Restaurants & Bars 9

Fromagerie Brunch

seal | Feb 4, 2008 02:17 AM

Ok, Ok, I know I have posted a few times about their shortcomings at dinner. Most of those posts were directed at lousy service and poor handling of customer relations.

Now, yesterday morning we were early for brunch at 10:30 and mostly had the place to ourselves. We had a window table in the main room and enjoyed the gentleman who alternatively played the guitar and keyboard in the corner of the room. He even played a Genesis song for me :o)

This time the service was excellent - very attentive. I still miss the old days when the place wasn't Burkified, but he does have some interesting food on the menu and it was nice to be able to enjoy it problem free.

For apps we shared a lobster bisque and a pretzel-crusted crabcake and both were good. Maybe a little more lobster meat in the bisque and at least lump, if not jumbo lump crabmeat in the cake might have been nice though. For mains I couldn't talk my wife out of the market salad and she did mention that both the chicken and shrimp in it were too dry. My salmon however, came rare like I ordered it and together with the accompanying gnochi (sp?) was very good.

My apple galette with caramel ice cream was excellent as was my wife's cheesecake "lollipops" but I still wonder why the cheesecake carries a $10 supplement. And, at $110 for brunch for two this is not a cheap meal. But for a special occasion this is now my new favorite way to reminisce and enjoy the Fromagerie.

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