lunching @ betterave bistro jiro

Boo-chan and I wanted to try something new in the hood (代々木八幡 Yoyogi-Hachiman) so we decided to try Betterave Bistro Jiro (ベトラーヴ ビストロ ジロー), a French restaurant.

There is a picture of a beet on the sign, and I didn’t understand why, until I found that Betterave means sugar beets in French–go fig. The restaurant has an open terrace surrounded by various potted plants, which gives off a cozy atmosphere. It also has indoor seating,  so we decided to sit indoors as there were sudden gusts of cool wind.

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1. The inside of the restaurant was small and comfy, with 6 tables clothed in red and white gingham.  2. I liked the chalkboard menus hanging over the bar, with a cute cartoon character drawn on each board. The walls are the same color as a sugar beet.

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The lunch menu was simple with 7 different choices;  fish, veggies, chicken, pork, gratin, and two different choices of beef dishes. All lunches cost ¥1,050 except for the beef lunches which are 1200 and 1500. Drinks are not included in the price.

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I was debating what I wanted to order, so the waitress recommended the Mexican Skirt Steak Steak with a Red Wine Sauce (メキシコ牛ハラミステーキ 赤ワインソース). We should have ordered different things, but Boo-chan and I both listened to the waitress and decided to order the same thing. It came with french bread or rice, and a vegetable soup. We also ordered a glass of white wine.

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This delicious soup was filled with a variety of veggies, such as onions, carrots and daikon. The restaurant gets all of its veggies from Kagawa.

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Close up–the skirt steak was about 2cm thick and there were three big slices. I was surprised how much meat there was. Under the skirt steak was garbanzo beans and veggies covered with a tomato paste sauce. The skirt steak was covered with the red wine sauce which was both sweet and sour. The salad was big and leafy and came with a cream sauce.

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 As we paid the bill, they handed us two little treats as dessert. It was a small piece of chocolate cake that was moist but not as sweet as I wanted it to be. But it was still good.

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This was such a satisfying lunch. I am so glad we decided to try this restaurant. The lady who sat next to us ordered the gratin, which looked great. Next time, I think I will try that. Boo-chan and I left happy and we walked to Shibuya to go shopping.

xxxo,

ms fancy pants tokyo

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  • Betterave Bistro Jiro (ベトラーヴ ビストロ ジロー)
  • 1-10-5 Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku Tokyo
  • 1F Parkside Kogure
  • Mon-Sun  Lunch 12:00-3:00pm, Dinner 5:30pm-12:00am
  • 03-5790-9466
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