Has anyone had lunch at Bouchon before? What is their menu like at lunch? Thanks.
I loved the croque madame - ask for the heart
attack special and get extra sauce. The fries
are wonderful and even better with the sauce.
Yeah, I want to try the fries that made Bourdain tremble with fear! Good that they serve the Croque Madame for breakfast...
is it a good place for a solo diner? Do they have a bar area?
They have a bar area, but tables are fine for solo diners as well. I've eaten breakfast at Bouchon 9 or 10 times, and always sit at a table. Dinner is also fine for solo diners.
For breakfast, my favorite is boudin blanc and eggs. It's a large, soft, acidic sausage - strange to some but delicious to me. If you see a special of steak hash, that's another winner. Oh, and don't forget the pastries!
The one year old note from Lou, above, stated that the weekend lunch menu is the same as the dinner menu. It's possible this has changed. A couple of weeks ago, I contacted the Venetian, asking for a lunch menu. They emailed it to me, and it's a limited menu, offering a few things from the breakfast menu and a few things from (or similar to) the dinner menu. Croque Madame is one of the items offered.