Bistro Toulouse
Bistro Toulouse

Bistro Toulouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistrotoulouse.com/
  • Phone: 8432163434x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Schulz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chuck Dawley Blvd (Route 526)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample complimentary parking is available right outside our door in the Sea Island Shopping Center.
A word from Bistro Toulouse
Bistro Toulouse brings the Parisian experience to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. We offer modern interpretations of classic regional French dishes, fine wines and cocktails in a newly renovated space in the Sea Island Shopping Center. The atmosphere is comfortable and inviting featuring a large granite bar, natural wood décor, soft colors and lighting, eye catching art work and great music.
We use fresh, high quality ingredients prepared with sensitivity and care. Our dishes include French bistro classics, seasonal specialties and daily specials to showcase the creativity of our culinary team.
What pairs better with great food than great wine? Bistro Toulouse offers wines that complement our cuisine. Our focus is on French varietals and traditional styles of production, though we offer wines from all over the globe, including 18-20 selections by the glass. Our seasonal house cocktails include creative beverages made with our own infused liquors and syrups.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Bistro Toulouse reviews from OpenTable diners
137 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (95)fit for foodies (91)notable wine list (36)special occasion (32)romantic (29)great for lunch (23)great for brunch (22)good for groups (9)hot spot (7)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • ok?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We went to brunch here. For a french themed rest.,coffee was to say watery is saying a lot.I had the pork hash ,was very tasty,egg cooked perfectly.The french pastry was NOT very good at all.It was a little pricy for brunch. I would rate it @ 5.5 out of 10
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  • Great experience
    LocalEatr
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My rating is really 4+ stars. This was my first visit to the Bistro and it won't be my last. The onion soup was delicious and the veal was perfectly cooked and in a great but not overbearing sauce. The wine list wasn't expansive but our Pinot Noir was excellent and reasonably priced. The server, Walt, was excellent an attentive without being ever-present. He had an excellent knowledge of the menu and his recommendations were perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Definitely GO!
    Expat5
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great food. Atmosphere left more to be desired. Excellent service. Nice people. Delicious beef.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • fine food in Mt Pleasant
    Granny
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Party of three with 3 different appetizers, 3 of the entrees and two of the deserts. All were outstanding and the wine pairings were on the spot. Our only problem was trying to make choices.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful surprise
    Theophanu
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We tried Bistro Toulouse thanks to Charleston Restaurant Week, not expecting too much of a restaurant in a little strip mall. We found it friendly and delicious. Their mussel appetizer is clearly a specialty---garlicky and perfectly prepared. Both the boeuf bourguignon and the bouillabaisse were outstanding---the beef subtly flavored and very tender. Lavender creme brulée is quite simply wonderful, and my friend was delighted with the dessert cheese selection. Service and timing of the meal were both excellent. I'll definitely be going back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hard to find, worth the search
    OMalley
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    An incredible find with very authentic food. I always hear that the best restaurants are the ones that are hard to find and not in the best locations. I never thought that such an exquisite place would be located where this one is. But, I'm guessing the lower rent allows them to focus their attention on the quality and affordability of the food - which I was very pleased and impressed on both fronts. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Service took a little longer than I thought it should, but I was in no rush and things do move slower in France, they don't turn tables over like they do in the US.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • joyatiop
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Terrrific new neighborhood restaurant in Mt. Pleasant. Lots of free parking. In a shopping center but once inside, you think you are in France. This restaurant went all out for a delicious, affordable Restaurant Week menu. Will definitely be back!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • william toast
    williamthetoast
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Finally, a local restaurant that has cleared the "outstanding" bar! What a pleasure to devour French cuisine that is true to its heritage. The service was smooth, attentive and personal. If you like escargot, there is no better in the Charleston area. The roasted chicken was excellent, high quality meat and not over sauced. A deserts; excellent! We will return soon with other friends in tow to share this wonderful experience.
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    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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  • Restaurant Week
    KJandRJ
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had brunch at Bistro Toulouse and wanted to check out their dinner menu. Restaurant week was the perfect time to do so, my husband and I were extremely happy with our selections! I opted for the wine pairing as well; the wine pairing gave us some good ideas the next time we serve seafood. We will be back!!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Mt. Pleasant
    ConnieSewerVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Consistently excellent meal and service. Great wine choices. Knowledgeable servers and bar staff to recommend food and wine pairings. Everyone that I have taken there has rave reviews both at lunch and dinner.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restaurant
    gooziemomVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went during Restaurant Week with a wine pairing. It was wonderful, and Morgan, our server, made it perfect. Always have great food and wonderful service there and recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great and Getting Better!
    out2lunch
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The team at Bistro Toulouse is getting better and better every time we have dinner. Fantastic!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • Oui, Oui
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We've been meaning to try this restaurant and the 3 for $30 deal finally got us in. We wish had not wanted so long but there are just so many dining options it's hard to keep up. The ravioli ratatouille was very good and filling, the poached egg salad was fun and the profiteroles yummy. We also added the wine pairing which was excellent although my husband didn't necessarily care for the port served with his dessert.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    jane
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Nice atmosphere but need to lose the sports TV's. You are either a small French romantic restaurant or a sports bar, but not both. The music could be better thought out - how about a little Edith Piaf?
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New French Jewel
    dessertpro
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Bistro Toulouse was a wonderful dining experience- for those who don't know Mt Pleasant may be a little hard to find, but inside is warm with a nice bar and the duck crepe and lentil soup and chocolate soufflé to whet the most critical palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner here on 8/28
    columbiadoc
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I had supper here this week. Restaurant is in a shopping center and I had difficulty finding it because I am from out of town. I had a sauteed squid appetizer that was excellent with grilled striped bass as a main course that was also excellent. I also had a beet salad that could have had more flavor. Wine list was good with good wines by the glass. I wish I lived locally so I could come here more often. Good service and well worth a visit.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Totally enjoyed it
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    First time there and we totally enjoyed our meal. I had the rabbit fricacees it was great . My husband had boulliabse which he thoroughly enjoyed. I recommend this place, let's keep them in business .
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is one of our favorite places.
    NJVisitors
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    While we always enjoy dining here because the food is delicious and the service perfect, this experience was not as satisfying. Granted it was a Friday night and the place was filled with diners but we have been there when it has been crowded before but not quite as noisy--even when a large group celebrating a birthday was present. This time, however, was unusually loud and we had the particularly annoying experience of a woman seated to our right who had an incredibly loud laugh, much like that of a braying donkey. So discomfiting!!! However, it will not stop us from going back--although it probably will not be on a Friday night!!!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Fabulous Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner and thoroughly enjoyed Bistro Toulouse. The service was great, the food was wonderful and will definitely return again soon.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • I will return
    Tater
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Started with escargot(very good-not great). My wife had the French onion soup(good flavor and cheese-too much bread and not enough onions in the soup). Main courses-duck was cooked perfectly, flounder as well. Desert-dark chocolate soufflé-best I've ever had. Very good quality=bring pocketbook.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    this was our second trip to Toulouse. It's a terrific addition to the Mt. Pleasant, and Charleston area, offerings. Excellent menu, quite good food, reasonable wine list. Highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Vinasdottir
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This is my second time dining here and it was a more pleasant experience than my first visit since we went early on a Sunday evening and it was not noisy as was the case previously. Our waiter was friendly, attentive and very helpful. The steak/frites and arugula salad were outstanding as before. My husband had the onion soup and duck entree and was very pleased with it. We shared a lavender creme brulee which was rich and satisfying. We'll be back!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mpacct
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    What a jewel! I felt like I was in Paris! Good service, great menu selection and excellent food.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro Toulouse is a French Delight
    FrancophileVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Bistro Toulouse and heartily recommend it to those who appreciate French bistro dining. The food was delicious and the waitress very knowledgeable. The menu is spot-on for those of us that love visiting France, even if it means just for a cozy dinner down in Mt. P!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful addition to mt pleasant
    CHSfood
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Te food was fantastic and people were so very nice. We will be back. We had four different meals and all were exceptional.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • magpie2
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was creatively prepared and delicious. Everyone at the table had something different and my fish atop spinach and white beans was outstanding. We happened to be there on a Wed. when all bottles of wine were discounted $10...a special surprise!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caution
    CautionVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our food was not cooked as ordered. They did offer to remedy, but our server let her feelings be known. She was really annoyed with us for our complaint. Not a good experience! Probably won't return. There are too many great restaurants in the area to bother with this one again.
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  • Consistently great!
    out2lunch
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We are consistently impressed with the food and service at this neighborhood gem!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • JaneVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was delightful and delicate. I cannot go on about the foood enough. Each course was a celebration of how talented this chef is. Sauces are a wonderful addition not a cover up. I wanted to try everything on the menu. The veal just melted in your mouth. Service was outstanding. This restaurant is truly a hidden treasure. We had dinner on aSaturday night with friends and enjoyed it so much that we made reservations and came back on Sunday for brunch. We were as pleased as the night before. This is a " don't miss" restaurant and you will become a regular.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Third time eating here and food was excellent and service beyond expectations.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food and service were excellent and the restaurant was quiet at the six o'clock hour thank goodness. I avoid loud restaurants in which one can't have a reasonable conversation. I look forward to returning to Bistro Toulouse.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Better than fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Actually, quite good. Menu provides variety, extremely we'll presented, & served by attentive, congenial staff. I plan to return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • scoopVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food is good but not exceptional. To improve overall quality, attention has to be given to sauces, seasoning, and for certain dishes, the mode of preparation. For example, duck has to be "crisped" All of this is possible if done deliberately without radical, rushed changes. For a neighborhood restaurant, they have a good base.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch
    gooziemomVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    First time I had lunch there, very good, nice menu...excellent sandwiches & wine list is good. Will be back.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try it, you won't be sorry!
    LindaLaCVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Decided to give this fairly new restaurant a chance even though we usually frequent the restaurants on the peninsula as I read that the food was good and prices fair. We (four of us) loved the food. We had not one single complaint! Onion soup was great, not too salty, muscles seasoned in a great broth, bread was great (especially for dipping in the muscle broth), fresh fish preparations were as good as I get in New Orleans and rarely experience in Charleston. Definitely will go back. My only worry is that it's tucked out of the way in a shopping center in Mt. Pleasant, not very noticeable or impressive from the outside. The inside is very cozy and attractive. It wasn't very busy when we were there for an 8:00 reservation. Hope it lasts!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French Food in Charleston area
    Pierre
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    With the unfortunate closing of La Forchette, The Charleston area was left with a void in quality French food. Bistro Toulouse fills the void with high quality food, notably the Duck and Snapper. It would be hard to match the intimate decor of La Forchette, yet the dining area is comfortable with a welcoming bar. Escargot was very good and they have a nicely balanced wine list; thankfully mostly French.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charleston's best French Cuisine?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Recently, I have noticed several new restaurants in Charleston touting French cuisine. I have tried some and heard not so good about others. My wife and I enjoyed a quiet Saturday Brunch in MP at Bistro Toulouse over the weekend and cleaned our plates. A friend had recommended the place recently and we decided to try it. We shared an excellent French Onion Soup and she had the quiche and salad plate, and I had the Cobia special. I am certain the other choices we did not select would have been authentic and equally delicious. It is not an inexpensive place to dine, but it's French! Classic cuisine like this takes time and technique to get it right and is worth the price of admission. Bon Appeitit!
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and selections
    Iluv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I had never been to this restaurant but really liked the menu, so I took my friends visiting from out of town. There were. 7 of us, and everyone ordered a different entree. They were all amazing. The location leaves something to be desired but the food is awesome.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return visit as good as first!!
    chsdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    After a very enjoyable and delicious first visit to Bistro Toulouse, we returned hoping for a repeat and were not disappointed! My husband enjoyed the mussels and duck, I had the French onion soup and steak frites. Both were excellent. This time we saved room for dessert - soufflé and crepes - both delicious. Great spot in Mt Pleasant, nice to have a fine dining choice among the more casual places along Coleman.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointed!
    BirthdayGurl
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We had the crepes and mussels. Both lacked sauce and flavor. On a positive note, we liked our server and had a great bottle of Picpoul.
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