Coup Des Tartes is a charming French bistro style restaurant located in a historic building in Phoenix, bringing character and fine cuisine together. It is also the area’s longest running French restaurant, for 18 years.
With cooler temperatures approaching, their picturesque patio with twinkling lights and mature lush trees all around, it may be the best seat in Phoenix. The inside atmosphere is romantic and contains smaller divided rooms for a more intimate experience.
When you picture French cuisine, bread and cheese are always plentiful. So of course we had to try the Brie Brulee, French brie with fruit and toast points. We also tried the Coup, an assortment of imported and domestic cheese, charcuterie, mixed olives and dried fruit and nuts, a wonderful start to a delicious meal.
For the entrees, we tried a menu favorite, the Moroccan Lamb Shank. Served with stone fruits, veggies and couscous. This is also one of the items that has been on the menu since the restaurant opened. The combination of the vegetables and fruit with the succulent lamb was a mouth watering and satisfying dish.
We also tried the Filet Mignon, served with Tarragon mushroom cream sauce, Yukon mashed potatoes, and sautéed asparagus. The steak was cooked perfectly, medium rare per the chef’s suggestion. Needless to say, the plate was scraped clean of every bite, signaling a job well done.
With our belly’s full and happy, we made a little extra room for a personal favorite, crème brulee. They offer a Banana Crème Brulee in addition to a traditional creme brulee.
Coup Des Tartes, in addition to being a phenomenal restaurant great for special occasions and celebrations, also has large event space. They offer monthly wine dinners as well as monthly murder mystery dinners.
For more information about Coup Des Tartes, visit their website at www.nicetartes.com.