Le Bistro de L’Ouest
Add: 287 Hunan Lu, near Wukang Lu / 湖南路287号, 近武康路
Tel: 6433 8561
Price: 200~300 RMB/person
Visited on: 2012-06
Have you ever heard of that “small French bistro” on Hunan Lu, the one that “doesn’t even have a sign”? Well, I finally had the chance to dine there for a friend’s birthday dinner, and oh my, what a roaring good time it was!
Le Bistro de L’Ouest occupies two floors of a non-descriptive lane house on Hunan Lu. There are no signs at the door, so make sure you got the right building number and just walk right in.
The birthday girl personally knows the folks at Le Bistro de L’Ouest, who orchestrated a lovely family-style dinner menu for her at the cost of 200 RMB per person, wine included. Here’s everything we had, starting with the bread basket.
Foie gras pâté.
Leg of lamb, sliced at the table.
We didn’t try the desserts here since we brought along some birthday cakes for the evening, but coffee was offered to those who requested.
What a party! I enjoyed all the dishes that were served, but the main courses (leg of lamb and roast chicken) and the fries were especially memorable. Blurring out this last picture for the purpose of anonymity, but I really want to include it to give you a sense of the atmosphere here. I’d love to go again and try out other dishes on their menu, which I didn’t even get my hands on this time. Actually, do they even have a menu? I guess I will find out next time. Reservations highly recommended.