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Bistro St. Tropez - Don't bother


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Bistro St. Tropez - Don't bother

cook262 | | Sep 28, 2011 07:45 AM

Went to BST last week as part of the Restaurant Week. We had been given a Groupon or Living Social or some sort of discount to BST. Our meal was awful. It was a 4 course meal for $35. The first course was supposed to be Vichyssoise (sp?) but when waitress told us there was a change to a warm potato leek soup. Hmmm...someone forget to chill the Vichy or did someone add too much stock so it watered down too much to be Vichy? Our fears were confirmed. The soup arrived barely warm and was completely dishwater. Couldn't get hold of our waitress so finally my husband put his arm out and actually stopped another one to ask for S&P, which she provided but wouldn't leave at the table. Escargot appetizer and Mediterranean plate were so-so....not great, not inedible like the soup. Entrees were way overcooked, tough duck and their signature skate wing. Skate wasn't too bad but as with every other dish, it was barely warm and needed seasoning. Nothing felt like it was cooked to order but rather cooked way ahead since it was restaurant week. Desserts, however, were actually good. In addition to this all, our waitress had too many tables. She was really trying hard but she never had time for us as she was constantly at other tables helping them.

Don't know if this way below average food/service was due to Restaurant Week or if it's always this way but we would not go back again. Thank goodness we had a discount or we'd be really annoyed.