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Monday, August 16, 2010

YUTENJI: Bistro Pont Leveque (French)... in my neighborhood!

Mari and I decided to go for a walk around Yutenji on a Sunday... on a Blazing HOT Sunday with a mix of thick sauna temperature... We headed for the first restaurant in our sights.  No checking foodie blogs for rankings or minding if the shop was empty at noon. Oh Tip of the day: Avoid Japan in August at all cost~.

Prices started at 1,150yen to 1,300yen with +250yen option for Salad & Soup set otherwise you can pick one.

Cozy interior with tables and 4 seats at the counter overlooking the kitchen.

We went for the "A" Pasta lunch: Clams and Mushrooms in Tomato Sauce and "C" Pasta Lunch:  Pork, Beans and Prosciutto Ham.

Lunch set comes with a choice of drinks.  Iced Herb tea for us.

The days special soup was Cold Pumpkin and Mari had the house salad.

The tomato sauce pasta with clams reminded me of when I lived in Pisa many years ago... something about the tomato sauce that bought back memories of Italy.  The cream sauce pasta was so tasty... if you like a rich  flavored sauce then this place is for you.  Both dishes were very flavorful.

Ask for cheese or spicy olive oil... gave the pasta a nice kick.

dessert was delicious... cold earl gray tea cake with cream.  Oishiiiii.

Wine board (Click picture to expand).

Cold water... Chef/Waiter noticed our ice cubes melted and he gave us a new water jug.  Service was excellent and he kept an eye on us during the meal.

I've walked by this place regularly but never bothered to go inside... why eat lunch in Yutenji when I could hit up IL Pacioccone in Omotesando for 1,000yen.  Well glad we gave it a try.  Service was perfect, interior very comfy and food much better than I expected. If you are lost in Yutenji and in search for a cozy restaurant why not give Pont Leveque a try... hmm... thinking back is Pasta common in a French restaurant named after Cheese?

SHOP: Bistro Pont Leveque
Location: Yutenji Station (across from Yutenji Temple and neighbor to a great Ramen shop Jyanmaru).
Address J: 東京都目黒区祐天寺1-16-4
Address E: Tokyo, Meguro-ku, Yutenji 1-16-4

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1 comment:

  1. Bistro Pont-L'Évêque is a funny name. Do they serve authentic French food ? I can't read the menu in the 6th picture.
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