My wife and I appreciate good food and are always willing to pay a premium for quality - but there are few things that bug us more than a bad, expensive meal, and that is exactly what we got at Cheval Noir. From the start, it was awful. A plate of stale appetizers arrived, followed by an ice-cold lobster bisque that had the consistency and temperature of gelato and even some shell as an added bonus. We hoped things would get better from there, considering we had opted for the 60 euro a piece tasting menu, but sadly it did not. Next came some sort of ill-conceived lobster quinoa combination that looked like a chef trying to force the two together and coming out too clever by half. Next came the main course, a filet mignon. Mine was actually pretty good, but my wife ordered hers medium rare and it was barely even pink. The wine paired with the courses was fine, although one of the reds was chilled to the temperature one would expect to come with cheap beer, not red wine. Cheese course was ok but my epoisses was again the temperature of ice cream. Not the sort of thing one would really harp on other than expecting a fancy meal in a French restuarant to be anything but sloppy to the point where a soft cheese is just pulled out of the freezer and served. Even the desserts looked like they had been sitting pre-made in a refridgerator all day. My wife's creme brulee was ice cold and clearly the sugar had been burned at opening time if not yesterday. All in all, a horrendous meal for a steep price. We have had better meals at pizza parlors for one tenth the price. By the end of our meal, the experience was so bad it had become a running joke. Would not recommend to anyone. The one bright spot was the servers were polite and attentive.
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