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Posted by midtownHaitian on 10/27/2010
I love this place. Every time I go I feel like I put a piece of Haiti in my belly! I love love love love love it there!
Posted by Mr. Oxtail on 08/07/2008
I've been eating at Le Soleil since '99 which I can't say about many other restaurants in the city, being that the turnaround and inconsistency is what it is. In any case, I have always been extremely satisfied with the food at this place. Such an authentic restaurant along with shockingly low prices in Midtown is practically unheard of. The most popular dish is the Poisson Rose which is an entire braised red snapper cooked in a delicate braising liquid served with boiled plantain. The Baccalla is also delicious but sadly, served solely on Fridays. The Tassot and Griot are some of the tastiest meat dishes you will probably ever have - little cubes of tender pork and goat, marinated and deep fried per order, served with a savory dipping sauce. The braised oxtail is also quite delicious served with butter beans. All of the aforementioned dishes are served with a salad, rice, and beans of the day. Being the choosy glutton that I am, I tend to always finish my plate if everything is tasty. In light of that, I always leave here ultra-stuffed and very happy. The place is quite small and the service is very down-home, if you know what I mean, but I find it entertaining for those very reasons. Do not expect a Daniel experience here...but do expect an authentic Haitian experience in Midtown with a bunch of little old ladies cooking in the kitchen. Highly recommended!!!
Posted by pandabeary on 01/12/2008
My boyfriend and I visited this restaurant on the recommendation of someone who happens to be Haitian. Everything she told me was true: Super casual Haitian food around $10 a plate. Following the recommendation, I ordered the Griot (fried pork cubes - a Haitian staple I'm told) with rice and beans, and my boyfriend ordered the fried goat. The meats was much drier than we thought it would be, but tasty enough. I liked the fried goat better than the pork. There are a few condiments on the table, including a pickled hot cabbage that as soon as I tasted it, offered to my boyfriend, "Haitian Kim Chi?" The service was very casual and friendly, but the atmosphere is very bare bones - like a really poorly decorated waiting area at an insurance office - beige painted wood slab walls with a few colorful prints, tables covered in plastic with beige placemats. Good for a super casual night of binge protein and carbohydrate eating.
Posted by lyn1103 on 02/20/2007
Today I had some haitian take out and it was great. The price was very good considering other haitian resturant. This is a great place for take out. I really did not like the look of the place although the people were very friendly.
Posted by terryhallinan on 12/16/2006
The place is plain - as in real plain - but the food is anything but. My wife rebelled at the thought of fried goat but even she agreed that it was delicious. She got red snapper which can't compare to the fresh fish we once got in Oregon in season but the spices were a great help. The couple running the place are superb people. The prices are quite modest and the quantities enormous.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/12/2006
I loved my dinner, took it to go, smiled at the cabbies as I was leaving. Got home had a mini buffet in my takeout bag and LOVED the food.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/10/2006
This is authentic haitian cuisine....home style...if you are looking for decor, then this is not the place for you......this is probably the best haitian food in the city.