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Moutarde Report

josh L | Mar 8, 2003 11:12 AM

Went to Moutarde last night. The place is very attractive and very French in character. We waited at the bar for thirty minutes and were seated in the back of the room in the long booth. A little too close for comfort, the person who sat in booth seat, to get out would have to literally climb under the table. All the seats were very close together, tough for a 6'4 guy. But not that big a deal.

I decided to order a Leffe as the wine list was a bit steep. The waiter who was a nice guy, was inept- it seemed like it was his first waiter gig. He brought me a guiness and insisted that it was a Leffe. No big deal. I ordered the mussel appetizer which was quite good, a tasty light tomato sauce with garlic and chorizo. I was a little shocked at how few mussels were served. There was about seven on my plate, which was a bit meager but it was good. Things went down hill when the waiter served us Wonder Bread. The restaurant seemed to run out of bread at 8pm on a Friday night and sent a bus boy to Key Food to buy Wonder Bread. What a downer. I mean why dont they have a back up supply kept frozen and how could they bring themselves to serve wonderbread. They were totally unpolegetic about the bread.

I ordered the pork chop entree which looked pretty good. My heart stopped when I tried to cut into it It was so overcooked I could not muster the task. I told the waiter who took it back. He brought me a new plate which was cooked less but not seared at all and was totally bland and limp and the pork was of low quality. My girlfriend ordered the "puff pastry" vegetaeian dinner which was actually made out of filo dough. She described it as an "egg roll" and was served stuffed with bland mushromms under an extremely sweet roasted pepper puree. It was alsu very small and not worth the price.

Overall I'm with Arthur Scwartz on this one. I woould never go back to this place when the neighborhood has plces like Bistro St Marks which is in another class. I know it a new place but the food really left alot to be desired.

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