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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Ste. Marie Restaurant Review: Ste. Marie’s mile-high ceilings, minimalist décor and just-so lighting combine nicely with a rather limited yet satisfying menu of mostly French cuisine. French onion soup with Gruyère is a nice lead-in for a cheese plate or an appetizer of tuna tartare for the table. Entrées are straightforward and well-executed, including steak with truffled frites and béarnaise sauce, seared sea scallops, or shrimp and grits with tasso and an Abita beer reduction. We also recommend the truffle-honey-glazed duck breast. For dessert, the warm chocolate cake is delightful, but others fall short. The wine list is lengthier than one might expect given the concise menu. Carefully selected western European labels are nestled among domestic offerings. The occasional crisp German white or hearty Australian red also makes its way onto the list, and the dozen sparkling wines by the glass and several “demi” bottles are appreciated. Service is attentive yet doesn’t overwhelm.