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Little Fountain Cafe
Posted by Mike on 02/14/2008
My Wife and I ate at the Little fountain last night. The atmosphere was plesant, bistro-like and informal , quiet and charming, though the tables were a little close together, and it was difficult for us to have a conversation that wasn't dominated by the table next door. Perhaps slightly more atmospheric music might have helped. The food was very good at very reasonable prices. I had excellent mussels (one of the better white whine sauces I've had outside France) followed by the the lamb which was very good. My wife had very good calamari followed by a very tasty steak. The desert menu lacked a little imagination, but the chocolate torte we shared was indeed delicious. Wednesday nights is half price wine night. We began with a miniature bottle of Perrier ouet, which is always very pleasant indeed, and enough for two to share a good apperitif. To be honest the house pinot was very disappointing. The shiraz was drinkable but unimpressive. (each of these were sold by the glass) I'd advise trying some of the more expensive wines on the menu, particularly if you're there on a Wednesday and get the half price. The service was cheerful, friendly but not overbearing. They were very helpful when I told them that I didn't like the pinot: they were happy for me to try something else and remained cheerful and helpful. All in all a very enjoyable evening. 3 courses, 2 glasses of wine each (including the champagne) for around $100 + tip. you could pay considerably less than that if you went for some of the less expensive entrees and didn't have champagne! We may well be back!