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Cafe Brioche, Palo Alto

Food Tyrant | Dec 19, 2007 08:21 PM

What a mess.

It was lunch time and I arrived well ahead of the other 2 to secure a table. After standing at the front for 5-10 minutes and being recognized by both waiters (eye contact and all that) I decided that I was going to pick my own table.

A glass of wine took a while to arrive and this was BEFORE significant numbers of diners showed up.

The food was not that good. The Croque Monsieur was a grilled cheese sandwich, the fish special not so special (saved by a tasty sauce, but sunk by a side of is bloody December dammit, not spring!), the desserts just ok. Service started to pick up when the waiter figured out that we were not going anywhere and we were ordering stuff.

The bill was over $120 for 3 with several different glasses of wine. Without tip

A nice ambience, but I would order the burger, a salad or two and avoid anything that challenges the kitchen.

I have to go back for dinner when perhaps the chef can show his stuff.

Nothing special.

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