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Report: Comptoir des Canailles

mbcraw4d | May 10, 201504:02 AM

Thanks to Dr. Talbott for pointing this one out.

We've been there twice this spring, and will return again: still haven't worked up the nerve to get the 100E entrecôte (for 2-3).

Dishes that have stood out:
Entrées: the amazing charcuterie plate (get it to share, or you won't have room for your main), a perfectly cooked squid dish
Mains: A creamy chicken ragout with morels and green asparagus last time--great product, perfectly cooked. The faux-filet lives up to the expectations that you get from the meat counter up front. A perfectly cooked hunk of leg of lamb, with spring vegetables that my vegetable-hating husband shoveled down (much to my disappointment, as I had hoped to "clean up" after him).
Desserts: A Grand Marnier soufflé was good, but perhaps not All That. Much better was a white chocolate mousse with rhubarb compote and a rice cracker--great contrast of tastes and textures.

It's not cutting-edge cuisine in any way, but it's seasonal without being precious, and we found it to be perfectly cooked and delicious.

The service was friendly and helpful; our knowledgable friends liked their wine list (and we liked the wine they ordered!).

It's a cozy little space, and you will need reservations, as it fills up fast. They were turning away walk-ins on a Wednesday night.

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