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“Mussels and Wine”
Review of Cafe Les Baux

Cafe Les Baux
Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Millbrook
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Excellent food! Place is a little gem. Owner seems to know food very well. The bloody marys are very good and we have never been disappointed.

Thank Lillian H
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

Cafe Les Baux is the type of place that a small town like Millbrook, NY is blessed to have. Located in a small house in the center of town, it is one of the top two restaurants in the Milllbrook/Amenia/Kent area, and many (myself included) consider the best. If you dropped into the best neighborhood bistro in Paris, you would have a tough time topping your meal here. The chef is French (from a town called Les Baux, I have heard), and the food is a definite extension of his background. The simplest salad tastes like no other, and the garlic soups, meat and fish dishes, and the desserts are all not only made from high quality ingredients, but are assembled in authentic and endearing ways. The sauces are light and delicious and have no relation to the way one generally thinks of French cookihg in America. Everyone who tries his food loves it.
I am not an expert in wine, but those who are seem pleased with the wine list, and as a casual drinker I have never been disappointed. The decor does not live up to the cuisine- i would rate it as average , but not unpleasant. Having said that, it is in keeping with the authentic biistro approach, hence the 'very good' rating. The food here is the star, and kudos to the chef for pulling off this venture to such a high standard and giving tiny Millbrook the gift of his presence. Long may he live and prosper (and feed us!)

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Thank jktNewYorkCity
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Very good french bistro food. Would go there more often if the chairs and tables were not so small and uncomfortable or what the French like to call intimate.

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Thank Stephen O
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Friendly atmosphere. Unique beer choices. Good service. Good food. Reasonably priced for lunch. A nice change on the fancy side.

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Reviewed July 26, 2012

This french bistro is located in the center of Millbrook. And it is, like all bistros, intimate. That's rather pleasant and fun for us, but perhaps not for everyone. Regarded by locals as the best dining in town and I can't disagree. I recently had the mesclun salad and filet of sole meuriere. Sole is such a delicate fish that it needs a very attentive hand and I thought mine was on the burner a tiny bit too long. A bit crispy. But quite good. My wife had the same salad and the salmon with mustard sauce which she raved about. Cooked perfectly. We shared some wonderful desert involving ice cream and chocolate but I forget the details of what made it so great. A glass of wine too many I guess. Highly recommended but perhaps not the sole on a busy night.

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Thank DRLAshville
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