Just got back from The French bulldog, what a gem. We came here in search of location for my wedding dinner party, we were looking for delicious food, a good bar and an intimate yet relaxed atmosphere. We had a Wonderful experience. We arrived during happy hour which had great variety, martinis ($8), plenty of craft and European beer on tap ($5), nice selections of house wine ($5) sangria, well drinks etc. and appetizers galore stretching from wings to lobster macaroni&cheese all at great prices.
We then moved to a lovely booth for dinner. We ordered a good bit off the menu as I said we were tasting for a wedding. Started with the Roasted Baby beet salad and Le Bulldog salad, they were so unique, you can't get these salads in your typical restuaraunt, delicious. We then ordered the gumbo; mind you were from Louisiana, this gumbos kick of southern spice is a bullseye. The Beef bourguignon was hearty and delicious, the braised short rib had a tangy bite paired perfectly with rosemary and mashed potatoes, the spinach ricotta lasagna was delicious but in my opinion the best dish was the Lobster risotto, fantastic. All of the dishes has unique flavors that we concluded we could not get elsewhere in the area. We finished with the beignets which were again the best we have had in California, complimented with a delicate cream.
The staff here were great, friendly helpful and attentive. Gael is the chef and even came out to say hello, really cool laid back guy with a passion for his restaurant and food. The decor in the place is modern posh, kind if grunge chic, loved every bit of our evening and cannot believe this place isn't rated within at least the top 3, but then again it is still being discovered.
Awesome place, great prices, unique to the area, delicious food and terrific atmosphere, we found a new favorite restaurant/happy hour in camarillo!
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