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The Patio

626 N. Dixie Fwy. Send to Phone
French dishes best enjoyed on the pleasing patio with its wrought iron fountain.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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The Patio Restaurant Review

: This unassuming spot cannot seat many more than a dozen guests in its small wooden structure along the road. The kitchen does their best to work the local ingredients in a French-oriented style with dishes such as shrimp Proven├žal. The intentions are praiseworthy. However, the preparations would probably benefit from simplification, for instance, when a too-pungent mushroom stuffing fights against the scent of the delicate crab meat. Rather than in the smallish room on the street, choose to dine al fresco on the patio, in the back far from the traffic with the pleasant whisper of the rose- and honeysuckle-wrought iron fountain.

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Ate appetizers, then went down the street to another rest...
by icenine on Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:34 am
We live a mile from this "acclaimed" and awarded restaurant, and chose it for our Friday night out with mom (90). The food on others' plates looked good as we walked in, our waiter was attentive and deserving of our over 20% tip, since we didn't order more food than appetizers.

After perusing the menu I (not the wife, or mom) was not happy with the multiple listings of veal, the cruelest food, in case you are unaware, and I made my opinion made known to the waiter to tell the owner(s).

I then decided to change back to my positive thoughts of having a quality meal, and the waiter said "the fish of the day was 'Pescaria', a fish like grouper", our favorite (the grouper). Okay, we'd bite... So as we were trying to decide on one of the 5 or 6 different ways that they offered it could be served, the wife going with "francaise", our very attentive waiter came back. I then asked where the bay scallops came from... the Gulf of Mexico, and the Pescaria... farm raised!

Okay, now, just so you understand we are extremely health conscious individuals, we don't drink tap water, only distilled water. We don't eat red meat, pork, artificial coloring and flavors, processed foods etc...

Back to the meal... until the fish farmers pull their heads out, and produce a "clean" product, we're not buyin' it! We'll take our chances with wild caught, not west coast (Fukushima radiation) or Gulf of Mexico (the jury is still out on the Corexit contamination) fish, and rarely bottom feeders, like shrimp or scallops. Now here we are less than 5 miles from the ocean and hundreds of local fishermen, and we have food coming from 2 hours away (shrimp and scallops) farm raised fish, and my appetizer, a nice portion (9) of stuffed mushroom caps, stuffed with none other than, what I call "plastic fish", or what you know as imitation crabmeat!!! ...need I say more???

The others finished their soups and we went down the street to our favorite Italian restaurant, Tiano's, sorry but we're not coming back anytime soon, ...if ever.
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