I had a wonderful meal at Café Beaujolais last night. Its a small cozy French bistro type of place, surprisingly in Eagle Rock. All the staffs were very friendly. We arrived there about 6:30pm and were seated right away. Our waiter was somewhat boisterous, in a fun and comical kind of way. But he was pretty attentive and helpful.
The waiter recommended me a glass of glass of bordeaux; it was light and smooth. (Our waiter has a very strong accent, I couldnt make out the name of the wine). The wine first came out warm and had some cork floating in it. I told the waiter about it, and he took it back immediately; he opened a new bottle and poured me a new glass.
For starters, my friend had the French onion soup, and I had a small green salad. I tried a sip of the soup and it was light and tasty. Many places Ive had before were thick and somewhat salty. Im not sure how it is supposed to be, but I like this version very much. My salad was pretty good and fresh.
Now for the mains.. My friend had the halibut with some parmesan crust on top, accompanied by a white creamy (champaign, I think) sauce and served with mashed potato. I had a taste of it, I thought it was okay, a bit too creamy for me maybe, but my friend thought it was delicious. I had the filet mignon with a port wine sauce and sprinkled with blue cheese on top. The filet was perfectly prepared, medium through out. It was served with some potato and asparagus. I enjoyed it very much.
We just shared a crème brulee for dessert. It was pretty good, but not extraordinary.
I thought the prices were very decent. Final total came out to be 68 with tax and tip.
Breakdown of the check:
Glass of wine: 7
onion soup: 5.50
filet mignon: 16
crème brulee: 5
Overyall, it's a nice little neighborhood restaurant. The food is pretty good, especially for the price. It's probably not something I would recommend driving out of the way for, but being 10 minutes away from old town pasadena, it's a good alternative if you are in the area.