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Posted by reed on 04/13/2008
4 of us went for the first time. Great service, attentive, knowledgable. We had lamb stew, lamb poularde, salmon and flank steak. All delicious. But the high light was the beer. Have the trappist beers (dark). Outstanding. Also loved the moelle (marrow). Next time for a cheaper meal, we will sit at the bar and have the trappist beers with a sausage appetizer.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/12/2008
I give my dog better food than I was served here. I ordered a kobe chopped steak but was brought kibbles and bits. I think you should stear clear of this place. None of my friends were happy with their food either.
Posted by Happy Customer on 02/27/2008
I ate here for the first time last night with two other people. We all found the food to be delicious. Two of us had the lamb shank and the third person had the short ribs (Tuesday special). My only slight criticism is that we barely finished each course and the staff was circling the table to clear the plates. When they work that quickly, I often wonder if they are out of plates in the back. But, that was not a deal breaker and I will return.
Posted by Clarity on 02/04/2008
The food is very good and consistent. The Hanger Steak is exceptional as well as the Burger. The Tap Beer [select]ion is small but adequate. My gripe is the offensive beer prices on the tap [select]ions. I have no problem paying for good beer if its fresh and comes in the proper glass. In this case - both issues are met. But it becomes rude and offensive when a .31 liter of wheat beer cost $10 per glass, These glasses are miniscule and are akin to what a German alcoholic might say is basically alcohol free - they are that small. I am all for a restaurant making money and offering quality service and food. But I truly find these beer prices inconsistent with the neighborhood. Many French clients frequent the place (so the food must be good) but we pay in dollars - no Euros. So have beer before for you go and bring you own bottle of Ketchup. I may leave my own bottle of ketchup there next time.
Posted by LA on 12/22/2007
My husband and I enjoyed a fantastic dinner at Cafe D'alsace. We had an 8:30pm reservation was were seated within 5 minutes. The beer/wine/cocktail list was amazing and somewhat overwhelming. While I wanted to try every specialty cocktail on the menu I went with the daily wine special which was wonderful. We did not order any starters (despite polite pressure from the waitress) ..I had an Alsatian special which was grilled trout with a riesling sauce, mashed yukon golds and wilted spinach. Everything was PERFECT. My husband had a sirloin and fries and the fries were great. I picked most of them off his plate! We also ordered the side of sauteed seasonal winter vegetables which were cooked to perfection, buttery, and not over-garlicked. The star was dessert...the pear napoleon. Not too sweet, not too much creme, flasky pastry, the pears were firm and ripe and it was enough for 2-3 people. We couldnt finish it. As for service, our waitress never let our water glasses get less than half full. The atmoshpere is warm and cozy, like another reviewer said you do feel like youre in France. Even thought it was crowded and you were close to other people, it did not feel cramped. It was a little on the loud side. Everyone was having a great time. To comment on the previous reviewer who snubbed the bowl of ketchup as being "so American" and if they want it they should just ask for it? Guess what, this IS America, people DO like fries with ketchup and if you dont like it, ignore it! Why cause extra work for an already busy staff? Should all chinese restaurants require Americans to use chopsticks?
Posted by Anonymous on 10/14/2007
What a great experience, even on a Saturday night ! I have been there 4 times in the past 3 months and each time has been excellent. Great food and a fabulous beer list including some of Belgium's gems. Steak frites is authentic and the roast chicken is a true comfort meal. Service is good, friendly and the atmosphere is Parisian bistro...nosiy and friendly. A must go on the UES.
Posted by Local on 10/04/2007
I too live in the area, just around the corner. I'm also in the restaurant industry. I have been to this place multiple times. This is a great neighborhood joint. BUT.. they HAVE to do something about their service! It's terrible! Regardless whether or not you make a reservation, you always have to wait for a while for your table, and then for an order. One night, we waited for 1.5hrs for our burgers to come! They were worth it...but still. Also, servers have no idea about the menu or wine/beer lists, and in general seem to be unenthusiastic to even be there.. Cafe D'Alsace is lucky because they have no competition in the area, but things can and will change...