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Citronelle, disappointing


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Citronelle, disappointing

Sandra W | Nov 14, 2006 01:31 AM

Visited my daughter in college in D.C. Went to Citronelle last Friday night. We were looking forward to a fantastic dinner. (Poor kid is sick of burritos and pizza.) Appetizers and desserts were excellent. We both thought our main courses were disappointing.

She started with a cheese souffle nestled in mushroom soup. The soup was perfectly flavored, this was our favorite dish of the night. I started with lobster pasta, which one week later I remember liking (but not as much as her soup.) Mains, she ordered the chateaubriand with syrah sauce. I thought the beef lacked flavor and wasn't a great piece of meat. The sauce was fine, but nothing spectacular. I had the monkfish with roasted spinach and oyster ravioli. It was a lovely piece of fish, but the coating was too salty for my tastes. I told the waitress who offered to exchange it, but I scraped off some of the salt and ate it. (It was late, we were tired and hungry.) The desserts were excellent, raspberry vacherin and chocolate flakes with minted milk and ice cream, yum. The waitress brought us a plethora of additional sweets to taste, more than we had room for.

Service was excellent, not sure I'd go back for the food.

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