La Nouvelle Maison (Boca Raton)
* La Nouvelle Maison.
You guys do know, that on Jeff Eats’ ste–I’m not the only one who gets to play food “critic”…
With that in mind, printed below is long-time Jeff Eats’ reader Mike K’s “review” on a recent “pre-opening” that he attended.
When you got a good new one, or think you got a good new one, or think you got a new lousy one…do like Klein did, “review it up” and Jeff Eats will get your name up in lights (I mean print!). By the way the operative word here is NEW…if I haven’t written about “your” joint-you get your own writeup…if I beat you there, your writeup goes into the joint’s Comment-section…and that’s the name of that tune (courtesy Tony Baretta)!
La Nouvelle Maison at 455 East Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton.
We attended the pre-opening of this upscale French restaurant. If you are a connoisseur of fine dining then I think this is the restaurant for you but be prepared to open your wallet because it doesn’t come inexpensively. I estimate that if you order a glass of wine, an appetizer, salad, entrée, dessert and coffee with tax and tip it will run between $ 100 to $ 150 per patron.
After check in you enter a large bar area that will be comfortable if you have wait for other guests in your party or for your table. There are at least 3 separate dining areas that have 10 or less tables so it is somewhat intimate. The area we sat has an open partition adjoining the bar and with the number of people attending the event was somewhat loud. I suspect that it will not be an issue during normal operation. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. They served professionally as you would expect from a high end restaurant.
Now for the food. I do not eat seafood and most of the passings while we were there contained something from the sea. That said it means we have to rely on my wife’s opinion for most items. She sampled the creamy Langoustine bisque containing pieces of baby lobster which she said was excellent. I can attest to the quality of the steak tartare and the Brie puff pastry. The menu overall has something for everyone – steak, duck, chicken and various seafood items.
The restaurant is opening for business today, Friday 6/13. Reservations available through Open Table.