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BACCO Restaurant Review

MidCityGumbo | Aug 9, 2009 07:05 AM

Went to Brennan's Bacco last night with 7 friends to try their summer Coolinary menu.

The food was quite good, up to the standard I've come to expect from the Brennans. The service, however, was the worst of all the B's restaurants.

Food Highlights:
-Lobster/Shrimp Ravioli topped with caviar and lump crab-meat. Ok so this was really my wife's dish but I couldn't stop stealing bites.

-BBQ Shrimp; I'd put it up against any other BBQ shrimp in the city; better than Pascal's Manale and on-par with Mr. B's; didn't taste like the same recipe exactly, but it's been about 6 months since my last trip there, so not quite sure. Either way, my friends made sure each crust of bread and drip of sauce were gone

-A vegetarian friend ordered linguine with shaved black summer truffles. The portion was huge and the earthy taste of the truffles lingered on.

Service Lowlights:
-Forgotten cocktails, which still appeared on our bill (they did take them off tho)
-Forgotten dessert; they comped us this one.
-Wine ordered with dinner came about 10 mins. after entrees
-Didn't ask us if we wanted coffee or drinks after dinner, and even after being asked, couldn't get a second cup of coffee.

We were wondering if the fact that our large party already had the tip included, and also that more than half of our party got the fixe menu, meant that they didn't feel the need to provide good service? The place wasn't all that full, and plenty of floor staff seemed to be hanging around in the front of the house. Anyone had similar experiences at Bacco or other places with the Summer specials?

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