When my ladies' group got together for lunch, they wanted to go to La Baguette. My thought was, "Yuck". I'm not fond of the one in Old Colorado City. But no, they wanted to go to the one on Chestnut just a block south of Garden of the Gods. So I gave it a try. The atmosphere is rather charming with pictures of Paris (one of my favorite cities) on the walls. There were 12 of us ladies and they were able to accommodate us at one long table. They were also able to accommodate separate checks and we were there right in the middle of the lunch hour. The service was friendly and timely. I ordered the French Onion Soup and a sandwich called La Parisian. I think the soup had more soggy bread and cheese than it had broth and onions. I like mine better. The sandwich was an average ham and cheese sandwich with butter not mayo. HOWEVER, the lady sitting next to me had a salad that looked absolutely scrumptious! It was called a Mediterranean Cobb Salad. My eyes were devouring that! I just had to come back
Two weeks later, a couple of friends and I were back. I ordered the Mediterranean Cobb Salad. OMG! It came in a large square plate. There were maybe a cup of salad greens - just the right amount. Laid diagonally across the greens were roasted red pepper slices, avocado slices, chicken slices, hard-boiled egg slices, kalamata olives, and grape tomatoes. Lightly drizzled over that was a balsamic vinaigrette. It was beautiful and it tasted as good as it looked - definitely worth the return visit. Unfortunately, I had no room for desert. There are other items on the menu that deserve exploration so I shall be back!
On the down side, I was not impressed with how the tables got cleaned. The waitress wiped the crumbs onto the floor and we got to walk through it. The restaurant does have an outdoor space so to speak. It is about 4 tables that are one foot away from the front end of cars in the parking lot. It has a view of the parking lot, the street, and the gas station across the street. Not very appetizing, but the food is worth exploring. Kudos to the chef!