First nice dining restaurant my wife and I came to here in Memphis, and found it lacking? I have been to many that are over priced, this is not. I have been to some that have annoying owners, woof, awful owners! This does not. Some so pretentious it will make your eyes roll like dice! But what this French restaurant is lacking is bigger than all that! And that is flavor, which is a crime in the culinary word!
This restaurant is on an island out in the Mississippi and looks like the real deal when you walk into its luxurious confines! But don’t be fooled, it’s a proverbial smoke and mirrors! Our waiter was good, but not great? Especially for a fine dining establishment? He was personable but that was it. The man dropped popovers at our table and left them there. He also handed me our bread basket, instead of putting it on the table? In fact, he called 3 times for me to take it, which I did, but thought, I’m trying to enjoy myself here by talking to my wife and not by doing your job?
My wife had a nicely dressed goat cheese salad, but my crab stuffed mushrooms were simply flavorless? Just flavorless crab and mushrooms floating in tons of butter? I love tons of butter, don’t get me wrong, but I want flavor too! None to be found here? This also goes for my Crabmeat, Spinach and Crepes entree. NO FLAVOR? Beautiful presentation, made my mouth water, zero flavor? Ate half of this concoction and gave up on the rest! Wife had the Salmon that was also overcooked and was also, 86’d!
The place wasn’t too crowded, yet they pushed the food out like you were at McDonalds? We arrived, ate and finished in 40 mins? That was pretty much the fastest I’ve ever been in and out of a “supposedly” fine dining establishment. This restaurant can be great, but needs much work, both inside the kitchen and out!
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