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Mother's Day at Cafe Rue


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Mother's Day at Cafe Rue

Iron Frank | May 13, 2002 12:40 AM

Why does it seem like every restaurant outside of NYC never updates it's website. I read all about Cafe Rue and their Argentinian transformation online. Their brunch menu looked interesting and I used to go their often for cake in my younger and more calorically liberal days.

I knew things were going to be off when they were quite puzzled that we had come for the Brunch menu that they had on their website on Sunday Morning at 11:45. My mom hates having anything other than breakfasty things as her first meal so that spoiled that right away.
The place was about 20% full at primetime and the service was still lazy. I ordered their "specialty" a 12 dollar imported Argentinean beef steak sandwich. It was the priciest thing on the menu and ended up being closer to a thick steakum than anything resembling delicious imported beef. I know it's supposed to be chewier than domestic beef but this just a 1/4 inch of rubber. Not much else was in the sandwich. It was just super stingy. My wife's curried chicken salad was lacking much of a salad. Just a small pile of curry-covered chicken atop a TINY amount of shredded lettuce.
My parents omelettes both looked pretty greasy. As I watched the food crawl by to other tables it all looked rather small and uninteresting. It seems like they aren't doing anything special to their Argentinean recipes. Anyways this place just was off in every way from the stale rolls to slow service(with ample coverage of an empty dining room. I'd look elsewhere for a quality brunch in Greenwich.


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