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Cafe D'Alsace -food has gone downhill.


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Cafe D'Alsace -food has gone downhill.

vinominer | | May 1, 2007 02:33 PM

Soon after the restaurant opened, I had an excellent dinner there. A couple of months later, I found my dinner there to be mediocre. Thinking maybe the chef had been out sick on my second experience, I tried it again last Saturday night. My wife and my dinner bordered on inedible. My waitress confirmed that the chef was "cooking."

The La Moelle was tasteless other than an odd burnt-smokey flavor. I usually love bone marrow - i.e. the one served at Blue Ribbon.
The Lamb Payard tasted only of garlic (as did the goat cheese tart). The thin slice of Rib Eye Steak served to my wife tasted odd - was it beef. The vegetables served on the side were inedible - i.e. the asparagus had been cooked until the tough thick skin became browned and extremely tough, the zucchini and the other vegetables were tasteless - as if they had been cooked (not that well to begin with), frozen and reheated, the french fries were extremely greasy.

My service was OK; but, I did notice the waitress at the next table spill a considerable amount of water on the table; but, she made no comment and did not clean it up.

I tried to email the owners via the address listed on their website; but, it is not accepting emails. I guess they do not care.

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