On Friday night, I went to Lacroix. It was my soon to be husband's birthday, and we had a 7pm reservation.
We were seated promptly, and our coats and bags checked. We were attended to immediately. I'll just say up front that the service was phenomenal.
I had hoped to get a table right near the window with a beautiful view of the park, but we sat on the banquette right as you walk in on your left. The seating was still very nice, and despite the fact that it was a friday night, we had no one sitting directly next to us on either side.
Lacroix serves plates, and you can choose between three and five. They explain that each plate has 5-6 ounces of food, and you can order any plates you wish.
I chose to have three plates, and my partner had 4.
I started with the diver scallop, and my partner had the halibut cheeks. The halibut cheeks were amazing, by far the best item we had all night. The gnocchi which accompanied it was melt in your mouth.
For the second plate, I had the black cod, which was the best of the dishes I chose. The cod was crispy and the sauce was incredibly flavorful. My partner's second dish was the braised short ribs. The ribs had a roquefort crust and although I am not a big red meat eater -- were incredible.
My partner's third dish was the lobster tail. This was an $8 extra charge, and unfortunately wasn't worth it. We did like the dish, but I guess I figured if you were paying a little more for it, it would be your favorite. The citrus sauce the lobster was sauteed in just didn't seem to work.
For the final course, I had poussin, which is a small bird, and my partner had wild boar. They were both adventurous choices for us, and we enjoyed them both.
Dessert was complementary, and I had a chocolate pistachio gateau which was amazing, and some french pressed coffee. Because it was my fiance's birthday, they gave him a little tiffany blue box cake, about the size of a petite-four. It was very classy.
All in all, the service was impeccable, I never poured a glass of wine or any water, the food was incredible and it wsa certainly a wonderful "special occasion" place.
That being said, it was not a bargain -- three plates for me, four for my fiance, plus an $8 supplement for the lobster, a bottle of wine ($45) and coffee, the bill came to $280 including tip. (I tipped a little more than 20%).
If you want a special occasion place and you're willing to pay, I cannot recommend Lacroix enough. Going there was a special event for us that I'll remember for a while.
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