A new Hampden spot, Le Garage, will have its official opening on Friday.
Part bar, part restaurant, Le Garage will serve a menu of simple and straightforward French fare, with entree prices range from $16 to $23, according to information provided by the restaurant. The chef is Sarah Acconcia, former sous chef of Maggie's Farm and executive chef of 13.5% Wine Bar.
The specialties at Le Garage are tartines, a kind of French open-faced sandwich, and pommes frites. The frites, which can be ordered with a choice of 18 dipping sauces, will also be sold out of the ground-level space that The Dogwood operated for a time as a carry-out cafe.
The main dining room at Le Garage will be slightly below ground, as it was at Dogwood. The restaurant's name is partly a reference to its lower-level space.
The restaurant's 14-draft beer list will focus on Belgian, French and local craft breweries. Its wine list will be an all-French affair.
Le Garage is at 911 W. 36th St. in Hampden. For information call 410-243-6300 or go to legaragebaltimore.com.