A good friend wanted to treat me to a good (expensive) meal for my birthday. After having trouble getting reservations at my first two choices, I landed on Bistro Cacao and made a reservation through Open Table (where I made a note that it was my birthday). So...it was nice being wished happy birthday by every employee who came to the table. I had hoped to have the chef's tasting menu but I was told he was taking care of a private party. So I tried to make my own. I had the pan seared scallops (they seemed a little bit under to me but the salad was tasty), the steamed mussels in dijon mustard sauce (the mustard sauce was very assertive), the filet mignon (as I mentioned, that steak was perfect but the sides were lukewarm), the banana basket (underwhelming), and a kir royal (a birthday gift from the waiter). I give the food four stars easily.
The decor seems kind of old and faded. I had a booth enclosed by red curtains. That was kind of nice but I could hear EVERY word of conversation from the next table. I thought the flatware was a little lightweight for an upscale restaurant. And the service got slower as the restaurant filled. But overall, it was a delicious meal.
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