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Chez Melange - forget it!


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Chez Melange - forget it!

josephnl | | Jan 25, 2009 07:56 PM

Went to Chez Melange for the first time in years...and for the first time in their new location tonite. Although the room is pleasant enough (not great) and our server was pleasant, the food was poor and totally forgetable. The menu was quite uninteresting...nothing out of the ordinary. I ordered the scampi wrapped in prosciutto, which were so salty as to be almost inedible. The house-made paperadelle (? spelling) with black truffle, tasted ok, but was swimming in olive oil, that was clearly of very mediocre quality. The room was very noisy, with many very young children screaming....not the restaurant's fault, but clearly not an attraction. Overall, we left the restaurant feeling that...why did we bother going out for dinner. I am a good, but not extraordinary cook, but eating at home would have been far more comfortable and certainly less expensive. Also, my dinner guest was a vegetarian, and there were no vegetarian entrees on the menu in either the dining room, or in the adjacent pub. Indeed the menu states "No substitutions, please" which in this day and age seems rather rude, and certainly didn't assist my vegetarian guest in placing his order!!

On a positive note, we had cocktails in the pub before dinner. They were excellent and were expertly prepared by a very polite and capable bartender. Going to the pub for a drink and a snack (with a non-vegetarian), is the only way I would consider returning.

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