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Dec 20, 2007 02:16 PM

Bistro Dinner, Le Central or Anjou?

Which of the two do you prefer? Looking for a reasonably priced meal with a glass of wine in the Union Square vicinity for my wife and I. Both Le Central and Anjou seem to fit what we are looking for. Seeking a great onion soup, maybe steak frites, duck confit, roast chicken, maybe a well prepared cassoulet, something comforting in cold weather.

I like that Herb Caen was a regular at Le Central since I used to follow his column, so that seems to be an old school type of place. Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help.

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  1. For many years, Le Central has had a wonderful onion soup gratinee.
    A perfect winter lunch or first course at dinner. See:
    Never tried Anjou, but it too may be great.
    Please tell us what results.

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    1. re: Bruce in SLO

      Wow, they really need to fix up their Web site. A French resaurant should be able to spell au poivre, and the formatting of the online menu is just bizarre.

    2. I haven't been to Le Central in many years so I don't know what it is like these days. I've enjoyed my meals at Anjou, but I have to say that we had lunch the other day at Cafe Claude and I think I prefer it to Anjou. Very French, very good and I felt like there were more things to choose from. A friend liked it so much that she and her husband went for his bday dinner a few nights later. It is also in the Union Square area - on a small alley kind of mid-way between Anjou and Le Central.

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      1. re: dinnerout

        i too, would recommend Cafe Claude. I also prefer Cafe Claude to Anjou, by which I have never been impressed. The salmon entree at Cafe Claude is particularly nice, as is their salad nicoise.