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“A Hidden French Delight” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buffet De La Gare - CLOSED

Buffet De La Gare
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Fairfax County, Virginia
Level Contributor
56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A Hidden French Delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

We were seeking a different dining experience from the usual suspects. Neither of us are extreme foodies but we are aware of good food, service, and ambience. A few minutes by auto northof our home in the Bronx is the charming Huson River village of Hastings-on-Hudson.

Buffet de la Gare is situated near the municipal building in the village. The interior appears almost to be that of a Prohibition era saloon with tin ceilings, a wood bar, and some tiling on the floor by the bar.

What came next were an excellent Cotes du Rhone, moderately priced, and a cassoulet and duck. Ooops, the appetizer of lobster in a flaky pastry and pate foie gras introduced the entrees both of which were excellent. The portinos were more than enough for us.

We went the entire mile and shared a dessert of iles flottantes which beamed its own magic. All in all, Buffet de la Gare is a "must" for the traveller.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Jim M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

22 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Ossining, New York
Level Contributor
109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Paris in Hastings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is a small wonderful place with the feel of true France, the Decor, service and the amazing food. The owner and chef always finds his way out to great his guests and just make the whole experience even better.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gturco
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Hastings on Hudson, New York
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“a little bit of France in Hastings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Delicious food in a friendly atmosphere, the nage is a particularly wonderful dish. Fish is excellent as is the lamb and the duck.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank Kate W
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
Level Contributor
55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Ain't French, Ain't good, service is bad”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

I can't say much more than what I showed in the heading, Terrible food and service. To make up for these shortcomings there prices are high and there wine list is also anemic and overpriced. The staff has no clue about wine. They serve a crispy duck that was as far from crispy and to make up for it the duck was overcooked and virtually inedible. Sweet breads that were cooked to death. If you're going to pass yourself off as a French restaurant than learn at least how they are suppose to be cooked. You can get better desserts at Costco.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BillGinsburg
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Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
124 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Wonderful, Delicious, Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

Wow. Recommended by La Fourchette in Charleston, SC (another fantastic French Bistro) this place is perfect. Pretty, friendly, flawless service, over-the-top food. Fois Gras and Salmon delicious, venison superb. A delightful and special evening.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank eastcoastdiner
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