I have eaten at the Cote D'Azur several times during my trips to Laos, the first time being the best. On recent visits, the absence of the owner chef has taken its toll on the consistency of the cooking and on my last visit it was just not up to par.
There is a large and varied menu and there is usually a blackboard special. The wine list is fair but the quality of the wine can be hit or miss, best to choose one with which you are familiar or get a wine by the glass.
Service by local students is usually very good, friendly and attentive and they aren't responsible for what comes out of the kitchen. Would like to leave them a tip, but the owner's wife tends to keep it. Best to slip the waiter something on the side.
This place has had its day and I think that it is just an average experience, but it is on the main street opposite the beach/river so it gets lots of visits by tourists in the backpacker area in which it is located. I will still try again on the next visit, however, my expectations will be realistic and not so high. Most unfortunate, as this place used to be a favourite.
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