Last friday, we went to "Le mesnil" for the second time.
The restaurant is situated in the grand cru Champaign village of Mesnil-sur-Oger, which is extremely calm in the evening.
The entrance is completely lacking any style, it ressembles a flower shop next to an hospital.
The dining room however is somewhat cosy.
The 4 course menu is very well priced, we all found our choice withing the options suggested. Eating à la carte is considerably more expensive. The dishes are well balanced and tastefull, a bit sober maybe, but sometimes less is more, I guess. Quality is good, especially at this price point.
But the service did manage however to end the evening on a very bad note, which sort of ruined the entire experience. We arrived at the restaurant at about 8:15, and an hour and a half later, at 9:45, we already had our 4 courses and a coffee.
I don't really like to eat at this pace, but OK.
We then asked to have the card for some "digestifs", promptly countered by a "A cet heure-ci, on sert plus!" It was not even 10PM...!!!
I then asked for the bill, which was even more promply answered as "d'accord". The time on the bill showed it was printed at the time we asked for a coffee (9:30).
I really don't get it... just pour 2 whiskeys in a glass, and add 15 euros to the bill... easy money, no? That's the sort of order most restarateurs aim for. But I guess she wanted to close up to go to a party, or don't miss the beginning of a (probaly dubbed) movie.
A shame, we left the place with a very bad feeling.
I guess I won't return either, because food only does not make for a succesfull dining experience.
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