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Bistro 1491 on Solano [Albany]

Sharuf | Jul 13, 201004:51 AM

I first heard about this East Bay place when a friend said she had the best fish and chips ever there. Encouraged by this, Big Guy and I went there for breakfast (our timing was wrong for the F&C lunch option).

I wanted to love this place but that didn't happen. The premises consisted of two joined-together storefronts, with no architectural inspiration. There were smallish wooden chairs and little wooden tables, so cozy-comfyness was lacking.

There were interesting things on the menu, and I ordered the eggs Benedict with smoked salmon. "I want the eggs poached medium and extra sauce, please". The eggs came cooked totally hard (you could have made egg salad with them) and skimpy on the sauce. Also meager on the salmon. I tried to slice into the whole structure and the English muffin had the texture of a hockey puck, so I needed to make strenuous use of my knife to cut into it.

I liked the looks of the things on their menu, so maybe I'll give them another try.

Bistro 1491
1491 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

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