Not a good start right off the bat. Dirty silverware on the table.
|They did not wash the silverware real well, did they?|
I got the Pork Loin sandwich ($10.50): an open-faced sandwich of bread, grain mustard, two slices of pork tenderloin, grilled Granny Smith apples, and a colorful summer slaw. The sandwich came with a side of frites, twice-cooked thin fries.
|Lunch menu (as of August 2011)|
|The rest of the lunch menu|
|Pork loin sandwich on the right (there is a sandwich under there!)|
|See? The slaw just covers the rest of the sandwich, that's all|
The frites at La Capitale are top-notch and left a positive lasting impression. Crispy, not greasy, with the proper amount of salt. I received two containers of sauce: ketchup and what appeared to be mustard aioli. Both went very well with the frites.
The service was very subpar. After receiving my food, he did not check to see if I was enjoying my meal and did not even offer to refill my water glass. Just because I asked for the check, received the bill, paid the tab, and received my change back doesn't mean your service with me is over. Only after I actually leave is your obligation to me done.
Overall, it was an average experience marred with unclean silverware, relatively slow service, and food that largely did not live up to expectations. I know I wouldn't pay over $10 for that meal again. 3/10