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The Crepevine Comes to Midtown

July 9, 2010

Interior of Monroe Street location

Sandwiched between the Four Corners frame shop and Krewe De Gras sits The Crepevine. Becks and I arrived a little after 12 o’clock and the parking that runs along the front of the store was packed.  We considered this a good sign and we excited about trying a new place for lunch that was conveniently located near both of our law offices.

The Crepevine’s interior is clean and modern.  Upon entering my eye was drawn to the exposed metal roof trusses that hung below a honey colored stained wood ceiling.  The waslls are a pale yellow and decorations are kept to a minimum.  Several flat screen televisions dotted the walls.  One displayed an advertisement for the restaurant while the others displayed cable television news stations.  The volume was turned down and a stereo system played music by Jack Johnson, Dave Matthew’s Band and Dispatch.  The music gave the place a college vibe and I felt like I was back at UNH.

The counter where you place your order and where the crepes are assembled dominates one wall.  After approaching the cashier we were handed two large menus that displayed a various selection of their signature crepes.  There was also a guide on how to assemble your own creation and the choices cover the spectrum from savory to sweet.

Becks and I both settled on their grilled buffalo chicken crepe.  We also each ordered a bag of potato chips and a water.  I was disappointed that there were no other side options.  The crepe itself seemed fairly healthy and it would have been nice to be able to grab a selection of mixed fruit or even a banana.

We found a table in front of the windows that border Monroe Street and waited for our lunches.  In mere minutes a girl brought us over our baskets.  Becks looked at hers and noted it appeared they forgot the buffalo chicken sauce.  Mine also appeared on the very light side so I went to the counter and got two small cups filled to the brim.  This corrected the oversight.

Buffalo chicken deliciousness

The crepe was a golden brown and neatly folded within it was grilled chicken, tomato, lettuce, a slice of pepper jack cheese and some buffalo sauce.  The chicken was nice and moist and the vegetable were very fresh.  It easily beat any of the chain sandwich shops for taste. 

Overall, I really liked the Crepevine.  While there was one minor problem with our order it was easily corrected, and I’ll chalk it up to opening week jitters. The staff was also very friendly and the place was immaculate.  I look forward to heading back to the Crepevine soon to try another of their mouth-watering creations!

Black Coffee & Bourbon’s Rating:
Atmosphere: B
Taste: A
Presentation: C
Service: A
Cleanliness: A
Price: $

Restaurant Info:
The Crepevine
1304 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
(850)329-6754

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One Comment leave one →
  1. July 15, 2010 10:37 am

    I feel cleanliness is always the number one thing that keeps me coming back to a restaurant. Even if the food is very tasty, if it isn’t a clean establishment, you have to question how the food was prepared.

    Sounds like a nice place…hopefully time will show that they can keep up the clean atmosphere and the tasty food.

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