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La Belle Vie

510 Groveland Ave. (Clifton Pl.) Send to Phone
612-874-6440 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
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La Belle Vie Restaurant Review

: The elegant 510 Groveland residence building seems a perfect place to showcase the culinary talents of owner-executive chef Tim McKee. High ceilings, crystal chandeliers, sculptures and paintings strategically placed throughout give the restaurant a befittingly hushed, reverent tone --- and a totally different ambience from La Belle Vie’s original corner storefront location in Stillwater. But the service remains professional, the wine list impressive and McKee’s way of intricately layering flavors, textures and scents as magical as ever. One may encounter king crab with charred avocado, clementine and crispy rice, and pan-roasted poussin with glazed vegetables, foie gras gravy and boudin blanc. You can opt to order à la carte or choose a multi-course menu. Our advice? Go with the wine flight and accompanying five- or eight-course options (think skate with fingerling potatoes, course-grain mustard, lobster and capers, or perhaps grilled dry-aged beef with smoked rib, currant-marrow marmalade and broccoli) --- if only because by the time you add the bread (three artisan choices), a couple amuse-bouches, plus desserts like churros with Espelette hot chocolate and spiced rum ice cream, you will surely have had enough for one evening. That said, you still shouldn't miss the very cool, sexy lounge and bar (which also serves McKee’s food) for one of the creative nightcaps.

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