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“Mediocre”

ELBON the table Garosugil Store
Ranked #360 of 122,548 Restaurants in Seoul
Cuisines: European, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Sinsa / Garosugil
Jstern115
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Stumbled on the Itaewon branch one evening and had a very disappointing meal. As a previous reviewer mentioned, the restaurant's interior is gorgeous, but the food is subpar and the prices quite high. The most irritating moment of the evening came when I ordered a glass of chardonay, at which point our otherwise very friendly and accommodating waiter poured about 2 ounces max into an oversized wine glass (a proper pour should be 4~5 ounces). I wish I took a picture as the sight was quite comical. After my partner and I began to laugh over the incident and I raised my wine glass into the air to inspect just how small of a pour it actually was, another waiter intervened and added a few drops to my glass, probably topping the entire pour out at 3 ounces - unacceptably low, especially at $10+/glass. I don't understand if our waiter wasn't used to pouring wine or if this is a restaurant policy? In any event, if I'm dropping $50+ for an entree and $10+ for a glass of wine, I expect to receive a proper glass. And despite there being more than 3 employees behind the bar the restaurant couldn't mix a Bloody Mary.

  • Visited February 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Milan, Italy
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Just fancy!”
Reviewed 25 December 2012 via mobile

I've been there once gettin' the set menu. Let's start saying the price is high but it's clearly advertised on the card menu. According to the price, customers are though expecting to have a consequently high level experience. Unfortunatly, despite a pretty good way to serve food and the overall environment, quality was just avarage and, moreover, be expecting to be unfulfilled after dinner because the portions are very small (like nouvell cousine impose).

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice French restaurant, need to slow down in service”
Reviewed 29 August 2011

Nice restaurant located in a building where level 1 is their shop selling nice bags, shoes etc, 2nd level is the restaurant and level 3 a garden.
Recommended by world 50 best restaurant hence decided to give it a try. Chose the chef's recommendation set dinner, which include lobster, abalone, for gras, steak etc. A total of 7 courses. Very filling at the end :)
The staff were pretty attentive, but as in most part of Seoul, language remain a main issues, but can see they do try their very best in making us comfortable.
Fine dining in this place do lack the finest as compare to those in Japan, the food served were efficient with no break in between courses.one thing strange is that there isn't a dress code for a fine dining place.
Overall, a pleasant experience with pretty good food. Will look forward to see the growth in fine dining culture in Seoul.

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