But Bistro Toulouse is a hard-working establishment, and puts on the Gallic makeup. A print of Steinlein's classic 19th century poster for Le Chat Noir cabaret stands out, along with a smaller reproduction of the playfully grapey French Union by Robys Bar. Polished, dark wood frames the dining room.
So, use your imagination and order the respectable onion soup, under a lid of melted Swiss cheese. The butternut squash soup with nuggets of lobster also is good and autumnal.