- The Scene
Brasserie Jo, surprisingly, is not stuffy; there's a comfortable bar and service is provided by friendly, patient waiters. The wide-open dining room isn't too noisy, but fills with a celebratory mood on busy nights. A plethora of custom martinis and a house beer complement Brasserie Jo's extensive, all-French wine list.
Wistful versions of French classics, from a lovely frisee salad with egg, bacon and croutons to a hearty steak frites. The entrees, served a la carte, pair well with sides such as the tangy ratatouille and a subtle potatoes gratin. The "famous shrimp bag"--shrimp, wild rice, mushrooms and greens in filo tied off like a purse--is that rare dish that doesn't sacrifice quality for aesthetics. Extensive dessert selections include a divine lemon tart, profiteroles with chocolate sauce and filling crepes.
- Breakfast 2007