Loie Fuller 7/12/10
My husband and I visited our old stomping grounds on the West Side of PVD tonight. We chose our anniversary dinner to be at Loie Fuller, as it was super nostalgic. We miss the neighborhood, for sure.
We sat at the bar, as we're inclined to do. Our bartender (I think his name was Curtis?) was awesome. He was really into making me some killer cocktails (and even made me loathe Laphroig a little less). We couldn't have asked for better service (and really, that gin/absinthe thingamabob was soooo sick!).
The food was up to par, but I especially dug the veggie/grits dish. I'm not sure if it's a seasonal thing, but I enjoyed the hell out of it. The veggies included cauliflower, kale, peas, green beans, summer squash, zucchini and parsley. My husband ordered an old favorite (ravioli).
Thanks, Loie Fuller, for making our special night so memorable. We wish you were closer to us in Central MA.
Glad to hear this, I haven't been in a while, and the place seemed to have dropped off the radar. It was all the rage about four years ago, and then - nothing. Admittedly, I stopped going a few years ago because every time I went with this one particular friend (who had never been, and would enjoy it very much), we were told there was at least an hour wait (sometimes 90 minutes) and the place was always half empty. Huh? These were weeknights (not weekends), and they didn't take reservations - so what gives?
I've always suspected they wanted us to sit at the bar and get a tab going (the hostess would always suggest we sit at the near-empty bar until a table was ready), before being seated for dinner.
I've wanted to return, but wasn't even certain they were still open. Your review may tempt be to return.