Ate at the just 5 weeks opened Kloe Bistrot last night. Across the street from the out of business Borders near the bridge.
Very un-Fort Leeish with funky interior design and great music soundtrack. Menu is quite nice too with most French Bistro types of dishes with some pastas thrown in for good measure. Great dining option if you don't want to cross the bridge. And its BYOB to boot which adds 10 extra points in my book.
French onion soup - thicker and sweeter than traditional with only a moderate amount of cheese (that a good thing for me)
Smoked trout app which was good but a bit pricey for $15
Salad lyonaisse - one of my favorite salads and the frisee was wonderfully wilted with some yumola lardons and a perfectly poached egg
Amish chicken which I just tasted but it had an organic taste moistened with a flavorful au jus.
Steak au poivre which was good enough but the french fries were to die for.
Didn't have dessert but the tea got high marks, I think it was some sort of a minty tea?
Our host/waiter may have also been an owner and he couldn't have been nicer (or a snappier dresser).
It's small so once it gets popular - which I'm guessing it will in no time - a reservation may be necessary. It was not a problem to walk in at 7:30 on Sunday night, the place was only 1/3 filled.
Good date place.