We’ve been keen to sample the fare at Tartine for quite a while but it can be a hard place to book, especially during the tourist season. So we were delighted to get a short notice cancellation! As previous reviewers have said, the early bird menu looks great and good value but unfortunately we were too late for this. We therefore had to choose from the main menu and we found this limiting. We did ask our server would it be possible just to have a sirloin (as they had served them all night on the early bird) but this was promptly dismissed without negotiation. Perhaps she felt we wanted a cheaper meal - we only wanted a steak at any price! We ended up ordering a chicken supreme dish which was a grilled chicken breast served with local veg. The food was cooked ok, but was lacking in taste. The presentation was poor - cramming the elements of the meal into a soup plate rather than a dining plate. At the end it actually looked like something we had fed our children when they were younger. Surprisingly not once were we asked if we had enjoyed our meal. It was also interesting to hear another party close by complain about their meal. This surprised us as a lot of reviews mention the attentive staff. Perhaps we just got the B team. So we paid our bill and left, probably never to return. Disappointed when we expected so much more.
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