Garcia & Rodrigues was once a veritable food megacomplex, with a deli, bakery, cafe, patisserie, ice-cream parlor, fine dining, and wine bar, but things have since been restructured and simplified. There is no longer a Garcia nor a Rodrigues in the enterprise, and what remains is an excellent bistro with a simple menu and an outstanding bakery and cafe. Open daily from 8am, the cafe serves up an excellent breakfast, a great selection of sandwiches, cheese plates, and some of the finest baked goods in town. The bistro opens at noon and offers risottos, pasta, grilled steak, and seafood, including a wonderful grilled salmon in orange-saffron sauce. You can also put a great spread together by ordering various appetizers such as the carpaccio, the bruschetta with brie, honey, and chutney, and a cold-cut or pâté plate, served with a basket of freshly baked bread. Luckily the wine cellar (or rather attic) remains; the maitre d' will happily help you choose an appropriate bottle.
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- Highly Recommended 2010