Saturday evening's dinner definitely did not live up to expectations. I have dined there many times in the past and always had exceptional service and food. When I asked for a Rhone style wine I had there before, I was told they no longer carry it, but that they had a really good Meritage ( I don't remember the label, I thought it was Masters, but it was from Paso Robles). This evening I was served a warm glass of this recommended Rhone blend or Bordeaux style wine or Meritage. It was much warmer than room temperature, almost hot so I asked that it be replaced. At no time was I told this wine was $14/glass which I never would have paid. The next failure was in the entrees. Two of us wanted to order mussels or scallops and were told they didn't have any, nor did they have the escargot. Very disappointing for this French bistro. I ordered boeuf bourguignon and was very disappointed. It was all beef: no onions, carrots, or mushrooms. The sauce was good, but the dish was no where near the classic French boeuf bourguignon. The owner stopped by our table to chat and we told him how disappointed we were about the lack of the shell fish and he said, "Oh, we have mussels and scallops. Do you want to change your order?" Too late. On the way out we noticed a woman had ordered mussels. The dining partners who ordered the lamb loin special were quite happy with their dish, but two of us were very unhappy. In addition, we were charged $2.00 to split a salad. I always think this is a petty charge by a restaurant. Very unnecessary. I did not recognize any of the wait staff. Perhaps they have undergone a big change since the last time I dined there a year ago. When I am in Concord I always go to La Sen for dinner and have recommended it to others. Not this time.
Made a reservation for Good Friday dinner at 6:30PM, which was honored and the place was full. It looked like they only had two wait staff and it took a bit of time to get our drinks ordered and receive the fabulous bread and dip. We were in no hurry so it was not a big deal for us. Gary, our waiter, finally got caught up and took our order. Calamari and Cesar salad staters. The calamari portion was just right and the Cesar was good. For the mains, we had seared scallops on mushroom ravioli and pork chop with some roasted veggies and a slice of fried polenta. All were very good. The only thing that could have been better is the tenderness of the mushroom ravioli. The pasta wasn't melt-in-your-mouth tender, but the filling and sauce were excellent. Overall, this is an excellent restaurant and a good value. Be patient when they're busy.
Always consistently delicious food with great service. Their mushroom soup is divine. Everything that I have eaten here has been excellent.
we've dined here several times, and each time food has been very good; our recent visit was no exception. reasonably priced wine list. not very noisy which was a plus. easy parking. recommended
This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Bay Area. I have loved everything I have tried here, especially the beef bourguignon (although they often run out of it) and the filet mignon. The authentic roquefort salad is delicious, and the desserts are worth the splurge. Highly recommend!
The meal was very enjoyable. The food met our highest expectations. Nice flavor and good portions. The wheelchair access was excellent. Service was responsive and not intrusive. I plan to come again and again.
This is my wife's and my favorite dinner night out place!
Delicious lobster bisque and the duck was moist and tasty.
Service was a little slow. I think there may have been only 2 employees (the Chef and the waiter), but overall good. Been here before, will most definitely come back
went there for 40th wedding anniversary which, the only waiter acknowledged, but failed to do anything to celebrate, not even a candle. also, did not scrape table , left crumbs laying there on white linen the whole meal. it's little things like the above that raise the experience. He did not. I've seen multiple reviews that echo what i've said, good food poor attention to detail. actually, when a restaurant runs out of menus, you know mgt. needs a little help.
C'mon owners, get a bus boy and train that waiter !!!!!
Fantastic French Food. Well cooked, well flavored and beautifully served. Menu and wine list are excellent. Cost is very reasonable for the quality of service, food and atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys fine din ing.
This is one of our favorite restaurants! We had some friends from San Diego visiting and so we decided to take them here. They were so impressed and loved the food! Check it out!
Consistantly good food & value. One of the best spots in Concord.
Next beast thing to entertaining at home. Glad we have it available to us in our local community.
Excellent food. A wonderful dining experience. It is my favorite local restaurant. You should try the duck.