Open late Mon.-Sat.
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Le Bistro Montage Restaurant Review: The band has finished playing and the night is still young and you're hungry. The best place to go is Le Bistro Montage. The huge and almost luridly dark room is usually thronged past midnight with most of the seating at long communal tables. Cajun and Southern dishes star, such as clam and andouille sausage and an array of linguine. It's also one of the rare places in town to serve frogs' legs, and probably the only one where you can add gator bites to your mac 'n’ cheese. Brunch plates range from homemade biscuits to omelets and a creative cocktail combining Champagne, Cointreau and Emergen-C. Don't expect subtle food or subtle service; both are brash, but fun and satisfying. Portions are large; if you have leftovers, the servers package them into signature artistic tin foil animals. Drop in on a Monday or Tuesday evening when bottled wine is priced half-off. During earlier hours, the restaurant is surprisingly kid-friendly. The adjoining La Merde cocktail lounge (adults only) offers a quieter, more intimate atmosphere, as well as a place to wait if all tables in this no-reservations spot are full.