If it’s “give me Boston or give me Paris,” this upcoming birthday brunch, you may be able to trick yourself into a bit of both at Frenchie. This modern French bistro offers a cozy little brunch spot in Boston’s South End that’s totally worth adding to the brunch bucket list. Opened in early 2017, this spot would please even the most discerning Francophile, both with its warm and beautiful space and its authentic menu.
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Frenchie Eats and Sustainable Sips
Expect French classics like garlicky escargots, mussels in white wine broth, salted cod croquettes, or croques monsieurs. Order a “side” of croissants and pain au chocolat, or in true birthday blowout fashion, go big and order the pain perdu with spiced apples and crème fraîche. Peruse the wine list for organic blends and pet nats, wines from sustainable vineyards and bottles straight from the owner’s father’s winery. What we’re saying is, it’s your birthday. You do you.
Photography: Kira MacLean | Erica Whiteside | Kelly Plakias | nomnom_boston
Decked out in sweet florals and wordy neon signage, Frenchie isn’t just a flavor of francophile but it’s a look at everything that’s hot in design right this very moment. And yet, like something you’d find in Le Marais, the glassed-in dining space offers a nod to the most quaint Parisian cafes that have been around seemingly as long as Paris itself. If you’re on the hunt for a brunch spot that’s birthday portrait worthy, this could be your sweet spot.
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South End Community
As beautiful as the space is, and as strong as the menu is, the overwhelmingly special thing about Frenchie is its location. Not just because the South End is perfectly manicured, but because the thread that runs throughout the restaurant is a real neighborhood vibe. It’s a place you might choose for your brunch bucket list because you don’t live in Boston, but it’s also the place you’d come back to on every future trip to the area. Imagine if you lived around the corner? Yep, we’d be there daily too.