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    KevinS is offline
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    La Licorne

    This was posted earleir in the daily menu post, but it deserves its own thread.

    Unknown to most people here, and operating quietly under visitor's radar, is La Licorne in Lorient. Some may remember La Licorne as being a nightclub many years ago. Located a bit past the former Hotel Normandie on the road from Lorient towards Petite Saline, the building is now best known as the home of La Bohème restaurant (and formerly Les Artistes and Dom Wok), which is mostly patronized by locals.

    Around in the back of La Bohème is a new local restaurant and multipurpose/function space, which has resurrected the La Licorne name. La Licorne is open on Monday through Friday for lunch (10:00 - 15:00) and dinner (18:00 - 21:00). I haven't been there yet, and I haven't seen their menu. They describe their food as "comfort food". Lunch specials may be found on either the Menu St Barth or La Licorne SBH FB pages. Here are today's specials:

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    andynap is offline
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    Re: La Licorne

    I can walk there in a few weeks


    Andy

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    Re: La Licorne

    They have nice on street signage. Easy to find. Enjoy! Looking forward to your review.
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    Hawke is offline
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    Re: La Licorne

    How is parking?

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    amyb is offline
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    Re: La Licorne

    On the road. On the next drive by I will look to see if more spaces in and around the back.
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    KevinS is offline
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    Re: La Licorne

    There appear to be a few spaces in back, visible from the road.

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    Re: La Licorne

    Thank you Andy for the lunch specials page. We opted to try the new La Licorne for our group to dine today. There is parking at the front and in the rear. The dining area is set under a canopy similar to Les Bananiers. It was very well shaded and provided a pleasant atmosphere. We were among about 12-other diners, all French. There were no smokers amongst the diners, which was nice. The service was excellent, we all ordered the daily special which was Flank Steak, cooked to perfection, served with frites and small salad, rolls and bread. They served 3-styles of sauce to accompany the steak. A mushroom based sauce, a green pepper and pepper corn based sauce and house special (which reminded me of Le Repaire Accura dipping sauce). One comment I can make about the steak, it was much thicker than the typical flank steak, very nice texture and quality of cut. The frites were very good. An excellent value for sure, we will be back!

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    amyb is offline
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    Re: La Licorne

    BOB-Great scouting and reporting. Take a bow.
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    Re: La Licorne

    Wow a great review for a ‘new’ restaurant for us! Glad there were no smokers. We are still disturbed about your QG experience but life goes on.

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    andynap is offline
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    Re: La Licorne

    Quote Originally Posted by dadto6 View Post
    Thank you Andy for the lunch specials page. We opted to try the new La Licorne for our group to dine today. There is parking at the front and in the rear. The dining area is set under a canopy similar to Les Bananiers. It was very well shaded and provided a pleasant atmosphere. We were among about 12-other diners, all French. There were no smokers amongst the diners, which was nice. The service was excellent, we all ordered the daily special which was Flank Steak, cooked to perfection, served with frites and small salad, rolls and bread. They served 3-styles of sauce to accompany the steak. A mushroom based sauce, a green pepper and pepper corn based sauce and house special (which reminded me of Le Repaire Accura dipping sauce). One comment I can make about the steak, it was much thicker than the typical flank steak, very nice texture and quality of cut. The frites were very good. An excellent value for sure, we will be back!
    I look forward to lunch. Thanks for the review


    Andy

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    Re: La Licorne

    Bob, so unlike your experience in the 'city' earlier in the week, this place a find if you can find it ! Thought of you last nite when we were out at local place for fish n chips among many other items. While there I overheard 'party of 19' as tables were being pushed together in my view...family celebration the nite before graduation over at nearby Parris Island...for an about to be full fledged marine...I watched 1, yes, just 1 server handled the drinks that came quickly, the menus, the ordering, quite amazing for a casual place...Okatie Ale House.

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    Re: La Licorne

    Hello Nancy,
    Yes, we all know it can be done and has been done very efficiently, if the desire is there. We have had a wonderful time this week on the Island. When given lemons, make lemonade. I am a glass half full kind of guy. Frankly, have not thought much about it, just reported the facts. Too many restaurants, too little time. Santa Fe tonight for the 2nd time. Once for lunch and tonight for dinner. David is always a winner in our book, never disappoints. We usually go to Tamarind, but have not done so this trip due to prior disappointing reports several weeks ago. Thank you forum for your accurate reporting. We did not sweat it a bit, nor did we go hungry

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    Re: La Licorne

    Great to have your input on La Licorne, Bob!

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    Re: La Licorne

    Quote Originally Posted by dadto6 View Post
    One comment I can make about the steak, it was much thicker than the typical flank steak, very nice texture and quality of cut.
    there is flank steak and flank steak. the french cut is bavette d'aloyau and is not the same cut of beef as American butchers call "flank".
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    Re: La Licorne

    Agree, Cass . . . unfortunately, I often find the SBH version to be kind of tough.

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    Re: La Licorne

    Quote Originally Posted by dadto6 View Post
    Thank you Andy for the lunch specials page. We opted to try the new La Licorne for our group to dine today. There is parking at the front and in the rear. The dining area is set under a canopy similar to Les Bananiers. It was very well shaded and provided a pleasant atmosphere. We were among about 12-other diners, all French. There were no smokers amongst the diners, which was nice. The service was excellent, we all ordered the daily special which was Flank Steak, cooked to perfection, served with frites and small salad, rolls and bread. They served 3-styles of sauce to accompany the steak. A mushroom based sauce, a green pepper and pepper corn based sauce and house special (which reminded me of Le Repaire Accura dipping sauce). One comment I can make about the steak, it was much thicker than the typical flank steak, very nice texture and quality of cut. The frites were very good. An excellent value for sure, we will be back!

    Wow, what a great leap into a new place as soon as it appeared on your radar. They must have been quite surprised, and thrilled, when your clan showed up for lunch!

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    Re: La Licorne

    went there with friends for a private party. very nice place.

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    Re: La Licorne

    Nice space and nice floor too.
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    Re: La Licorne

    We enjoyed a plat du jour last week consisting of BBQ chicken, ribs, and sausage with a choice of green pepper sauce or BBQ sauce, and frites. We had one of their salted caramel crepes for dessert. Loved the food and vibe!

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    Re: La Licorne

    Salted caramel calls to me everywhere it is offered.
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    Re: La Licorne

    Hey sixweeks,
    Great picture capture of the new La Licorne. I love the painted 55-gallon drums, very clever. Love the big tree, one of our party said, kinda reminded them of Tamarin in years past. La Licorne opens at 10:00am with a great assortment of Crepes from which to choose for a late breakfast. At least, late for me. I am the 5:00am Bakery kind of guy.

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    Re: La Licorne

    I can see Phil and Amy making the easy drive down the hill from their perch in Lurin to check out the comfort food with salted caramel crepe for dessert :-)

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    amyb is offline
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    Re: La Licorne

    Bob, I had the same thought upon seeing this old tree. So much like Tamarin’s lost tree.
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    Re: La Licorne

    Quote Originally Posted by andynap View Post
    I can walk there in a few weeks
    That is a very happy thought, Andy!

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    sixweeks is offline
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    Re: La Licorne

    I believe the chef hails from Brittany. Many crepes from which to choose.

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    andynap is offline
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    Re: La Licorne

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosemary View Post
    That is a very happy thought, Andy!
    Thank you Rosemary


    Andy

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    Re: La Licorne

    10 AM opening . . . and a crepe breakfast. Sounds perfect! (Maybe I can bring a bag of non-gluten flour!)

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    Re: La Licorne

    Quote Originally Posted by cec1 View Post
    10 AM opening . . . and a crepe breakfast. Sounds perfect! (Maybe I can bring a bag of non-gluten flour!)
    Traditional Breton crêpe flour. Farine de Sarrasin. Zéro gluten.
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