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French 75 in Century City


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French 75 in Century City

cvc | | Sep 5, 2006 10:36 PM

Oh, to have Vert with its original menu in this location. It is nice to see another major eatery in the shopping center but this one doesn't begin to compete with either Houston's or its sibling Gulf Stream. If looks were everything this David Wilhelm concept might sparkle, indeed, but the food was surprisingly, no shockingly, unsatisfying. A coq au vin for $17.95 had the rubbery texture of overcooked portabello mushrooms and the mac 'n cheese was watery and bland. Mussels for $15.95 were small and tasteless and the obligatory frites were sprinkled on top of them not as a side which didn't help. An heirloom tomato with onion, bleu cheese and a balsamic vinaigrette for $10.95 was fine but the classic Lyonnaise salad lacked the traditional lardons and the waiter was quick to point out that the dressing is a smoked bacon version which, however, lacked the taste of bacon. A friend's salmon was cooked properly and served with mashed potatoes and asparagus for $25.95. Good selection of familiar wines and service is friendly and prompt.

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