This place is AMAZING! Having lived (and eaten) all over the city of Louisville for a few years now, I can honestly say this is my absolute FAVORITE restaurant. It is very appropriate for a birthday surprise for your significant other or just a nice dinner out on the town. I really wanted to try French cuisine, but having never been to Europe, I was afraid I would feel stupid and lost. It couldn't have been a more welcoming place! I wore "business casual" clothes, but some people were wearing jeans and others dresses. All attire somehow worked there. It is very busy, but in a weird way the chaos actually improves the atmosphere. Not loud, mind you, but there is a lot going on in a relatively small space.
The food, oh I can't say enough about the food. Go with the duck if you are unsure of what to order. I had never had duck before and it was so good I got another one to take home! LOL. Oh, and the aperitif's are great too. We ordered one of each and my favorites were the pear and the sunflower (I think it was sunflower). We also ordered these spicy meatball appetizers and I don't know what they were called, but they were phenomenal!
Our waitress (Arin - like Erin with an A) was the best waitress I have every had at any restaurant. You can request to sit in her section when you call to make a reservation. I'm not saying the other servers are not amazing too, but I like a sure thing and if you have her, you will not be disappointed. I laughed when I read another review on here about her because it just goes to show you it wasn't a fluke. I even requested to speak to the manager to tell him how great she was. She was very attentive, explained everything well, and made us feel she was actually excited to help us "non-French-ies". No, that is not an exaggeration. She made the experience that much better. Overall this place gets a big A+. I have only been there twice, but will be going again on my birthday. Make a reservation. Request Arin. Order the duck. You won't be disappointed!
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