Beau Monde is excellent choice for dining out
Issue date: 8/6/10 Section: Arts & Entertainment
There have even been situations at past restaurants in which my servers were unpleasant and treated my friends and I unfairly, assuming we weren't going to tip them well due to how young we looked. Fortunately, my most recent trip to Beau Monde reminded me of why I enjoy going out to eat.
Tucked away in Queen's Village at the intersections of 6th and Bainbridge Streets, Beau Monde has shown me there are still establishments around that care about their guests, no matter who they are, without rushing to push them out the door. I don't know if it was the large open windows, the earth tone colors of the wall, the baby green plants nestled on each table or our waitress, but Beau Monde is one of the only places I've been to in a long time in which every patron seemed genuinely welcomed. Beau Monde gave off more of a romantic aura than expected, but it still felt very homely, seeing as there was a mix of young families, couples and friends scattered throughout the dining room.
I traveled down to this end of the city because I had a craving for crêpes. For me, crêpes are something that I only eat every once in a while; however, they are somewhat unique and uncommon, a dish that people will never tire of. A round, thin pancake that can be served as a savory or sweet treat, crêpes are so versatile that they can be made with a variety of ingredients. As I sat ready to ponder the menu, Beau Monde left me as baffled as I would be inside of any ice cream shop. While the restaurant serves an assortment of soups and salads, the crêpes are what make guests coming back for more. Customers start off with a plain buckwheat crêpe for $2.75, and can add as many different fillings from the available selection.