After operating French restaurants all over the world, this family came to Atlanta to give us a taste of the indulgent treat that Rose-Marie's native Brittany lays claim to: crepes, both sweet and savory.When we first laid eyes on this charming Buckhead creperie and its fantastic salads, sandwiches and, yes, crepes, our first thought was something along the lines of, "How did we not know about this place sooner?" Considering it's the kind of spot one doesn't simply stumble upon (unless one just so happens to be dropping by the Tuxedo Atrium for a dentist appointment, foot massage or dry-cleaning pick-up), it's no surprise that Le Triskell has remained a true hidden gem in Buckhead for the last few years, quietly serving some of the most delicious and authentic French fare one can scrounge up in this town. We have Michele (a Parisian), his wife Rose-Marie (from Brittany, France) and their two daughters to thank for that. After operating French restaurants all over the world, the family came to Atlanta to give us a taste of the indulgent treat that Rose-Marie's native Brittany lays claim to. Real French food, served up by real French people, in… Atlanta? It's true, and it's even better than we imagined. Why? Two words: savory crepes.
Indeed, we normally think of crepes as sinfully sweet delicacies (preferably slathered in Nutella, whipped cream or some equally extravagant vice). And Le Triskell most certainly has those. But they also have a menu of crepes stuffed not with chocolate or caramel, but ingredients like Swiss cheese, grilled sausage and smoked salmon. These are galettes, a classic street snack native to Brittany, made with buckwheat flour and, thus, naturally gluten-free. And they're tasty enough to give those Nutella varietals a run for their money. We recommend not hemming or hawing over which to choose, and just going with one of each. Call it dinner and dessert.
L'Alpine Galette (Goat Cheese & Spinach), $8.20
La Complete Galette (Egg, Ham & Swiss), $6.95
Caramel Crepe, $4.50
Nutella Crepe, $4.90
Le Parisien Sandwich (Ham, Swiss & Cornichons), $7.10
La Seguin Salad, $8.95
Monday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Note: we weren't kidding about the whole "hidden gem" thing. To find Le Triskell, simply park inside the Tuxedo Atrium, go upstairs and enter through the front door. You'll find Le Triskell on your right. (And if all else fails? Follow your nose.)