He’s French. He’s artsy. He only drinks tea by a grand piano. He chases his chicken and waffles with champagne.
Oh, and he never leaves the Design District.
And this Monday, he wants you to take him to lunch.
That’s when you’ll need Royal Sixty, a new French-style lunch spot in the Design District, now open weekdays for lunch.
If Papa Smurf and the Blue Man Group could ever agree on anything, it’s the colors in this place. The walls: royal blue. The ceilings: blue. The teacups: green. (Just kidding, they’re blue.)
Inside, you’ll be greeted by a massive chandelier hanging from the (blue) rafters. You’ll walk past a man playing “Rocket Man” on the grand piano, and through the crowd of Oak Lawn fashionistas and high-heeled event planners having four-course tea parties. (Why yes, this place is brought to you by a wedding caterer.)
Now, if you have a working lunch in the area, these guys will deliver a French dip sandwich straight to you. But most times, you and your French friend will settle into the corner booth and summon a Brie and Wild Mushroom Queso. (It’s French for queso.) After some gratis champagne (at least until they get their liquor license), you’ll need something more filling. So bypass the chicken pesto sandwich for the chicken and waffles.
We hear it’s huge in Paris.