After hearing the buzz about a new French restaurant opening in my neighbourhod I had high expectations. I'd heard they intended to provide great quality food for reasonable prices. I was not disappointed.
The food was delicious: the organic chicken pot au feu was perfect, the vegetables & various sorts of mushrooms with it perfectly cooked & tender. I enjoyed the broth so much that I asked for more bread to mop it up... The lingcod seafood special also had clams & a good variety of mushrooms. The fish was melt-in-your mouth & delicate in taste. The portions were big enough to satiate, but don't go in expecting heaps of food like at Red Robin or something.
We also had a glass of wine each, both BC wines, which I was impressed to see were not completely underrepresented on the wine list. The lemon cream tart was exaclty that: lemony, creamy & tart, not too sweet. My husband's creme brulee was simple & tasty. The presentation was a little austere, however, with not a snip of garnish or accompaniment whatsoever.
I loved the ambiance of the place. Lots of polished wood, warm enough, not too noisy even though the place was packed. The layout was intimate but still left us space for privacy. We didn't feel crammed in next to another table.
The service was friendly & efficient enough without being annoyingly attentive. Our waitress was new, but she didn't make any mistakes & our food wasn't slow in arriving.
For two entrees, two desserts & two glasses of wine, our bill came to about $60. Well priced for the quality!
My only complaint with the place was that the prices on the menu & special board were a dollar or 50c lower than the bill. The discrepancy only came to $2 or so, but they need to fix that...
To sum up a wordy review: make a reservation (this place was packed on a TUESDAY) & GO!