One of the things that was on my 'Bordeaux Bucket List' was eating at the infamous L'Entrecote. I had heard so many good things about it and Abby and I had decided it would be a fun dinner to commemorate my time in Bordeaux.
We knew that it was a popular place, and we were anticipating the line that had accumulated outside the restaurant. L'Entrecote opens for dinner at 7:15 pm and we were told to get there around 6:45 pm to guarantee us a seat.
There was a good amount of people waiting outside and I like to think we weren't all just tourists. Promptly at 7:15, they began to usher people inside and Abby and I scored a seat on the second level next to the window.
Our waitress asked us two questions: how do you want your meat cooked? And what do you want to drink? L'Entrecote only serves steak frites (steak and french fries).
We ordered our meat well done (aka medium rare in France) and opted to not drink the L'Entrecote brand of wine. Just some water s'il vous plait.
The entire restaurant was like a well oiled machine. Minimal talking to customers and quickly bringing the food out. Within 10 minutes, we had our steak. Meat sliced thin with a big portion of fries and then a tray that contained the rest of our steaks and a delicious, green, buttery sauce on top.
With only a couple bites of fries left, our waitress came over and offered up more. With no room for dessert, we didn't even need to ask for our bill. By 8 o'clock, we were walking out of the restaurant: 45 minute meal.
It was one of the best meals I had in Bordeaux and I don't think I've ever felt so full. It was nice to walk off our heavy meal and L'Entrecote is definetly someplace I will take future visitors!