Le Biboquet

Lifestyle blogger Tami Reed, of TalkingwithTami.com, wrote a review of our fine dining experience at Le Bilboquet Parisian Bistro at The Shops Buckhead in Atlanta.

Earlier this month, I invited Tami to lunch to sample the French cuisine at the celebrity hotspot. You never know who you will see at Le Bilboquet. We spotted R&B singer/songwriter Musiq Soulchild and his girlfriend on our way out the door.

Read Tami’s review after the break!

Le Biboquet

L’Assiette De Saumon Fume $19 Smoked Salmon
 
by Tami Reed:

My friend and fellow blogger Sandra Rose invited me out to lunch on Friday afternoon! I must say, she finds the nicest places to dine here in Atlanta. This time we met up at Le Bilboquet located at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. It’s the hottest place to dine in Buckhead and I was so glad that she suggested it. I have heard so many great things about it. When I walked in, I loved the ambiance and all the fashionable patrons. French music was playing and it was quite crowded. I took French for 8yrs but I am so rusty I swear lol. I greeted our pretty waitress by saying, “como ta le vu” and she went on to say some more things in French, I just giggled lol. I loved the open atmosphere, friendly environment and the clean white linens spread throughout the restaurant with fresh flowers and they were pink…ha!

Sandra and I quickly ordered off the lunch menu and the food came out pretty consistently! The portions were plentiful and each bite was delicious and well seasoned. We dined on octopus, avocado salad, french fries and salmon with sides of mashed potatoes and fresh asparagus. When you pull up to the swanky restaurant, valet is right outside the door and you can dine in or out but ofcourse it’s a bit too cold to do that right now. Check out what we ate down below and a bit more of the description of our food. I do plan to go back, I had an awesome experience. It’s a great place to take your family, date night or just to have a quick lunch. xoxo

Le Biboquet

Le Poulpe $17 Crispy Octopus, Chickpea Variation

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  • Faux Gibbler

    Octopus? ?

  • the guest

    Exquisite plating and presentation.

    How is the wine list?

    Service?

    Decor?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    We don’t drink.

    The service was above par.

    The decor was simple yet elegant

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    We only ate 1 tentacle each. ?

  • darealwifey

    The salmon looks delicious.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I’m a foodie! It looks good.

  • MsPam

    Ms. Sandra I knew you had great taste!

  • MsPam

    It’s sure does!

  • Coy little wink

    Comment allez-vous ? je parle francais en peu

    Looks delicious! I love trying new foods…never had octopus

    What’s in the yellow bags?

  • BadAss Will

    The prices are great I see…

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The octopus taste like hotdogs to me. It’s goodt. ?

  • hottlanta

    Shame on you Sandy. Couldn’t do a write up on the closing of Bankhead Seafood last week. I can imagine how many people went over there in the snow yesterday looking for good great fish only to be disappointed that it was closed. Yall trying to be fancy. Octopus ain’t nothing but chitterlings of the sea. Ms. T. speaking in French. You betta say it.

  • pecancandy

    I ain’t a fancy gal, looks like a nut sac and a distressed dildo. I am glad you liked it.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Sorry, I never heard of Bankhead Seafood. ??

  • hottlanta

    Lawd take me now and you been here how long. I am taking your papers now and send you back to London. Your salmon cost you $19.00 plus tax and tip. You could go to Bankhead Seafood and pay $4.00 and get enough fries/fish and coleslaw stuffed on the plate you couldn’t cover the top. We had other famous institutions that have closed. The ghetto burger lady that cursed you out while she fixed your burger. Folks would stand in line to get their burger. Had Ms. T. spoke French she would have cursed her out. You would eat that burger and stay full for 2 days while the portions yall had would have lasted for 1 day. I mean Sandy anytime you need some fine dining tips in the ATL I am your girl. Just ask.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I have one word for you and your Bankhead cuisine: food poisoning. ?

  • You Could Never

    Sounds like a nice time ladies!

    Maybe next time I’m there y’all can meet me out at that black ass Red Lobster on Candler. If not I will soldier onward. Sads Hotlanta spot got closed below too

  • hottlanta

    Got 2 words for you and your fancy restaurant: saved money.

  • hottlanta

    My other spot has closed and to catch my breath. It was JJ Rib Shack on Campbellton Road. I had to pause for a moment of silence. I felt like God hated me something I did wrong years ago.

  • Anunnaki

    U like hotdogs huh?

  • klwbaby

    I’m more of a Red Lobster and Olive Garden girl but I’m opened to trying new food. ??

  • hottlanta

    You got Satan on hold waiting for you. Can I put him through.

  • NicoleZee

    Gross. I don’t eat fancy or gross looking food, but I’ll be sure to let my mom know about the restaurant. I’m more of a lemon pepper wings and fries kind of girl :)!

  • NicoleZee

    Is the food good at Olive Garden??? I’m allergic to Italian food. I think my mom told me she didn’t like it that much. She loves going out to restaurants. If you don’t have food allergies, be very grateful!

  • klwbaby

    I love Olive Garden especially the salad, calamari, and chicken parmesan.

  • NicoleZee

    Squid??? What in the world does that taste like??? Seafood smells, raw and cooked, but I know many people love it. I should eat more salad, lately I’m hooked on brown rice!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Fancy. My type of place.

  • klwbaby

    Yep, calamari is if it is cook properly tastes good to me and I have it with garlic dipping sauce. I actually just started eating it because I usually order the same thing when I go out but decided what the hell, I should try something different. Its hard to describe the taste but it tastes a little fishy but has a sweet taste also.

  • Anunnaki

    Ion wanna talk to him…lol

  • hottlanta

    He’s waiting.

  • tintin

    Musiq needs to release some new music

  • hottlanta

    I wondered who paid the tab and will get to use it for tax purposes as a business expense. This is January and you got until April to file taxes. Someone trying to get that filing done early. Yall think yall are slick with your fancy pictures and speaking French. I know a tax write off when I see one.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I moved to Georgia for 6 months and my favorite place was Marietta Fish Market. There was a waiter in there with a Bigen fade. His whole head was shoe polished on, lining and all.

  • Ryan

    I always tried to stop at JJs when I was on that side of town. Dang.

  • Ryan

    Chitterlings of the sea. Never heard that before ?

  • speakinmymind

    ????

  • Coy little wink

    You don’t like fine dining? Bless yo heart…how old are you?

  • Solstice

    DEAD_____? BACK TO DEAD__________

  • NicoleZee

    No, I do not. I’m 34. I have food allergies so I have to really be careful what and where I eat. Plus, most fancy food is gross. I just like simple food that agrees with me. I don’t go to restaurants that much, but if they don’t have an allergen menu, I definitely won’t be dining there. Now, I do eat at J.R. Crickets, their lemon pepper wings are delicious and I can eat there and nothing makes me itch or vomit! And the only other place I might eat is Dave & Buster’s, they have an allergen menu and they are very accommodating due to my allergies. Great games, great food! Time for me to visit again! Other than that, I mostly make my own food at home :).

  • the guest

    Thank you Ms. Sandra.

  • the guest

    Your frankness and honesty are awesome. I do love fine dining. But I do enjoy straight forward simple good food as well, wings in particular.

  • SumthinSweeter

    looooooove… so many people use yo name in vain ???

  • SumthinSweeter

    ???

  • SumthinSweeter

    The burger lady your talking about, I watched a YouTube interview/documentary on her some years back. She was making them house burgers and seriously had people lined up everyday to get one.

  • SLC

    Lmao…that is a lemon!!!
    Get out more.

  • GuestSTAR

    Still listen to his first one. Brings back great memories.

  • GuestSTAR

    It does, but I love pretty much anything smoked. We’re smoking chicken on Sunday.

  • bhavana

    I am decades older than Nicole and I don’t like fine dining either. My husband and I had to do that for many years for his job and it got old. Just give me some wings, fries and slaw now.

  • bhavana

    I can’t imagine eating that. ?

  • A D N

    Great review. I’ll take a look at the menu. We will try it soon for our next business meeting.

  • Tammie Reed

    Me either lol.

  • Tammie Reed

    it was too!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Red Lobster …. And that shyt still there … ????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Bankhead fish Sandra …. Old spot

  • Shenanigans1

    Waiiiiit! No! It’s closed?! I used to live off campbellton off bent creek and every day we had to pass it and there were always people standing outside. Once when family came to town and wanted good bbq so my mom finally went and ordered. It was soooo good. A few years back I noticed all the riff raff had cleared but I guess that was the factor in it closing.

  • Mia Said so

    lemon pepper wings,, I so love you NZ

  • Breitbart_Savior

    Sandra Rose,

    1. Vlogger Cadillac Kimberly wants to know why she didn’t get an invite.

    2. What’s in the yellow satchel?

  • davine puddin

    When I first moved to atl I worked at that red lobster for 3 months..that kitchen was clean as heck back then. Although I got fired for cursing out a customer I still ventured from midtown to eat there. Because how clean the kitchen was.

  • Hater

    Yep, can only agree!

  • Renee26

    Only dish that looked appealing to me is the dessert…can’t do beans, nothing that looks like diarrhea, nor avocado. I’m eating healthy but looking at these dishes didn’t make me say yum at all

  • Renee26

    OY’s LMAO

  • Dowoop

    The theme on alot of them seemed to be diarrhea.

  • Renee26

    Have you tried gator meat…if you like calamari you’d probably like it

  • Renee26

    Diarrhea garnish to make octopus look good LOL bring back parsley please

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Lemon.. you squeeze it through the cloth so seeds don’t fall on the food..

  • Dowoop

    thats 2 words.

  • You Could Never

    Told y’all years ago on here, when I’m there and can fit it in, I seek that Red Lobster out lol. Been going for at least 14-15 years now. Bc my baby is almost 13. Strong drinks and huge plates of food. I hope they never close lol.

  • You Could Never

    See!

  • SoulfulLove

    moi aussi

  • brownisback

    GM roses!
    Yall pray we don’t have a government shutdown. I need my money!

  • davine puddin

    I thought all acquired tasting meat tastes like chicken? Lol

  • Rayne

    That looks good. I too am an octopus eater! More importantly why y’all didn’t give music my number like I told y’all too! I wanted him so bad back in the day. That’s a fine short dude to meee….ooh laws!

  • Rayne

    Ion like Olive Garden they recycle ?? the wine ? breadsticks ? and salad ?. Hell no!!!

  • Rayne

    Candler road is where shirleen niece fell out wearing those waist trainers. ??

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_
  • Bonita Johnson

    Awwww I Love Cadillac kim!!!!! ???

  • stav

    That octopus is looking scrumptious!

  • Coy little wink

    I go out to eat a lot…never saw it in a bag like that. Making assumptions make u an ass so I asked…unlike you

  • free

    you can get a meat, two sides, and bread at the soul food restaurant for the cost of that lettuce, tomato, and onion.

  • Rayne

    Yes it does!

  • free

    lol…speaking their lil french and errthang.

  • free

    salmon, mashed potato, and avocado…. i’ll give them a plus on the octopus tho.

  • Ni Ni

    and slaw ?

  • free

    i don’t know what that statement was about. fine dining is not for everyone although perhaps one needs to have a few outings just to know the etiquette.

  • free

    no, it’s declining.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    check them out. lol

  • free

    it’s closed???? i know the sister died a long time ago but D@MN!! that was my joint…even though you had to wait 2 days for your rib tips.

  • free

    #dead you know those people are going to read this to see how positive the posts are. seems as though they wasted their free meals (to SR and her guest) on us.

  • SayWhatNow?

    Having happy hour at the Red Lobster! These waist trainers take 30 percent of your oxygen to your brain! Stop killing yourself! Stop training your waist! and on top of that you ain’t wearing no deodorant!

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    He is having a concert around Valentine Day if you are in the Atlanta area. Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster. I got mine!

  • Vegas1989

    Who you telling. They sent out another email. I was effected in 2013 and lost $$$$$$. but I still have to come in to work…But the question is will I work?

  • SayWhatNow?

    Every time I dine at a fancy restaurant, I feel cheated and I still be hungry.

  • MookieFly

    The Salmon looks good but not here for the octopus. I’m bou?ie as funuck but the food gotta at least look good. What’s in the yellow satchel? Is that the complimentary gift bag included in the price?

  • tintin

    i wish. im in Toronto, he blesses us only every few years.

  • Vegas1989

    I can’t do those capers….NO Ma’am!..I’ll have Blacken Salmon please with red potatoes and some sautéed spinach…Oh snap I can do this at the house. That was dinner on Monday.

  • Vegas1989

    A lemon

  • Kanyade

    I tried capers recently and I can’t dig ’em. I know they are supposed to go well with salmon but no.

  • Kayke

    It’s not an age thing…it’s a palate thing and some people’s palates are underwhelming.

  • Coy little wink

    Gotcha ?

  • Coy little wink

    Gotcha

  • Coy little wink

    Aww…allergies suck! My girl is allergic to many fruits…which I love…

  • Ni Ni

    That’s what i think about when i see pictures of fancy food. It looks pretty, but not like it will fill you up. I’ll be so mad if I paid all that money and still hungry.

  • Grandma koi

    This place sounds interesting. Will check it out this spring.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Issa no for me fam

  • Quitedeliteful

    It’s a no for me also. Too salty…

  • Quitedeliteful

    is that the complimentary gift bag included in the price?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!

  • Kanyade

    Did you know that Bjork has never won a Grammy? Egads! Off-topic and eating crackers because that salmon up top made me hungry. Going through a list from a post elsewhere on yesterday of “famous musicians who haven’t won a Grammy”. Here’s a few…

    -WuTang
    -Nas
    -The Who
    -Janis Joplin?…
    -Oasis
    -Queen
    -Guns & Roses
    -Aaliyah
    -Diana Ross???!!!
    -Jimi Hendrix?…
    -Snoop Dogg
    -Bob Marley?…

    I can tell this list was compiled by someone very young. And from what I can see, a lot of these acts have major followings and tour a lot, so I reckon what’s a Grammy to them? Eh, nothin’. Some of these folks died before their time (imho). Some of these are head-scratchers and should have long since been awarded.

    Anyway, mmm salmon and capers with lemon, carry on.

  • Kanyade

    That’s just it. I can deal with the salt as I love olives. LOVE them. especially green olives stuffed with jalapenos, but capers are like a cross between an olive and a raisin and something else unholy. LOL.

  • Quitedeliteful

    What in the tarnation?!?!? If there is a shutdown there will certainly be a slowdown. Who in the hell is gonna put in a righteous day of work knowing that Friday is not going to be payday!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    If Sandy-Mae is writing off any more taxes she can take me to lunch. I’ll have the octopus and the salmon!!!

  • Kanyade

    if calamari is cooked improperly, it tastes like seasoned rubber bands.

    *inserting myself into y’all’s conversation* :)

  • Kanyade

    LOL that video was so hilarious

  • Quitedeliteful

    I love gator!!! When I visited New Orleans I had gator sausage for breakfast and gator at dinnertime. I also had turtle soup. I don’t know if there was any turtle in it though…

  • Quitedeliteful

    I love fancy restaurants. If the ambiance is beautiful and the drinks are strong and someone else is paying then I’m golden!!!

  • shay2shaymd

    that’s hilarious

  • justlooking

    In the “satchel” it’s a lemon to catch any seeds.

    Lemon wrap

  • justlooking

    Girl, isn’t he a habitual cheater.

  • Rayne

    Is he? Oh no!

  • justlooking

    Did you get your pay back?

  • NicoleZee

    Lawd. Well, every culture is different. In Asian countries, they have a lot of open markets where you shop for insects to cook, like cockroaches, ants or beetles. I don’t know how people eat some things. I mainly stick to chicken if I eat meat. For those that eat weird things, I just hope they remember that you can easily get worms and parasites from many types of foods. I know a paramedic that told me that he meets people all the time who have worms. I think I just lost my appetite!!! Yuck!

  • justlooking

    Praying for you sis. We are have to come to work and guaranteed payment.

  • Yoni7

    Salmon with the capers on a square plate. LOL

  • NicoleZee

    Some fruits are on my allergy list too, I’m allergic to berries and watermelon. But thankfully I can eat grapes and pears :)! Yum! Is she allergic to chocolate??? I can’t eat it. :(. I used to love me some Snickers candy bars and Hershey’s kisses! Don’t even get me started on Godiva chocolate……heaven!

  • Kanyade

    lol

  • Yardgirl

    **inserts myself too** lol

    Fried calamari is deelish!! There is a special way to cut and fry it and if done right is very good.

  • Jazzy T

    HOW YOU DOIN? thats all I can think of with that expression…

  • Tammie Reed

    ___________________________________LOL!

  • JV

    I hate it when I order a drink there’s a ton of ice — that, or they put too much liqueur in it.
    If the drink is not good I’m the type that will just order to go, I don’t care if I already sat down and everything. Get me to stay if you want my money!

  • JV

    I never know what Bjork is saying but I do like her music.

  • Indies beauty

    Speaking of fancy, I was talking to a dude online and he said he just left job source or something like that… I asked him to explain and he said, it’s a place to look for jobs, apts and EBT.

    I blocked him…am I wrong?

  • Yardgirl

    Me too. My job has exposed me to a lot of fancy restaurants where I am not the one paying, but I am not above going to a well reviewed spot that’s clean and serves really good food!!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Nope girl get the hell out of dodge. He aint no good.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Looks like you ladies had a good time. I bet the ambiance was amazing. Glad to hear the food was good.

  • Solstice

    Nope! I would have blocked him too. It gives me the impression that he may not be very stable ?????

  • Tammie Reed

    I love spinach, yum!

  • Renee26

    I haven’t tried turtle or frog legs either…someday though

  • Quitedeliteful

    I hate a ton of ice also. Now the one thing you will never hear me complain about is the drink being too strong LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!! It may be a little strong but I’ll manage…

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yep. It doesn’t always have to be over the top fancy but it definitely has to be clean and have really good food…

  • brownisback

    During the last one we were off every Friday w no pay. Some people in our office got back pay but the majority of us didn’t. I was told it depends on the pot of money you get paid from. So if it shuts down we’ll come in Monday to sign our notice then be dismissed

  • brownisback

    The last one we had notice so I had about 9 months supply of just about every household good you can think of

  • Indies beauty

    He ended up texting me because I forgot we exchanged numbers… asking me ” what happened?” I replied ” it’s me, I’m high maintenance.” I don’t want to come across any type of way but I’m not about that life.

  • Indies beauty

    He ended up texting me because I forgot we exchanged numbers… asking me ” what happened?” I replied ” it’s me, I’m high maintenance.” I don’t want to come across any type of way but I’m not about that life.

  • Indies beauty

    True. Three strikes and your out.

  • Indies beauty

    True. Three strikes and your out.

  • Liah

    No!…Glad you block ed the clown!

  • Quitedeliteful

    They say frog legs taste like chicken….,I had an ‘international dinner’ at my house one nite and everbody had to bring a dish. My neighbor brought frog legs. No one ate them…

  • Kanyade

    lol. yeah. she’s definitely unique.

  • justlooking

    LMAO

    The EBT was too murch huh?

  • Yoni7

    Everything looks devine. I would devour all of it, sans the lettuce. Yoni does not do lettuce. Spinach? Yes. Lettuce? NEVER!

  • Yoni7

    And ain’t NOTHING wrong with it. Black women should not be forced to ACCEPT struggle love.

  • Yoni7

    I LOVE capers! Did you know they are actually flower buds?

  • Yoni7

    Really? I’m not a salt person, I never thought they were too salty. They’re flowers. LOL

  • Yoni7

    How can flowers be unholy. LOL

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    LOLOLOLOLOLOL!! I want his aspirations in life to be more than just free-bees and government assistance. I cant.

  • Yoni7

    LOVE their calamari. It’s greasy as fukk!

  • Quitedeliteful

    I didn’t know they were flowers!!! I wonder if you can eat them fresh instead of pickled…

  • Vegas1989

    We were told that we were going to get back pay but we didn’t…So I just did what I had to do….I worked in Slo mo fashion….LOL

  • Vegas1989

    BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In my TMZ voice..My peeps in DMV (D.C., Maryland & Virginia) Just told me that we are hours away from a Government Shut Down!!…I’m done for the day….I’m going to have me some sushi and going shopping to pick up a new outfit for Monday.SMH…..

  • Vegas1989

    The funny thing was mine was on Monday and we could work overtime to make up our pay. That was if your section had overtime….And this was wrong as hell….Usually I would tell my boss that they were going to jail…But I made an exception that time…..LOL…but I got mind because I wasn’t coming home with 64 hours of pay….And not everyone was entitled to over time

  • Renee26

    I would have been like “pass the hot sauce”

  • Applebootay

    Why not? I just devoured a whole bowl of it.

  • Kanyade

    i did not. thanks for the education! i thought they were just tiny olive-raisins lol

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!

  • hottlanta

    Can’t take yall nowhere and expose you to the better things in life. ROTFLMAO. Don’t feel bad went to Macy’s at the checkout counter and they had them chocolate bars in my face and the lady said Imma have to pay for it. I told her I thought they were a gift as much money they get outta me. Everybody said we thought the same thing, glad you said nothing.

  • hottlanta

    Dump checking out at 4pm for this party this weekend. He is saying see ya.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    LOLOLOL. This made me chuckle out loud cuz I’m the same way. No, you just saved months of bs, your weave, and possibly your credit. Keep looking.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Tammie, have you tried Old Lady Gang yet? The food was okay, imo. I think it’s slightly overpriced too. BUt I suppose the novelty of celeb dining is worth the premium??? For me, way too crowded, downstairs and up. The people I dined with loved the setting, the food, the drinks, etc. Me, meh. Honest to God; I left there and stopped by Popeye’s on the way to my house.

  • thaye

    Yes…. at least he is trying and. isn’t on his couch playing call of duty…..unemployment happens to good people every day

  • Tammie Reed

    I’ve never been there or had the desire to visit lol. I guess because I live really far from where it is located and I get sick of soul food.

  • Indies beauty

    Your 100 percent right. He is trying…. But I’m not drawn to that energy.

  • Indies beauty

    Lol I will moving.

  • Patricia

    yuck. ill take some captain d’s.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    open up your mind and your palate.. you’d be surprised

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    Miss Ann closed? i thought her nephew kept it running

  • SumthinSweeter

    I don’t know. I didn’t say it closed.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Me neither and I love me some Red Lobster.

  • Faux Gibbler

    How was it? I heard its chewy.
    This one place I waitressed at served tripe. ?

  • justlooking

    I heard there is a class action law suit

  • Yoni7

    LOL

  • Yoni7

    You don’t eat things you don’t like, right? I will eat any vegetable (since it’s kinda considered a vegetable) under the sun, but I will NOT eat lettuce.

  • Yoni7

    IDK.

  • Applebootay

    Oh, I thought it was because of some recall…LOL….they did just recall romaine lettuce here in Chicago.

  • http://batman-news.com MzTee

    Can we just get this right at least — Comment Allez-Vous? Tammi…you know your French teachers would be upset. It’s one of the first questions we learn in French.

    Anyhoo…the pictures look nice. I hope the food tasted as good as the pictures look.

  • Tha Truth

    LOL!