This is Sartre, a contemporary brasserie. To ape the French we would call it a neo-brasserie, but lets not. The first brasseries were in Alsace, France, a word that means brewery. And they were breweries, or, attached to breweries, grand gathering spaces with food and drink. They followed the money to Paris and evolved, the best still serve, the mediocre disappeared. In the tradition of the brasserie, Sartre serves a large menu of food from soil and pasture and sea, and many fine drinks. Much of what we serve is made possible by those early enterprising days in France; but we were brought into Being by minds in OTR, and like our neighborhood, we admire the past but pin our ambitions and culinary style to the future.