It's all casual and honest, but laid out with a sense of style -- much like the food, in fact. If you've visited Bernard's main restaurant in Roppongi, you know that he serves up an excellent, no-frills brasserie cuisine. At Ichigaya the menu is even more straightforward and homely.
Welcome to the great out-of-doors
Name (J) ブラッスリー ドゥ ランスティテュ
Lunch price range
¥2,000 - ¥3,000
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
There's nowhere else like this in Tokyo.
Too bad you can only sit outside at lunchtime.
Drinks Beer ¥650; cider ¥600; wine ¥620/glass, from 3,100/bottle; digestifs from ¥800.
Number of seats 44 outside (plus 60 inside)
BGM Birdsong and distant traffiic and billingual buzz in French and Japanese.
Smoking No smoking
Nichi-Futsu Gakuin, 15 Ichigaya-Funagawaramachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
12-2:30 p.m. (last order) and 6-8:30 p.m. (last order)
Cash, Credit Card
Transport Leave Iidabashi JR Station by the West Exit, turn left and walk down to the main street (Sotobori-dori). Cross over, turn left and walk down to the first lights. Turn right at the Cosmo gas station, up the steep hill and take the first entrance on the right into the Institut Franco-Japonais, Bistro Bernard is in the garden at the back.