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May 30, 2008 03:39 PM

Has anyone tried Rue des Crepes in Harrison?

I'm seeing good reviews for this new restaurant in some other places, but of course, it's always nice to know what the chowhounds think.

My husband doesn't like crepes (silly man), so I'm wondering what other types of things they have on the menu. Also, does it have the cheesey, crepey smell that Meli-Melo has? (I think Meli-Melo smells yummy, but the husband who doesn't like crepes OR melted cheese - I swear, he has redeeming virtues - doesn't like the way Meli-Melo smells.)

And how are the crepes and other things, compared to Meli-Melo?

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  1. I haven't eaten there yet, but walk by there all the time and have been meaning to stop in. They did a nice job fixing it up, it looks very cute. Their posted menu has, in addition to crepes, what looks like a nice selection of salads and sandwiches. The prices look reasonable and they have a decent selection of wines by the glass. Not sure about the cheesy smell inside, but the place is pretty open-air and I don't detect much melted cheesiness wafting out.

    1. Where is this place? Is it somewhere on Halstead?

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      1. re: laylag

        Yes, it's on Halstead across the street from the post office. We might try it for lunch today. If so, I'll report back.

      2. We went there for lunch today. From the time I walked in, I really, really wanted to love this place. It is very cute inside. The front room is a narrow strip of tables by the dessert case that is done like a French cafe. We sat in the back room, which is decorated like a street scene-- a bit overdone, but very refreshing and different for Harrison. A disclaimer here-- we did not order crepes, as we aren't big crepe people. Maybe we should have.

        Husband and I both had salads. I had the Rye House Salad that had grilled shrimp, cukes, tomatoes, onions and avocado. My husband had the grilled vegetable salad with chicken. Both salads used fresh ingredients and were fine, but there was nothing inspired about them. Better, more interesting salads can certainly be had for the price. I noticed that on weekends they have a brunch special. You can get your choice of drink (champagne, mimosa or a non-alcoholic drink), a choice of crepe, omelet or quiche that comes with a side of salad or fruit salad, depending on the dish, and coffee or tea for $15. I think that might have been a better choice. I will definitely go back and try something more traditional for a place like this before making a final judgment. The dining options in Harrison are so limited and I commend the owners for trying something out of the ordinary.

        By the way, there was no cheesey, crepey smell that I could discern.

          1. re: southlake

            They are open for dinner, but I think the menu is the same as the rest of the day. It wouldn't really be satisfying to me as a dinner, but maybe that's just me.

          2. I ate lunch there a couple of weeks ago. Decor is cute and kitschy. Service was very friendly.

            I had a turkey, mushroom and cheese crepe. It was a crepe. It was simple and tasty, but I wasn't jumping up and down over it. My dining companions and I were all pretty pleased with our food. I'd go back there again if it weren't for the fact that 90% of their crepes contain cheese and my husband is lactose intolerant.