Restaurant Week at Le Cirque

After an afternoon doctors appointment ended early, I thought I would spend the rest of my day enjoying another RW lunch.  I walked into Le Cirque and was greeted warmly by the Maitre D.  Unfortunately all the tables were full so I took a seat at the bar.  They started me off with a decent bread basket while I waited for my appetizer to arrive.  Casarecce Pasta basil, crushed tomatoes, goat cheese feta, taggiasca olives.

This was absolutely delicious.  The warm pasta melted the feta ever so slightly and had great flavor from the olives and basil.  I would order this again in a heartbeat.  Onto entree Lamb Navarin spring vegetables.

The lamb was very tender and I enjoyed the sauce.  Unfortunately I'm not a big mint fan so that put me off a bit but overall it was a great dish.  For dessert Chocolate fondant, vanilla ice cream.

This was a standard chocolate lava cake, good but certainly not exciting.  I should have ordered the Creme Brulee instead.  Overall it was a good RW meal that would have been even better had I reserved a table.

I won't divulge all the things I saw and heard that afternoon but the bar is NOT the place for a solo lady enjoying lunch.  Within five minutes of being there I witnessed an older gentlemen drunkenly dance around the restaurant for about three full minutes pretending to be a mime...and that is probably the least obnoxious thing I heard and saw that day.  If you're wearing  a suit and want to get hammered by 1:00 PM this is where to come.  If you want a relaxing meal wait for the table.  Trust me.

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