Flexibility and quality (rather than tasteless quantity) here seem to be key: Firstly, the food: the kitchen seems talented, and even 'basic' veg seems to have a special effect of herbs and spices - perhaps its the head chef's senagalese influence (according to a regular I chatted to) that really makes the difference. in a city of overblown food menus (how many flavours do you need with one dessert?) the food does nt have to be complicated: in my view, in simple well prepared dishes bad ingredients are harder to hide. At le Gigot the simple, but such high quality dishes shine through. For example, a beautiful lobster salad, heirloom tomato salad, killer frites, or just the great berries and sorbet make a nice, but well prepared change. I cant be wrong - the bar always seems busy with repeat regulars in what seems to be a competitive part of town. There are too many good dishes I've tried to name but there really does seem to be an emphasis on quality, locally sourced organic ingredients (According to the wait staff) - and you can taste the difference, I think.
Pros: quality of food, freindly service, great value brunch, cute
Cons: always very busy!