Chez Yasu (Topeka, Kansas): Good, Overpriced French Cuisine With A Japanese Flare
2701 SW 17th St
Topeka, KS 66604
French restaurant in Topeka, Kansas with a Japanese chef? Seems a bit odd, but
hey, it works!
arrived exactly on time for our 7:30pm reservation, but had to wait 15 minutes
for our table ... STRIKE 1! While we waited, we had a view of the prep area where
a server was taking cherry tarts out of a box that looked like something from
Sam's Club ... STRIKE 2! The prices on the menu were significantly higher than
the menu on their website ... STRIKE 3! Normally an "out", I have to
admit that we enjoyed our dinner and may very well return to try Chez Yasu again ... MAYBE.
My wife had the potato and leek soup (potage - $3.95/$4.95) which apparently comes either hot or cold because when it arrived, it was ice-cold! We asked the server to please bring her the warm version. The soup was decent, moderately flavorful, but a little too watery for my taste. It could have been thicker with a bit more seasoning, but the bread made up for it. The server brought more freshly baked bread as needed and was actually one of the highlights of the night
The house wine (Root: 1), a deep red, full bodies Chilean cabernet with intense fruity tones was the perfect accompaniment to the boeuf borguignon, but at $28 it was the least expensive option on a small wine menu with most bottles coming in at $40 or more.
|House Wine - Root 1 (Chile - $28)|
CombatCritic Gives Chez Yasu 6 Bombs Out of 10 ... Les Bombes Sont Bon!
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|Fresh, French Bread Baguette|
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