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Haute Vietnamese in Walnut Creek - Eleve

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Haute Vietnamese in Walnut Creek - Eleve

recycleit | Apr 18, 2010 09:36 PM

Have gone twice now to Eleve. Surprised to have not turned up anything in Search on the Board! Eleve is an up and coming Slanted Door but without the parking headaches or high prices. Really enjoyed our meal there - cubed filet mignon is a sweet soy reduction, sturgeon in their classic curry/veggie saute (xao lan?),, salmon sate and crispy tofu. We started with the Vietnamese beef carpaccio.

The standouts were the beef dishes and the sturgeon - the carpaccio garnished with finely shredded mint and sesame seeds was just delicious. The Filet Mignon is their signature dish and although a bit salty, also great. The sturgeon was the star of the meal - firm meat like shark but much more delicate in flavor and the xao lan curry sauce was like none I have tasted at other Vietnamese restaurants.

They have a very interesting cocktail menu although we didn't drink this evening.

The decor is cool modern - dark wood with brushed chrome. Sparse and elegant.

Street parking and also a 3 story city garage attached to the Lesher center, 1 block away.

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