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Bistro Menil

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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STARTERS
14
Goat Cheese and Leek Fondue
Gruyère cheese, leek, garlic, crispy shallots, with hand-made focaccia bread
9
Calamari
crisp calamari topped with grated Parmesan cheese
9
Eggplant Fries
signature starter with anchovy aioli and spicy brava sauce
12
Truffle Potatoes
crisp, thick-cut potatoes with black-truffle cheese and white-truffle oil
9
Patatas Bravas
Barcelona-style crisp potatoes with creamy brava sauce
8
Add Crumbled Goat Cheese 5
Cold Roasted Beets
with toasted walnuts, chives, and red-wine vinaigrette
16
Bistro Cheese Plate
Brie, Cambozola, Taleggio, Grana Padano, Italian truffle, chèvre and Manchego (tuile) cheeses with buttered walnut-fig bread
15
Charcuterie Plate
duck rillettes, Jamón Serrano (Spanish ham), country pâté, coppa, and buttered oil-cured olive and almond bread
12
Padron Peppers
flash-fried, mild peppers with Fleur de Sel, EVOO and lemon
FEATURED SALADS
25
Jumbo Lump Crab Salad
with avocado, shredded carrots, beets, Bibb lettuce, and apricot dressing
24
Avocado Toast and Smoked Salmon Salad
with arugula, endive, crème fraîche dressing, capers, and salmon caviar
19
Duck Salad
crisp duck confit, sliced pears, mixed greens, pomegranate seeds, spiced pecans, and red-wine vinaigrette
24
Shrimp Cobb Salad
avocado, Bibb lettuce, green onion, grape tomatoes, oil-cured olives, pancetta, grilled shrimp, with Cambozola dressing
BISTRO SALADS
add to your bistro salad choice: chicken $6, salmon $7, crab cake $15, shrimp $12
14
Veggie Bowl
quinoa, roasted beets, avocado, garbanzos, walnuts, seasonal roasted vegetables, EVOO and lemon vinaigrette
13
Baby Kale and Quinoa Salad
vegetables, dried cranberries, candied pecans, fresh goat cheese, and apple-cider vinaigrette
10
Bistro Caesar
with romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing*, topped with white anchovies and house-made croûtons
13
Caprese Salad
ciliegine mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, basil, lightly dressed with EVOO and balsamic reduction
11
Arugula Salad
with roasted beech mushrooms, Piave cheese, and lemon and EVOO dressing
13
Baby Kale and Frisée Salad
with pickled beets, shallots, crunchy chickpeas , and buttermilk dressing
PIZZA
18
Bianca
tasty white sauce, Gruyère cheese, and chives, topped with crisp pancetta
13
Amalfi
soft Italian cheese, arugula, pear, and white-truffle oil
12
La Spezia
fresh pesto, fresh mozzarella, and tomatoes
14
Roma
roasted artichokes, chicken, tomato sauce, and mozzarella
14
San Marino
Italian sausage, beech mushrooms, tomato sauce, and mozzarella
14
Umbria
wild mushrooms, Italian truffle cheese, and white-truffle oil
15
Granada
brava sauce, Manchego cheese, and Jamón Serrano (Spanish ham)
LUNCH ENTRÉES
All main entrees served with choice of two side dishes (all gluten free): cold zucchini with Parmesan and pancetta, house salad, Yukon mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, petit baked potato with crème fraîche and chives, bistro fries, carottes râpées, quinoa tabouli
26
Roasted Salmon
Roasted Atlantic salmon with horseradish-dill sauce
25
Lemon-Thyme Chicken
Delicious sous-vide chicken, seared and served with pan drippings
28
Crab Cakes
Our signature entrée served with caper mayonnaise
25
Shrimp Zucchini Pasta
Grilled shrimp and julienned zucchini with wine gremolata sauce
27
Lacquered Duck Confit
Tender duck with pomegranate glaze, garnished with pomegranate seeds
32
Porcini-Rubbed New York Strip*
Tender Angus beef crowned with beech mushrooms and demi-glaze
35
Lamb Chops*
Churrasco-style (pink interior*) with garlic aioli and mint infusion
29
12-Hour Beef Short Rib
Fork-tender rib topped with port wine and shallot reduction
26
Oxtail and Duck Confit Risotto
Creamy risotto with tender oxtail and duck confit, topped with poached duck egg and Parmigiano Reggiano
16
Quiche Lorraine
Classic quiche with thick-cut bacon and Gruyère cheese
BURGERS*
Choice of 1/2 lb. beef patty, 7 oz. turkey, or 7 oz. sous-vide chicken breast. Burgers served with bistro home fries, Brava sauce, and cornichons
16
Manchego Cheese and Jamon Serrano Burger
classic Spanish cheese and ham highlight this tasty burger
16
Gruyère Cheeseburger
with sautéed onion, roasted tomatoes, spring mix and Dijonnaise dressing
16
Porcini Rub Burger
porcini-mushroom-rubbed burger with bacon, truffle cheese, and caramelized onions
16
Goat Cheese Burger
a tangy favorite topped with lemon avocado salad
16
Pancetta Burger
an extraordinary burger topped with a duck egg
16
Turkey Burger
7 oz. grilled turkey, roasted beech mushrooms, Gruyère cheese, arugula, and mayonnaise
About
A craft beer and cask wine bar featuring European inspired American cuisine.
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $37
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
CUISINES
American, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Perfect place for brunch or lunch. Set in the shade with beautiful furniture and umbrellas, Tom Ford interiors, under live oak trees next to the Menil Museum. Hip crowd dressed all ways. Delicious food and intelligent well priced wine list. Perfect!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank wsdoyle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had some totalt burnt serrano ham with soggy aspargus... the scrambled eggs, with a semicold tasteless open omelette, covered with some cold sauce.... accompanied by a cold piece of grain toast... usually the brunch at the bistro is great, but today’s choices should not...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank le027
Reviewed January 8, 2019

We had reservations which I highly recommend. Service was fast and the menu selection was amazing. We selected the brunch menu with some of the choices included delicious quail eggs. Our drinks were made perfectly. It was a wonderful delicious high quality brunch with a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dianne W
Reviewed January 4, 2019

We had lunch and the speed of service for such quality food was amazing. I had the crepes stuffed with crab meat and mushrooms with a house salad and potatoes. We also had excellent bread. The presentation and quality of the meal was first rate...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank slhokie
Reviewed December 17, 2018

Three of us went there for Saturday brunch. It was not crowded. The food and service was great. We tried Avocado Toast, Egg and Pancetta, and Bistro Cristo. They were all good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hifzi A
Reviewed December 6, 2018

Three of us had afternoon tea at this Bistro about 4 pm. The afternoon tea has to be reserved in advance. The tea was not the traditional afternoon/high tea we've experienced at numerous other locations worldwide. It was a bit different. First, the waiter provided...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michael N
Reviewed November 24, 2018

My wife and I visited for dinner tonight. We had been before but many months ago. The place I think has actually gotten better. One point to warn you about - the starters are pretty big.. so calamari or similar eggplant fries are big enough...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Werlein_Manor
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I enjoyed a meal after church. It is located across from the Menil Museum with parking on side of restaurant. It is in a frame structure with huge windows touting a minimalist space. We were seated immediately and waited on by courteous...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank landrovercb
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

As usual you have to wait to be seated and if you want to drink only , no seat inside will be available... well, good the weather was fine enough to enjoy a good espresso outside to recover for the second section of the museum....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 994beat
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

As critical European foodies, we were pleasantly surprised by the food served here... Try the cheese platter: sample the exquisite taste of truffel, discover the different ingredients of the delicious bread and much more. Letting the magnitude of the works of Cy Twombly sink in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BenoitV519
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Jeandg
July 16, 2017|
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Response from Dinah108 | Reviewed this property |
free parking lot. Quite big. Also street parking
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Don, there is no dress code per say.
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