You could have the greatest meal at Le Bouchon, or you could have an expensive meal that leaves much to be desired. This has been my experience of the place. While I really love the interior (which really does feel like you're back in France), and the atmosphere is always friendly and enthusiastic, I hate to say that I haven't returned for some time now, because the last two meals I've had there were really lacking (compared to the first few times I visited).
The best meal was the chicken with mushroom risotto- If going to this place, I think you're safe with the chicken. The steak on the other hand, was what I had ordered the two meals that left me disappointed. Both times, the meat was extremely chewy, difficult to cut... just a bad piece of meat.
The cost of the meal adds up quickly here- which appetizer, wine, dessert and entree- it can easily add up to $50 a person... Which is fine, if I know that I'll be satisfied at the end of the meal. Unfortunately, I wasn't... so I've steered clear of this place since.
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