Went to Batifole last Thursday night. Very good food. Very uneven service. It was packed, but just the same, the wine our friends ordered as an aperitif took forty-five minutes to arrive and the waiter didn't show up to take our orders til ten minutes after that. I appreciate not being rushed but it's nice to have more than a glass of water for most of the first hour. Service did improve after that. Rock fish and lobster soup was a bit strongly flavoured -- fishy and grainy -- but the portabello soup was wonderful and the John Dory perfect. Husband liked the snails and loved the cassoulet. Lemon crepe and creme brule excellent. At least we left in a good mood!