This little bistro gem is spectacular! I have now been several times for brunch, lunch and dinner, and I have never been disappointed. The dinner prix fixe menu changes frequently, and each new dish is a delight. You can tell that the chefs truly love what they are doing and invest a lot of creative energy in preparing the menu. The servers also do an excellent job of making the French menu and wine list accessible to the layman. I appreciate a restaurant that doesn't overload your plate with an unnecessary excess of food. The portions on the prix fixe menu are just right and leave you feeling pleasantly satisfied rather than uncomfortably full. I feel that $25 is more than a fair price for three delicious and unique dishes. At any other restaurant of this caliber, you would have to pay as much or more for one plate! And if you really do want more food, you can always order the larger, and equally wonderful, a la carte dishes. Also, this restaurant does not appear to take reservations, but they seem amenable to calling ahead. Despite the fact that they are always busy, I have never had to wait for more than 15 minutes for a table. I could give glowing reviews about Rue Cler all day, but the fact of the matter is, the experience speaks for itself. No frills. No hassle. No pretentiousness. Just great food and great service in an easygoing, wine-drinking atmosphere.
Pros: Great menu that changes frequently, excellent wine, and the amazing lunch duck crepe!
Cons: A Rue Cler addiction may lead to weight gain and an increase in alcohol consumption