The point is that Coquette may be just what the neighborhood was lacking, with its honest salads (at $7, the Lyonnaise a light meal in itself), juicy boudin blanc (at $9, a nice plate of juicy white sausage served over warm lentils and mustard-braised lettuce), beautifully seasoned (but non-French!) yellow-tomato gazpacho, and mostly-under-$20 entrees - a decent steak frites, flavorful roasted chicken and light monkfish.
However, Nichols takes a few potshots at readers of eGullet.org who are a “tight cadre of folks eager to show off their knowledge of proper French.” What’s so wrong with that? If you’re going to write your menu in a foreign language, shouldn’t it be typo-free? But that’s just us.
Also recommended at Coquette: Slow-cooked Portugese pork with clams.
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