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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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STARTERS‏
Seared Rare Yellowfin
Tuna with wasabi aïoli, soba noodles & ponsu miso sauce
13.50
Chipotle Spiced & Grilled Shrimp
With horseradish tomato dipping sauce
8.95
Avocado & Goat Cheese Quesadilla
With tomatillo, pablano salsa verde & balsamic glaze
9.50
Crispy Fried Oysters
With lemon parsley aioli
8.95
Spicy Tempura Portobello Mushroom
with creamy Roquefort dipping sauce
7.50
Skillet Roasted Mussels
In garlicky‏ citrus broth with roasted peppers, saffron orzo and basil leaves
8.25
Grilled Chicken Quesadilla
with aged Vermont white cheddar, roasted peppers and basil
9.50
Shrimp Tempura
With hoison tamari dipping sauce
8.95
Tuscan Ciabatta Brushetta
Grilled ciabatta bread with chèvre, tapenade, roasted red pepper & pesto
7.95
Crisp Sesame Fried Calamari
With lime tamari dipping sauce
8.50
SOUPS & SALADS
New England Seafood Chowder
with shrimp, scallops, crab & crafish
Cup4.75
Bowl6.25
Bistro Salad
Our house salad of crisp baby greens, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion & croutons, a sprinkle of feta cheese and our bistro vinaigrette
4.50
With entrée+3.95
Classic Caesar Salad
with garlicky croutons and shaved Parmesan reggiano
4.50
Entrée3.95
Grilled chicken8.95
Blue Caesar Salad
our classic caesar salad with a shower of Roquefort blue cheese
5.25
Spinach Salad
With goat cheese, pine nuts, roasted red peppers, brandy bacon & wild mushrooms with balsamic vinaigrette and pecorino
7.50
Country Greek Salad
marinated artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, feta, tomatoes, cucumbers, shaved Bermuda onions, and pepperocini, tossed with croutons and our Greek style bistro vinaigrette
7.50
Gorgonzola, Walnut and Mesclun Salad
With cucumbers,‏ red onion and balsamic vinaigrette
7.50
HAND CRAFT PASTAS‏
Chicken and Wild Mushroom Angel Hair
With gorgonzola, sun-dried tomatoes and pecorino.
16.95
Garlic Shrimp & Mussel Spaghettini
with basil, roasted Roma tomato & Parmesan-Reggiano.
16.95
Beef & Portobello Penne
beef medallions with portobello mushrooms, sweet onion ragu tossed with Roquefort and demiglace.
18.95
Mediterranean Angel Hair
With chèrve, sun-dried tomatoes, sweet onions, mesclun tossed with julienne veggies and pesto.
16.95
STEAKS CHOPS & CHICKEN
Grilled Hoisin-Applejack Pork Tenderloin
Hoisin and brandy marinated pork tenderloin with gingered cranberry applesauce
14.95
Grilled Full Rack of New Zealand Lamb
With gorgonzola port sauce
29.95
Bourbon Molasses Porterhouse Pork Chop
16 oz. Double-cut, marinated and grilled chop served with our gingered cranberry applesauce & honey mashed sweet potatoes
21.95
Our steaks are hand selected Angus Beef, aged for premium taste and texture
Grilled Ribeye
with garlicky‏ herb butter and Bistro onion rings
25.95
French Style Ribeye 10 oz.
With Roquefort, onion confit sauce and demiglace & potato croquette
29.95
Grilled Filet Mignon
With a cabernet morel demiglace
25.95
Parisian Filet Mignon
With shiitake mushrooms, a marsala gorgonzola sauce and potato croquette
29.95
Grilled Flat Iron Portobello Steak 6 oz.
Marinated, grilled and sliced tender blade steak paired with grilled portobello mushroom and thyme demiglace
19.95
FISH & SELFISH‏
Grilled Salmon
With ginger garlic sauce
18.50
Crispy Fried Oysters
With lemon parsley aïoli
16.95
Tempura Sea Scallops
With a citrus parsley aioli
18.95
Shrimp & Scallop Étoufée
Hearty Louisiana style seafood combo with shiitake mushrooms, roasted tomatoes & peppers, caramelized onions and basil on basmati rice
16.95
Skillet Seared Bistro Backfin Crab Cakes
Accentuated with a citrus parsley aïoli.
17.95
Tuscan Style Shrimp
Sautéed shrimp with roasted tomato, asiago and basil sauce, served with saffron orzo
15.95
COMBINATIONS
Backfin Crabcake and Pan Seared Sea Scallops
Accentuated with a citrus parsley aïoli
21.95
Grilled Salmon, Bistro Crabcake and Basil Shrimp
Served with saffron orzo
22.95
Grilled Angus Ribeye paired with our Tempura Shrimp
10 oz. Ribeye with portobello mushroom, pesto and thyme cabernet demiglace
30.95
Grilled 6 oz. Filet Mignon with Jumbo Lump Crab and Crawfish Sauté
With cabernet demiglace and carrot "fries
30.95
PURE VEGETARIAN‏
Grilled Portobello Mushroom "Filet"
Served with goat cheese, wilted spinach, roasted red peppers, garlic mashed potatoes
14.95
Garlic Linguini Primavera
Julienne veggies with caramelized onions, mushrooms, basil, tomato & Parmesan-Reggiano
15.95
Entrees above served with Bistro mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetable du jour, except with pastas and where unless otherwise noted
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this gem while staying in the South Boston area while visiting ViR recently. The ambiance and food are definitely up-scale, but we felt very welcomed despite being dressed in our work clothes from the race track. Service was very efficient and friendly, and...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank EJEvo8
Reviewed March 17, 2019

We enjoyed a delightful dinner with friends at Bistro 1888 Saturday night. We had to change our reservation that day, but the restaurant graciously obliged and had our table ready upon arrival. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive, remembering my request for wine with dinner...More

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank Richard C
Reviewed January 21, 2019

Great atmosphere! Small in size so I suggest a lager group get reservations. We went early and had no problem. This is the second time dining here and once again the food was outstanding!! I highly recommend !!

Date of visit: January 2019
4  Thank brucemQ7784KA
Reviewed December 20, 2018

Whenever you're in South Boston, put this on your must do list. The menu was a good size with a little something for everyone; fish, steaks, pasta, vegetarian, etc. The service was par excellence. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Casual dress is ok.

Date of visit: December 2018
6  Thank Jeff2278
Reviewed November 27, 2018

The menu is varied and has a lot of solid choices. A great selection is the three course menu. The portions are a smaller version but works great for some one like me who is overwhelmed by large portions and never can finish a regular...More

Date of visit: November 2018
6  Thank tangi1
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants when visiting South Boston, but I have to reconsider that after my last experience. We had booked a table and arrived on time. It took 5 minutes for someone to get us to our table. Then...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bob_Creek
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I am seldom surprised by restaurants. It was well reviewed so I knew it was going to be good. But the quality of some of the food we had was outstanding. Everyone is very friendly. The lamb was very very good with a staff leap...More

Date of visit: August 2018
8  Thank ssschardt
Reviewed August 19, 2018

I would like to share my expirience of last night where we had a reservation for 12 people. We had a reservation for a table at 7:30. After arrival at 7:20 they took us in a room behind the normal guest room. It took the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank simonn896
Reviewed April 9, 2018

I recently planned a weekend trip to Clarksville, VA. However, I wanted a nice romantic surprise dinner for my husband. I searched nearby areas and found Bistro 1888. We had reservations for 8pm and were promptly seated upon our arrival. The tables were adorned with...More

Date of visit: April 2018
7  Thank Sheri O
Reviewed March 3, 2018

A very nice restaurant. Very good food. Small & intimate. The food is fresh and well prepared. The menu has enough items on it that you can choose something that you will like. The service is good and everyone is very personable.

Date of visit: December 2017
6  Thank 473JeanL
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