We showed up and were told it would be about a 20 minute wait so we grabbed a couple of belgian beers at the bar and chatted...
I hate waiting, but I will say that this place has plenty of room to wait. You aren't standing on top of people's tables or smooshed into some area near the cold front door..there is plenty of space around the bar to sit/stand and have a drink while you wait. We ended up waiting about 45 minutes (we were offered a seat the community chef's table, but chose to wait for our own table).
We ordered another beer.....
Then we were ready for the main event, what we came for, what the birthday boy had been hankering for for a month...... the 2lb pot of mussels. There are four different flavors you can get...but we went traditional with the Provencal style.
Big meaty delicious mussels cooked in a sauce of tomatoes, white wine and garlic. I had all but given up hope finding delicious mussels in Cincinnati...so thank you Taste of Belgium for restoring my hope.
As much as I like the fries, to me it's not eating mussels without some crusty bread to eat some more of that broth...we asked our waitress for just a couple of pieces of bread to sop up some of the sauce and she was happy to bring some out....
We ended our night with one of their famous waffles with some strawberries on top... mmmm
I can't wait to go back...friends that have been there before are the chicken and waffles as good as the mussels? Because I think that's what I have to have next time.. mmmmm