I should have known that we were in trouble when we walked in. Only one occupied table at 7 pm during restaurant week should have been the first clue. But it was a cute and quaint restaurant, so we stayed. With only one other table occupied, you'd think service would be prompt and efficient.
It wasn't. It was slow and inept. And when the bread finally arrived, it was whole wheat and stale. The wine list was very limited and expensive, but when the wine finally arrived it was okay.
And then there was the food. I had 'Mushroom Crème Brulee' to start. There was no resemblance to crème brulee, and it was mostly inedible. I ate very little of it, and the server never asked why. Main course was billed as 'Shrimp and Mussels Nicoise'. Don't recall any mussels, but it was full little tough calamari. Four shrimp heads stuck out the sides. Their dead bodies were tucked under the calamari, and they tasted...well, dead. After one bite, I ate no more of them, nor the calamari. Don't know what was supposed to be nicoise about it, but Nice would be embarrassed...And again, the server asked no questions about why it was returned uneaten.
I love sweets so I was looking forward to the 'Almond Chocolate Gateau'. Wasn't worried about the calories since I hadn't eaten the other two courses.
And I didn't eat this one either. I cannot imagine how you can make chocolate cake tasteless, but I now know it's possible.
This is an expensive restaurant too. But it was so laughably bad that we were glad we'd come during restaurant week when it was less expensive than usual. We could have spent a lot more to eat bad food here. Largo is hardly a fine dining destination, but I still cannot imagine how this could be rated the best in Largo.