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Bloomsbury Bistro

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Thu, 7/18
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$31 - $40
CUISINES
American
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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APPETIZERS​
7.95
Salad of Baby Organic Field Greens & Garden Herbs Tossed in Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette w/ Marinated Ricotta Di Salata Cheese & Grape Tomatoes
8.95
Caesar Salad of Romaine Hearts & Herbed Croutons w/ Shaved Bermuda onion & Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese
8.50
Vichyssoise of Spring Asparagus & Yukon Gold Potatoes Served Chilled w/ Jumbo Lump Crab “Salad”, Dilly Bread Croutons & Toasted Black Pepper Cream
8.95
Piquillo “Poppers”: Crispy Piquillo Peppers Stuffed w/ Spicy Shredded Beef Shank & Oaxaca Cheese Served Over Hominy Corn Salad w/ Tomatillo Salsa & Lime-Tequila Crema
10.50
Roasted Jumbo Asparagus Served Hot Out of The Oven w/ House Smoked Trout, Lemon-Dill Butter & Russian Keta Salmon Caviar
9.25
Sautéed Calamari Steak Stuffed w/ Artisanal Ricotta & Baby Spinach Over Spicy Tomato Coulis w/ Cipollini onions & Basil Pesto Butter
9.75
Sautéed Parisienne Style Gnocchi w/ Fresh Garden Peas, Organic Oyster Mushrooms, Emmentaler Cheese “Fondue” & Black Truffle Butter
11.95
Ceviche of Dry-Packed Maine Scallops & Pamlico Sound Shrimp Tossed in Key Lime Juice w/ Pickled Chilies, Texas Sweet onion, Tomato & A Drizzle of Extra Virgin New Zealand Olive Oil
ENTREES​
21.95
Pan Roasted Breast & Thigh of All Natural Chicken Over A Bowl of Pesto Spiked Spring Vegetable Minestrone w/ Asparagus, Crème Fraîche Mashed Red Potatoes, Tortellini & Parmigiano Reggiano
24.95
Grilled Pork Loin “Strip Steak” Basquaise Over Hearty 3-Bean Ragout w/ Valencia Rice, Artichokes, Pancetta & Bell Peppers in Extra Virgin Olive Oil
25.95
Chilean Corvina Filet Sautéed in An Aromatic Almond Crust Served Over Toasted Cous Cous w/ Sugar Snap Peas, Tomatoes & Navel Oranges in Spicy Curried-Citrus Velouté
24.95
Pan Seared Dijon Crusted Quail & Smoked Duck-Apple Brandy Sausage Over Goat Cheese-Scallion Spiked Soft Polenta w/ Market Vegetable Ratatouille & Picholine Olive Tapenade
29.95
Grilled Sterling Silver New York Strip Steak Balmoral Style Over Spring Garlic Whipped Potatoes w/ Cremini Mushrooms, Wilted Baby Spinach, Green Peppercorns & Scottish Whiskey-Mustard Sauce
19.95
Grilled Scaloppini of Turkey Breast Over Sweet Potato & Confit Dark Leg Meat Hash w/ Sweet onion, English Pea Ravioli & Rosemary Giblet “Gravy”
24.95
Grilled Daily Market Fish Over Olive Oil Crushed Potatoes w/ Bay Scallops, Haricots Verts & Grilled Tiger Shrimp in Roasted Shellfish “Bouillabaisse” Broth
17.95
Brie Stuffed Risotto Cakes in A Pecan Crust Served Over A Sauté of Spring Vegetables w/ Asparagus, Button Mushrooms, Raspberry Gastrique & Major Grey’s Chutney
BAR​
10.95
10 Oz House-Ground Black Angus Burger, Tillamook Cheddar Cheese, All Trimmings on The Side
15.95
Crispy Pork Wiener Schnitzel: Garlic Butter Potatoes, Haricots Verts, Whole Grain Mustard Sauce
3.95
Bistro Fries, Fire Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup, Lemon Aioli
9.95
Bar Plate: Assorted Cheeses, Sausages & Salamis, Mixed Olives, Cornichons, Dijon
16.95
Curried Rabbit: indian Yellow Curry, Snap Peas, Cous Cous, Raita, Mango Chutney
DESSERTS​
7.25
Bloomsbury’s Deep Dish Chocolate Crème Brûlée Topped w/ Caramelized Bananas
7.95
individual Fresh Coconut Cake w/ A Scoop of Roasted Pineapple Ice Cream & Captain Morgan’s Rum Syrup
8.50
Belgian Chocolate Truffle Sampler: Applewood Smoked Bacon, Mildly Spicy Chipotle Pepper & Pistachio Crusted Tasmania’s Roaring Forties Blue Cheese
6.95
Scoops of Lemon Sorbet w/ English Lavender Essence, & Spiced Orange Butter Cookies Provençal
7.50
Swiss Style Apple-Champagne Fritters w/ Bourbon Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Mulled Cider Glaze & Cinnamon Sugar
9.50
Assorted Domestic & Imported Cheeses w/ Seasonal Fruit, Nuts, & Warm Herbed Crostinni
WINE LIST​
9.00
35.00
Casteller Cava, Brut Nv, Spain
28.00
Zardetto Prosecco, Extra Dry Nv, Vivaro, Italy
44.00
Amorosa Bella, Brut Nv, Mendocino, California
47.00
Roederer Estate, Brut Nv, anderson Valley, California
54.00
Jean Claude Thévenet, Blanc De Blancs Nv, Pierreclos, France
72.00
G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge, Brut Nv, Champagne, France
92.00
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Nv, Champagne, France
200.00
Moët & Chandon Cuvée Dom Pérignon, 2000, Epernay, France
9.00
35.00
Omaka Springs 2011, Marlborough, New Zealand
36.00
wither Hills 2010, Marlborough, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 20, 2019

I made reservations for my 32nd wedding anniversary. We were seated at a very romantic curved couch in the corner, with cushions. You would never guess what a charming location this was from looking at it from the outside. So glad I gave it a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Beth S
Reviewed April 16, 2019

Eaten here on many occasions. Always delicious. Menu changes seasonally. Fine dining, good wine by the glass menu.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank greenbeast
Reviewed April 13, 2019

This restaurant always delivers quality and service worth the price - and the cost is reasonable compared to others that offer similar or lesser quality for significantly higher prices. The food is interesting and well-prepared. We don't usually go to restaurants to get food we...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank JamesM12386
Reviewed March 19, 2019

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner at the restaurant on Saturday night. There is ample parking near the restaurant and we were seated on time with a reservation. The service was very good. The food was very good. There is a variety of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank LharrisKaye
Reviewed February 24, 2019

Warm atmosphere, friendly service. Good selection of bourbon. Mushroom bisque was outstanding, Caesar salad light but tasty, chicken breast with rosemary sauce was delicious.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank TeamUSMC
Reviewed January 22, 2019

5 of us went there the night before Thanksgiving. We each ordered a different dish and each one was better than the next and we shared our dishes with one another. From scallops to chicken to steak. The waitress was terrific and we were in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sandra R
Reviewed December 11, 2018

My cousin in Raleigh introduced me to this deightful restaurant. The menu is outstanding and preparation is superb. I just wish I lived in the Raleigh area so that I could enjoy it more often!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank E435QTmaryh
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The food was very good overall. Nothing too edgy or dramatic - just thoughtfully chosen ingredients in flavorful combinations, attractively plated. Best of all the restaurant was relatively quiet which made for a lovely relaxed meal. I mentioned it was a birthday but nothing ever...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Zenlibrarian
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

2 of us had the chicken breast with Brie. It was very good as were the very with it. Other had chicken Cesar salad which he liked for dessert 2 creme brûlée’s. They liked and I have lemon sorbet Worth going back. Nice place white...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KentH157
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Having enjoyed hugely Chef Toler's cooking at a recently-attended full-house wine dinner at Bloomsbury, we believed if he can achieve such standards cooking for such a huge crowd, just imagine how good his a la carte must be! & so without even looking at the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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