Upon being seated, our waiter approached us too soon for our order, and then vanished. We asked another waiter to retrieve our waiter (he did). After our unremarkable meal of Winter Vegetables & Coq au Vin the bus-man cleared the table and we waited in vein for our waiter to return and finally, we again had to ask 'the other' waiter to locate ours.
The visual setting (decorations, tables, wall-hangings) was pleasing. The acoustics were just plain badur. Our dinner conversation was more like trying to communicate at a concert: shouting and reading lips.
The champagne my date ordered from the menu was not available.
Street parking was available 2 blocks away. The street was sketchy, but my car was unmolested.
Delicious and fresh oysters with tasty mignonette started our wonderful dinner. Lyonnaise salad was perfect with a warm poached egg over crisp greens and generous amount of lardons. Coq sure vin was tender and full of flavor. From the moment you enter service is expert and attentive. Love Church and State!
Wonderful bistro food, the emu included old favorites and new tastes. Mussels and fries with excellent aoli. Onion tart is cheesier than in the past - perhaps the tart and onion with less cheesy was better. Nice wine selection.
Service was great; food is good but limited choices.
Great. Wonderful food wonderful service and Chef came over to talk to us. Will definitely be back and recommend to others!!!!
It was a great place. The environment and the food just made everything very special.
First waitress was a bit rude.
Great Valentine's Pre-Fix. We had the wine pairing as well. Excellent for the food and the wine!!!! The only part of the dinner that didn't stand out as the rest of the meal was the dessert. It was not up to the level of the food served in the previous courses. We were disappointed with the dessert.
We are new to the area and have never been to Church and State before...we will return.
Wonderful space. Been trying to get to this restaurant for what seems years. Loved it. Feels like being in a real big city like New York. Service was great. Food was good and innovative - try the goat cheese appetizer.
Church and State hasn't lost a step in the several years since its been open. Despite several chefs in the kitchen over the years, the restaurant has lost nothing. One of the first to serve bone marrow, it is now the "go to" for the perfect dish. Snails in puff pastry continue to amaze. This trip I tried the hanger steak for the 1st time and it was as good a piece of meat as I have ever had. Extremely juicy....cooked perfect....and melted in my mouth. However, the accompanying french fries were no better than McDonald's which is the only reason not to give this 5-stars. The frazie salad with a warm poached egg on it was the perfect starter. All in all, still a super experience.