Coming from France, where crepes are pretty popular, I was thrilled to try Cafe Jolie in Hell's Kitchen. Not that I crave crepes as Jodi makes them regularly, but still: thrilled!
So, here we are at Cafe Jolie. The place is more like a casual restaurant where you order and pick your crepe at the counter and go sit somewhere. Similar to a pizza place in fact. While you wait, you can learn some French...
They make their crepes on crepe makers, instead of a pan, as any creperie would.
The restaurant was not that crowded, but apparently it is because they deliver a lot. They told me that, in average, they make 120 Crepes in the evening.
I ordered the traditional ham and cheese, called The Amsterdam.
The crepe looked very nice and had a lot of ham and cheese in it. Unfortunately, it was not fully cooked, probably because the crepe was not flipped to cook on both sides.
It was filled with Brie cheese, avocado and black olives. The avocado was ripe and the olives have a nice salty taste to the crepe. But again, the crepe was undercooked. Well, when you know that La Petite Mort ("The little death") is an euphemism for orgasm, I can tell you that with this crepe, there was no Sally moment...
For dessert, Jodi ordered the butter and sugar:
It was just ok: greasy and again undercooked, it had however a nice nuttiness to it thanks to the brown sugar.
I decided to order the S'mores crepe:
The crepe was filled with marshmallow fluff, dark chocolate chips and Graham crackers. The filling was good, although I barely tasted the Graham cracker and it was undercooked.
I have to say that I was disappointed: it was expensive for crepes (we paid close to $38 for 4 crepes) and was not that great. I definitely prefer Bar Suzette located in Chelsea Market!
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