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LB (Little Bistro) Revisited

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LB (Little Bistro) Revisited

John Francis | Feb 22, 2006 02:47 PM

Had dinner here soon after it opened and haven't been back for a while--bland pan-Asian food, a too-talkative waitress, and condensation dripping down my neck from the air-conditioning vent above me were, how you say, a discouragement.

Went back for lunch last week with a friend, as it was the most convenient place for where we were. Their lunch menu is soups and sandwiches. My friend chose a sandwich from the menu but they weren't serving it, accepted an off-the-menu substitute, and liked it. I got New England clam chowder, very thin and way too salty, and a "sandwich" of a Chinese bun and duck confit, which was sort of like wood splinters on non-sweet marshmallows. As in my previous visit, it seemed like the concept and the look were what the chef was most interested in, rather than taste and texture.

LB seems pretty crowded in the evening and I've read quite a few reviews by customers who like it, so maybe it's just me.

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