Just had Christmas Eve dinner at l'Invité with my husband.
Great food. Great wines. Wonderful staff and fantastic service. We left very happy.
Yes, I would highly recommend it.
GooglePlace - December 2016
Nice food, although it could have been some more, friendly staff and nice place to be.
Foursquare - May 2016
I really don't know how this got good reviews across all review sites because it's the worst fine dining experience I've ever had.
I loved the idea of the unknown tasting menu but it pretty much stopped there.
No dishes wowed me. Some dishes even tasted like something that I could make at home, or literally, (quoting my husband) "if you let a child make two bad dishes and combine both of them, it would've made the dessert".
Being from NYC and having traveled around the world for top notch restaurants, we expected more out of a place with good reviews and such creative plates, but frankly, I wouldn't pay more than 5-10 euros for this 6 course tasting menu. It was either bland or plain weird.
Also for a tasting menu, the portions are quite small (I've done plenty of tasting courses in my life so know that we should've been offered a tiny bit more).
The experience is really what killed it. It lasted over 3 hours, and we got two intermezzos on the house in between two of our courses. 1 intermezzo is normal, but 2 signified that there was something up in the kitchen because over 3 hours for a 6 course tasting menu is not normal. The intermezzos were cauliflower puree with bacon (kind of tasted like Wendy's baked potato with bacon bits and sour cream) and the other was strawberry with cayenne pepper, which doesn't even go well in the order of a tasting menu.
Also, the table next to it-- the server didn't tell them that their dish had a broth to it so by the time the server came back with the broth, they basically ate their dish. They were from Italy (which you probably know has amazing food) and from talking with them, they didn't like the food either. Another table was playing cards at their table-- first and last time I will ever see that in a fine dining establishment. They weren't happy either. The whole restaurant was unhappy it seemed.
I will not go back and am sad to write such a terrible review 'cause obviously, it hurts the business and I don't enjoy writing these.
GooglePlace - May 2016