We had a family dinner at Le Beaujolais Sat. Aug 31. We've planned it for months as we figured our kids were old enough now to appreciate fine dining. Before kids, eating here was a very special treat. It's been years now since we visited and I worried we might be underdressed in jackets and ties and cocktail dresses.
We were the first guest seated at 6:15. The restaurant was elegantly appointed as I remembered, white linens, delicate rose centre-peices. We were seated at a table facing Banff Avenue but all the curtains were opened and there were spectacular views of the mountains in two directions.
My husband and I ordered the 3 course special with Chateaubriand as the main dish. It was delicious. The beef was cooked exactly right and carved for us at the table. Wonderful. The kids started by sharing the scallop appetizer and then one had duck and the other lamb. Neither was disappointed and both were thrilled when our server Talloula lifted the silver plate covers revealing their entrees. The service was attentive and helpful, making great suggestions to ensure that all four of us finished about the same time etc. Really top notch. The deserts were excellent too. All in all it should have been a perfect meal. The only flaw was that the other guests were dressed so shabbily: cargo shorts, jeans, fleece hoodies, really? Really? There used to be a dress code here years ago. Certainly, diners that can afford the excellent food and service of Le Beaujolais should have enough wherewithal to change first, rather than end their hike here. That was very disappointing.
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