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Parsley May 19, 2008 08:42 AM

Has anyone eaten here? Lunch, dinner. Looking for good French bistro in Triangle area . Thanks.

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    mle17 May 19, 2008 01:59 PM

    Not sure if this is related to the Charleston location (http://www.fastandfrench.org/G&M/...). It's not a very common name. . .
    If they are related, I would recommend you try it. The Charleston restaurant is well loved.

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      blewgo May 19, 2008 02:59 PM

      Unless they have re-opened, G&M is no longer in RTP. They closed several years ago, but there are some good French options around Durham and Chapel Hill.

      1. Suzy Q May 19, 2008 03:00 PM

        All I could think of is Fast and French in Charleston when I read this. Are you talking about a new place in the Triangle or looking for a place *like* that in the area?

        1. lagniappe May 20, 2008 07:16 AM

          G&M used to have a place in Cary, NC - as blewgo said, they closed a few years ago. Same concept, but it just didn't work out as well as it has in Charleston. When it was still open, people in Charleston would casually ask one of the owners "How are things going in Cary?" They would usually groan, shaking their head. G&M now owns their building in Charleston- a rare thing for a restaurant in that city.

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            suse May 20, 2008 10:00 AM

            As for the Durham options, try Rue Cler and/or Vin Rouge. I would describe both as bistro-like and like them both very much. The French options in Chapel HIll are a bit more upscale, although Rue Cler and Vin Rouge can be more upscale, depending on what you order. I consider any French place that serves a Croque Monsieur or Madame to be bistro-like and Vin Rouge does that. I don't think Rue Cler does, but they do have filled Crepes. The one with duck and frites wrapped up in the crepe seems like a very bistro-like dish to me. Totally yummy concept for those of us who like to put our fries directly on a burger. Call me weird, I know I'm not the only one.

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              PeterB May 20, 2008 12:18 PM

              Rue Cler in downtown Durham is the most bistro-like experience around here. I have had this confirmed by hardcore Francophiles. They always have steak frites, roast chicken, moules et frites, onion soup, and other bistro standards. Their $25 prix fixe is a true bargain and you can order items from the prix fixe a la carte if you like. They also have a reasonably priced French wine selection with a house Beujoliais (Julienas) that is good if you like that style of wine.

              Vin Rouge is also very good but somewhat pricier.

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                suse May 21, 2008 05:54 AM

                Rue Cler's prix fixe has actually gone up to $30, but it still seems fair.

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                  PeterB May 21, 2008 08:23 AM

                  $30 still works. I guess that highlights the need for me to get back over there. Thanks.

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