Dining à la Française – Le Soir

Le Soir
(631) 472-9090, lesoirbayport.com

There’s something special about spending Valentine’s Day at a quaint French country restaurant. Le Soir offers a romantic evening in a subtle, understated, but honestly good setting. It’s the perfect place for encore “lovers’ holidays”—it is as comfortable and familiar as the two of you feel together. The inviting, Tudor exterior hosts a traditional interior featuring dim candles and Impressionist paintings, a gracious staff and authentic French cuisine.

Every stage of each meal at Le Soir is impeccably made with the finest and freshest ingredients to bring out its true flavors. Treat your loved one to any of their scrumptious hors d’oeuvres. The delicious entrée options as well as the changing daily specials never cease to impress. Oysters on the half shell served with a homemade red wine vinaigrette and diced shallots are just right for a lighter choice while the soupe à l’oignon gratinée is perfectly baked and extra cheesy. The filet mignon is a USDA Prime Angus beef tenderloin sautéed with a rich red wine sauce, and served with a beet and carrot purée in the shape of a rose (perfect for Valentine’s Day). Another exceptional meat dish is the pork tenderloin served over cabbage with a savory coconut curry sauce that adds a nice twist to a classic European dish. Tasteful, yet not too heavy, the filet of sole is paired with the choice of either almonds or brown butter blended with parsley and lemon.

Finish your evening reminiscing the years spent together while sipping on sweet dessert wine and indulging in one of Le Soir’s homemade pastries. The fruit tart made with pleasantly plump strawberries and blueberries is a divine option. Or go all in for the chocolate pecan tart, loaded with bits of chocolate and blanketed by a classic French custard crème anglaise. From the moment you enter Le Soir, familiar moments of affection and devotion will come rushing back, and this next dinner will make the perfect addition to your favorite “lovers’ day” repertoire.