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“Cozy French Restaurant with excellent food”
Review of Trois Cent Onze

Trois Cent Onze
Ranked #30 of 1,163 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$70
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 25 March 2018

The restaurant has a cozy environment with helpful waiters. We have been here a few times and have not been disappointed. For appetizers, we have chosen escargot which was cooked right.) The soup de jure (which changes) was white beans with truffled oil and prosciutto was a great choice. The quiche changes from day to day. On one occasion we had a fantastic quiche with goat cheese and red peppers and unlike a typical quiche it was tall and creamy. On another occasion it was like a typical quiche, just better. They have an “assiette campagnarde”, which is a country style sampler with terrine, two cheeses, cornichons (French pickles) and sliced hard cold cuts. It is too much for one person. But on another occasion I was able to order the terrine only. For the main course, we had salmon steak, cod filet, both good. The Coq au vin was cooked with onions and carrots. We had this dish on three different occasions, always prepared just right not under or overcooked. I had the Muscovy Duck, which has the least amount of fat compared to other ducks. It was prepared as “magret de canard” but just called Muscovy Duck Breast in English on the menu. In this very French way of cooking duck, the outside edge is well cooked but the inside is, well, rare. If you like rare meat, this will be fine. However, I don’t and I ordered it Medium. (You can order it rare, medium rare or medium.) When it was served it was still too rare for me and they returned it to cook it a little more (to medium) and it was just right. This dish should not be overcooked. The duck came with potatoes gratin on the menu (similar to “Pommes de Terre Dauphinoise”), made with potatoes, eggs, cream and butter and topped with a browned crust with grated cheese. Very good. The bouillabaisse is a seafood stew which is cooked in a seafood sauce which they add just a little of anise. I couldn’t taste the anise as it blended in with the sauce. There is always a chance to overcook since some ingredients of fish and crustaceans don’t cook at the same rate. But at Trois Cent Onze they get this combinations just right. For side dishes, the “Haricot Verts” which is string beans (but much better, which is why they probably don’t translate it) goes very well with of the main courses as does the White bean cassoulet with Merguez sausage. The sausage is round, sliced and small diameter that works very well the beans. I suggest you order these even if your dish already has a side. There are four deserts and we are have tried them all. The warm thin crust apple tart, is truly on a thin crust and is similar to a “tarte au pommes”. The Crème Brûlée had a “lavender” flavor when we were there. But on somedays it is vanilla and can vary. The Chocolate Mouse was sculptured in a nice presentation. The most exciting desert was the Crêpe Suzette, with a Grand Marnier and Orange Butter Sauce which was flamed (flambe) when served. Very spectacular and very orangey. For an unusual after dinner desert wine, try the Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, which despite having Venice in its name is from the southern Rhone Valley in France.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This is a lovely French restaurant, intimate and welcoming. Our family was on vacation in late January of this year and our daughter and son-in-law traveled with our 4 month old grand daughter. The restaurant welcomed us - baby and all (btw-she slept the entire time). We had eaten there before and - once again - the food was amazing! The duck is perfect as was the wild mushroom risotto-and everything else. We all ordered dessert - and we usually just share one. The service was impeccable, the perfect mix of friendly and professional. Most of all we appreciated that the baby was welcomed. The Puerto Rican people are so warm and very family oriented. Thank you to everyone at the restaurant for making this a special evening. We will go back! On a general note, please go to San Juan and spend your tourist dollars. They need you to help them come back from the hurricane. Everywhere we went, people thanked us for coming and for helping the recovery.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

A very cozy bistro with delicious food and wonderful ambiance. From the moment you arrive at this lovely restaurant, you are in for a memorable experience. Staff is attentive and courteous, willing to address your every dietary need. Fabulous escargot and beef bourgenon. Very quiet and romantic for a special event or date night!
Hadnt been there for 2 years, and Victor, our waiter, even remembered us, making us feel very special. So happy they have reopened after hurricane Maria, with the same fine qualities for an outstanding dining experience. While visiting Old San Juan, take time out for lunch or dinner, you will be glad you did!

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We had a very special dinner and enjoyed fine French cuisine in old San Juan. The staff seated us in a quiet corner location and brought out fabulous crapes Suzette to celebrate our anniversary

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Four of us were in San Juan on a cruise ship and went to the restaurant for dinner. The food, atmosphere, and service were all excellent. Coming off a cruise ship, we’re always wary of ending up in a tourist trap, but this is definitely NOT one. I highly recommend for a first class dinner in San Juan.

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