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the paradigm
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Maison Lacour - still the best restaurant in BR
Last night we went to celebrate our anniversary at Maison Lacour, and since I hadn't been there in a while, I was eager to see if it was as good as I remembered it. We brought a 2007 Roederer Estate Brut L'Ermitage and our server uncorked it for us. It was excellent.



Shortly thereafter, he returned with our complimentary hot bread and butter. Simple, but good.



For an appetizer, I ordered the Pâté Maison -- Duck pâté with green peppercorn and cognac. It was pretty standard; I wouldn't order it again.




My beautiful date opted for the Soup Jacqueline -- Velouté of brie cheese, jumbo lump crab, and asparagus. She gave me a taste and it was superb, ranking up with Rama's chicken soup and Mansurs cream of brie and crabmeat soup as my favorite soups in the city.




Next we were presented with our salads. Romaine with marinated red onion and walnuts in a tasty vinaigrette, with freshly ground black pepper. Surprisingly great.




For her entree, she chose another appetizer: artichoke heart topped with jumbo lump crab and hollandaise. She was very pleased, and said it's one of the best things she's ever eaten.




I chose the Carré d’Agneau New Zealand lamb rack rolled in herbs de Provence, baked and sliced into chops, served with three mustard sauce. Simply stated, it was the best lamb I've ever had. The mustard sauce was the perfect accompaniment.




I loosened my belt and selected two desserts: lemon souffle, and a rarely-ordered dessert called Gâteau au Noix -- Perigord Traditional Walnut Cake, topped with crème Anglaise.

Truth be told, I've never really cared for souffles; even the much-revered bread pudding souffle at Commanders has failed to wow me. That said, I always feel like I'm missing something, so I end up ordering it. I've never had a lemon souffle before, and thought perhaps that this experience would be different. Nope -- didn't care for it at all. It was the disappointment of the evening and my lady agreed, likening it to a "sweet lemon omelette." Sorry for the lousy pic; this was after I had already dug in...



The cake, on the other hand, was exceptional. I was expecting it to be dry or basic, but it was anything but. The sauce put it over the top. I'd definitely order this again.




Maison Lacour unquestionably has the best desserts in the city, including some unique offerings that you can't find anywhere else. All of them that I've tried, with the exception of the souffle, have been wonderful.

Overall, one of the best meals I've had in a long time. With tax, tip, corkage fee, etc. it was $125. Service was outstanding. I'm already thinking about what I'm going to order next year when we go back (God willing). The woman at the table next to us had a duck breast with raspberry sauce that looked sublime.

Without question, it is the best restaurant in the city, and definitely the most romantic. Quaint, quiet, and elegant. I think the location hurts it, but it truly is a hidden gem.



tigers1956
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re: Maison Lacour - still the best restaurant in BR
I agree the location is very strange...though at one time that was a much better area...they really need to move the house to the highland perkins area...


Joshjrn
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re: Maison Lacour - still the best restaurant in BR
Easily the best restaurant in BR, in my opinion. I've never had a bad meal there, and most of my meals there have been incredible.


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nateslu1
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re: Maison Lacour - still the best restaurant in BR
Looks delicious! Happy Anniversary!


the paradigm
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re: Maison Lacour - still the best restaurant in BR
Thanks... I'd be very interested to know why there are down votes? Not sure what more I could have done?


Joshjrn
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re: Maison Lacour - still the best restaurant in BR
quote:

Thanks... I'd be very interested to know why there are down votes? Not sure what more I could have done?


Don't take it personally. There are always ninja downvotes on the F&D board. And if you ask them why they downvoted, they will just downvote you more instead of replying

ETA: I'll cite to this thread and my post on the second page as evidence LINK /
This post was edited on 12/31 at 2:51 pm


GingerMerkin
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re: Maison Lacour - still the best restaurant in BR
Not surprised you didn’t like the soufflé, it’s terrible there. They should take it off of the menu.


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the paradigm
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re: Maison Lacour - still the best restaurant in BR
Ahh, I see. Thanks


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nateslu1
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re: Maison Lacour - still the best restaurant in BR
Yeah, some people downvote without commenting. It really makes no sense but hey, what can you do right? I enjoyed your post, review and pictures though


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Martini
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re: Maison Lacour - still the best restaurant in BR
quote:

...they really need to move the house to the highland perkins area...


Yeah that wouldn’t cost much.

I like the crepes and the fish in papillote.


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cgrand
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re: Maison Lacour - still the best restaurant in BR
great restaurant and certainly a best of BR candidate
only issue for me is they never seem to change up the menu, once you go there a couple times it's like going backwards



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TigerBait2008
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re: Maison Lacour - still the best restaurant in BR
quote:

I'd be very interested to know why there are down votes?



quote:

Best in BR



Have another downvote


the paradigm
Nebraska Fan
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Member since Sep 2017
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re: Maison Lacour - still the best restaurant in BR
I'd be very interested to know what you think is better... in my opinion ML is the best, and it's really not close.


ellunchboxo
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re: Maison Lacour - still the best restaurant in BR
Did the staff look at you funny for taking all those millennial pics?


cgrand
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re: Maison Lacour - still the best restaurant in BR
I would rate mansurs ahead of maison lacour
it's all subjective but certainly more than "not close"...

There are not dozens of candidates I'll give you that


the paradigm
Nebraska Fan
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re: Maison Lacour - still the best restaurant in BR
Mansur's is another of my favorites, but I've had a disappointing meal there. That's never occurred for me at Maison Lacour.


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TigerBait2008
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re: Maison Lacour - still the best restaurant in BR
Bingo..I mean its a good place but best and not close ya need to get out more.


Joshjrn
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re: Maison Lacour - still the best restaurant in BR
quote:

Did the staff look at you funny for taking all those millennial pics?


I'm not a picture taker, but my SO is. With that said, from what I gather, restaurants love it. It's hard to replicate that kind of free advertising. Now, I'm sure they have some fun about the people who take several minutes staging their picture while their food gets cold, but a quick snap right when the food comes out? It doesn't seem as though anyone has an issue with it, outside of people who like to bitch about millennials


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the paradigm
Nebraska Fan
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re: Maison Lacour - still the best restaurant in BR
You still haven't mentioned your picks.

On second thought, never mind. I remember now that you're that guy who's notorious for being a colossal prick in the majority of your posts.
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CaptainJ47
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re: Maison Lacour - still the best restaurant in BR
I have never been there... what would a night like this set me back?


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