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Aquitaine, South End, brunch


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Aquitaine, South End, brunch

GreenStreetThrill | Aug 11, 2004 10:08 AM

I stepped into this French bistro for the first time this Sunday and was pleased with the overall experience and value.

Most brunch options are sub-$10 and on Saturdays, there's a 9.95 prix fixe (muffin, eggy entree, home fries, toast, juice, coffee) that sounds promising as well.

I had the Brioche French Toast with peach compote and bacon. The FT was well-executed - crispy edges, moist interior, just the right amount of powdered sugar. The bacon was excellent - smoky, meaty, piggy - but there were only two strips.

Mrs. T had the Mac and Cheese; it was substantial, in an 8" round casserole dish, with panko bread crumbs on top. She said it was quite good, though after a little more than half of it, she was full and pronounced the cumulative effect "a little salty."

The belgian waffle with fresh fruit and chantilly cream that walked by looked amazing.

Service was a little slow, but very considerate and detail oriented. Definitely one area in which many American restaurants ought to study some real bistros...

$18 plus tip for the two of us, which isn't much more than I'd spend at, say, S&S.

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