I really, really hate to leave negative reviews. In fact I've only posted positive reviews on Yelp and kept the rest to myself. But.....since my husband and I dined at Bistrot Massilia on May 11th, two days after Edwin's review, I feel I must share my/our review.
It was Saturday night and we were celebrating our wedding anniversary one day early due to Mother's Day being the next day. (Didn't want to co-mingle the two). Only two or three tables were occupied and the wait staff were very friendly.
We wanted to start with the mussels, but the waiter said they were out. My husband was shocked- "It's 6:30 on Saturday night and you're already out of mussels???" (They open at 5:30). Mais oui. So I ordered the onion soup and he ordered the romaine salad. He said the salad was alright but I thought the soup was so-so. I couldn't get past the thought that it tasted like it had Heinz 57 sauce in it. For an entree I ordered the black cod special and he ordered the au boeuf, which is fettuccine with beef pieces.
Unfortunately, we could smell my black cod coming from three tables away. After the waiter set it down and left my husband and I just looked at each other, stunned. He said he couldn't enjoy his food because the odor was so bad. I told him to just let me give it a try hoping the smell would dissipate. The fish was barely cooked and tasted like gelatin. We had to ask the waiter to take it away. He told us that the odor was typical for black cod. (Not).
I decided to try the duck instead. But guess what........You got it, they are out of duck as well. So we decided to get out of Dodge and have hubby's dinner boxed up. (Not so great the next day).
Mind you, we are not picky eaters. In fact, we are quite congenial.. But I'm sorry Edwin, sorry Vincent, sorry nice waiter. Yorba Linda still needs good food nearby.
Up next......Wild Artichoke.