Bertrand Larcher Bar a Cidre
Kagurazaka: French
Bertrand Larcher Bar a Cidre (Kagurazaka: French)
Bertrand Larcher Bar a Cidre
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Sun: Open Sundays

Attached to fancy French restaurant Bertrand Larcher, the Bar a Cidre is a great place to explore French ciders along with modern Breton cuisine. The food is first rate, with very appetizing starters like roast cauliflower in Bechamel sauce and leeks in vinaigrette sauce, and substantial main dishes like roast Daisen chicken and roast salmon. They also serve buckwheat galettes - both savory and sweet - and they put together an impressive cheese plate.

The drinks list offers three dozen ciders - mostly from various regions of France and mostly priced in the Y3,200-6,000 range for a 750ml bottle. There are also several ciders by the glass (from Y1,000) or in half-size bottles if you just want to stop in for a quick drink and snack.

There's an extensive wine list as well, especially strong in Burgundy, Bordeaux and Loire Valley wines. You'll find a decent selection in the Y7,000-12,000 range, although you can spend a lot more if you want - we noticed a few bottles priced at over Y100,000! The French- and English-speaking staff will be happy to advise you on your choices.

Budget around Y6,000-9,000 for a full meal with drinks, or you can just pop in for after-dinner drinks.

by Robb Satterwhite

Shinjuku-ku, Kagurazaka 3-3-6.

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