Laramie is a pretty small town, but Jeffrey's Bistro could hold its own with restaurants in any big city. It's a small venue, no more than 15 tables and booths, but it's decorated comfortably - kind of feels like a university library with the warm wood and dark green furnishings - and arranged very nicely with two or three tables on a raised area near the front window. The restaurant is on a corner and commands pleasant views of the town from two large windows. The menu was filled with mouth-watering options, and other reviewers made some great suggestions, which made choosing one entree difficult. I finally chose a sandwich, the Grilled Portabello with Pesto and Brie. It's served on onion focaccia bread that was one of the best breads I've ever eaten; in fact, we ordered some of the bread to go - at $1.00 for a large piece, it was a bargain - and delicious heated up later! The sandwich was almost decadent - scrumptious, very rich, and completely filling. Two people could easily split a sandwich and/or one of the salads; I noticed that the salads ordered by others were enormous. When we first got there, we thought dessert would be an option because they sounded wonderful - after that sandwich, though, no way - we couldn't even think about splitting one! Nearby are some good shops - used bookstores/coffee bars, etc. - that are nice to stroll around in before or after a meal. If we'd had more time in Laramie, I would have liked to spend more time in the shops. It was May, and the temperature was still cool, so a walk around the town square would have been nice. One reviewer mentioned the slow service; to me, the service was attentive enough - it seemed in keeping with the laid-back nature of the town, and our server was very friendly. It's not a place to hurry through; it's a place you want to linger and enjoy. Based on some of the other reviews, I expected a bigger crowd. Maybe it was the time of day (Saturday late afternoon) or the season (college semester over), but there were no more than 6 or 7 groups of diners - many of whom seemed to be "regulars." I may never get back to Laramie, but I'll remember it as a great little town because of the excellent dinner we had at Jeffrey's.
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