Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:31 PM
Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:20 PM
In this case, more like pining for the shtetl.
"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires." --John Steinbeck
"Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops."--Arsenic and Old Lace
Posted 23 July 2019 - 11:34 AM
Everyone knows a restaurant using tablecloths can no longer survive in this city. We eat like rabid dogs and have manners to match.
Tablecloths are very enjoyable - almost as much as cloth (as opposed to polyester) napkins.
Posted 23 July 2019 - 05:12 PM
Lucien keeps on defying the odds - always full, tablecloths, very french menu, not cheap, old skool wine list (I haven't been in years so I'm not sure if it's nice at all)
Posted 23 July 2019 - 07:51 PM
Really, really not cheap.
Speaking of which, I walked by Tocqueville today and looked at the menu. Some interesting things I haven't seen before, like a lobster cassoulet with boudin noir. But appetizers $30 and up. You're looking at $90 for three courses at dinner, before wine, tax, tip. That's more Le Coucou than Frenchette, price-wise.
Lucien's appetizers are cheaper, entrees not much. Or to put it another way, Lucien is about the same price as Frenchette.