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Sep 28, 2008 06:16 AM

Le Gourmet - BYOB in North Wales

Has anyone tried this place yet? I think it's been open for about a month.

It's on Main Street in North Wales, right around the corner from the Tex Mex. The are open Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

The owners are from Doylestown, where they had a small cafe. Apparently, the chef used to work at the Brasserie 73 in Skippack.

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  1. Interesting. We were just talking about where we wanted to go tonight and I read your post. I tried to Google as well as and I find nothing on this restaurant.

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    1. re: crazyspice

      Crazyspice, if you go, post a review. I'll see if I can get my boyfriend to go this coming weekend.

      As you are coming into North Wales, (heading away from Merck), you come to that traffic light where you turn for the Tex Mex, if you continue straight, it's maybe 3-4 doors up on the left hand side.

      I found this little blurb..maybe I didn't have the whole name... Le Gourmet European Bistro

      1. re: Hellolaura

        The site is having technical difficulties. Next Saturday is Girl's Night Out and we alway attempt a new BYOB experience. I will definitely check it out. Thanks for the heads up.

    2. I haven't head any buzz about this place. Has anyone been here?

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      1. re: Hellolaura

        Found this article which I think was written by the guy that does the reviews in the Trend paper -

        1. re: bucksguy14

          Thanks for posting that bucksguy. Sounds like it is a must try.

          1. re: crazyspice

            Give us a review after you've eaten there1

            1. re: bucksguy14

              I went last night. Two people, $60 with tip. Place is nice, servers were pleasant.. food was good. Two caesar salads, one gnocchi plain, and one risotto di mare... salads were good, seafood and spicy sauce were good, gnocchi and risotto were ok...
              The bread and the dipping oil were VERY good and interesting.
              The menu is extensive and has lots of ways to work it... salads, soups, apps.. entrees were fairly interesting and they had a lot of specials.
              They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have a nice seating area as mentioned above... seems like a nice place.. will go back and try again. Lunch menu looks promising... definitely worth a try..

              1. re: minniebb

                A very promising place; we've lunched there, and I'm eager for dinner. Pasta fagioli soup was, delicious, salads were good, grilled shrimp sandwich excellent, whipped ricotta cheese cake with carmelized crust and hint of pear was fantastic. Seating is comfortable and service accomodating.

        2. re: Hellolaura

          We went last night and it was not good, food was cold, veggies were not fresh and to top it off there was a fly in our sparkling water. The server could have cared less. I would never go back!

        3. Do not go !! Food is fair, eggplant appetizer was full of bread crumbs, no flavor at all. Salmon was cold ,vegetables were not fresh, the rack of lamb was served off the bone, rolled up and cold! The server never told me that it was not on the bone. There was a fly in our sparkling water.
          In general, not very good.

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          1. re: prufox

            I just went there with a group of 10 and food was served not to order (missing certain advertised parts), cold and 3 crab cake dishes were served 3 different ways w/ diferent veggies, presentation, sauces, mine had lemon. Service was sub par. One would enjoy a better meal @ an Outback or Chili's than a supposed French bistro themed reject!!

          2. I have been there a few times hoping the place would improve since I would love to support local restaurants. I have been there for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food remains nearly inedible and presentation is not good. Wrong food combinations, not fresh, no seasoning or flavor profile, etc. etc. I recently went for dinner and after a few bites, was hardpressed to continue finishing the meal. For instance, the risotto was mushy and not seasoned. The menu is extensive but not there is no cohesive vision. It continues to rank one of the worst restaurants. The owner and chef is on site so the quality of food is inexcusable.

            1. DInner is bad, but it remains a fine place for lunch - salads, sandwiches, pastafagioli, grilled vege sandwich with mediterranian spices.
              Dinner is bad. Bread is the usual frozen stuff rewarmed in the oven. Service amateurish - disorganized turned to sullen when we had any issues. Mussles were fine, eggplant ordinary frozenish. Grilled lamb chops and steamed sea bass were nicely done, but ordinary and unadorned. Main dishes were accompanied by formerly frozen vegetable melange - broccoli, carrots. Accompanying risotto was overcoooked, underflavored and mushy. Some of the desserts were OK - stick to the simpler ones.