Restaurants & Bars

Le Soir

Joanie | Oct 25, 2002 07:54 AM

Had a wonderful meal there last nite, in Newton Highlands which is a very cute little neighborhood. My brother had complained about it being too cramped and getting bumped into but it didn't seem bad to me, altho it wasn't completely full. They have a second room with a little bar but the main room was much nicer. We split a salmon napolean, thin layers of salmon and very crisp potato w/ tomato, cucumber and black pepper creme fraiche. Then we got what are supposedly the two signature entrees, monkfish and rabbit pot pie. Delicious. It's amazing what a little bacon (or lardon in this case) will do, and it did its trick for the monkfish which also had some carrots and a brothy type sauce. Came with a little side urn of whipped potato that could have been warmer but very good. The flaky crust on the pot pie was good and the broth was very rich and winey tasting. Split an apple cobbler that was decent, the topping esp. Service was a little slow on the uptake tho. They were nice but after telling the waiter we needed a minute, he never came back and had to be flagged down. Water wasn't refilled too well and my friend's empty martini glass sat there for a long time before they asked if she wanted another. But they were very nice and answered all our questions so it kind of evened out. Appetizer prices seemed high compared to entrees ($10-17 vs. mostly low $20's). Glasses of wine started at $8, martini was $10 which seemed high and our dessert was $8. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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