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“Second time is still a charm”
Review of La Cave de l'Origine - CLOSED

La Cave de l'Origine
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Houston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Second time is still a charm”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We returned to this interesting restaurant with our older children for New year's dinner. It was a fixed price menu for the occasion. And it delivered once again. The Amuse Bouche was a simple smoked salmon surrounding a dab of raw salmon - almost sashimi in its quality and execution. The appetizer was sublime - two types of foie gras terrine, one having been soaked in wine. Delightful, though the portion was almost too much. Another treat to follow, lobster bisque. It had a flavor of soupe de poisson (and the accompanying saffron) and big, meaty chunks of lobster. Very luxurious. The main was goose breat with local veg, including chestnuts. Included was a very large stuffed cabbage leaf. Was the stuffing more goose 9confit) or other grain and offal - almost like haggis. but delich! Again, a very large portion. The piece de la resistance was a chocolate lava cake that oozed choc granache (or the like) with a side of lemon sherbert. All perfectly executed. The service started great, possibly as we were the only table at 8pm, but slowly slowed as the restaurant filled. Good wine selection and a very accomodating staff.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank jdkrome
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Belmont, California
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very nice in Nice”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

Gorgeous food in simple cafe settings. Lentil and foie gras soup was fulfilling and satisfying, followed by pan seared iberica bellota pork loin..delish! Swear those black feet make for a unique fragrant taste. Service was warm and friendly, like most of Nice. Probably one of the best regions in France!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank LaineHeartsVacays
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Stockholm, Sweden
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“French bistro de luxe”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

We really enjoyed our dinner, surrounded by locals - always a good sign. Exquisite food and personal attentive service.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank ETWTraveller
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Espoo, Finland
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great French restaurant”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

Visited La Cave de l'Origine twice, excellent food, great service. No matter what we ordered, everything was really good. Menu is fresh and service smooth and friendly. Great place to have a lunch or dinner.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank PippoMaster
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Moscow, Russia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

I went there following the reviews on this website, what a place! Food was exceptional as well as the atmosphere. it was Saturday evening and the place was buzzing with people, only two people (a man and a women) were running the show, very efficiently I have to admit.
A must in Nice.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Nushalarissa
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