I visited Portand in early February, 2013 and had a chance to eat at Bistro 23, not only once, but twice. I have to say, I was skeptical when I first drove up and walked in. Nothing flashy about this place. But, we loved the menu; had a lot to choose from and everything we tried was excellent. The salads were fresh and the dressings were great. We had the pizza, sandwiches, appetizers, etc.
The open atmosphere is a little informal, but if you head to the right instead of the left of the counter, past the bar is a quiet and comfortable dining area instead - with a fireplace and TV.
If you are ever in the area, stop by. If you are heading to the airport and want to eat before your flight, make this your destination. It's only minutes from the airport.
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