Restaurants & Bars 4

Bastide

Bassomatic | May 29, 2003 12:09 AM

For all of you thinking about splurging on Bastide, My advice is, DON'T. I went recently for lunch and will have to Say I was very let down. The Melon canolli stuffed with crab was horrible, unripe melon with no flavor, and very strong fishy tasting crab filling, the other app we had was the smoked salmon, which was great. The Second course we both had were the oyster, 3 oysters, with a cucumber relish, a shisho topping, and the third being a traditional mignonette. Good flavors but not great, also they brought the plates out while my wife was in the restroom, normally they should wait till she returns. For the main course, I had the Veal Daube, which was very bland; my wife had the rib eye with gnocchi, which was bland as well. Etc Etc Etc. The bill with wine was over $350. Beautiful place, but I get the sense that the kitchen doesnt really care. I do believe that the only had 20 people on the books.

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