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joluvscards | | Jun 15, 2008 01:29 AM

After numerous glowing reviews on this board we finally made our way to cochon. In short we found little to recommend it and certainly will not be returning.

Upon arrival we entered into a noisy, warm dining room. The hostess told us that she was seating us under the air conditioner which was the "coolest place in the house".

Our server arrived shortly and opened our wine. Of course we couldn't hear her recital of the specials because of the noise. She was somewhat impatient when we asked her to repeat them.

We ordered and requested bread which "would be coming shortly". After two more requests we were told that it was still in the oven. When it finally arrived it was served with two microscopic balls of butter for four people. That was the highlight.

We ordered a variety of apps and entrees. Everything was oversalted. In particular, the potatoes under the chicken breast were inedible.

No one offered to pour wine and no one checked back with us during the meal. At that point we had headaches from the noise and asked for the check. No one offered to pack our half eaten dinners or even asked if there was a problem. I guess they were used to it.

Of particular note, the online menu states that they can accommodate gluten allergies. That was a hoot. When we inquired our server said that most things were gluten free, to order and she would check with the chef. So the first attempt was steak frites and we were told that they were not gluten free. Then we tried a pork dish. She again trudged back to the table telling us that wouldn't work either. There are only about 8 entrees in total. At that point we requested that she check with the chef and tell us what we could order. She looked like a deer in the headlights and proclaimed "you mean you want me to check with the chef on every item?" We said yes. She left and finally returned stating that there were only two items that we could order.

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