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Pierrot last nite

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Pierrot last nite

Joanie | Jan 28, 2005 07:24 AM

We actually found a parking space on Bowdoin or somewhere amidst the giant piles of snow along the Cambridge St. neighborhood and got to Pierrot for 8PM reservations except whoever took them didn't write it down. Thankfully, there was one table for 2 ready, by the doorway but it wasn't too bad except when this giant party of about 20 left in twos and threes. (If a guy with a heavy French accent takes your res, double check on it.)

It's a cute little place, some booths on one side which would be nice to settle into. Started with okay bread and butter and the lobster bisque immediately spoke to both of us. I got it as part of the prix fixe ($28.95, $6.95 for a bowl) and it was very rich and tasty. I would have appreciated a real piece of lobster in there but it was good and I definitely could have had that w/ the bread as a meal. I chose chicken cordon bleu as the entree which was like chicken roulade. I actually don't remember any ham or cheese, but it seemed to be stuffed with more of a duxelle type thing with sauteed mushrooms and a nice sauce. Came with lots of veggies and a potato pancake. Beef bourginon (sp?) and a fish special are the other options for the 3 course; salad, pate, soup of the day other app options. My friend got lamb with garlic cream sauce ($19.95). We both had doggie bags. I had a choice of patisserie or sorbet for dessert and chose the former. Which were all the same style tarts in either peach, pear or a couple other flavors. It was okay, nothing to write home about and probably not worth the calories.

Service was quite good and our heavily accented French waiter (was he the one who flubbed the reservation?) was talkative and friendly and seemed interested in our impression of the place. Which is why I'm sad to say I wasn't overly impressed. Part of it is me cuz I've decided French food has dropped on my list of fave food styles and starting a meal with lobster bisque is too filling for me to appreciate what follows. The prices are good, it's a nice place to have for sure, but I won't go out of my way to go back.

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