Restaurant News & Reviews

La Residence

202 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill.

967-2506, www.laresidencedining.com.

Cuisine: French, new American.

Rating: ** 1/2

Prices: entrees $17 to $25.

Atmosphere: country French elegance.

Service: erratic.

Recommended: butternut squash ravioli, cream of asparagus soup, grilled shell steak, lemon almond souffle.

Open: dinner nightly.

Reservations: recommended.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club; full bar; get a sitter; patio.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:

**** Extraordinary.

*** Excellent.

** Good.

* Fair.

Zero stars: Poor.

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