After poking our noses into B&G and being told "we aren't taking any more names for "4" ", we settled on Garden of Eden. French country charm was a winner with us, especially for the price. Started with a daily cheese plate of runny camenbert served with fresh figs. Lovely texture and flavor, but served a bit too cold for our liking....we were too hungry to let it sit out for a bit!
Started with the beet/goat cheese salad with perfectly firm/soft large beet chunks in a light dill vinagrette. Two at the table had the Coq au vin, which was a bit more coq than Vin, but presented as a rich earthy chicken stew, very satisfying with nice herb d'Provence seasonings. I had the hand cut taglietelle in mushroom ragout. Great balance of wild shrooms in a paprika-laden stroganoff. Pasta very nice to the tooth, although by the end the sauce was a tad oily. The last person had the hanger steak, and reported that despite it being VERY chewy, was incredibly flavorful. Rounded everything out with the Mt Eden Cabernet, which was smooth, earthy and an excellent value at $39.
Overall, a really good value. Service a bit spotty at times, but always friendly and gave us alot of time to enjoy ourselves over a leisurely warm meal.