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Pierrot Review-Last Night-LONG

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Pierrot Review-Last Night-LONG

Taralli | Jan 13, 2006 01:23 PM

Last night, 8 of us sat down at 6:30PM for dinner at our reserved table. Place was packed mostly w/tables of 4-8 all around the perimeter of the room. Only seats available were the few deuces down the center. Lighting was attractively low in this cozy, little room. Service throughout was very attentive & prof’l: our waiter, excellent in describing menu items, checking & making substitutions, water glasses & French bread refilled frequently, tablewear & crumbs cleared unobtrusively, extra orders for wine were watched for & filled. Ample orders of the house pate were pronounced excellent (guests especially liked the little accompaniments of tiny black olives, etc.) as was the onion soup. The European immediately ordered the pigs feet ap & loved it. I sampled a friend’s escargot & he, my house spec’l baked oysters w/hollandaise & caviar which were served piping hot, as were all hot dishes. The snails were robed in parsley green & swimming in butter & garlic. My oysters were just barely cooked, plump & the sauce delicious(kept sipping spoonfuls & dipping bread until they took it away). Entrees: mine, duck a la orange – leg was tender, but little slices on the side were a bit tough, rich mahogany colored sauce was savory & silky. Mussels were a very large bowl w/a wonderful reduced wine sauce w/fresh herbs that was also mopped up with bread by tablemates. The steak au poive was huge & pink-medium, perfectly as ordered; however, another’s filet of beef fricassee arrived well done instead of the medium rare ordered. A prix fixe dinner w/roasted chicken rec’d high praises for flavor & moistness. The favorite, the dessert soufflé, was ordered by at least 4 at the beginning of the meal & was perfect, vertically challenging & light as a feather. A large crème brulee was shared by 2 & no one else could get a spoon in edgewise. The favorite wine of the evening was the Sirah – actually, I think most of us chose red wines. I’d say we were in the $50-60pp(inc t&t) with app, entrée, dessert & a couple glasses of wine each. Place remained packed with deuces filling up around 8PM. Bill was brought promptly & settled and hostess brought all our coats to us. With the exception of the one overdone beef entrée, I think we all were content with the overall experience.

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