Lautrec

VERIFIED LUXURY
Savor fine French cuisine — this restaurant wasn't named after French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec for nothing — in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands. It’s the ultimate five-star dining experience, Lautrec is the créme de la créme — not just in Southwestern Pennsylvania, but nationwide. There's a lot to love about this luxury restaurant. Chef Kristin Butterworth's frequently changing menu featuring the freshest ingredients and is a delight. Spend an entire evening focusing on the complexities of a four-course meal plus dessert, or go all out with the Grand Tasting Menu that includes more than a dozen selections. If you have dietary restrictions, don't worry — you won't have to miss out on a meal at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant. Lautrec offers a vegetarian menu nightly, as well as a wellness menu, designed for those who prefer healthier options for their dining experience. Curious about the way Butterworth crafts her delicious culinary creations? At the chef's table, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the kitchen and learn how carefully and artistically the meal is put together.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
• Lautrec is the ultimate romantic spot to wine and dine in style. With its dim lighting and bold, sexy red décor, you and your loved one will feel like you’ve stepped inside one of Paris’ most exclusive culinary hot spots — even though you’re right in the heart of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

• A stunning part of Lautrec is its gorgeous curved bar where you can order up a number of delicious cocktails. While you can't order dinner from the bar, a dessert tasting menu with champagne is available for only $15, should your sweet tooth strike while sipping on a cocktail.

• While the main dining room is best suited for couples and small dining parties due to its hushed, romantic ambience, if you’re dining with a larger group the Bistro Room, situated in the back of the restaurant where you’ll get views of the kitchen, can accommodate up to 32 people.

• Another option is to reserve a small private dining room, which can seat up to six guests at a round table, or the larger private dining room that houses up to 12 guests at a long table.
Things to Know
• Lautrec is open nightly for dinner — except Monday, when the kitchen is closed. If dinner at Lautrec is high on your vacation "to-eat" list (and it should be), be sure to call ahead for reservations, as this dining destination tends to get crowded, especially on weekends.

• You must choose from the four-course prix fixe menu or the eight-course chef's tasting menu, so be sure to bring your appetite. Wine pairings are available for an additional cost and are highly recommended, since in-house sommelier Holly Smith is at Lautrec nightly.

• Dinner at Lautrec is pricey; but the one-of-a-kind meal combined with the elegant ambience and accommodating staff makes it a dining experience you won’t soon forget — and one that is totally worth the hefty price tag.
The Food
• The kitchen staff always cook with freshly picked herbs, fruits and vegetables that are as seasonal, sustainable, and local as possible.

• Although the menu changes constantly diners can look forward to the following style of dishes: an upscale take on chicken and waffles with chicken liver pate, rosemary waffle, and bourbon-barrel-aged maple; rabbit lasagna with beech mushrooms and sherry cream; and wood-oven roasted ribeye with creamed spinach and mushroom bread pudding.

• No matter how full you get, be sure to save room for these noteworthy desserts. We especially loved the blueberries with chèvre cheesecake, marcona almonds and candied lemon thyme.
The Look
• The restaurant’s interior design suggests an entirely different vibe — one that will transport you far from Farmington, Pa. The décor here is bold, with deep red carpets, colorful draperies and luxurious carved wood walls.

• Lautrec’s chic and opulent design blends seamlessly with the restaurant’s American cuisine with a French twist, as you feel like you’re dining among royalty in Europe.

• The dining room’s tables are strategically spread throughout allowing for extra space, providing a more intimate dining experience at Lautrec.
Getting There
1001 Lafayette Drive, Farmington, Pennsylvania 15437
TEL866-344-6957