We were 2 (1 French + 1 American) and ordered the escaoutoun and the terrine landaise, then a faux-fillet and a cassoulet and for dessert, sorbet and a crème brûlée.
The hors d'oeuvre portions were small and this could be disappointing for Americans but everything was really tasty and I particularly appreciated the mushrooms accompanying the escaoutoun.
The faux-fillet was tender and cooked the way I like (rare) and the béarnaise sauce was fresh and tasty. The cassoulet was copious with duck (or goose?) meat, pork sausage and white beans. It had been covered with bread crumbs and grilled in the oven which is not the usual way to serve it but it turned out to be really good. Also, compared to the usual recipe, it did not come with as much sauce and confit fat as can be served in France but at the end, it was as tasty and it was lighter and easier to digest.
I've often been disappointed with crème brûlée served in the US but not this time. The top was well caramelized and crusty (which is a good sign) and it was simply delicious.
We wanted to order whine but they had run out of 3 different bottles. Other reviewers have mentioned that and I find this disappointing for a French restaurant in NY. We ended up with with a glass of Riesling (which is a wine I usually like a lot).
The owner and most of the waiters are French which adds some charm (this is what I would expect from a French restaurant) but the restaurant is relatively small and quickly becomes crowded. It can be tricky to get to your chair/table without disturbing other customers.
Overall, it was a good evening and a great way for Americans to discover French cuisine (and for expats to feel at home).
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