Step off of busy Broad Street in Bloomfield and into Mes Reves, and feel immediately transported to an elegant, softly lit restaurant, which would fit seamlessly in both New York City and Paris. Mes Reves means my dream in French, and that’s just what this place embodies. Everything, from the décor to the menu to the food is flawlessly executed, and will leave you wondering how this place has managed to stay relatively under the radar since it’s opening this past February. Quang Tran, the executive chef and co-owner of Mes Reves with his wife, was born in Vietnam but moved to the U.S. at a young age. He then attended the French Culinary Institute in Soho.
As a current student at the French Culinary Institute, I can personally attest to the high standards it upholds. Such a level of precision and perfection has been quite a shock to this formerly cocky home cook! Tran is the perfect testament to this high culinary standard- and his food speaks for itself. Everything is served perfectly cooked, balanced, and sauced, nothing heavy-handed or overly complicated in sight.
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