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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Cafe Rabelais Restaurant Review: This sunny bistro honors the 16th-century philosopher of food and wine, but its also a tribute to strong family ties. Owners Laurence and Chris Paul are daughter and son-in-law of our reigning French royalty, Georges and Monique Guy of Bistro Provence. Still, the younger generation would rather focus on their own creations. Our theme is Rabelais because he had a seize-the-day attitude about food, says Laurence, who has even decorated tabletops with pages from his books. Highlighting the menu is a French-accented lunch lineup of salads, sandwiches, soups and quiches. Standouts include the merguez, a spicy lamb sausage sandwich with garlicky mayonnaise, and plump escargots. Hot entrées are served during its dinner hours on weekends. Look for steak au poivre, a two-inch fillet in a pepper cream sauce, as well as the popular beef stew. For a sweet finish, dive into the profiteroles---pastry balls filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream.