4900 E. Colfax Ave.
Ever since Tante Louise opened as a restaurant in the 1970s, it has thrived on a simple formula: looks, eats, smarts. You’ll rarely dine more comfortably than in its firm-seated chairs, surrounded by high, dark wainscoting, polished plank floors and baskets of dried flowers. The kitchen turns out terrific, French-inspired cooking. Corky Douglass (and, every other night or so, his father, Corky, Sr.) minister to the restaurant’s several tables with Charmin-soft voices and a truly felt love of their craft. How they repeat their solicitousness, night after night, is a wonder. The Tante’s wine list is weighted toward France, with a larger-than-standard group of half bottles.
The cozy bar specializes in French spirits and will transport you to La Belle France, after a sip or two.
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