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Restaurant Spotlight: Suzette’s Creperie

A bistro with a French wine list inspired by Parisian crepe carts
Photo by: Courtesy of Suzette's Creperie
Suzette's Creperie's French theme is evident from its food and wine menus to its bistro–style decor.

Posted: March 15, 2018

Since 2000, Suzette's Creperie has evolved from a modest cart to a full-service bistro with an Award of Excellence–winning wine list and an adjoining bakery. Suzette’s is named after its founder, who was inspired by Parisian street vendors to bring higher-quality fast food to her community of Wheaton, Ill. Today the restaurant offers 120 exclusively French selections stored in its underground cellar, managed by wine director Anton Maletich. The list offers plenty of values under $100, with several magnums and double magnums available, including Château Margüi Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé 2011 ($225). The charming 60-seat restaurant is immersed in its French theme, hosting frequent wine dinners highlighting particular French regions and tea service every afternoon. In addition to an assortment of savory and sweet crêpes, chef Luis Ayllon’s menu features heartier entrées like duck confit with wild mushroom risotto and crab cakes with habañero lime sauce.

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