after three attempts with full bookings, we finally got in this evening.
had french onion soup, tenderloin, and the creme brulee.
the tenderloin was cooked perfectly as requested. lovely presentation.
my sis had the mussels.
we shared the creme brulee. it was wonderful. tried to make it last, by each sharing, each taking our turns, taking small scoops.
this is definitely the type of restaurant that i can see would draw people from all over the city, because there aren't too many french restaurants of this quality.
when we left, there were many groups of people waiting outside for their table.
a suggestion, though, would be to have, maybe, hanging planters at this time of year, because my seat faced out, and i could see the street sign 'kingsway'. but, hey, this place has made this east-side location work by word-of-mouth. lower rent, than if, say, they were on thriving main street.
cute male waiters, too. :)