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Review of Cafe Bretton

Cafe Bretton
Ranked #9 of 80 Restaurants in Severna Park
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Unfortunately, this is a perfect neighborhood restaurant location. The unfortunate part about it is the quality of food is just not good or tasty for the majority of the meals they put out. Eight of us went out to dinner and ordered appetizers and a main meal. The caesar salad was fine and basic. The phylo-wrapped shrimp appetizer was just ok, lacked flavor. Then the main meals came. Three of us got the sole and three of us didn't eat it, it was that uneatable - mushy and odd taste. One of us got the pouched salmon and that was uneatable, his had a very fishy taste. Another got Chilian Seabass, not good either, said that was mushy too. Out of 8 of us 3 did ok, not great, not even worth mentioning or ever coming back. All of us were disappointed and left with This was our 3rd attempt at eating here within 5 years and nothing has changed. The food is not fresh nor tasty or good. They did take off 4 of our dinners out of the 5 that were bad. The 5th one was about a1/3 eaten and they wouldn't take that off. The 2 star rating is for the ambiance.

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Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

Nice selection of French and Mediterranean cuisine. Herb and vegetable garden out back. Victor is professional and courteous. Good wine list at reasonable prices. Charming country setting. You don't realize you're in the middle of Severna Park. You can drive past it if you aren't paying attention.

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1  Thank NikonGlass
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

We came to Cafe Breton after a change in plan. We ALWAYS make a reservation as a courtesy to restaurants, but this evening we found ourselves without one and driving to find a nice meal for a date-night.

We waited over 5 minutes in the vestibule for someone to greet us. Twice servers said someone would be coming. Another couple came in after us.

When someone finally did arrive, the male host asked if we had a reservation. We said we did not. He gestured to the couple behind us and said, "But they do...." While he indicated he could set up a table "at some point", we felt completely unwelcomed and my husband decided to leave.

My husband works in the hospitality industry and we frequent restaurants all over the world (just returned from France in October). We like to patronize local restaurants, but this reception left us unsure of whether or not we will return again...

We wound up at Cafe Mezzanote, nearby, and enjoyed a FABULOUS meal with a FANTASTIC server (who, we later learned, had previously worked at Cafe Breton).

Perhaps we will have better luck next time. We have previously provided a positive review.

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3  Thank HoneymoonEveryday
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

We have been to Cafe Bretton a half dozen times and have not been disappointed. Food is fresh and creative. Service is good but could be a little quicker. The chef/owner can be seen greeting diners and working the room. He is willing to modify the menu item and make old favorites as long as he has the ingredients. Prices are reasonable. Cafe Bretton is a reliable and pleasant place to dine on French and Italian dishes.

3  Thank Mike71md
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

Among the very best of hidden treasures in A.A. Co., Cafe Bretton offers fine cuisine and an excellent wine list. The unusual and creative specials are always a delight. You are never rushed and the service is outstanding. I often take friends here for special occasions such as birthdays, when I want them to have a first class dining experience. If the weather is nice, you can stroll along the edge of the onsite vegetable and herb garden. Enjoy!

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1  Thank Gary A
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