While there are fine offerings on the regular menu—croque monsieur ($6.35), quiche ($6.75), French onion soup ($3.99)—we usually head straight for the specials board. There’s almost always at least one fish, one red-meat, and one vegetarian offering, but we’re especially fond of the cafe’s coq au vin, chicken Normandie, and chicken chasseur (all $12.95). A bonus: Most meals come with a piece of crusty baguette—one of the best in the area.
Great Takeout: Café Parisien Express
Comments () | Published December 3, 2008
Cafe Parisien Express
Address: 4520 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207
Cuisines: French, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Saturday 8:30 AM to 9:30 PM, and Sunday 8:30 AM to 3 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Virginia Square-GMU, Ballston-MU
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Beef bourguignon; coq au vin; steak frites; onion soup; pate sandwiches; escargots with baguette; breakfast omelets; dessert crepes; chocolate croissants.