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Mar 18, 2011 11:46 AM

Cassis American Brasserie

Have any of you hounds tried this place? We are thinking about hopping the pond for a meal this weekend and the hub-unit is dead set on trying it...despite its very mixed reviews.

I'm a little skeered...

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  1. I've eaten there twice and enjoyed it, I typically go at non-peak hours though.

    Ooh get some absinthe too, they do it classic french with the water drip and spoon and everything :)

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    1. re: askdrtodd

      Awesome...I feel better now!

      We typically go places mid-afternoon on the weekends. We like to tell ourselves it's a "late lunch", but I have a sinking feeling that we're treading dangerously close to "Early Bird" territory.

      1. re: sweet_polly

        that's when I went, both times, after the chihuly museum (waste of money don't go), and a different time I was down there. when the weather is nice (like now) it's an awesome spot to hang out and have some pate and FOS

        1. re: sweet_polly

          Check out their menu. It seems that on Saturday and Sunday they only serve brunch from 10:00 - 4:00.

          1. re: kenr

            Sorry, but checking further, I see they do serve the full menu also, enjoy.

      2. It was quite pleasant. Maybe not my new favorite in downtown St. Pete, but enjoyable nonetheless. We received excellent service (even our labs were treated well and their water bowl was kept topped off), the bay view was very nice and food was good. The spousal unit especially liked the French Onion Soup. I got the fish and corn chowder, which was also tasty. No pate on the menu yesterday, however, which bummed me out a little. We enjoyed our entrees of Bar Steak Frites and Rainbow Trout...not in a "we'll be talking about it for days" kinda way, but I was happy with the quality of everything we tried. The desserts were the best (Chocolate Nut Bread Pudding with Brown Sugar Ice Cream and Apple Gallette with Caramel Sauce and Cardamom Ice Cream), but they were REALLY stingy with the ice cream toppers (couldn't have been more than a 1 oz. scoop on either...just enough to make this hormonal woman even angrier). ;) $140 after tip seemed a tiny bit high considering our alcohol consumption consisted of two beers, a small carafe of wine ($14...not bad) and an after dinner drink...but as they say, "Location, location, location".

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        1. re: sweet_polly

          We went Saturday too after the Farmer's Market, had a house-made veggie burger (which was really good) and some absinthe, and my buddy had the blackened mahi sandwich. Server was nice. Went across the street to the Ale and Witch afterward, great craft beer spot.

          Farmer's Market Restaurant
          2736 Edison Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33916