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I have been a FT resident of Cape Cod since 97 and part time since 80. I have always been intrigued by C'Worth assuming it was over budget and a little to "fancy". I was there in the late 90's and was not wowed so did not go back. I was given a gift certificate so took Mom last night. I called early in the day to reserve a two top for 6:30. Later, in reading the CCT, Mom saw an ad that revealed they had a 3 course menu for 25.00. We are not huge eaters and don't love dining early but I called to inquire. The hostess recommended the menu so we switched our res (Bistro) to 5:30. When we drove in, Mom (a Lexus owner) noted 5 Lexus's in the parking area. Most of the plates were from out of state. I would say the average age was 70 with most of the diners. I believe I was the youngest until two 20 year olds arrived and sat in the bar area. This is definitely an older crowd. The man next to me about 80 years old (or older) quietly burped the entire meal. it was a little annoying. The place was packed when we arrived 5:30.

Upon arrival, the hostess did not see the new res/time so told us we needed to dine outside. Mom is 89, and honestly she should be happy and confy and hates bugs so asked to sit inside. The hostess was a little bristly but obliged. We were seated in the middle of a row of two tops. The tables were close but folks spoke quietly and the room was not too loud. You totally could hear every word of every conversation in the room so if you have any level of auditory processing issues, it might not suit you. The bistro itself is comfortable and bright.

The menu was impressive. There were many choices.The wine list was small and I was not familiar with any of the offerings. Our waiter was Chris. He was VERY pleasant, very welcoming and quite gregarious. At times it was slightly over the top ( a little too outgoing if that makes sense) but he certainly deserved the generous tip we left for his service. There were ample bus staff to replenish water. We noted many of the tables asked for more bread and olives (lovely by the way). Mom had an Amstel and I asked Chris to choose a wine. He selected a lovely white. I asked the name and he promised to tell me later. When he did, I honestly cannot recall the name but it was French Savignon Blanc and was 10.00. Mom chose the Mission Figs wrapped in Proscuitto. I had the beet and goat cheese salad. Both were great. Mom chose the Hangar Steak and frites and I had the crab crepe. She liked her meat but LOVED the frites. I did too. My crepe was small and under the sauce I noted my crepe was burned black. I ate it anway. it was fine, nothing wow. I am surprised they served a burnt crepe. 4 shrimp accompanied the crepe. Two were burned a bit but I didn't mind as they were grilled. The dessert was AMAZING. I loved my Sticky Toffee. Mom liked her Profiterole. The bill was 69.00 before tip.

Our hostess inquired how we liked our meal as we left. We walked thru the bar and I noted it might be a nice spot in the colder months to enjoy a meal. It was very dark and cozy.

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  1. I ate in the Bistro several years ago and enjoyed it. We ate outside and may have been the only ones, July 4th week.