Excellent service, food, and atmosphere
I recently visited Cafe Matou with my fiance and sister, who was visiting out of town. I had never had French food before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. It was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had.
We were greeted by the host as soon as we came in, and were invited to wait at the bar until our table was ready. The bar tender was friendly and chatty with us. When we were seated, our waiter was friendly and helpful. We ordered mussels and pate appetizers. I wasn't sure if I would like pate, but it was delicious.
When we ordered, we were not made to feel stupid because we couldn't pronounce dishes in French! We just ordered in English. The menu changes daily, but I got a wonderful stuffed chicken breast, my sister had roasted duck, which she said was the best duck she ever had, and my fiance had fish, which was also great.
The bar tender, overhearing that I only like sweet fruity drinks, created a raspberry martini with a sugar rim just for me. We joked with her that she should name the drink after me, because it was perfect and exactly what I was craving. After such a great dinner, we had to have dessert, which was also among the best I've ever had... and I LOVE sweets!
Considering all that we ordered, and the drinks we had, the bill was very reasonable. ($160 for 3 people, including the bar tab.)
Overall it was an outstanding experience and I can't wait to go back.