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report back - Rue St. Jacques

cc | Jan 28, 200611:55 AM     3

Went last night with my hubby.

Pro: Love the service - very attentive and friendly. I booked the reservation via opentable and ask for a romantic spot and they gave us the corner table where we can sit side by side which was great. Love the neighborhood atmosphere just like those little restaurants in Europe. Not too dark. Could be romantic.

Cons: Probably because there was a party of about 20 people, the place was loud.

Food: My husband had the foie gras and the cassoulet just like what the hound recommended. We both loved the goie gras. He also liked the cassoulet - hearty, flavorful (too salty for my palette), well balanced. I had the escargot and we both loved it. Very well cooked, well balanced with the tomatoes and the spicy sausages. My main course was the scallops with lentils. It was a disappointment. The scallops tasted clamy for me. However, the lentils was a really tasty surprise. It is hard to cook it with the right texture and with flavor but it was good.

The worst was the dessert - fruit salad with mango parfait. The chopped up salad was really tart and the mango parfait feels like a frozen ice cream ring cut from a store bought container. It was full of mango flavor though.

I will definitely go back. It was a very nice relaxing place where you can enjoy a good meal.

The bill for all these plus a glass of cote de rhone was about $80 plus service. Not bad except for the scallops.

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