Dark wood floors and leather banquettes with window views of Lafayette Street.
Tripe Bourguignonne ($14)
Served with a big ole marrow bone.
Pâté Maison with Meaux Mustard ($16)
A section of the menu is devoted to housemade charcuteries, including this pâté with mustard as well as a charcuterie board with terrines, saucisson, jambon, and rillete.
Spaghetti Nicoise with Tuna ($22)
This is Carmellini's pasta expression of the traditional French salad. Fresh pasta (all of the pastas at Lafayette are made in-house) is mixed with olive oil cured tuna, toasted garlic, capers, Nicoise olives, oven-roasted tomatoes and lemony breadcrumbs.
The gateway to Lafayette is the marble-countered bakery, with its rustic loaves and baked goods sitting in wire and wicker baskets.
Rotisserie Chicken for Two ($22 per person)
The chicken comes straight from the live-action rotisserie station in the Lafayette dining room. The brined bird roasts in a pan with yukon gold potatoes, a head of roasted garlic, and lemon wedges.
Chocolate-Almond Torte ($10)
Served with a scoop of ginger ice cream and spiced caramel swirls underneath.
Blueberry Cremant with Cornmeal Sable ($10)
Mango Coupe ($10)
Served with coconut ice cream and lime.
Apple Tarte Fine for Two ($19)
Round tart of finely sliced apples with Battenkill Valley crème fraîche at the center.
Lafayette's drink menu includes classic cocktails (French 75, Sazerac, Absinthe Frappe) and house creations ("Astérix Elixir" with gin, herbs de Provence, Chartreuse, and an egg white) as well as aperitifs, craft beers, and a wine list spanning all over France and the Mediterranean coastlines nearby.
The Astérix Elixir and the Rive Gauche
The Astérix Elixir: Gin, herbs de Provence, Chartreuse, and egg white.
Rive Gauche: vodka, Framboise eau de vie, rhubarb, and Champagne.
Ouest Daisy and Hina's Layover
Ouest Daisy: Blanco Tequila, cucumber, Kümmel, and lime.
Hina's Layover: Rums, Belle de Brillet, House Falernum, Absinthe, and citrus.