Sitting on the patio of Wholy Crepe in Glens Falls – bistro tables and chairs, fresh cut flowers and the large tree wrapped in white holiday lights acting like a natural canopy – makes you feel like you’ve stepped out of the North County and into France.
We stumbled upon the place after attending an art opening and immediately fell in love with it.
Everything is made with crepes – the salad, appetizers, main dishes and dessert. They have over 20 different kinds of crepes broken down into two categories, sweet and savory, and have something for everyone:
Meat eater: Pork and slaw – The traditional pulled pork marinated in a garlic honey bar-b-que sauce smothered in cole slaw.
Vegetarian: Ratatouille – A vegetarian combination of eggplant, squash, tomatoes, garlic, zucchini, onion and fresh herbs.
Brunch: Florentine Crepe Cups: A unique presentation of crepes; each cup filled high with spinach, mushroom, and feta topped with a herb poached egg.
Sweet tooth: Sticky ‘N’ Sweet – Give Me S’More: Hershey’s milk chocolate, mini-marshmallows, graham crackers – topped with whipped cream and Hershey’s syrup.
All Aboard Raspberry Chambord: Layers of raspberry cream flavors top a rich chocolate base.
Hazel’s Nuts and You Will Be, Too: Chocolate hazelnut spread with your choice of bananas or strawberries, plus whipped cream.
Sausage and Pepper (Oscar’s Style): Chicken and pesto sausage, sundried tomato, pepper, and onion sauteed in balsamic vinegar, olive oil and basil.
All of them were amazingly good, and fit their descriptions perfectly. My friend eating the sausage and peppers comments how the peppers were still firm and not soggy like you usually get them. The hazel’s nuts was the perfect balance between not too sweet, but just sweet enough, and the raspberry chambord was a little on the sweet side, but still really good.
The restaurant is truly a hidden gem, because if you are walking down the main street in town, it’s located behind several prominent attractions, and while there is a sign on the street, you may miss out on a really great meal if you don’t see it!
Totally worth the drive from Lake George, Saratoga Springs or wherever you may be vacationing in the region! For locals it makes a great lunch, dessert or first date spot!