My guest and I popped into this little bistro on the recommendation of a co-worker. We were early (6pm) and had no trouble getting a table without a reservation. However by the time we left at 8pm, a reservation would definitely have been necessary.
Service was quick, helpful, friendly, but not pushy or over-bearing. All staff we encountered were actually French! They were helpful with providing recommendations on menu items that were more traditionally French, and helped describe items I had never before encountered.
We started by sharing the Smoked Trout Rillettes - it was delicious! Enough for two is you're famished and want to save room for the main and dessert.
Our mains were equally delicious. I enjoyed the Poulet Marengo (chicken) with a side of Ratatouille. The chicken fell off the bone and was full of flavour. The Ratatouille was very good, but too much for my moderate appetite. My guest enjoyed the Confit de Canard (duck) and said it was also full of flavour. It was also so tender that it fell off the bone the moment she touched her fork and knife to it.
Dessert (not that we had room, but who can resist?) was Creme Brule. I'm a lover of creme brule, and this was one of the best I have experienced. The sugar crust was thin and hard, and gave a beautiful crack when I dove into it. The custard underneath was smooth, creamy, and not too sweet.
I would recommend this quaint little restaurant to locals and visitors alike. If you fancy a late dinner, make a reservation.
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