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Rue Saint Jacques dinner

Monty | Sep 3, 2005 12:29 AM

Had dinner at Rue St. Jacques this evening. A very pretty little neighborhood restaurant, probably a couple of dozen tables. Arrived at our 6:30 res and were seated quickly. Then again, it's Labor Day weekend so that would probably happen at most places.

Specials were a lobster bisque and fois gras. Entree special was rack of lamb. Had the fois gras of course served with a vanilla sauce. It turned out to be wonderful and a very large piece I might say, perfectly sauted. My wife had the escargots with catalon sausage and the plate was licked clean, had a wonderful sauce.

Entrees, me, the rabbit confit with mashers and veggies, her the rack of lamb. I asked our server if the confit was like duck confit and was assured it was. I expected a "fall off the bone" texture but it was far more like a roasted rabbit. There was a front and back leg, more than enough. It was very tender and very tasty. The rack of lamb was perfectly medium rare, 3 rib chops. There were no complaints from my wife.

Dessert a creme brulee which was tasty and a chocolate mousse which I though was awfully stiff, not creamy at all. The coffee was fresh, hot and strong.

Very good wine by the glass, an Argentinian sav. blanc which was very nice for 6 bucks and a bourdeaux at 6:50/glass. The bottle is brought to the table for the pour and it's very generous.

Two appetizers, two entrees, two desserts, two coffees and 4 glasses of wine, $120 including a very generous tip. Service was excellent, waited for nothing.

We think it's a neat find, great neighborhood place and within walking distance of both the California and Powell St. cable cars. We'll be back. Oh, and they're on Open Table.

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