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“Surprisingly good”
Review of Le Simpatico - CLOSED

Le Simpatico
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 21, 2014

Have looked at this place a few times and normally walk by... Decided to try and were both surprised. Menu has unusual system 2 course or 3 course rate with additional charges for some dishes. Food was really quite good. Service was pleasant.

2  Thank AnkaliRachel
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

My most likely nose bag in lane cove. I don't eat meat so seafood is good option. Set menu works well for me. A great place for family or friends and I like the atmosphere. Great food and good value. Bon Appétit.

2  Thank Steve A
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Reviewed August 15, 2014

Excellent food with a definite French flair. Delightful ambiance and I love the way French quotes and phrases have been written on the ceiling!
The French staff couldn't be more friendly and attentive.
I have been to this restaurant several times and will continue to go .

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1  Thank Sue_aka_Pat
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Reviewed August 15, 2014

The food is traditional French, well presented, simple and tasty. Their French wine list could do with an update, the Sancerre on offer is not the best but some excellent reds.

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1  Thank Michael R
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

This rather oddly-named restaurant provides food different from the usual in Lane Cove and of very good quality for the price. On a cold winter's evening our group of 6 found the room very warm & cosy and the native-French staff also warm and welcoming. Tables were full, with diners clearly enjoying their selections from the menu. The $38, 2-course "table d'hote" selection (from either entrees and mains or mains and desserts) was excellent value and my duck a l'orange beautifully cooked and flavourful (although the sauce was a trifle heavy and lacked the traditional reduction-based finesse one would expect in a fine-dining establishment) and the orange rhum baba light in texture and its sauce sufficiently "orangey" to provide a good lift to the end of the meal. The side dishes of greens, pommes frites, etc. were good being, respectively, lightly under-cooked and fine and crisp.
The seating is comfortable and commodious, some of it being banquette-style along a side wall and the quirky ceiling providing, with its graffiti of French-language quotations and remarks, an entertaining diversion while we waited for our dishes to arrive.
Service from the kitchen is moderately prompt and the floor staff exacting in their attention to details, like the filling-up of water glasses and the like.
This was my second visit in 2 weeks and the standards were consistently good.
Le Simpatic 'O provides an altogether very pleasing dining experience and very good value for money, in my view.

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2  Thank Hilma E
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