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“Fine food but cool reception and lack of ambience”
Review of Le Moderne Restaurant - CLOSED

Le Moderne Restaurant
Price range: $22 - $59
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed September 3, 2012

The dining room is badly in need of an overhaul. The welcome is frigid. On the evening that we dined in this restaurant, only three tables were occupied - there was no ambience. I chose the cheaper three-course menu and my husband a more expensive one. My prawns with mayonaise were fresh and very good. I asked the waitress for bread whereupon she dumped the thinnest slice of bread that I have ever seen onto my plate. For my main course I chose duck breast which was cooked to order and was excellent. We had ordered a good bottle of wine but were served this in tiny cheap glasses and couldn't help but notice that many of the empty tables boasted decent wine goblets. My cheese was refrigerated and again accompanied by a miniscule amount of stale bread. This is a pity because the chef is making a great effort but is sadly let down by the serving staff.

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Reviewed May 28, 2012

On our first visit to Barfleur, my husband and I had no idea where to eat and took the recommendations of our hotel-owner to try Le Moderne. We were very pleased with the quality and imagination at work here and returned for another dinner, which was even better. Our recommendation is to spring for the slightly more expensive of the set menus (prix fixe), and enjoy. I still have memories of a Norman ham appetizer ("entry" in French) with what Momofuku fans in New York know as the "Volcano"--a rich potato au gratin, with good Norman cheese, in a pastry crust. Oh, my! The only drawback on both nights was an inexperienced wait-person--who, to her credit, really tried.

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Reviewed February 23, 2016
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Reviewed February 17, 2016
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Reviewed August 25, 2015
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