For some reason I thought that going to a French restaurant in Borrego Springs might be a delight, a strange experience, in a strange place, and somehow I thought I would partake in a very singular experience....don't let your imagination fool you.
The French Corner is off of Christmas Circle in the middle of town. It is a rustic and quaint little spot, and definitely is decorated nicely and appropriately. I took my two friends there for special occasion hoping that we would have a really great experience and delicious food. Not so.
First of all, we waited a total of twenty five minutes to even get our water. We were not spoken to by anyone from the staff for that entire time. No "we will be with you in a minute" or "we appreciate your patience", nothing. They just buzzed around us, with little acknowledgement. Finally we got some bread, that held us over for the rest of the wait to get menus. When they finally deigned to wait on us, we ordered the roasted chicken. When it finally arrived, it was dry and cold. It's as if it was sitting waiting for one of the wait staff to bring it to us for quite a while, which most likely was true. We did not enjoy our chicken, and given the price, I was extremely disappointed. I've had better chicken at KFC...I'm not kidding folks.
We left very disappointed, not just because the food was bad, but mostly because we had such high hopes for this place and we were so disappointed. You even need reservations to get in here. Unbelievable. The problem is that it is one of the few so called "nice" places to eat in Borrego Springs. Well I prefer the Red Ocotillo where I know I'll have to wait, but at least the food will be worth it.
One more thing, the attitude of the gentlemen that own the place is not welcoming, but rather stiff and formal, as if you were actually in Paris. Well you're not, you're in Borrego...let's get real.
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