I was the 3rd table of the night, and ordered only 1 glass of wine, and the plat of bouef. 1 hr into it, I ordered dessert. 45 minutes later, no dessert. I went inside and asked to cancel my dessert. The waiter who had been fantastic, told me, you know this isn't "fast food". Clearly I understand this, and I am not judging on American standards, but French standards. I'm sorry, but this was the SLOWEST meal I'd had in all of France including in some of the best regarded restaurants in Paris, etc.
The amuse bouche of tuna was good, although could have kicked up the flavor. The bouef was ok, it was chewy and unevenly cooked and lacked flavor on its own. Although the tapenade and the salad were very good. I had to ask for more tapenade because the beef was bland. Overall the food looks pretty, and the chef is clearly looking to provide inventive cuisine that is not the typical French meal. However, he falls short.
I felt bad for the 2 guys who were running between 14 tables, the 2 men were generally very pleasant, up until the you know this isn't fast food comment. They were working very hard, so I felt for them. The woman, maybe the wife of the owner, or the hostess would periodically serve people, or take orders, but overall she was busy sitting down with guests she clearly knew, smoking, etc. She would walk by tables and look at people, and just keep going to sit down with friends.
Sorry, but since the food is not amazing, and the service is terrible, I can understand why this restaurant is not more popular.
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