Decatur >Food & Dining > Cafe Alsace
121 E Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA | Directions 3003033.775546 -84.295496
Lunch: Tue - Fri, 11:30am - 2:15pm; Dinner: Tue - Sat, 6pm - 10pm; Brunch: Sun, 10am - 2pm
Don't go for the 9.0 rating! – We had lunch (brunch?) on Easter Sunday - 4 adults and 2 children. When we arrived, our table/reservation was not ready and we had to wait a while. The only high chair was in use (and I had made the reservation for it) and the menu had hand-written scribble of the dishes they ran out of. Food was burnt, overcooked, salty and of poor quality. We went there b/c of the 9.0 we saw, but realized we were working on a 100 point scale.
A snug and homey cafe, Alsace provides culinary comfort in simple, hearty dishes. – The Scene
An inviting aroma and the strains of French music waft through this cozy bistro. Mustard and burgundy colored walls are scattered with an odd collection of French art posters, a bike, wooden shoes and berets. The intimate room is fitted with mismatched chairs and either tile-topped or linen-dressed tables. Speak in French and the service warms.
Portions are generous, but tastes are muted in this regional cuisine. Pate du chef is expectedly rich and creamy, and the tarte a l'oignon, an Alstatian onion pie, is souffle-light with a wonderful crust. Herbes de Provence and a five peppercorn vinaigrette punches up a simple salad and awakens the tongue. Spaetzle a l'alsacienne, a cheesy baked noodle dish with ham and onions, comes rather bland, but tender Boeuf Bourguignon tastes more robust. Honey-lavender ice cream drizzled with chocolate induces audible moans.
Very Nice Bistro – This is a really nice, casual, bistro style French restaurant. Its a very good value for lunch! I think the food is very good. Pate was excellent, and could be a meal itself. The onion tart was also great. The croissant sandwiches at lunch are very good. The food and presentation is just a tiny bit rustic, but in a good way. Think french farmhouse. The flavors are very delicate. I think the service is also very pleasant, if a tiny bit slow. The only thing I would not recommend are the soups. They are watery and thin. And the chairs are very charming to look at, but a little tiny for comfort! :) But this a great place to become a regular at.
Always excellent – I wish as a vegetarian that they would sometimes have a veggie crepe, but there is a good vegetarian spetzle, the onion tart is excellent, as are the soups and desserts. My husband is addicted to their trout almandine. The main courses stay the same with a few daily specials, but happily they vary the amazing but simple side dishes. We have never had to wait for a table. Dinner here is always relaxing.
Great restaurant! – Great restaurant serving authentic Alsatian dishes! Excellent service; nicely decorated.
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