Right after you walk out of the Dick’s Sporting Goods at Stony Point Fashion Park, there it is, just to the right: Les Crepes. Walking into Les Crepes is an experience that is simply gratifying. As soon as you open the door, you are greeted with a warm smile and are usually seated right away. The restaurant is very well decorated, with many different elegant light fixtures and pictures. One of the best aspects of Les Crepes is that it is never full and usually has plenty of extra tables to choose from. The table arrangements are also perfect for any type of meal or gathering. One side of the restaurant is a long booth with tables and chairs facing it, which is ideal for a small family meal. The other wall is lined with two-person tables perfect for a date or a lunch with a friend. In the middle of the restaurant, there is one bigger table that is great for larger groups.
The crepes I tried were absolutely phenomenal! I was able to sample three different savory crepes, one breakfast crepe, and four different sweet crepes with friends while I was there. A savory crepe is Les Crepes’s version of a main dish or entrée. The three different savory crepes I was able to sample were the carbonara, chicken, and burger crepes.
The carbonara crepe was one of our favorites. The carbonara was compiled of chicken breast, bacon, egg, creamy alfredo sauce, and was topped off with parmesan and a touch of pesto. Overall, as a table, we decided this crepe deserved a perfect 10/10.
Next, the chicken crepe. This is one of Les Crepes’ go-to crepe for any age. It stays on the menu year round and will always hit the spot. The chicken crepe is composed of chicken breast, avocado, caramelized onions, spring mix, and diced tomatoes with a creamy lemongrass sauce. We ranked this crepe a 9.5/10.
Lastly, the burger crepe was a stellar dish. This crepe was my personal favorite. This masterpiece of a crepe was loaded with five ounces of ground beef, bacon, cheddar cheese, grilled tomatoes, caramelized onions, spring mix, and a red pepper sauce. EJ Patterson (‘16) described the taste of burger crepe being “synonymous to a million little babies whipping my taste buds, creating a small, harmonic utopia in my mouth.” This crepe combined everything you love about a burger and put it into a crepe. Overall, our table voted this crepe to be a 9.5/10 as well.
Another great aspect of Les Crepes is that they serve breakfast crepes all day long. We got to try the omelet crepe, and it did not disappoint. This crepe consisted of three scrambled eggs mixed in with ham, tomatoes, caramelized onions, and fresh spinach. This was an overall solid choice and a fairly simple but tasty breakfast crepe. Rating: 9/10.
If you still have room after finishing a savory crepe, there are many great options when it comes to sweet crepes. Our table ended up sampling four different sweet crepes. We tried the tres leches, brownie, berries farm, and Oreo cookie sweet crepes.
Each of these crepes were undoubtably 10/10s. They were absolutely phenomenal. If you do not go to Les Crepes and try one, you are missing out.
These sweet crepes do not need much explaining beyond their description, so I will just let you drool over the ingredients of each.
Tres Leches: butter cake soaked in three types of milk–evaporated, condensed, and heavy cream–topped with dulce de leche.
Brownie: crepe bowl with brownie and vanilla ice cream, topped with a vanilla and chocolate sauce.
Nutella: Nutella-filled crepe with whipped cream.
Oreo Cookie: Oreo cookie crumbles, vanilla sauce, chocolate sauce, Oreo ice cream, and whipped cream.
The service there was also excellent. The waitress/owner was very friendly and made sure that we had everything we needed. She even recognized us when we walked in and asked us if we wanted to sit in our usual spot. We had only been there a few times scattered throughout the year, but she cares so much about her restaurant and her costumers that she remembers the little things that make us feel at home.
If there is a downside to Les Crepes, it would be the price. A typical meal, with a savory and sweet crepe, will cost aproximately $30 per person, including a tip. That may seem like a lot, but it is well worth the price for the quality of food and service they give.
Overall, Les Crepes is a wonderful restaurant, and I would suggest it to anyone who has not been there. The place is rarely crowded, the attire is casual, and they have wonderful food and service. What is not to love?
All photos by Gordon Granger.