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Cafe Brioche

Greg | Feb 24, 200301:51 AM

Finding both the Bogetita del Medio and Bistro Elan to be closed on Sunday night, we went down California Ave. to Cafe Brioche. The room looked inviting and the menu did too.
Between the four of us we sampled a number of dishes. The salad had a big lump of blue cheese on it that looked far from inviting. The soup was a simple vegatable mixture. We also tried a fried appetizer that I had to remind the waitress to bring. It was an odd mixture of artichoke, cheese, and some other ingredients I could not identify.
The seafood special was a combination of grilled swordfish and scallops over spinach and mashed potatoes. The fish was simply broiled without much enhancement from the sauce. I tried the boulibaise which definitely lacked flavor - though the seafood was a good mixture of lobster, shrimp, calamari, and an unidentified fish. My wife had the moules et frites. The mussels were small, the broth conventional, but the frites were fine.
The wine list looked good and we just had a glass of French Syrah from the Cotes du Rhone. Dessert was an uninspiring mousse au chocolat. All in all a rousing C plus that cost $65 per couple.

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