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“Very disappointing experience”

La Frite Belgian Bistro
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Ranked #83 of 4,692 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed December 22, 2012

We read all the wonderful reviews and although we knew they had no children's menu we were sure to find something for them which proved right. We ordered mussels, escargots, pâté for starters. The pâté was not good the mussels and escargots were fine. Then we ordered quail, fish dish (bass), tail of lobster (fried in tempura), and a beef dish. The time we waited between the starters and main course was an hour. We came early at 6 p.m. We left 7:45, this was outrageous. The food was disappointing, except the quail. Small portions, high price. We did ask the waiter what the problem was he said they were missing one chef. On this busy weekend with so many reservations the owners should have done something. Either not accept so many reservations or caution the guests that its a long wait. Sorry but I do not have one good word to say about this restaurant considering the high rating it got.

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Reviewed December 18, 2012

What a pleasant surprise, authentic moules frites in San Antonio, who woulda thunk it? Perfectly prepared, Nova Scotia mussels, well done frites and a glass of Duvel in a cute, well appointed bistro made for a perfect lunch. A welcome escape from the Riverwalk!

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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Having had mussels in Brussels many many times, I was skeptical when my wife asked if we could dine at La Frite. What a surprise! As good, if not better, than what I have experienced in Brussels. The moules et frites were fantastic! The restaurant is small compared to other SA restaurants, but that helps add to the European feel. A very nice selection of Belgian beers, as well as other non-mussel meals. They were very busy on the Friday we visited, but with a reservation were seated very quickly. Service, food, drink, and atmosphere were all excellent. The waffle dessert was off the mark, but not enough to detract from our overall great experience. If you are looking for a break from standard San Antonio fare, check out La Frite!

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2  Thank BeakerTX
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

Had a great light meal here while on business in San Antonio. Looks like locals mostly eat here, it was a short walk from the riverwalk and provided a great meal that was not the typical tourist fare. Nice wine selection, french fries were superb, salads very interesting. Atmosphere casual, service great.

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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Enjoyed the mussels and fries, and a couple of my favorite Belgian beers! Made me feel right at home. Don't forget to have a waffle for dessert.

2  Thank Reid C
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