Saturday, January 13, 2007

Comme Ci Comme Ca

That's all I can say about Le Petite Marche and our experience last night.

The waiter, the hostess and everyone else was very nice and attentive. The decor was really nice (only one bathroom though) but very dark. I realize the feel they were trying to acheive but it was too dark. It was also busy. We opted for the table in the window, cause we hate sqeezing into the sea of rows of tables for two that so many restaurants in NY have. It was nice and private but the menu was on the window next to my head so everyone that came by and wanted to check out the menu, it felt like they were right on top of me, which was slightly annoying.

On to the food. The bread was really good... as expected it was a baguette and then instead of butter, it was a roasted garlic spread which may or may not have also had butter in it. I ordered a salad with goat chees brulee, as they called it. Very nice and different from the traditional goat cheese salad. The two rounds of goat cheese had been sprinkled with sugar (it wasn't over powering) and torched like the dessert would be. My husband had the escargot and was disappointed they didn't arrive in the traditional french escargo plate where each is seperated into it's own garlicy goodness. Still he said it was good, but not great.

Moving on... we both had steak frites. It was very traditional and cooked well to our liking. However, the cut of meat itself wasn't that great. It was kinda fatty and since it was so dark it was hard to tell which pieces were the fat. The frites were good. If I were to go back, which I probably wouldn't considering Henry's End and Noodle Pudding are right next store and the food is always amazing, I would have gone for the moules frites.

So all in all, the food was good, not great. If you want a really great bistro experience go to Artisinal, Balthazar or Pastis. The bill was still nearly 100 so I would have rather been at another restaurant.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

IF YOU THINK NOODLE POODING HAS BETTER FOOD YOU MIGHT WANT TO HAVE YOUR MOUTH EXAMINED. AND BY THE WAY MR BIG SPENDER IF YOURE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE $100 DOLLAR TAB THEN PASTIS OR BALTATHAR ARE DEFINETELY NOT FOR YOU BIG SPENDER.
WE JUST WENT TO LE PETIT AND IT WAS GREAT. DEFINETELY GOING BACK
HIGHLY RECOMENDED

brooklyn enthusiast said...

Blogs are all about giving your own opinion and therefore, I welcome yours. But I think you're over reacting here a bit to my review. I said it was ok, not great. If you like it, great, go back. I wasn't complaining about the check, merely saying I could get better elsewhere for example, Balthazar or Pastis. I report the facts and my dinner was not so great.

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