, the menu is incredibly gluten-friendly! Everything on the menu is gluten free except for the Baguette Tomate, Tartare de Boeuf, Crispy Dungness Crab, and Thyme Roasted Bone Marrow which can all be made gluten free, and the one item on the menu that cannot be made gluten free is the Cod Fritter. I had the opporrtunity to go to the retaurant this week, and the Chef served my friend and I quite the feast! To start, we had the chicken hearts. Yes, I said chicken HEARTS. Initially I was petrified to try the dish, but I disregarded the fact that I was eating a heart and indulged… it tasted like any other part of the chicken and was great! We also tried the Egg Mimosas and Sausage Skewers; the sausage was by far my favorite dish of the night! The food kept rolling out and next up was the calamari and octopus dish, shrimp platter, and mussels. For the seafood lovers out there, all of these are must orders! Although we were incredibly full, we were then served a whole roasted branzino (amazing) and NY Strip Steak (awesome, too). If you haven’t entered food coma yet, the creme brulee was my favorite GF dessert 🙂
The food at Pardon My French may not sound the most appetizing, especially to a girl who sticks to a pretty straightforward diet of seafood, veggies, and fries, but everything at PMF is unique and tasty. The cocktails were unique and amazing, too! PMF is totally worth trying, especially now that it is FINALLY nice out and there is nothing better than an awesome meal on an adorable outdoor patio. I hear brunch at Pardon My French is delicious, too, and I will absolutely be back to try it out!