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Brasserie Montmartre Restaurant Review: Built in 1907, the former Calumet Hotel building has housed eateries and entertainment venues for more than a century. Its current incarnation re-envisions the prior Brasserie, which was open from 1978-2006. Although not as quirky as it used to be, it's still a charming space. A spacious bar dominates the outer room where there’s a festive scene, while next door in the dining room live jazz often entertains patrons. The menu hits all the hot buttons of classic French cuisine, including pomme frites, a standout dish available in five varieties --- don't miss the truffle fries, or the duck fat and rosemary combination. Otherwise, savor French onion soup, frogs’ legs, quiche, croque monsieur, and a range of artisanal cheeses, plus American dishes such as a burger accompanied by tomato bacon jam, and Idaho trout wrapped with Smithfield ham. Brunch offers many of the same items plus interesting omelets such as one featuring roasted cauliflower, braised greens, fromage blanc, sage, and baby red potatoes. An extensive, primarily French wine list is complemented by craft cocktails and single malt scotches, as well as unlimited mimosas at brunch.