La Bonne Table by Ludwig BemelmansHere is the best of Bemelmans on the subject he loved most: la bonne table. The entrancing memories and charming pictures assembled here transport the reader behind the scenes of the great hotels of Europe and America – including the immortal “Hotel Splendide” – and such restaurants as the Tour d’Argent in Paris and Le Pavillon in New York. Memorable dishes, the eccentric geniuses of the kitchens who created them, the opulent and often astonishing patrons who ordered them, the legendary wines and the occasions they toasted, are all evoked in rich and piquant flavor.
La Bonne Table, Chuo
Step into the intimate dining room, and you can almost hear Edith Piaf crooning and smell the Gaulois cigarettes—except, of course, this being California, thankfully there is no smoking and the aromas emanating from the kitchen are way better than those nasty cigarettes. Here is everything good about the French bistro experience, minus the expensive airfare, snooty waiters and the aforementioned cloud of smoke. In fact, on the evening I dined there, all 10 tables were handled by one jovial server, who also doubled as bartender for the six seat bar. He had cooked in restaurants in France, and had opened the wine bar that preceded the La Bonne Table in the same Hillcrest location. I began my meal with a delightfully summery cocktail, The Saint , one of seven cocktail options. Flowery and refreshing, it featured the elderflower-flavored St. Germain and gin.
Just a block away from Mitsukoshimae station, this understated French bistro made a dent first with its wine list. Very impressed with their collection of amber wine selection at this causal eatery, out Italian amber wine went perfect with the freshly smoked potatoes wedges which The setting is modern farm table, with a twist of upscale contemporary artsy feeling. Food was farm to table concept with well executed modern french style. Fresh refreshing salad and the fish and duck was very good.
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Nice middle of the road fine dining. The food has great visual quality, but the flavors, sometimes don't mesh so well. Friendly and fast service. Nice outside terrace. La Bonne restaurant is attached to the French-Namibian Cultural Centre so it benefits from events, openings, performances and daily activities of this facility.
The owners and staff are really like family. Lovely people who care. Oh, and the rustic yet elegant yet delicious cuisine Thanks, Paolo. I am originally from Belgium and had my favorite dish, mussels and french fries. Food was excellent and will definitely go back. Excellent service and very polite staff.