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Le Bouchon Restaurant Review: Don't come to Le Bouchon for experimental dishes. Instead, expect "la cuisine de grand-mere" or, in other words, honest, traditional French bistro cooking. The menu's classic dishes include onion soup gratinée, country pâté, escargots in garlic butter, duck breast, steak, cassoulet, chicken in a garlic cream sauce, and lobster bisque, all prepared simply and expertly. For dessert, try the crème brûlée or a crustless cheesecake. As the surrounding Pearl District has blossomed, Le Bouchon, one of the pioneering businesses in the area, has retained its quiet integrity and loyal customers. The narrow dining room, lined with booths, is cozy and intimate, with a convivial buzz. French music wafts throughout as an undercurrent, and you'll find a wide selection of French beer, wines and apéritifs. Lunch has bargain prices.