Three of us used the triangle restaurant week to try out Rue Cler which we had heard about for years.
We were seated immediately at a nice table and greeted by a very knowledgeable and attentive waiter.
We were offered the special menu and the normal menu, each which had very interesting and appealing choices. Certainly a French restaurant, but the menu seemed to have nice variations from normal bistro or French formal restaurants.
I ordered the mushroom veloutee (soup) starter and the others ordered the beet and lentil salad. The soup was the best of that type I have ever tasted. Kudos to the chef. My companions really like the salad as well.
For next course 2 of us had the risotto and one the hamon plate. All were delicious and beautifully presented.
For the mains we had the lamb dish, the braised short rib, and the flounder. The star was the lamb dish, Rich in flavor and texture, I could have eaten that for a week. Next was the flounder, served with capers and greens, it was really well prepared. Last place was the braised beef, which was amazingly tender in a broth, but it left me wanting more richness in the sauce.
The prices are very reasonable, the service very very good, great location, ambiance does not keep up with the flavors.
We will go back soon!
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