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“Best in Exuma”

La Fourchette Bahamas
Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: French, Bahamian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed December 9, 2014

Best dining experience, excellent food, great prices. All outdoor. Beautiful view, friendly service. Best conch burger, best conch fritters, best cracked conch, red conch chowder excellent. Mahi fingers, great fries, more like crispy sliced potatoes than traditional french fries. Mahi mahi catch of the day was served with tomatoes and onions on top, which was very good. Great coleslaw. Out of lobster bisque that day, ribs were not as up to par as other options. They use sternos to keep the flies away, which is nice. Was very windy, but they accommodated with wind screens that did not completely hinder view.

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Reviewed December 5, 2014

First, let me begin by stating that our waiter Romeo was extraordinarily charming and attentive throughout the course of our meal.

From that point let us begin our descent to the depths of our culinary catastrophe.

Twas a windy night in Paradise Bay and the torn sheets of plastic were crackling in the wind as we sat down to what I had been led to believe was the best restaurant in Exuma. I had been led to this belief by French travelers who had praised the restaurant here on Trip Advisor. Again, I state, praised by French visitors.

Sylvie and I first needed to find shelter from the wind that was roaring thru the restaurant. The restaurant is outdoor with no protection from the wind or rain aside from the aforementioned plastic sheeting. We tried a number of tables before finally retreating to the center of the restaurant where the wind was tolerable.

The decor was early poverty. A wooden table. Paper napkins of exquisite thinness. Plastic place mats, no candles, no flowers, no music, no ambience.

How I wanted the French Onion soup in that howling wind. But, alas, while on the menu twas not available. In fact, half of the appetizers were NOT available; perhaps blown away....

We settled for Bruscetta and two chicken entrees; Chicken Curry and Chicken stuffed with Pineapple Salsa. And from there, with the wind howling, the rain whipping through the restaurant, my teeth chattering, and Sylvie desperately clinging to me to keep from being blown away, we settled down to await our meal.

6 of the 9 tables were occupied. All of us gazing at one another. No one seemed to be eating? And we waited. And waited.

Finally, the Bruscetta arrived. 6 pieces of warm bread, 6 slices of tomato, and some warm goat cheese - stacked. We devoured it. The warmth was the quality I most remember.

Shortly therafter arrived our entrees. The Chicken stuffed with Pineapple Salsa was stuffed. It had 3 pineapple pieces. Some pieces of onion. No Salsa. I looked at the other tables to see if someone had chips and salsa. We aesked about the Salsa and Romeo referenced the pineapples. But Romeo, thats not Salsa. He looked at me with eyes brimming with wisdom and i knew there was Salsa, in spirit.

The other diners looked enviously at us, we had food, they had none. Oh if they had only known what fate awaited them...

Chicken Curry, without the Curry. A novel approach. I asked for the sauce, and was shown the powder. Curry powder. I understood. Namaste.

We dined on Chicken. Ruggedly tough chicken. Chicken that likely had walked this island for years. Tough as nails chicken. Chicken so tough that if you met it in a dark alley you would quickly turn in the other direction. Chicken tougher than a Scottish scrum half. Tougher than Jack Lambert. And this chicken resembled baseballs; with the scuff marks and laces.

The Basmati rice was the best part of the meal.

Our dining conversation deteiriorated. I tried to explain to Sylvie the difference between Venison and Carrion.

We actually paid $65 for this meal. This inlcuded a bottle of San Pellegrino (naturally chilled) and a coke. We came home and happily dined on Rahmen and Cookies with Earl Grey Tea and wrote this little memoir.

I strongly recommend you spend your money elsewhere. I award a 2 on a 1 - 10 scale. And these are solely based on Romeo's performance.

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Angelo F, Gérant at La Fourchette Bahamas, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2014

I would like to thank you for your comment bringing up this problem. Indeed, most of our guests are very satisfied and return only positive comments. I am thus truely sorry about your poor meal experience at my establishment.

An important factor in the poor quality of the food on that "terrible" day was that neither our regular cook nor myself were present. It certainly does not excuse the fact that you left my restaurant with a very low opinion; which is to me the most painful part of your comment.

However I must once again thank you for highlighting the unacceptable issues that occurred during your dining experience which have since been corrected. Should you visit Exuma again, I would be more than grateful for the opportunity to make up for an odd experience with dining for two on the house.

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Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

We had a first lunch there by a recommendation of a local. And he was definitely right, Service and food was outstanding !!!!!! Then we came back a couple of times. Fresh food and cheap prices! You can add as well complementary drinks and "tapas" to make your venue so special. Moreover they do speak French and Spanish so it makes you feel more comfortable !
For the spot, you can't even ask for better, straight on the beach, with a wicked view into Le lagoon!
If I had to recommend a dish I ll say, the whole menu!!!!! Many thanks for all the crew, easy going, welcoming and so nice!
Merci merci Cédric for your kindness. Can't wait to come back next year and get a bahamama!!!!! Cheers

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Reviewed November 19, 2014

wonderfull view, friendly service and the most important in a restaurant great food !!
Everything was simply perfect. 10/10

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