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Baltimore CITY- best french onion soup?

ryzaroo Mar 10, 2008 06:05 AM

I am feeling the need for a good hearty french onion soup. I'd like the serving size to be big and cheesy....but not as big as the almost BUCKET of FOS that Capital Grille serves ( although it is good). Veal stock is a must. Any suggestions in Baltimore CITY?

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    flmx Apr 7, 2008 04:41 PM

    Had dinner 2 weeks ago at the Chameleon Cafe----always superb. Their version of onion soup was based on oxtails.....same classic veal stock, onion and gruyere crostini----yet brimming with rich, supple oxtail. Smashing! Never been a fan of Petit Louis' offering--I find it a bit weak and rather uninspiring. They need to re-tool the sad attempt at frissee aux lardons as well----last time it was served sans roquefort and quite impossibly, no poached egg. The frissee is always diced to shreds.....and never very fresh. My version with chicken liver vinaigrette and duck bacon is damn good!

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    1. re: flmx
      Lettuce Eat Apr 8, 2008 02:11 PM

      Chicken liver vinaigrette and duck bacon? I'm on my way over. What time is good for you?

      I have to agree with the others about Petit Louis. A good basic version. But then, I'll happily eat the French onion soup at Panera, so how can you trust me?

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      matt8313 Apr 7, 2008 11:58 AM

      The FOS at Woodberry Kitchen was the best I've ever had.

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        amaebi Mar 10, 2008 12:52 PM

        I was also going to recommend the French Onion at Petit Louis. very rich base. YUM!

        1. BaltoPhilFood Mar 10, 2008 12:50 PM

          Birches in Canton has great FOS!

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            BmoreHound Mar 10, 2008 06:59 PM

            Second Birches. Not sure if he uses veal stock, but it's hands down the best in the City I've had.

          2. tennisgal1206 Mar 10, 2008 11:16 AM

            I always liked Kislings Tavern's FOS. But it's been awhile....

            Petite Louis FOS is consistently good.

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