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Sep 12, 2009 04:18 PM

A surprise at Le Cheval

Since my friend was visiting from out of town and wanted to go back to Le Cheval, I reluctantly agreed.

But I gotta report that the clay pot fish (snapper) was excellent: fresh tasting fish, dusted in black pepper (vs. the former sweet carmelized onion they used to prepare).

The lemon grass chicken was tender and nicely seasoned with a complexity of flavor.

And the red rice was also flavorful.

It was a lovely dinner.

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  1. I think there's 3 or 4 items to order at Le Cheval. The clay pot fish, the crab in season and the lemon grass beef. Stray from that and things slip quickly.

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    1. re: ML8000

      The other thing to order there is cocktails. Definitely above average. (like the OP, I used to be taken their reluctantly since an old boss of mine really liked the place for some reason. But having a drink always helped :-)).

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      Le Cheval
      1007 Clay St, Oakland, CA

      1. *blink* Wow, a good meal at Le Cheval?

        I will say that I like their hot'n'sour catfish (although I like that most places), and the clay pot is pretty good (I had a mixed version last time). Perhaps you stumbled across their good dishes!