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“Excellent lunch at Boissons at Grain de Sel.”
Review of Grain de Sel - CLOSED

Grain de Sel
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Captiva Island, Florida
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch at Boissons at Grain de Sel.”
Reviewed October 5, 2011

Went to St Remy for Wed market day. Happened upon this terrific restaurant with great food, amazing decor and very reasonable prices. (10 euro for a big and attractive sald nicoise). Service was very good and very warm. Terrific baguette. They even brought some surprise treats for the table when we first sat down. ( Samething that looked like a fancy ham. We don't eat meat--but there was also a nice nut and raisin mixture

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ruston, Louisiana
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Doesnt compare”
Reviewed September 23, 2011

We ate at L'Aile ou la Cuisse last night and were blown away. Our hotel referred us to Grain de Sel and we checked out the ratings and it had very good reviews. We were very disappointed. Service was just ok. Our server was awkward and could speak very little English. One positive note... Our wine was great! Food was average.. Passed on dessert and went back to L'Aile ou la Cuisse and got dessert to go. Great again!

  • Visited September 2011
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Valbonne
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Attentive staff and good food”
Reviewed September 20, 2011

The big plate concept took us by surprise, saying that most of the items on the plate were more than edible. We found the staff to be very attentive, in fact despite speaking French & telling them this they did keep insisting on explaining everything in English!! We sat inside and the setting was lovely.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank PatrickSpaight
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Kennett, Missouri
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335 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Skip This Place”
Reviewed September 15, 2011

My wife and I tried a couple of the "big plates." Mostly tasteless dribble. A hamburger would have been much better. Better yet, the pizza places in town blow this place away. I have no idea how this place can be # 1. Maybe all of their friends are writing the reviews.

  • Visited September 2011
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bad entrees & maitre d' who couldn't care”
Reviewed September 13, 2011

We ate here with our 2 children ages 8 & 11. It was Saturday night so many couples out on dates! The entrees were large & not very good - my husband had the smoked salmon with wasabi foam: tasteless & needlessly large; my "Aubergine au Mr Sanguin" was a nice baked eggplant with some chevre within it & a decent ratatioulle around but overwhelmed by a large swirl of ham and lettuce. This was also surrounded by chopped raw carrot which was unnecessary.
The main courses were acceptable, as were the children's meals (pan-fried chicken with chips). There were only 2 waitresses who were clearly overworked & a maitre d' who could see we were dissatisfied with our entrees and chose to ignore us thereafter.
An overall underwhelming experience.

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