It is no surprise that Bistro Vue presents all that is desired of classical French fare, spawned Shannon Bennett’s Vue de Monde empire. From the exposed wooden ceiling beams and antique-looking chairs to the Edith Piaf background music, the feel is veritably classic-French. So put-together are the carefully considered surroundings that you almost feel as though you’re dining on a French film set where, say, Marie Antoinette, would not look inappropriate.
The food, however, is truly authentic and reaches that level of Shannon Bennett excellence we have come to expect. Happily, all the usual French suspects are deservedly included on the menu – escargots, steak tartare and shucked-to-order oysters for example.
The à la carte menu offers a special dining experience compared to little-sister establishment Café Vue, but a more casual setting than world renowned parent restaurant Vue de Monde. If you’re lucky enough to land a table in the courtyard, you will enjoy a true French bistro experience. Here is a great spot to share some pommes frites and perhaps a large bowl of moules. Magnifique.