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“Sunday lunch”
Review of La Casserole

La Casserole
Ranked #483 of 39,705 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 13 - US$ 26
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: República
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

It was a table for 10. So I will be light on the time taken to serve the food, but a 3 hour lunch I thought it was a little too much. The food was great , but the sommelier needs an improvement. Before we ordered the wine it was asked how many bottles they had, and it was told us they have at least two bottles of the wine we choose. After the first bottle was over we asked to open another, but the sommelier said that was the last one. So we choose another wine, and the same thing happens again. We had to order 3 different wines, because there wasn't any knowledge of the quantity of wine they had in stock. Besides that, all the food were great. The 63 years of their existence shows on the floor and decoration. Haven't changed much in all that time. The linen napkins are still a classical, and so all the silverware. The desserts were amazing. I had the amuse bouche of chocolate desserts, consisting of 4 little samplers of theirs chocolate desserts (Chocolate cake with lime, merengue with Nutella gelato, chocolate mousse with whipped cream, and the last one was a profiteroles with pistachio sliced on top of it).
Had coffee, expresso, good quality, no need for sugar.

Thank Ricardo M
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LaCasserole1954, Gerente geral at La Casserole, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017
Google Translation

Prezado Ricardo,
Antes de mais nada, pedimos desculpas pelo incômodo em relação aos vinhos.
De fato temos ao menos duas garrafas de cada vinho da nossa carta ou o suficiente para duas semanas de vendas, no caso dos rótulos que tem maior procura.
Neste caso, o que aconteceu foi um contratempo com a nossa principal importadora - gerando este problema que não corresponde ao nosso padrão. Isto já foi normalizado para a grande maioria dos rótulos.
De todo modo, vamos reforçar o cuidado com o estoque de vinhos para evitar que isto aconteça novamente.
Também agradecemos os elogios à cozinha e à sobremesa!
Atenciosamente,
Equipe La Casserole

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Everybody liked the fois gras, the cheese and most of their dishes: escargot, canard, trout, but I wasn't very lucky with my salad: very little green and too much roasted almond and walnut!
The dessert crepe was okay.
The place looks "traditional"
and our bill was quite high.

Thank Beatriz O
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LaCasserole1954, Gerente geral at La Casserole, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Hello Beatriz,
Thank you for your review.
We're sorry that the salad you ordered wasn't up to your expectations and - even though it's intended to be a starter and not main course -, we can assure that we will double-check and review our standards with the kitchen to ensure this won't happen again.
We're also happy to know that everyone else liked their dishes!
Regarding our prices, dinners with starters, main courses and desserts tend to result in a higher bill. We have indeed lowered desserts prices a bit over the last week, but overall our prices are pretty much even with those of similar restaurants.
We hope to see you again soon - we'll surely provide you a perfect meal in the next occasion.
Once again, thanks for your feedback.
Best regards,
La Casserole

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Good things never vary. This restaurant has been going for so long and yet it is still very popular and excellent.
We were in 4 and everyone enjoyed their meal. The service was excellent and the surroundings wwith the fower market in front make it very special, The wines are a little on the "stiff" side but selection good.

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Thank peter_glazier
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Founded in 1953 by French couple La Casserole is located in a charming square, right in front of the same Flowershop back to 50 years ago.inside the restaurant the time is kept frozen as the Qulity if the food, Exellence of the service and the Style of cooking, long time forgotten in São Paulo replaced by sissy and anirexic wannabe French dishes. It is almost a ritual, they bring fresh baked Baguette with home made butter with veggie sticks. The starter selection is wide, the Foie Gras terrine and the Aluminum foil baked goat cheese are both a nice option. As main there is option for all prefereces. Meat, have the authentic Strak Poivre or the hidden menu's Boef bourguignon. Fish lovers will be enchanted with their Bouillabaisse. To complete the feast a short but very tasty Dessert selection. Standard Suggestion is for Sampler of Four Desserts but I rather recommend the original French Style, real time made Crêpe Suzette. To finish Double Espresso with Calvados, Vintage Apple Brandy. For whom are staying at Paulista area suggest to use Taxi. Lunch or Dinner offers a unforgettable experience but for Sunday, reservation is recommended.

Thank QuietBrazilian
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

I've been a regular patron for the last 40 years. To be true there was this time when I thought the wine was bouchonnée - it was taken away with apologies and no dispute.
The food is very good but it does really excels in services. The old waiters have recently given way to a few young fellows who seem quite up to the house's tradition.
Come for a family or business or romantic dinner: it runs the whole gamut of table celebrations.

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Thank Júlio C. R. P
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