It has taken me much too long to get to Dirty French. In my defense I was traveling most of the first few months it was open. But I was also afraid that I was going to be underwhelmed and that it was going to be too loud in addition to various other negative comments I had read online. The fantastic flatbread started dinner on the right note and overall all of the food was excellent. It was loud yes, but not as bad as I had anticipated. And service was extremely friendly, although I sat with an empty cocktail glass in front of me for much too long without being asked if I wanted another. Much like Carbone I can’t help but feeling that it is overpriced and so it won’t be in regular rotation. But it was perfect for celebrating a friend’s birthday and I do look forward to a return visit.
Flatbread w/ Fromage blanc
Carpaccio – lamb, aubergine, yogurt
Millefeuille – trumpet royale, green curry
Meunière – brook trout, sesame, dried apricots
Duck a l’ Orange – ras el hanout, preserved oranges
Chèvre Salade – kale, sunchokes, sand pear
Tatin – pineapple, banana, rum raisin ice cream