SoupeSoup Review (JT Market Location)
A nice bowl of warm soup sounds just about perfect on a cold winter day, which is why we wandered into this cramped little restaurant.
The menu looked appealing enough, but I was taken aback by the prices (nearly $9 for a whole sandwich?). My mole and bean soup was greatly lacking in flavor, and my husband's beet soup (not sure of the technical name) was more like watered-down borscht. The sandwiches were fair enough, but the price didn't justify the simple bites. Here's a more precise breakdown:
Sandwiches: fair, but overpriced.
Soup: should be much better for a restaurant named "SoupeSoup"
Service: awful. After being served (and amidst chewing), we were asked to move over, so that another couple could share our table. I'm not opposed to sharing a table, but nobody likes to move to the side mid-chew.
Total Bill Price: $35...for two sandwiches and two soups.
Repeat Worthy: not a chance.
I went to the Crescent location two weeks ago and was equally unimpressed. The pea soup was much more like a pea mash than a soup. I make a better product at home in ten minutes! The grilled cheese was ok, but again, not difficult to make a better one at home. I agree also that the prices are a bit exagerated.
I've never been to any... but I'm not surprised. I bought the Soupsoup book and she (the owner) says inside that they almost never use any broth... just water, salt and fresh herbs to give the soup flavors. I was curious so I still tried some recipes without adding broth... and that gave what you're describing !
Next time you need a good soup, head to Olive + Gourmando. You'll pay the same price, but for something absolutely amazing with top quality ingredients. But you probably now them already.
I went a couple of times to the one on Crescent, I did enjoy the soups and sandwiches I had over there, although I agree it’s a bit on the expensive side.
But my biggest complaint about that restaurant, especially the branch on Crescent, is that if you head there passed 12:15, sometimes half the choices are missing.