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Posted by foodfan on 08/06/2010
This is a beautiful place with excellent service. But---and it's an important but--the food is just adequate and the din is overwhelming. Unless you sit in a booth your chance of hearing what your dining partners say is slim. I love the look, but the experience is excruciating. The only really good things I ate were the bread and butter.
Posted by s. marie on 02/18/2010
We had an absolutely delicious meal (cassoulet and sea scallops), an excellent bottle of Mersault at a very reasonable price, and a waitress who was professional and personable. And, it was topped off with the best dessert ever...the chocolate beignets with butter brickle ice cream. Delightful.
Posted by Lucky Us on 02/11/2008
My hubby and I went there not knowing what to expect. Got a regular table (too small and too close to other patrons) didn't know about the hip booths. Night started out a bit frustrating as we were waiting for the utive chef to come out to tell us about the 7- course meal. We waited for 15 minutes. Things to a better turn once he arrived. Also, luckily for us that a judge from the Iron Chef arrived at the same time. We piggybacked on the 7- course meal the chef prepared for her. Needless to say, the chef went all out and prepared his finest dishes. The food was absolutely amazing very pleasing to our palates! By the time dessert arrived, we didn't think we could eat another bite. How wrong we were! The 7-course is a must do!
Posted by great night on 10/22/2007
I have never written a positive review on menupages before, I guess I only use it to vent... but i really enjoyed my experience at brasserie and am writing becasue I read all the reviews here and, to tell the truth, did not have high hopes but was too busy to make another reservation. anywho, the food was really quite good, some dishes better than others but all had excellent presentation and all were perfectly cooked and seasoned. dessert was especially good (gingerbread). the service was outstanding, such a nice waiter, very attentive. the room itself is an experience, we actually stayed and had a very well poured martini from the bar after dinner. well done brasserie i will certainly be coming back!
Posted by Salty on 06/25/2007
We celebrated one of my friend's birthday at Brasserie. The atmosphere is very modern, dull, and lackluster to say the least. The service, i must say is very good. Unfortunately, when i go out to eat, service is only a small fraction of the experience. It's the drinks and the creative menu that makes the restaurant, not just decor, service, and a simple one word name. Please. The table is small. There was not enough room for even the appetizers. I almost had to hold my own drink while eating, how pathetic. The wine list is above average for the purveyor but of no use to many snobs whom can't distinguish a malbec from merlot. The appetizers were served slightly cooler than room temperature. Tastes like it was left out in the air condition room for 20 minutes before remembering that they forgot to serve us. The entrees were edible to say the least. I ordered the duck with the orange glaze. Embarrassing. The duck was over cooked by a chef that is so color blind that he can't tell that the duck has no bit of pink left on there. Not only was it overcooked, it has no flavor. Like they only discovered salt and pepper two weeks ago. What's soy sauce and sesame oil doing in a upscale French restaurant? I know there is such a thing called fusion. Unfortunately, performed horribly. I think the sous chefs need to hone their skills a little more. The only redeemable aspect of the dinner is that the dessert faired well with the birthday girl and i didn't want to ruin her special night. As much of a foodie or a snob as i am, i've had better and cheaper French food. There's nothing to see or be seen at this humble establishment.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/19/2007
I thought the food was very good and I agree with the last post that the portions were not too small. I really liked that they did not rush you out after the meal. We sat and chatted over coffee for quite a while. The waiter was friendly and knowledgable and the ambiance was nice. I would definitely come again.
Posted by An experience! on 03/21/2007
It was a first date and everything was perfect. The atmosphere was a 50's mod-like loungy vibe while still upbeat and trendy. Not too noisy for 8pm. Food was amazing! Perfectly cooked escargot. I was impressed; the seabass was not overcook as is often the case with light white flakey fish. I would have liked a few more vegetables on my plate. I see many comments on lack of portion size, but honestly I couldn't finish my plate. There wasn't much else besides the fish, but a MORE than AMPLE portion. Then again most of America is overweight. Service was outstanding! Andy? was very informative without over selling. He was genuine and sincere. He let us relax with our cocktails before we ordered appetizers. We were not rushed to order entrees which came quickly once they were ordered. Thank you, for the WINE SERVICE. I'm not a fan of tipping on a service that was not provided, although I always do. The meal was an experience not just some food! And truly a unique experience at that. The ambiance, the staff, the food. I'll pay a few dollars extra for the attention to detail with the mouth watering menu, superb service, and stimulating surroundings. I will definitely be back! Maybe next time the date will work out as well as the restaurant...