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Cafe Le Bon (Charlotte, NC)

RGFORFOOD Aug 16, 2010 06:38 PM

Tried this last weekend - pretty incredible. Located in the strip center next to CVS at Pecan and Central. Bartender suggested we (party of 4) ask if the kitchen would just do a string of small plates for us. We told them to have at it. Every bite we took was top shelf, grilled haloumi over brioche with figs and balsamic, squid bodies stuffed with a shrimp mousse and served over spicy tomato sauce, wild mushroom sautee on brioche, Swedish meatballs with Lingonberries, lamb tenderloin en croute. Great service and great atmosphere. Friend say the Sunday brunch is off the hook. Very reasonable prices.

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    NCHound RE: RGFORFOOD Aug 16, 2010 06:51 PM

    Didn't see this post until after seeing your other one. Glad you had a good experience. I have been once and had an uneven experience. Had an excellent app, but our fish entree was way overcooked. Probably worth a second visit.

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      d.v RE: RGFORFOOD Aug 16, 2010 09:14 PM

      "next to CVS at Pecan and Central"

      In what town?

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        NCHound RE: d.v Aug 17, 2010 02:58 AM

        Charlotte, NC

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          d.v RE: NCHound Aug 17, 2010 02:24 PM


      2. nofaceplate RE: RGFORFOOD Aug 17, 2010 06:20 AM

        Bistro, rather. Sunday brunch has gotten a lil packed since their Observer write up - reservations suggested :)

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          d.v RE: nofaceplate Aug 17, 2010 02:28 PM

          "La" also. So it's "Bistro La Bon and the link is http://bistrolabon.com/.

        2. southernitalian RE: RGFORFOOD Aug 18, 2010 07:07 AM

          It's such a bad name for a restaurant. "La Bon" doesn't make any sense. Le Bon or La Bonne. Their web site says they feature "editable art" and "We shop local every chance we get"??? My 7th grader has better grammar. Come on guys! Step it up! Shop locally for a reputable web designer. That said, the menu and prices look great.

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            GodfatherofLunch RE: southernitalian Aug 18, 2010 12:44 PM

            In Helen Schwab's review she explains that the name was chosen because it could be cobbled together from the original, discarded name's red-block-letter signage. Also that the website done by Swedish nephews. I rather admire all the $ going into food and decor and doing the rest on a shoe string. Not everyone has unlimited deep pockets when starting up a restaurant

            Read more: http://events.charlotteobserver.com/r...

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              southernitalian RE: GodfatherofLunch Aug 18, 2010 01:46 PM

              Thanks for the insight GFL. The comments at the bottom of that article were hilarious. You can take the boys out of NY and Boston but....

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