Restaurant has a terrific feel to it. Greeting at the front door was warm and immediate, service at the bar/counter for brunch one recent Sunday was friendly, with a caveat beleo. My only disappointment was my meal. The brunch menu starts with an 'amuse' of yogurt parfait, with orange coulis, a 5 spice gelee at the bottom, topped with granola. My ordered arrived, and the server told me he was sorry but he'd bring me my amuse after my meal. Then he set down my meal. I'd ordered crab cakes on haricot verte in an herbal vinaigrette. In place of crab cakes were two large boules of what looked and tasted like mashed potatoes mixted with parsley, deep fried the day before, refrigerated overnight, then allow to come (almost) to room temp for serving. Not a morsel of crab or fish in sight. Very disappointing. They were siting on a lovely, delicious salad of haricot verte. I ate and enjoyed the salad. The bartender/barista was busy from when a server brought my plate, so by the time he checked in 15 mins or so later I had eaten the salad and given up on crab cakes, and I still had the parfait to look forward to. I didn't try to get his attention or complain because he was making espresso and cafe au lait for the whole place, including at least 2 tables of 10 or 12. Once his orders slowed down he was very friendly, but that didn't help when I was served and would have liked to check with him that the (hot?) (crab?) cakes were supposed to be cold, and not crab.
The cafe au lait comes with the meal and is delicious.
The bartender recommended Bistro B when asked for dinner suggestions. I went there and had a great dinner
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