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Brasserie 8 1/2 is a real disappointment.

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Brasserie 8 1/2 is a real disappointment.

Christine | Feb 17, 2004 12:43 PM

For Valentine's day lunch, my husband and I went to Brasserie 8 1/2. Given the price (appetizers range from $10-$20, entrees from $20 - $30), I expected decent food and service.

Instead, what we got was a waiter who could not be spotted for long stretches, food that's cold and unimpressive, ambience that of a school cafeteria and malfunctioning venting system that left me shivering in the cold.

They didn't have the raw bar and no chocolate souffle. The waiter said we didn't have to pre-order their souffle which made me want to not get the dessert altogether.

The restaurant was all empty and I should have known to run.
I shall never return to that horrible place again. This is a real shame.

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