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Who makes the best French onion soup?

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Who makes the best French onion soup?

rworange | | Nov 13, 2008 01:59 PM

Came across this blog about ... and only about ... French onion soup.

It covers the entire country. In the top ten is MacArthur Park in Palo Alto. His rating is 8.5 on a scale of 10. Artisanal, New York holds the number one spot.

Now I have a FOS craving. Given the richness and calories, I want the best local version. Absolutely no Bay Area soup I've tried stays in my memory ... so much so I can't even say where I tried it.

Some other local ratings ... only a few, there's more ... but just to give a feeling for this guy's taste.

Papillon Restaurant - Fremont, CA Rating 8 out of 10 ... this has me interested.

Twist Bistro - Campbell, CA Rating 7.5 out of 10 ... one of the best broths, points off for skimpy cheese

Absinthe - San Francisco, CA Rating 7 out of 10.

Cafe Bastille - San Francisco, CA Rating 7 out of 10.

Perry’s - San Francisco rated locally at the bottom ... 4.5 "The cheese was cheap swiss, and the soup tasted like a glass of water with an entire salt-shaker dumped in"

Asked on the General Board what qualities make for a great FOS.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/572044

So ... what is your favorite?

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