Looking at the stainless-steel, retro-American diner, one might expect the usual menu of meatloaf, milkshakes, burgers, and fries. Granted, the neon-lit letters spelling out "gourmet" before "diner" should give hint that something is afoot inside -- but French country cooking? That's pretty surprising. What's even more shocking is just how tasty and affordably priced the cuisine really is (dinner entrÃ©e prices start at $9.95 with most are under $20). Try tender escargot in garlic sauce, gently sautÃ©ed calf liver, lamb shank saturated in red wine, a rare slab of grilled tuna, a juicy New York strip, or a retro-American cheeseburger and French fries. Chalkboard specials are well worth your while, and the custardy fruit tart is so renowned that patrons call in advance to reserve slices. You don't necessarily have to go that far, but you should order it along with your meal because it will sell out before the last patron leaves. Best bet for a beverage would be one of the medium-priced French wines that dominate the list, but if you're craving a Coke you can get that too.