La Belle Helene
No passport required to dine at this authentic French brasserie located in Uptown instead of in Paris. La Belle Helene, named for a French opera, backs up its stunning interior with classic French dishes. The massive rotisserie, visible to diners, was custom-made in France and can cook over 50 chickens at once.
Cuisine Type: French
Ambience: Fine Dining
Gorgeous space! They really took their time to design every detail meticulously. Staff is professional and attentive. Their rotisseries are a unique focal point with their own chicken breed and custom built. Menu is classic French. The tuna tartar was one of the best items we tried. I almost would say the atmosphere was better than the food.
So much delightful detail into brunch! The croissant basket was superb -light, crunchy, and buttery. We had a sampling of several brunch items, but Im obsessed with their poached eggs. Swirled into perfectly balanced yolk-to-white orbs, once pierced, warm yolk flows out onto the most perfect salmon and muffin Benedict drizzled with a mornay sauce that is as smooth and light as silk. The crepes were light with a feathery crunch on the edges. The roast chicken was proudly French with roast potatoes and rosemary garnish. The wait staff was impeccable. My husband and I dont drink, but our guest had a Golden Mary that looked beautiful. Lovely presentation. The restaurant is beautiful and bright with an ambiance that transports you to France. The private guest rooms are nicely done, close to the main floor, yet private and cozy. And the rest rooms are a very pleasant surprise. We highly recommend La Belle Helene.
Best food I have had in a year, less maybe Grandmas cobbler. Food was magnificent and service was impeccable. I would HIGHLY recommend the Escargot for an appetizer and New York strip for an entree. They have a dessert called the Strawberry Charlotte that I would consider giving my first born for. I will definitely be back. Great date spot or place for special occasions. I dont normally like to come to Uptown but I will absolutely make an exception for La Belle Helena.
Great atmosphere with amazing food! Service was a hair shaky, probably just due to them opening so I only see it getting better. Scallops were very good however nothing extraordinary. The Rooster slow cooked in red wine was delicious. Cheese board had some interesting flavors along with a nice not too large wine list. Dessert was excellent, the rum cake wasnt our favorite, when we comment on that they instantly took it off the bill and brought us another dessert(chocolate moose) which was to die for. All in all great date spot or a perfect spot for entertaining clients.