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Thursday, June 23, 2011

MARUNOUCHI: Antibes Mediterranean Cuisine in posh BRICK Square... location doesn't always mean good food.

Mari hear some good things about Antibes Restaurant in Mitsubishi Estate's posh new BRICKS Square building.  Planned this lunch for months and finally had a chance to check it out. We both went for the 1,800yen lunch special that included a salad, soup, fresh bread, pasta, dessert and drink.

Honey with hints of lemon peel butter for the freshly baked bread.

Bread came to us hot... crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Our soup and salad with vinegar dressing.  Nothing impressive here.

I ordered the pasta with a hint of curry seasoning... something quite unusual to see so we gave it a try.  The best part of this was probably the tiny little beans... hmm... 

Mari went for the mozzarella tomato sauce pasta.  Honestly after she started eating this pasta I asked if she wanted to try my curry pasta... then commented the curry was better than hers.  I gave it a try and sure enough this only took one bite to realize how mediocre it was.  I'd have to say any convenient store pasta would beat this hands down in a flavor contest... please don't order this at all cost.

One positive aspect to this restaurant was the large 2nd floor windows over looking the tree's that line Naka-Dori in Marunouchi... 

Our lunch set came with a green tea cake and scoop of yogurt ice cream... Cake was dry as can be... this must have been some kind of instant cake they decided to serve for the day.  You'll do better randomly picking out a cake at the grocery store.  A definite pass.... 

My Ice Tea....

Mari's hot tea... wanted me to take a picture of the lemon.  

I think we unofficially shook hands not to return again...

As you can see in this picture the dessert went unfinished... same for both pasta's. 

I honestly don't think it can be so difficult to make a great pasta dish but this place fails all around... everything pretty much sucked.  So... I highly suggest you don't go.

Ship: Antibes Mediterranean Cuisine
Location: Marunouchi (Walking distance from Tokyo or Yurakucho Station).
Address J:  東京都千代田区丸の内2-6-1 丸の内ブリックスクエア2F
Address E:  Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku, Marunouchi 2-6-1, Marunouchi Bricks Square 2F

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