Fraiche is closed as of July 2014.
Originally published on December 25, 2013.
Dessert is often a casualty in culinary cost-cutting. An eatery might work to keep a good steak on the menu, top-shelf liquor behind the bar, and fresh greens in the salad, only to phone it in for the final course. Sometimes literally, by placing an order with Sysco.
On the flip side, when a café specializes in desserts, it frequently lets its entree offerings fall to the wayside. Is it worth it to dutifully eat through a ho-hum chicken Caesar salad just to earn dessert? (OK; sometimes the answer is yes.)
It’s a breath of fresh air, then, when a restaurant equally distributes its attention across its menu. You’ll find this at Fraîche Bistro & Dessert Bar, which devotes its talent and energy to each item it serves, whether it’s for brunch, lunch, dinner, or dessert.