The interior of Beige & Beige is all about luxury. There’s a unique European flavor to the restaurant, helped along by the fusion of refined elegance (upholstered chaise lounge-style seating) and youthful energy (Euro-Pop music thumping in the background). Subtle touches of class define the dining experience at Beige & Beige, the fabric covered ceiling, the delicate bread slices with shredded butter and the extra-attentive wait staff.
I was a little disappointed that there weren’t the fresh cut flower bouquets at each table that I had heard so much about. But the appetizers made up for it: The Caesar salad was crisp and creamy and perfectly prepared. My dining companion was given the wrong soup; instead of the miso he had ordered he received a scrumptious seafood soup, filled with salmon chunks and mussels and was happy with the mix-up.
For a self-described French restaurant, there are some inconsistent touches like a full sushi bar, dishes inspired by Russian and Asian cuisine and few traditional French dishes. But somehow the mish-mash works. The lunch menu includes a hoisin glazed ahi tuna burger with wasabi mayo, pineapple and pickled ginger relish, paninis and salmon omelets.
A “comfort foods” menu featuring feel-goods like Borche, Potato Dumplings and Rabbit Stew is available for both lunch and dinner. The dinner menu includes dishes like lobster mashed potatoes, smoked eel and pistachio-crusted duck breast.
My lunch entree was impeccable: a spinach, mozzarella and tomato crepe that was like nothing I’ve ever tasted before. It was topped with a creamy pink sauce and accompanied by a unique coleslaw-style salad that I can’t wait to have again. My partner was satisfied with his California combo sushi dish and at the end of the meal we were too full to go for dessert.
Beige & Beige Restaurant
2501 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley