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Lunch at Belga Cafe

GuinnessPhish | Oct 6, 2005 02:28 PM

What a disappointment.

I'd eaten there a few months back and had an equally underwhelming and overpriced order of mussels, but I figured I'd give it another shot.

My wife and I went there today for lunch, and ordered a couple of their sandwhiches. I ordered the Croque Monsieur-Wafel: Wafel grilled toast with ham and swiss cheese and a small salad. It should have been described as ONE THIN slice of ham and one slice of cheese between two pieces of toast. I wasn't expecting much....and that's exactly what I got. For $8.50, quite a disappointment.

My wife ordered an equally below average "sandwhich", the Gevulda Pita: Warm pita styled with grilled chicken and a creamy garlic sauce. The presentation was such that the thin slices of chicken were fanned out of each half of the pita, and the creamy garlic sauce was slopped on the plate, requiring you to get your hands all messy with it when you attempted to pick the pita up.

The fries, for $4, were, once again, small, completely underwhelming and blah.

Granted, I'm sure some of the entrees HAVE to be better than these pathetic sandwhiches, but I'll certainly not be going back to find out.

The service was, keeping with the theme, sparse, and underwhelming. Not one water refill for our tepid "ice water". The server was too busy chatting away with her coworkers at the end of the bar.

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