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Bistro K - short review and pondering...


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Bistro K - short review and pondering...

The Oracle | Mar 16, 2007 02:49 PM

Finally got to Bistro K last night -- I'm in love with the place.

Had the 6-course TM (crab tower, scallop, john dory, herring, sweetbreads, mousse).... My favorite was the john dory (amazing lobster sauce and spinach tapioca)...

Everything was fantastic for the most part - I wasn't put off by wait time (although, it did end up being an almost 3 hour experience), the food combinations were insane (who would have thought sea urchin and corn puree would be to die for?!) and can't wait to return (and for $55 it was a DEAL!)

The thing that was off for me was the service -- I didn't feel neglected as much as I felt the staffing was short. There was only 1 waiter and 1 busboy for the entire place. Is that the norm there??

They were frantic and seemingly over-worked the entire time -- I sat against the wall facing the kitchen and it was dizzying seeing them scurry back and forth from the kitchen to the patio (where there was a party of 10 doing the TM).

I think the experience would have been better for me if there was one additional wait staff.... I would imagine that they would have been more relaxed and we would have been a little better attended to. Again, we still had decent service.... it just could have been better.

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