The place doesn't take reservations for under six people, but the girl on the phone said they were so busy with the Groupon deal that they'd hold a table for us. When we walked in at 7:00 on a Wednesday, however, we literally doubled the in-house population. The restaurant is very clean and simply decorated, with dance music (Disco, Michael Jackson, etc) playing on a Pandora station loudly enough to be lip-synched and silently danced to, but not loud enough to drown out the other two women diners' conversation about just how much alcohol one can actually drink while pregnant anyway* and whether or not the other lady is "putting herself out there" enough.
Now to the food! I ordered the chicken and goat cheese crêpe ($12--pictured below) and Beau ordered the braised short ribs ($14). Covered with a roasted tomato sauce, that chicken and goat cheese concoction was perhaps one of the best things I've ever put in my mouth--at first bite. It was so delicious, but it lacked dimension, something that could possibly be remedied with some more fresh herbs (and possibly by actually caramelizing the "caramelized" onions**). The braised short ribs crêpe was good, and had a kind of a sweetness to it that I didn't get to explore very much because I only took a small bite because I'm weird about sharing food sometimes.
For dessert we shared the Bananas Foster ($8--pictured below). Served with ice cream and caramel sauce, it was delicious and just rich and sweet enough. Dessert sharing often poses Zeno's paradox: no matter how small of an amount there is left on the plate, you'll only eat half of it.
The service was good: everything happened quickly and our waiter was polite and attentive (though there were only two tables at the time, so who knows what it's like when they're busy). I highly, highly recommend this place. Even without the Groupon or any other discount, it's not unbearably expensive, especially for Newbury Street. I'm just sad that I probably won't be able to go again before I leave. I wonder if there are crêperies in Hawaii...
Check out the full menu for The Crêperie on Newbury here.
*Apparently, according to her OB, it's two drinks per day. Thanks for the fetal alcohol syndrome, doc.
**Caramelization means brown, people!