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1801 Park Ave. (S. 18th St.) Send to Phone
This Lafayette Square favorite offers proteins from mussels to antelope against a backdrop of Belgian beers.

Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Tripel Restaurant Review

: Tripel is named for beer, so it’s to be expected that its Belgian-style ales, wheat beers and lambics are topnotch, though the same is true of its local craft selections and wines. More surprising, perhaps, are the Belgian dishes on the menu; they manage to be hearty enough to hold their own with the strongest beers and tasty enough to lure the downtown lunch crowd. Two favorites are the Flemish beef stew, served over fries, and the stuffed veal in tomato sauce. However, the more adventurous should opt for antelope with a side of stoemp (Belgian mashed potatoes) or the escargots with beef marrow. Wild-harvested Moosabec mussels come with a variety of sauces; choose the white wine-shallot broth, the best for soaking up with copious amounts of bread. Dessert, naturally, includes Belgian waffles, but you'll also find cheesecake with candied bacon that's all-but-made to pair with a lambic.


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