French for “Beautiful Place,” Beau Lieu Bistro is now serving dinner Tuesday-Sunday at 59 Ossington Avenue. I stopped in earlier tonight and spoke to both Sarah, and Lon, the chef. The two of them worked together previously for many years at the well-respected Jacques Bistro du Parc in Yorkville. A friend of Lon’s asked for his help renewing his building on Ossington with a French bistro, and Beau Lieu is born.
They have spent 8 months getting the place ready and getting all their licenses and approvals (Yes, they are licensed!), and the space is very cozy and charming, just like the staff. The menu is full of French classics, like French Onion soup, escargot and Nicoise salad apps, and Coquille St. Jacques and veal sweetbreads among the entrees. The wine list is also mostly French classics. If you want to ask questions or make a reservation, their number is 647-345-5525.
The menu also includes freshly made desserts, and they looked amazing (see for yourself!) The desserts tonight were all fruit based, with a berry tart, an apple, and a lemon tart. How will I choose?
Unfortunately, I could not sample anything tonight, but when I do, I’ll let you know. Please let us know when you try Beau Lieu Bistro yourselves.