The quantity of the food at Cafe Soleil, incidentally, is as worthy of note as the quality. At these prices, the 50-seat restaurant is as rare in this part of town as a parka. And with the resurgence of Lincoln Road, it would seem to be a prime target for trendiness. (The small storefront is separated from the rest of the mall by Alton Road, which might provide a buffer; so far only the immediate neighborhood and a few stray theatergoers have discovered it.)
I guess I've got another dilemma. It's not that I wish the proprietors any bad fortune, but I'd like to see this particular bistro succeed just as it is. Quite frankly, I'm not inclined to share it.