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“A Treat”
Review of Cafe Soeurette

Cafe Soeurette
Ranked #17 of 100 Restaurants in West Bend
Cuisines: French, International
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 20, 2013

It was a coupon purchased through a public TV auction that led to four of us trying Cafe Soeurette for an evening meal. The restaurant will soon celebrate its 6th anniversary in business. (We immediately recognized the location since we had eaten there years ago when it was a Mexican Restaurant.)

We learned that the Cafe serves soup and sandwiches during lunch in a small area on the street level. The evening meal is served downstairs in the basement of the building. Fortunately, we were seated near glass doors that led to a small outdoor dining area that borders the river. The light coming through the doors brightened our table area.

The menu included approximately a dozen options that were not your usual restaurant fare. Our order included two spinach/beet/walnut salads, a pork loin dish, and salmon that was served on top of chopped brussel sprouts and a layer of mashed potatoes. Everything was fresh, tasty, and artistically prepared. The coffee used at the restaurant comes from the Cedarburg Roastery and is served in hefty cups.

Since we didn't want to overdo it, we looked at the dessert menu but didn't order anything even though the peanut butter cheesecake was tempting.

Our waitress was friendly and helpful, especially when it came to describing the dishes that were of interest to us. Entrees ranged from approximately $18 - $22. Being a weeknight when we visited, it wasn't surprising that only five other tables were in use. We checked out the spacious bar area as we were leaving. A drum set in the corner indicated to us that there are times when bands perform.

If there is one thing I could change about the restaurant, I would say it deserves a better location than a basement.

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Thank Beatriz121
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

This is the place to eat in WB! All local, organic, fresh food. Excellent. The only sown part is you have to walk down the stairs. wouldn't recommend it for physically challenged.

Thank educated53037
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

This is the first review, good or bad, I have ever written...anyways, my husband and I came here on Friday night around 6:45 for dinner. The bar was empty and the restaurant had about 7-8 tables full with 3 waitresses. We were seated at 7 and waited at the table until 7:20 until the waitress even came to greet us. 20 minutes! Luckily menus were already at the table. When she came for the first time she quickly took our order. We waited another 15 minutes for our crab cakes and complimentary bread then I waited at LEAST 15 minutes for a water refill. Our dinner was served about 55 minutes after we were seated-- with us having to ask for refills on our drinks every single time. She wasn't a very kind or engaging waitress either. The fish fry was ok and my husbands bison meatloaf was good, but the WAIT and SERVICE was horrible. We will not be back. We appreciate small businesses but slow service and poor wait staff is no excuse!!!

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Thank Lindsscott
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

We had dinner last eve. for Valentine's Day and were treated to a culinary delight. Although we have dined here previously and have always been happy with our meal I felt compelled to write a review because of some of the negative reviews I've read previously.
We had the Valentines menus which was 3 courses and a couple of choices in each course. Both couples chose different options so we could all try each option.
Some of the dishes were culinary masterpieces and plates I would expect in any 5 star restaurant. All were very good with the mango baked Alaska probably being the least favorite. The quality of the appetizers were outstanding, the entrees (rack of lamb and filet mignon) were done to perfection. The pot de cream was to die for. The wine flight that was included, although not as good as our first glass at the bar, complimented the food well. We had our now favorite table with a wonderful server which we will ask for again on our return trip. West Bend is fortunate to have such an eclectic high quality option for dining!

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2  Thank ronsher74
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We arrived at 5:30pm for an early dinner on Saturday night. A radio talk show was blaring in the dining room which was completely strange and distracting, and it continued for 20 minutes while we were seated but there was no one around to complain to. We were one of two tables in the entire restaurant, and our entrees took 40 minutes. After eating it took 25 minutes for the waitress to bring our bill, and this was after she spotted us wearing our coats at the table and probably looking very grumpy. The food was okay, although high priced. This was our second and last time at this restaurant.

Thank Silverlab
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