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Pigalle

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Pigalle Review

Entering this plush venue graced with art-nouveau fixtures, huge chandeliers, and a wall of Andy Warhol Elvis reproductions transports one to an otherworldly realm. Spectacular shellfish and Portuguese spicing are the draws here. Though the lobster thermidor with black cherries is fabulous, the simple perfection of grilled langoustines basted with lemon-garlic or peri-peri (chili sauce) can't be beat. The scallops with spring-onion risotto are heavenly, and steaks are good too. Though open for lunch, do yourself a favor and come for dinner when a jazz band croons Sinatra-esque tunes, turning up the tempo for twirling couples as the evening progresses. Exceptional waiters complete this uniquely enjoyable experience.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun.

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    Great ambiance, pretty good food.

    The ambiance at Pigalle was wonderful and very romantic. The food was good, but not spectacular. Actually the best part of our meal was the yummy, freshly baked garlic rolls that the waiter recommended for an appetizer. They were delicious.. I could've eaten 2 or 3! The live band is a little cheesy, but it adds to the romantic atmosphere.

    by bionicbriana, 2/13/09

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