We were on the Cape for a few days and it happened to be Restaurant Week. We'd had enough clams and lobster, so a fine French meal was appealing. It was nice that friends who had been in Paris with us in May were staying nearby, so we booked.
This is a very authentic bistro, simply but nicely decorated and occupying a couple of rooms in a former home. The service was warm and efficient and we enjoyed chatting about food and wine with the proprietor on our way out.
The food was very well prepared and presented, starting with a nicely seasoned crab bisque. Scallops were astoundingly sweet, even more surprising when we learned they were pan-fried with no oil or butter. The veal special was tender and tasty and a recommended Hautes-Cotes de Nuit wine was a perfect compromise with the seafood and meat mains.
Definitely a great value at $35 plus wine, and it was nice to see there was no skimping on quality. Just checked the website, http://frenchbistrocapecod.com/ and there's a daily early bird 3 course special for the price of the main. If I lived nearby, I'd take advantage of that regularly.
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