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Even in a nondescript locale, Bistro La Bon rises above with elegant main dishes, old-style care and attention to detail.
We went to Bistro La Bon because of Helen Schwab's wonderful review, and because we want to support restaurants in Plaza-Midwood. I wish I could write about the food, but the Sunday buffet was not memorable, but what was, was a miserable experience of noise and distraction. The space is one long, large room with no baffles to catch sound. Three of us could not hear each other, even when yelling. Instead of fine dining, it was like a visit to Chucky Cheese. Literally, children running wild... where was Mgmt? 3 children where running circles around our table and theirs next to us and in the space leading to the bathrooms... their Mom was ignoring them. Then when Dad stood to talk, he was shouting over our table to others... food? what food?
Those sitting on the patio, and Central Avenue, had a more quiet spot. There were so many staff last week; how come NO one stopped this circus? 1) the space is LOUD 2) the staff walk around like zombies. The noise was there when we were seated; we stayed, but we should have left.
What an interesting tail you spin. Do you work for Bistro? We too were there and saw the looks of derision the staff were showing towards DarnYankie2. DarnYankie2 was absolutely correct. We wouldn’t have sat where they were trying to seat him. There was no profanity whatsoever. What part of “No, this table is not acceptable” is profane? In fact, I distinctly heard him ask for a bench. I also heard the staff continually parrot to him that they were over booked and all tables were pre assigned. So since you were there, you know that there was more than enough other tables like the ones requested. Why was it necessary to stuff him back in a corner or on top of the buffet tables? What happened to the customer is king?
They didn't miss much. The meal was mediocre and very slow to be served and restocked. Not the fantastic image we were expecting.
I happen to be there when the staff was trying to seat you, twice. It was hard to miss your foul language! Maybe you shouldn't use profanity toward the staff in the middle of a restaurant. Even your poor wife seemed embarrassed of your behavior. You missed a very delicious brunch. The rest of us enjoyed our brunch.
C'mon man, just be nice. It’s not your home, it’s just a newly opened restaurant. Give them a break! They may let you enjoy their awesome food next time.
it's ok if you think I am a liar. You are certainly entitled to your own opinion...The guy said to the staff: "Are you a F#$&ing idiot?" right in front of our table. I am glad you didn't hear it. it's just not cool to do that. You don't like it, just don't go there man. The rest of us, the regulars, want to enjoy our food and do not need to hear such language.
No idea how the food is, as we didn't even make it to the table. Just left there. We had a reservation and were led to a looser/crappy table in the traffic flow of the buffet line. Asked for a “booth-style seat”, were promptly shown to a table crammed up against a window--the second crappiest table. There were at least 6 other tables that would have worked for us that were unoccupied. When we still said no thanks, we were told by the owner, “We’re overbooked and have too many reservations and all the tables are assigned already”. SO WHAT! We were one of the reservations. That was at 11:00 (Sunday-opening) and the floor was empty. The correct answer is to RE assign a table for someone who isn’t even there yet. Hope they get a clue before our lunch group tries again in a few weeks.
I'm saying you're a liar too. Those words were never used! Since I'm the one whom you claim said those words. Now I'm certain that you're a plant for this poor excuse of a restaurant.
Creme brulee yes Carrot cake really rich
Bread pudding I want a whole table full. un believable..
Sunday brunch huge with chocolate waffles.
and the white tablecloth lunches for 10 bucks!!! ya gotta go to this new treasure in plaza-midwood on Central
Go there all the time. Fillet Mignon is perfect. Lots of great appetizers too. Wonderful mix of customers as you would expect in this neighborhood.
I have been eating dinner twice weekly at this new Plaza Midwood Gem, and have never been disappointed. Quality ingredients, cooked impeccably, with a wait staff that is committed, and professional. Unpretentious surroundings where the focus is purely on the food.
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