We had a very nice meal at Bistrot Margot last night. Against my instinct not to order a salad this time of year, we both started with salads. Hubby had the spinach salad with warm bacon dressing and goat cheese, I had the mixed greens with broccoli and blue cheese fritters. Both salads were dressed perfectly, not drenched with dressing, but pefectly covered. The greens and spinach were remarkably fresh and crunchy. I was a bit disappointed with the fritters - they were light and airy, but I was expecting more of a blue cheese kick to them.
I had rack of lamb for a main course - it was one of the best lamb dishes I ever had. Perfectly cooked to medium rare and very juicy and flavorful. It came with mashed potatoes, that were pretty good, a tad too whipped for my liking and ratatouille, that I am not generally a fan of, but this was a good rendition- the tomato sauce was not overpowering, and the vegetables weren't mushy. Hubby had the veal medallions, very tender and flavorful, with a potato galette, red cabbage and green beans. It was covered with a rich, but not overwhelmingly creamy mushroom sauce. This was truly a wonderful dish. It was like french version of Jagerschnitzel.
For dessert we had the raspberry and chocolate terrine. The whipped cream was too light, seemed like it came from can, which was a bit disappointing. But the terrine was excellent - rich, intensely chocolatey, but not too sweet.
Service was attentive and knowledgable. I like the atmosphere as well, dark and cozy.
Overall, an excellent meal and a good value for the quality and amount of food. Total, minus tip was $97, including one of the less expensive bottles of wine.
In February, Mondays are half price wine night.