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I Gotta Take a Crepe... from Palo Alto's Bistro Maxine

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I Gotta Take a Crepe... from Palo Alto's Bistro Maxine

katya | Feb 12, 2009 10:44 AM

I ate here at 2:30 last Friday and was surprised that we were the only diners in the place. That's a good thing in a way at Bistro Maxine because the place is tiny. Like maybe four tables tiny. I wouldn't want to eat here when it's prime dining time. But then again, I walked by later in the evening at 6:30 and the place was empty except for a table for two.

It's nice to have a place in the Silicon Valley that serves crepes. Who doesn't love crepes? Especially underrated lemon and sugar ones? I'll have to try those on another visit. Unfortunately for me, the savory crepes on the menu all seem to have eggs, ham, or goat cheese, and I'm not a big fan of any of those ingredients.

I had a chicken and mushroom crepe with creme fraiche ($10) which came with a small simple unadvertised salad with yummy dressing. The crepe was good but I felt like the sauce was off. In other renditions of this crepe that I've ordered or made (yes, it's one of the few dishes I cook), instead of creme fraiche (which is runny and too thin), a thicker mushroom cream sauce worked better.

The servers were nice and spoke with French accents so it felt like the real deal. Buckwheat crepes are available on request.

Bistro Maxine
548 Ramona St
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 323-1815
www.bistromaxine.com

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