I'm a fan of Lyon Hall in Clarendon. Their brunch offers a nice array of breakfast (great donuts) and more substantial options. I really enjoy their mussels and frites. My first visit was in August. Since their food tends towards the heavier side, I wished they had a few lighter options. Now, with the brisk winter weather upon us, their menu is perfect.
Bratwurst Kaiserkrainen ($18). Bratwurst with brussels sprouts, walnuts, apple schnapps jus, gruyere and potato-parsnip puree.
Black Canyon Filet Mignon 8 oz ($23). shallot marmalade, potato-parsnip puree, carmelized endive, watercress salad and fried salsify.
I had the mussels frites ($15) with white wine, garley, parsley and some fabulously crispy frites. The mussels at Bistro la Bonne were a little plumper, but these were lovely too. Try the beer tasting for a nice selection of drafts ($10). It's an interesting menu that changes seasonally. The Grilled Pear Salad ($8) was excellent, and I hope they bring back the tomato-peach salad next summer.