Bonjour! Today we are going to France for the day! Just kidding but that’s how you feel when you walk into Le Bilboquet at the The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. From the minute you walk in you are taken back by the beauty of this French restaurant.
Open daily for lunch and dinner, the bistro and bar offers a vibrant atmosphere paired with simple, classic French cooking, bringing a slice of Parisian café culture to the neighborhood and a natural gathering spot to enjoy a chilled bottle of rosé alfresco alongside classic bistro fare or a draft beer and croque monsieur at the bar. I was fortunate enough to try out this exquisite restaurant last week with my best friend Haley. We sat in the main dining area where the big windows allow you to enjoy the beautiful weather. Our lovely waitress recommended we try her favorite cocktail, the Tu Es Belle. Haley and I both ordered one and quickly saw why it was her favorite.
After enjoying our drinks and the warm bread, we ordered two of their most popular appetizers- Jumbo Lump Crab with Avocado and Corn + the Tuna Tartar. Both dishes were incredibly fresh and packed with flavors! My favorite was the crab because it sat on a bed of avocado.
Next we ordered our main entrees, the Classic Croque Madame Sandwich + Signature Cajun Chicken that came with Beurre Blanc and French Fries. The chicken was cooked to perfection- grilled out the outside, while staying moist and tender on the inside. The chicken was sitting on a Beurre Blanc, which was creamy and full of flavor. It was heavenly!
Lastly we went with the Apple Tartine and Profiteroles for dessert. Both were excellent but the ice cream that came with apple tartine was absolutely phenomenal! Even if you don’t have a lot of room left for dessert – I strongly recommend at least getting a scoop of their ice cream.
I can honestly tell you that Le Bilboquet is the best French restaurant I have tried in Atlanta. I have a slight obsession with French food so I’ve had my fair share of it. Le Bilboquet takes pride in providing you with an authentic experience of French cuisine. I was very happy with my experience and will continue to recommend it to all my friends.
Whether you are looking for a beautiful, delicatable place to have lunch with the girls or you are looking for a romantic place to take your love- Le Bilboquet will never disappoint.