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Bistro de la Gare, a short review

slbear | Feb 5, 2006 03:46 PM

Had a nice dinner at Bistro de la Gare on Thursday night.

This is what we had:
We started off with a cheese plate to share. They were very generous, with 5 types of cheese and all very good.
For entrée,
I had the entrecote, with a light peppercorn sauce, cooked just right (med. rare). I normally don’t like sauces on my steak, but this one was just tasty and light enough that it doesn’t mask the steak. The combination of the sauce, steak, and fries was just wonderful. My friend had the salmon with a light champaign sauce (i think). I had a little taste of it, and it was very fresh. He polished off the entire plate.

All the portions were so generous and delicious that we had no room for dessert.

All together, 1 cheese plate, 2 entrée, 2 wines-- $63, including tax but before tip. I thought it was a very good value.

The service was also wonderful. The waiters were friendly and unpretentious. They always kept our waters filled and immediately brought out more bread when we were down to our last piece. He only brought out our entrées out after about a 5-minute wait after we were done with our cheese plate. I thought that was pretty thoughtful, considering I was starting to fill full with the cheese and bread.

I’ve been to Café Beaujolais under the same owner (before it was sold) and had similar dishes. I found the food here to be even better. I like this ambiance and location more than the previous Eagle Rock one. The place has a nice vibe. Being there on a Thursday, it was 3/4 full. It was a bit noisy, but in a good way. Would definitely go back.

Bistro de la Gare
921 Meridian Ave
South Pasadena, CA

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