Maison Giraud to Open for Breakfast, Lunch

The restaurant will have the feeling of a neighborhood hangout. Intimate, cozy and inviting, said Chef Alain Giraud.


Chef Alain Giraud will be opening his long awaited restaurant Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. in the Swarthmore spot where Dante's used to be for breakfast and lunch.

For the rest of week excluding this coming weekend, the restaurant will be open for lunch and breakfast, and starting next week Monday, dinner, too.

The Maison Giraud bakery will be serving coffee, tea, juices and freshly baked pastries, croissants and breads. On-street metered parking will be available, as well as validated parking behind the building during the day and free parking in the evening.  

The restaurant will open weekdays, with casual breakfasts featuring a selection of baked goods—including Giraud's deliciously flaky croissants—cereals, yogurt and freshly squeezed, organic fruit juices.

On Saturdays, a full brunch will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays it will begin at 8 a.m. Included on the brunch menu will be all the weekday breakfast items as well as smoked salmon made by Michel Blanchet, many kinds of waffles, bagels and egg dishes. 

During the week, the restaurant will serve lunch (starting at 11:30 a.m.) and dinner (beginning at 5:30 p.m.) with snacks available in the afternoon, as well as takeout service. Part of Giraud's plan is to feed Palisadians whether they want to dine out or pick up a meal to eat at home. Also, he is planning to have some ready-to-go dinner items for Thanksgiving.

Look for more details about the restaurant on Patch soon.

Vicki Warren November 16, 2011 at 07:51 AM
The headline says the restaurant will be open for breakfast and lunch, but the article says breakfast, lunch and dinner (during the week). Confusing article but looking forward to the restaurant!
David Latt November 16, 2011 at 08:04 AM
This week--Wednesday, Thursday and Friday--the restaurant will be open for breakfast and lunch. Starting Monday, all three meals will be served. Sorry for the confusion.
Reza Gostar November 16, 2011 at 04:28 PM
Thanks for the clarification, David. I added the info.


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