We've been to the the Niles Bistro several times over the last couple of years. What keeps us coming back is the excellent, fresh, home made food. Eric is a genial host with a quirky sense of humor, the dogs are friendly greeters (and only come inside if you invite them), and Sandi makes honest, good food. There are only three tables inside, and the menu is written on a chalkboard, designed around what's fresh and locally available that day. Portions are just the right size. Three of us shared an antipasto platter meant for 2 or 3, four jumbo (4-6" square, in home-made whole wheat pasta with brown butter) raviolis (sweet potato, wild boar, artichoke, and lobster), and one dish of gelato, (along with two bottles of wine) and I'm still stuffed more than an hour later. With tip, it was just under $80 apiece. Come expecting to spend a while, admiring the view and hand-built log building, chatting with Eric, and enjoying the company of your party, while you await your dinner. Get up and walk around if you want, reading the brochures and articles about local attractions if you feel like it. This is not a mass-produced operation, and things don't go like clockwork -- if that's what you expect or want, you'll be sorely disappointed. But if you want honest, creative, well-prepared fresh food, in an idiosyncratic funky place off the beaten track, you'll be delighted. Reservations are required, so be sure to call ahead.
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