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My 10 year old daughter & I created LadyBug Restaurant Reviews to write about the restaurants we eat at from a parent/child perspective. Our ratings are for food, service, presentation, friendly waitstaff and overall experience. We rate on a 1 - 5 ladybug scale, with 5 ladybugs being the highest score. We hope you enjoy and please feel free to comment and give suggestions!

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Menu - Artisan Cuisine of India!

Sophia says: Happy New Year Readers! Unfortunately, something is wrong with our computer so this post will not have any pictures. Anyway, tonight we went to an Indian restaurant called The Menu. We have never tried Indian food before so we were very excited. When we got there, I expected it to be a small restaurant but it actually was HUGE! The host was very friendly and led us to a nice booth but we moved to a table because the booth was too deep. They brought us water and Indian flat bread with a very spicy sauce.  My mom thought it was too spicy so they brought out another sauce and it was sweeter. We ordered vegetable fried rice and sizzling chicken and a special bread with 3 types of curry. My mom asked for everything to be not too spicy because she cannot eat spicy food. Our waiter said it would be mild but it turned out to be very spicy for us. Our food came quick and it was delicious even though some of it was too spicy. I tried everything.  For dessert, we ordered Gulab Jamoon which is like a fried donut with a syrup sauce. I really liked it!  I had a lovely and spicy time - I would come back!

The Menu - Artisan Cuisine of India 
2700 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View (408) 800-6368

Josh says: Happy New Year! Tonight my mom took us to an Indian restaurant. When we got there it looked big and there were a lot of tables! I ordered vegetable rice and a special chicken. The chicken had steam coming off of it. Everything was so spicy but tried to eat it. I kind of liked it. My favorite food of all was the rice because I like rice. And there was also bread that you can tear apart with your hands. The sauce that it came with was too spicy so I ate it without any sauce. For dessert we had mini donut balls. They tasted like regular donuts with a sweet sauce. It was perfect.

Jodie says: We have been wanting to try something new and The Menu seemed like a good choice. It is a beautiful and very large restaurant. All of the staff were really friendly and welcoming.  I wanted to love the food but it was too spicy for me.  Our waiter was really nice and tried to show us what was more mild on the menu. I had no idea what to order so I appreciated the suggestions. I really liked the chicken and the vegetable rice but could not eat any of the curry or sauces.  I'm glad I tried something different to start the new year.
Hopefully we will be able to upload photos next!

Food: ****
Service: ****
Atmosphere: *****
                                         4 Ladybugs!

1 comment:

  1. this is such a wonderfully honest review...! I love the fact that the kids say exactly how they feel about the food, the service and their over all experience while trying new and different cuisines...
    thank you...!