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Recs for Le Pain Quotidien

nissenpa Mar 17, 2008 02:51 PM

Any recommendations? I will be trying it out tomorrow. How are the salads?

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  1. monavano RE: nissenpa Mar 17, 2008 03:06 PM

    I just tried the one that opened in Alexandria. The baguette sandwiches are really long..like about a foot long. Typical of French sandwiches, there is minimal filling with the emphasis being on the baguette.
    i also loved the split pea soup. It's thinner rather than thicker, but with some whole peas and a smoky flavor. It comes with 2 different slices of bread and is a real value.

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      caphill2320 RE: monavano Mar 17, 2008 03:57 PM

      I love the tomato and mozzarella salad...you can usually try to save a piece of bread to smear with praline spread as dessert. I also like the hummus black bean sandwich.

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        nissenpa RE: caphill2320 Mar 17, 2008 04:47 PM

        Are the tartines & sandwiches all open faced?

        1. re: nissenpa
          monavano RE: nissenpa Mar 18, 2008 09:40 AM

          The tartines are open faced, and the baguette sandwiches are, well, sandwiches ;-)

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      Jeserf RE: nissenpa Mar 17, 2008 05:21 PM

      the only meal items i have had there is an omelet which was very good and a tartin that was good, but not a lot of food for the price.

      the mint lemonade is very, very tasty (and i dont like sweet beverages). I also like the apple muffin.

      it's a nice place, IMO, because there's something for every mood.

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        polly parker RE: nissenpa Mar 18, 2008 05:31 AM

        the hazelnut flute is veerrrrry good. i got that this past weekend on my first visit. definitely get something that comes with bread to taste the spreads they have on the table. the veggie salad looked good. i had an omelet that was good; but just couldn't compete with my desire to devour all of the breads and pastries.

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          Jeserf RE: polly parker Mar 18, 2008 05:41 AM

          the jams and spreads that they bring with the bread are DEEEvine

          nom nom!

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          hamster RE: nissenpa Mar 18, 2008 08:15 AM

          I really like the Tuscan plate. It's an assortment of breads with ricotta, tapenade, pesto, some veggies. I had a tartine there that wasn't that impressive, but I'm not writing them off yet. All the sandwiches are indeed open-faced, as far as I know. I'm not sure they have baguette sandwiches at the Georgetown branch...

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            monavano RE: hamster Mar 18, 2008 10:36 AM

            They have baguette sandwiches at the Alexandria location. Plus tartines.

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