The Chef's Table is located in Franklin Lakes, NJ specializes in classical French cuisine with an authentic menu featuring traditional dishes such as cassoulet and bouillabaisse. Seasonal favorites include venison, soft shell crabs, lobster thermidor, and foie gras.
Tuesday - Lyonnais - Sauteed calf liver with caramelized onions, Madeira wine sauce
Wednesday - Bretagne - Braised lamb shank with yellow turnip puree and Brittany style white beans
Thursday - Auvergne - Coq Au Vin- Half semi boneless free range chicken slow simmered in red wine with mushrooms and pearl onions, served with buttered fettucini
Friday - Roussillon - Bouillabaisse- Variety of fish and shellfish cooked in a saffron broth over boiled potatoes, served with garlic croutons
Saturday - Languedoc - Cassoulet- Duck leg confit, pork, lamb, sausages with braised northern white beans baked in a terra cotta casserole
“Stellar” traditional French cuisine and “impeccable service” steered by chef Claude and Dolores Baills lend “destination” status to this BYO bistro in a Franklin Lakes strip mall; insiders warn of “small” dimensions, “tight” seating and “tough” weekend reservations, but ultimately this place “still has it” – “Why go to NYC?”
"If Claude Baills—as traditional a French chef as walks the Earth—hadn’t fallen deeply in love with a certain Jersey Girl one day in 1974, we wouldn’t have the pleasure of eating his food now or luxuriating in her hospitality at their restaurant, Chef’s Table, in Franklin Lakes. And that would be a shame." Read More!