This restaurant tucked away in a little mall in Rice Village is one of the gems of Houston. It combines romantic charm, excellent food, exemplary service and good value in a way few Houston restaurants can match. We've never had a bad meal here; not even a mediocre one. One of the things we like is that everything on the menu, ranging from relatively simple sandwiches and salads to more elaborate French cuisine is prepared with great care. But, to be honest, the thing we like best is the bread. I have no idea what these people are doing that other Houston restaurants are not (maybe they just buy bread from a great vendor?), but this is the crusty, yeasty, yummy bread of dreams. The other aspect of the restaurant I like are the prices. Houston is a cheap restaurant town and this place is downright inexpensive (don't tell!) for the value it offers. Sandwiches and salads are quite reasonable and steaks and other pricier items are still well within reach. A great restaurant for a special occasion.
Oh, and one more thing. We're hardly wine experts; but the selection of wines at this place is also great. A year back we were served a Corsican Rose that was so good that I've tried (in vain) for years to hunt it down. The staff is very knowledgable in assisting selections.