Le Patio - Wilton Manors
Went out of curiosity and the desire to support local mom and pop restaurants (mom and mom in this case). Very pleasantly surprised. Party of 6 with reservations. They originally had us in the main room but it was a wee bit cramped for us. Hostess asked if we would mind waiting 5 min or so till a table opened up in the patio when she saw how cramped we were. No prob. 5 min later we were sat in a charming little backyard. Started off with a really nice pate assortment, followed by a really good tomato basil soup. The french onion soup got thumbs up, too, from the other folks. The roasted goat cheese salads were huge and the mustard vinaigrette was great as was the cheese. We had the shepherds pie (nice and spicy though I personally prefer a little on the more gravy side), traditional escargot (scrumptious), shrimp escargot (ehhhh), lobster ravioli in cream sauce (sinfully good) and spinach ravioli in tomato sauce (pretty good). Deserts were peach cobblers (nice) and creme brulee (made properly and tasty). Service was laid back and slower than the run of the mill restaurants but considering it was just the 2 ladies it was fine. Really enjoyed their hospitality and the atmosphere. Plan on returning this week for lunch, hopefully they'll have their macaroni gratin on hand-sold out the nite we went. FYI: total bill was about $180 which included some alcohol. Hope this place stays as it's a nice option in a sometimes boring market.