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Basque Cultural Center - SKIP IT


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Basque Cultural Center - SKIP IT

sf foodie | Sep 28, 2008 12:22 AM

Overall rating: 3 (out of 10). Despite a few positive comments from Chowhounders, I don't think this place is worth your time. The food could easily have come from a high school cafeteria, the service was slow and inattentive, and the decor reminded me of an Old Country Buffet.

Food rating 3 (out of 10). I ordered the nightly special of New York Strip and Seafood Crepe for $20.95 and my spouse ordered the Duck Leg Confit for $19.95. The meal started with a bottomless bowl of butternut squash soup which was tasty, but lumpy and a bit watered down. The seafood crepe arrived next (before the salads) and was drowned in a heavy cream sauce. Salmon was the only filling I could see, or taste in the crepe. Chopped salads arrived and were drowned in a heavy creamy tarragon dressing resembling mayonnaise. Next up were the duck and steak entrees. The duck was greasy and rubbery and the New York Strip looked and tasted like a Hungry Man dinner. Both entrees had the same mix of overcooked bland vegetables.

Service rating (4 out of 10): service was generally slow and took nearly 10 minutes before we could find a waiter to take our order. Refills on drinks were a struggle.

Decor (2 out of 10): Old Country Buffet.

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