Hours: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, & Sun. Brunch.
39 Rue de Jean looks like it’s been at 39 John St. forever and in Upper King’s recent restaurant history, it has. For the past 14 years the brasserie has kept regulars returning thanks to French classics and then some. Our favorites include the assiette de fromage, frisée lyonnaise, sweetbreads, and escargot. Then there are the big plates, like the New York steak frites (with butter!), the burger (one of the best in town maybe?), and the six preparations of mussels. A bowl for $9.99 with a side of frites and a pint of Fischer LaBelle Amber will do you up right. Try the pistou, the aioli, the bacon blue cheese, or really any of them. They’re all good. Chef Jason Dupree puts out plenty of succulent entrees (shrimp provençal, duck confit, chicken française, braised rabbit) that will have you dreaming of Paris, and the plats du jour are a good reason to put Rue on your regular rotation. Sunday brunch is the best time to try their amazing omelets, cooked to French perfection. —Kinsey Gidick Dish (Winter 2015)
French brasserie cuisine featuring burgers, steaks, sushi, and salads Voted Best French Restaurant and Best French Fries by CP readers.