I've been going there for a few years now.
Been there countless times with my husband, and even a few times with my parents after it opened.
You're advised to go with someone who has been there before, so they can advise you on the favorites. The staff is uniformed and sometimes seemingly unwilling to know anyway. Even the managers. And trust me, there are lots of them.
One day I overheard one give a lengthy explanation of the ""tuna confit"" and how it was made (which comes on the Nicoise Salad) seemed totally outrageous. When I asked the waiter, he replied; ""Oh that's just canned Tuna"". And I think that must have been the general manager since his was sporting an expensive suite and a gold watch.
I usually have the Crab Salad which is exquisite, the crab meat is fresh, combined with tomato juice and horseradish, which really works well.
My husband usually has the Steak Tartar or a Sirloin, which he says are excellent. Like at La Golue. Can't wait until they open again.
Things that are good.
- crab salad
- Steak tartar
- The steaks
- Tarte Tatin and no other dessert, they say the Ice creams are homemade, but like the Tuna that is an insult.
- Chicken liver mousse.
Well, it tends to be better at dinner. At lunch, the staff when they are not busy hurdle up with the managers talking in some foreign language and what appears to me, commenting on diners as they are eating. This, I find very irritating, not to mention RUDE.
Will I go back? Yes, But, until La Golue opens again. We live in the neighborhood so it's convenient.
Pros: The decor is fabulous.
Cons: The intensity of the service