After launching his Sous Beurre Kitchen project with a popular pop-up at 24th Street cafe Sugarlump, chef Michael Mauschbaugh is ready to take things to the next level. Sous Beurre (French for "in butter") is opening up its permanent space tonight just down the street, featuring a menu of Provencal-influenced French fare with a local twist. The dishes include classics like steak tartare and boudin blanc, as well as some modern twists, like a Dungeness crab bouillabaisse and a confit pheasant leg "cassoulet" with vadouvan sausage. Everything is under $25, which is extra-impressive considering that tax and tip are built into the price of each dish. (Mauschbaugh believes this system is more fair to his staff; you can see tonight's menu on his Facebook page.) Those who want to go big can also opt for the six-course, $65 tasting menu, which also has gratuity and tax built in to the cost.
The 74-seat space was designed by Said-Jon Eghbal, who's also responsible for Rich Table and The Monk's Kettle, and features lots of wood and white marble, as well as antique mirrors picked up at flea markets. GM Oscar Davila has curated a heavily French wine list to go with the food, with an emphasis on food-friendly rosé and bold red wines. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 5:30-10 pm, and reservations are available via SeatMe.