We went to the new Brasserie Tatin in Homewood for my husband's birthday Saturday night. It was opened by the former maitre d' at Petit Louis.
The bread, homemade, was excellent. My french onion soup was great (usually I find it too salty), though a bit of the crust was burnt. John loved his escargot and his pasta special, tagliatelle with lamb ragout. I thought both were good, not great. My steak was excellent. The woman near me was raving about her liver. Hm.
My husband randomly chose baked Alaska -- neither of us had ever had it -- and I fell in love with that fluffy, toasted-marshmallow coating. (I left him the perfectly fine cake/ice cream underneath.) The waiter said their pastry chef came from Le Bec Fin in Philadelphia.
It was a sort of middle-aged crowd. I didn't care for the decor but the service was MUCH better than at most restaurants I've been to since I moved to Baltimore.