Anyone and everyone who has eaten at Mark Cross’s 21 Club inside the Frederick knew that Chef Jason’s cooking was worth any parking issue encountered to enjoy a quality meal downtown.
Now that Jason Oesterreicher has opened Chef Jason’s Du Soir Bistro in the same space as Third and Ninth Deli Market at 905 3rd Avenue, parking is easily available at the Pullman Square parking garage a block away.
For Chef Jason, sharing half the space’s rent was a benefit, especially when the space came with a working modern kitchen.
The bistro menu consists of items of European influence with familiar tastes and attractive presentation. We enjoyed a tomato basil soup with salmon that had a slight touch of smokiness and cajun warmth.
The lumpmeat crab cakes with a roumalade sauce was possibly the best in town. It was accompanied with a small seaweed salad that our server said most people assumed was decor only but it had a sesame oil seasoning which was a nice contrast to the sauce. Graham enjoyed a steak with asparagus and french fries crisply prepared in duck fat. I had a vegetarian offering of eggplant romallarde.
Together we shared the desert trio.