Forsythia is a French restaurant in Old City from the people behind Will BYOB. In a lot of ways, it’s much different from Will. It’s not a BYOB for one - they have a long bar that’s constantly filled with people grabbing drinks or splitting a bottle from their great natural wine list. As far as the food goes, the menu is a la carte with mostly small plates like corn and ham hock beignets and mussels escabeche. For dessert, it’s absolutely necessary to order the two-tiered tower with pairs of raspberry macarons, coffee and coconut pots de creme, and more.
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