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Aug 14, 2006 09:45 PM

Dinner at La Croix last week

We did the tasting menu. It was... OK. The kobe beef was good, but you will find better fois gras at Monoprix in Paris, and the bite-sized portion was a bit of a joke. The decor was great and the service was very casual: no fish knives for seafood and they almost forgot the steak knives. Wines were correct. I left hungry and I had 5 courses plus dessert, which should not be. We got out of there for $240 for two. Le Bec Fin owns this place based on that meal.

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  1. Unfortunately, your experience is not unique. See this thread from a couple of years ago:

    1. An overrated restaurant in an overrated hotel, the Rittenhouse.

      1. Is this a new thing?? The last time i went (last Christmas) it was amazing. At the time it was my favorite restaurant in Philly and the best place for a special night out. Did something change?

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        1. re: Hojo

          On June 1st, Chef La Croix gave up his daily duties to become "ambassador chef." I suspect that means that he gets a regular pay check and they get to use his name.

        2. Yeah hojo -- i am with you, I did not have the original poster's experience at all myself. Everything was perfect, and I only had 3 courses and was stuffed. This was in April. I thought it was the best place I've been yet.

          1. I just can't recommend this place based on my experience. While the wine list was correct, the pours were on the mingy side, and served in one-size-fits-all glasses. I think the cost accountants must have gotten to the management at this place.