My friend and I have dined at Le Catalan in the winter, spring, summer and fall. Le Catalan is our "go to" place whenever we want to enjoy excellent food, great wine and a cozy, intimate setting. The place is not large, but it's location right on the downtown waterfront gives one the feeling of being in a little European bistro. The waitstaff is attentive and knowledgeable; when I have asked about wine suggestions they are happy to bring a small sample to try.
There is a limited fixed menu, but we usually go with the specials and have always been pleased with the special of the day. On the fixed menu, the flaky, flavorful quiche is always delightful. The portions are just right; they are European-sized portions (translation: no super-size, more than you need American portions) but since the food is very rich the portions are very filling. Suggestions: Try any of the daily specials, ask the wait staff to recommend a wine, then sit back and enjoy a true European bistro experience without having to leave the U.S.
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