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Lunch at Le Cinq

t19103 | Nov 1, 201107:56 PM

Why doesn't Chowhound recognize Le Cinq in the menu drop-down list?

Please note that this meal took place on a Tuesday in August. I cannot comment on what the experience would be like if it had been a weekend or during the high season.

Anyway- this review will be brief because it was more than two months ago and the annoying over-detailed report that I would normally write is no longer possible. Also, to be honest, I didn't know what a few things were. I was speaking in French and although I memorized a few important dining phrases, I had no idea what the waiters were telling about 75% of the time.

I did take a few photos, though so I will include them for your perusal.

I had the duck foie gras as a starter. It was fine. I am just not really a foie gras fan, I guess. My main course was lamb- well seasoned and nicely accompanied. My dessert was delicious and I also had four cheeses from the cheese cart. It was unlimited but I was about to explode.

Extras- chocolates and desserts from a cart, several amuse bouche and of course bread. The bread was good but not adventurous. No complaints about the dessert or the cheeses.

Service was flawless of course. And I won't even begin to speak of the decor. Easily the most opulent restaurant that I have been in. They somehow manage to be stay just on the right side of gaudy. It is not how I would furnish by home but it was fun dining in that setting. There were probably three other occupied tables. One was clearly tourists, another appeared to be a business lunch and the other was a family.

For those who are traveling with kids- please note that there is a children's menu. So bring the little ones with you.

I hope to eat here again one day- maybe for dinner- when I win the lottery!

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