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Limster | Mar 21, 200108:52 PM     1

Had dinner at Le Bistrot on California (between Jones and Taylor) last night. Prices were appropriate for the food (most expensive entree was about $16, I think), and the food was fine, although there wasn't much that would make this place stand out.

I had a duck confit salad with mixed greens, blood oranges (good match with the duck) and tiny morsels of cheese (didn't do anything exciting to the duck). Entree was a pretty good pork tenderloin with apples and calvados and mashed potatoes. The sauce was slightly spicy and rich but would have been better if the apples did more of the talking. Had a basic vanilla creme brulee for dessert.

Service was casual and friendly and well suited to this restaurant. It's located in Grammercy Tower, and looks like there were quite a number of regulars.

This place also serves some basic sushi and sashimi, but I didn't try them. I noticed that Bauer had put this place up on his top 100 for the Bay Area; while it's a nice and comfy place, I feel that there are a number of places that are better.

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