France is known for many things including its incredible cities, its picturesque countryside, its extensive roots in the arts, and erupting in a revolution every seventy years or so. But if there is one thing France is to be associated with, it is its legendary food. La Bella Helena Restaurante (not to be confused with the opera La Bella Helena) brings this rich tradition and palate to North Carolina. More specifically, La Bella Helena Restaurante is a brasserie, or casual dining restaurant, negating the stereotype that all French restaurants are overly formal.
Serving brunch, lunch, and dinner, La Bella Helena Restaurante has something for nearly any time of day and any taste. What put La Bella Helena Restaurante on the map and attracted national attention, however, was its chicken roti salad sandwich served on a brioche baguette. The chicken roti salad sandwich has become a favorite among patrons and reviewers alike over the years.
Another possible translation of brasserie is a brewery, and La Bella Helena Restaurante delivers on that front as well. Featured on its extensive drink menu is a large selection of beers, cocktails, and authentic French wines for you to enjoy with your meal. Beyond the food itself, the interior of La Bella Helena Restaurante invokes the spirit of Paris with its nineteenth-century style architecture designed by Richard Lafond. When considering checking out La Bella Helena Restaurante, it is important to remember that they do require reservations, so it is important to plan ahead to make your visit to Charlotte memorable.
Cover photo by Christopher Macsurak via Wikimedia Commons