Hours: D. Closed Sun.
The lighting inside is soft and yellow. The room is small and intimate. And the food is unapologetically French. Dishes come from both la mer (the sea) and le terroir (the earth), with choices that range from grilled swordfish with black truffle butter to stewed chicken with garlic, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, and black olives. Sometimes you just want to conjure up an Old World experience, and La Fourchette delivers just that with an amazing wine list of distinctive regional selections and a menu of French classics (duck l’orange, anyone?). We love the mussels and frites combo, particularly because the frites get cooked in duck fat. The French shepherd’s pie (haché parmentier) and the grilled hanger steak (le steak frites salad) are also good choices. Then there’s the lamb chops and the couscous merguez and the list goes on. Suffice to say, you really can’t go wrong here. —Stephanie Barna Dish (Summer 2013)
Hearty French peasant food. Don't miss the cassoulet and the housemade duck pâté.