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Reserve Your Côte de Boeuf?

Laidback | Apr 5, 201402:08 AM

3 of us just tried a new to us bistro in our neighborhood (St Georges), "Le Bon Georges", and found it quite good. It is where the good Italian chef Del Orto was, but the enthusiastic young owner has put up a new façade, tile floors and other expensive touches to change the appearance to an old style bistro.

He very proudly features beef from the Polmard family, who I think are in the Lorraine and raise Blonde de Aquitaine beef. What was unusual to me was that when I asked about the Côte de boeuf it was explained that this must be reserved in advance! Being unaware of this stratagem I settled for a pavé which was indeed quite good. It is also prominently displayed that the steaks can only be ordered bleu or saignant which is just fine with me, but if you prefer medium to medium rare be fore warned.

Our guest ordered carpaccio au couteau which was generously served and we all agreed it was of good quality. Ms.L. broke the beef monopoly and ordered the fricassée de volaille au vin jaune which was also unanimously declared tasty and at €23 was €6 less than our 2 beef dishes. There is a choice of garnitures and the frites were excellent whereas the gratin was merely good.

Apparently this place has become an immediate hit as it was full for lunch and the pleasant owner cautioned that you should reserve.

Our only fault was the noise level; the thick drapes at Del Orto absorbed noise while the new/old tile and all hard surfaces amplify it.

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