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La Societe review - Lovely upscale French Bistro/Brasserie

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La Societe review - Lovely upscale French Bistro/Brasserie

Sophiasolange | May 17, 2012 01:41 PM

I don’t know that I would call this place a bistro because it is a very large restaurant hence it feeling more like a brasserie. That being said, the decor is beautiful and really does evoke that French / Parisian atmosphere that I was hoping for – the tiles floors are simply stunning!

I showed up on a Saturday night with 5 of my friends and they were able to seat us no problem – not that the place wasn’t busy but they were very accommodating. The high level of service continued throughout the meal with 2 different servers tending to us the whole time.

We were seated at a spacious banquet in the bar area where all the action is. The food here is very good and is indeed French inspired. We kicked off our meal with a plate of oysters served with one the best mignonettes I have ever had, fresh horseradish and lemon. I am not sure what possessed me to order pasta as my main (it was a bit disappointing) but my appetizer of Scotch Barley soup was amazing. My friend had the slow cooked flat iron steak as her main and it was divine! Perfectly cooked and still medium rare. Another notable appetizer is the French onion soup overflowing with gooey cheese. The wine list is largely French and can get expensive but there are some good choices in the $40 range – we ordered a couple bottles of Reserve Perrin Cote-du-Rhone which suited our meals perfectly.

One sour note: trying to make a reservation here is impossible - they never answer their phone and do not call back when you leave a message. They might want to address this as it is poor customer service

Overall I really enjoyed myself here and cannot wait to dine here again!

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