For some time now, we have just made crepes at home, using a recipe courtesy of my junior high French teacher. The best crepes we have ever eaten (crepe complet with a fried egg on top) is in the St. Germain area of Paris.
We are thrilled there is finally a proper crepes joint in the Back Bay area of Boston. The Creperie On Newbury is located above the French bistro La Voile. The restaurant/bar recently opened up and has attracted a nice array of patrons, more specifically international students and couples. The staff also represents other cultures, including Ireland and Bulgaria.
The Creperie has a bar area in the back with a good selection of French wines.
There is some fun art along the walls.
I enjoyed the French 75 with Gin, Elderflower Liqueur, Fresh Lemon Juice, Champagne served Chilled in a Martini Glass. The cocktail was very refreshing and the Elderflower was quite fragrant.
The Kir Royal with Raspberry Liqueur & Champagne was lightly sweet and had the perfect amount of bubbles.
We would return to try the bartender’s suggested savory favorites, the Braised short ribs crepe with caramelized onion, roasted Portobello mushroom, goat cheese and red wine sauce. ($15), Ham & Cheese crepe with thinly sliced ham, roasted potatoes, garlic and rosemary and cheddar fondue ($9).
For sweet crepes, we would try the Tiramisu with mascarpone custard, crème Chantilly, seasonal berries and chocolate sauce ($8) and the Banana Foster with caramelized banana, allspice, banana liqueur-rum sauce and vanilla or chocolate ice cream ($8).