It’s so hard to decide where to eat on Spice Alley! But our decision was made for us, somewhat, in that not everything is open on a Sunday night. For example, in this little complex of restaurants stacked on top of each other, in the Old Rum Store, Bistrot Gavroche was the only one open!
We’d tried to pizza place down the street, where the waiters ignored us waiting for a table. Like completely not seemed to care at all. So we searched elsewhere.
We were very happy with our discovery. A little taste of France right in Chippendale, the setting and decor are pretty charming (perfectly on a miserable blustery and wet night). The prices are a bit high. We had the mussels ($34) and quenelles of pike ($36). I seem to recall we split a bottle of wine.
The cheapest on the menu are $60, so that was a splurge but the wine was obviously so tasty we started to not care about prices! We didn’t have starters or desserts either, which made it a reasonable meal, and the green salad ($8) was perfectly dressed, and light.
Freddy loved his mussels, and I found the quenelles of fish a wonder. I didn’t quite know what to expect so this kind of fish cakes bathed in a rich crayfish sauce: yum.
Service was nice. All things in all: we liked it. Oui did.