With a combination of delicious food, great wines and a real ambience, Café Rouge has embodied the style and je ne sais quoi of French dining since it opened way back in 1989.<br>Now with over 90 sites across the country it's just the place to mull over the morning papers with a cafe au lait and a croissant, pop in for a spot of lunch, share a post-work drink or relax over an evening meal.<br>The menu covers a range of French classics from croques and baguettes, ideal for a quick and easy snack, to more substantial fare such as steak frites and boeuf bourguignon. Likewise, the wines are predominately French; many made by lesser known producers, and provide the perfect accompaniment to the food on offer.<br>No hassle, no rush, no skinny- decaff-double-shot-to-go, just a vibrant atmosphere that moves with your moods throughout the day.
We're not locals, so we didn't know that Cafe Rouge was a chain until we saw them everywhere we went. At first i thought it would be kind of dull like a TGI Fridays or something but we really enjoyed both meals we had there. One night we went and had drinks and dessert and it was really great. I love the patio seating and as long as you order everything up front you'll get it in a timely...more
Not planning well for a holiday Monday, we happened upon Cafe Rouge as 1 of the only places open in the neighborhood & London friend thought she remembered it being tasty
Plus - we had rezzies for High Tea at the Langham Hotel so we didn't want to overdo it
Friend got the Croissant & it was a bit dry & too flaky - served w/ jam.
I opted for the French Toast & it was very strange. Sliced...more