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Review of Le Carre Rouge

Le Carre Rouge
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Ranked #247 of 1,837 Restaurants in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $95
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Dalbade
Toulouse, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Ate lunch at Le Carré Rouge on a Sunday. Surprised to get a table without a reservation. Pleasant but rather casual service (not well-versed in wine, didn't serve wine for tasting, or serve it period, just opened the bottle and set it on the table).

I had the menu "Textura" for 34 euros. There were two choices for entrée, plat, and dessert. I had the following:

— Amuses-bouches (1) Limonade de céleri branche et granny-smith. (Not good. I don't understand the point. It added nothing other than make me worried for the meal to come.); (2) Butternut squash sorbet with a crumble. (Had potential, but was much too sweet for an amuse-bouche and the taste of the butternut squash was barely recognizable. Further it was served in a beaker with a "live" goldfish, but two of them actually looked dead. We all agreed it was rather depressing and too much of a gimmick. I would have preferred to have the sorbet served without the big production).

— Les coquilles saint -Jacques, son confit de poireaux d’hiver Sabayon de champagne. (Not good/Average. I wouldn't order this again. Scallops are naturally delicious, but these were drowning in Sabayon sauce. The taste of the scallops was completely overwhelmed. Waste.)

— Le dos de cabillaud extra, rattes du Touquet confites entières au beurre demi-sel Jus de condiments, pickles d’oignons. (Excellent. I would go back for the cabillaud if I could order just a main dish and wasn't required to order the three-course menu.)

— Le pain perdu de mon arrière grand-mère Louise, crème glacée onctueuse émulsionnée A la vanille de Tahiti, crème d’Amaretto. (Simple, but good)

A 34-euros lunch menu in Toulouse is fairly pricey. There were four of us. We all agreed we would not eat here again. None of us liked the amuse-bouche, nor the entrée. However, we all really enjoyed the main dish and found the desserts good, but nothing more.

  • Visited April 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenees, France
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good goldfish!”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Excellent value for money on the 34 euro menu. Top notch presentation and delicious food. Intimate restaurant, but worked well for a catch up dinner with a mate. The non-French wines on the menu were a bonus! Go!

  • Visited March 2013
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“Perfect and delicious!”
Reviewed January 6, 2008

Perfect and delicious!

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