We dined at the French Cafe on a Wednesday evening and left pleased with the overall service. Our waitress was attentive, without being obtrusive and she was knowledgeable about the dishes. She was honest regarding dishes she had not sampled, which was refreshing. Our courses were presented in a well timed manner, with the proper delay between the wine, the salad and the entrée. I had the Duck a l’Orange, while my wife chose the Sea Bass au beurre blanc, both platings were very well presented. The duck breast was just slightly on the tough side but the flavor was excellent as was the orange sauce. The duck leg confit literally melted in the mouth. The French classic butter sauce of beurre blanc under the sea bass was possibly the best I have had. The superb quality of meat and vegetables was obvious with these two dishes; it is only safe to assume that every entrée has this same outstanding superiority. Again our waitress allowed us ample time between the entrée and dessert to converse and enjoy the atmosphere before she brought our choice of desserts. The Citrus Cheesecake my wife enjoyed was light to the palate without that typical heavy cream cheese feel; I would love to get their recipe! I had the Crème Brule and was slightly disappointed that the dish was presented with the burnt sugar crust cold. The texture of the Brule was proper and appealing and the taste was to standard of any found in the finest restaurants in New Orleans.
5 course meal and the first 3 were totally unremarkable. The fish main entree was just okay, the sauce reminded me of turkey gravy. Creme brule was very good.
Service slow, forgot a request and were around when you did not need and not around when you wanted.
Bathrooms desparately need remodeling or detailed cleaning.
Not a good value at all for the price. Did not feel that a sophisticated chef was at the helm whatsoever.
The recommended wine was wonderful although we paid quite a bit for this.
The strolling musicians choice of songs were wierd.
Great service, great food, great place... A little pricey, but amazing food. Tried a ham and chapolte gouda soup that was just fantastic. Would recommend the pork tenderloin too!!!
Tony will treat you right! I will definitely go back next time I'm in town.