If craft cocktails paired with house-cured meats are your thing, you’ll probably enjoy a visit to the French Bulldog. Located in the heart of Omaha’s historic Dundee district, this small but quaint eatery serves mainly charcuterie, a quality assortment of cheeses and other simple culinary delights.
The menu isn’t terribly expansive, making the French Bulldog more appropriate for light nosh and a drink than a full meal (although the place does offer lunch and dinner). The carefully arranged platters of meats and cheeses look like works of art, accompanied by roasted almonds, mustard, candied walnuts and a strawberry spread. For $5 each or three selections for $13, customers choose from meat selections like a slightly slimy Bresaola, Hungarian and Herbes de Provence (our favorite).
Cheeses follow the same pricing formula as the charcuterie and include soft, semihard and hard varieties, several produced locally. The slices we received were very small, and though we enjoyed the firm Little Darling crafted in Wisconsin, we didn’t care much for the Ubriaco or the goat cheese we tasted. On the upside, the cocktails are light and fruity, and our Ploughman and Bulldog Deli sandwiches (each $9) were fresh and satisfying, if not particularly memorable.