Food Review: Café du Soleil Quiets Down

by - November 7, 2009 at 4:47 pm -

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By Laura Weiss
It’s been at least a year since I’ve eaten at Cafe du Soleil on Broadway at 104th Street. Why shun this charming neighborhood bistro? Because I value my hearing.

Simply put, the last time I was there, the place was unbearably noisy. In fact, my hubby and and I wound up spending the entire evening screaming at each other—no we weren’t having an argument—in a vain attempt talk while we ate.

On a recent afternoon, we were walking by Cafe du Soleil and decided to give it another try. Amazing. They’ve essentially taken care of the ear-splitting noise level. Maybe they’ve stuffed the ceiling with cotton balls.

The food by the way, was quite good. My hubby had a burger, cooked rare to his specifications. I had vol au vent aux ouefs a la russe, basically a mess of scrambled eggs in a puff pastry shell with a helping of smoked salmon and asparagus on the side. We also got an order of garlic fries. Embedded in the cone of frites are whole roasted garlic cloves. Very yummy.

If you’re looking for a bargain, Cafe du Soleil offers a Monday night special, $12.95 for your choice of eight different cuts of steaks and burgers. (photo by ZagatBuzz via flickr)

Cafe du Soleil
2723 Broadway
(between 104th St & 105th St)
New York, NY
212 316 5000

Laura Weiss is a food and travel journalist who covers the food scene on the Upper West Side at www.foodandthings.com. A version of this article originally ran on that site.

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