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Prima Bistro


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Essential Bakery Bread And Butter
Fried Marcona Almonds
Burgundy Snails In Herb Butter
Warm Marinated Castelvetrano Olives
Chickpea “Fries”
Curry mayonnaise
Brochette Du Jour
Chicken Liver Mousse
Organic Mushroom Gratinée
Roasted Marrow Bone
Croutons, capers herb
Seared Scallops
Soup Du Jour
Aways a puree, with essential bakery bread
Onion Soup Gratinée
Crouton, gruyere
Chicken breast $+11.50
Bay shrimp $+14.50
Prima Greens
Mixed greens, red wine vinaigrette oregon blue cheese or cypress grove chevre
Chicken breast $+12.50
Bay shrimp $+15.50
Island Caesar
Romaine, grilled‏ crouton, anchovies, roasted garlic vinaigrette, parmigiano-reggiano
Salade Lyonnaise
Frisee, house panceta, poached egg, warm sherry vinaigrette
Salade Nicoise
Rare grilled ahi, fingerling potatoes, baby spinach, apples, pecorino toscano, marinated castelvetrano olives, hard boiled egg, dijon vinaigrette
Beet Salad
Bibb lettuce, candied walnuts, marinated onions, fourme d’ambert, walnut vinaigrette
Please see our cheese menu
Artisan cream infused mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar
Paté Maison
Honeyed filberts, cornichons, whole grain mustard, sea salt
Confit Of Duck Leg
Puy lentils, frisée, warm bacon vinaigrette
Farmer’s Plate
Salami, landjager sausage, speck prosciutto, tomme de savoie, normandy butter, tarragon pickle
Pan Fried Veal Sweetbreads
Apricot-thyme gastrique
Grilled Lamb Chops
Two lamb chops, fried polenta, lavender, whole grain mustard and honey jus
Duck Fried Fingerling Potatoes
Tartare De Boeuf (Limited Availability)
Hand chopped to order, shallots, capers sea salt, egg yolk
Oeufs En Meurette
Poached eggs, organic mushrooms, house pancetta, croutons, red wine sauce
Semolina Crusted Northwest Oysters
Truffle mayonnaise
House Smoked Wild Salmon
Grilled rye crostini, mustard crème fraiche, caper-red onion slaw
Truffled Wild Prawns
Marcona almonds, honey, sea salt, fines herbs, truffle oil
Clams And Chorizo
Washington clams, house made chorizo, white wine, basil, tomato coulis
½ Dozen Oysters On The Half Shell
White wine mignonette
Calamari Fritti
Chickpea and rice flour, harissa rouille
A side frie $+14.00
A side frie $+22.00
Penn Cove Mussels “A La Marinière”
White wine, shallots, celery, garlic
Fish Frites (Fish And Chips)
Semolina dusted white fish, fennel-red onion slaw, French fries, caper remoulade
Bistro Burger
Rainier naturally‏ raised ground beef, watercress, red wine onions, grafton village reserve cheddar, French fries
Lamb Burger
Chevre aioli, pickled pepper-tomato relish, arugula, French fries
Pan Roasted Free Range Chicken Breast
Polenta, braised endive, rose mary gorgonzola pan jus
Fresh Radiatore And Wild Mushroom Gratin
Adult mac ’n’ cheese mornay, bread crumbs
House Pancetta And Hard Shell Squash Risotto
Fines herbs, parmigiano-reggiano
Trout Grenobloise
Pan seared idaho rainbow trout, lemon-caper pan sauce, fingerling potatoes
Naturally Raised Beef,
Oregon blue cheese aioli, braised greens, French fries
8Oz Hanger
6Oz Filet Mignon
Cote De Boeuf For 2
32Oz bone in ribeye with herb butter cooked past medium politely declined
French Fries
Braised Greens
Fried Polenta, Honey-Mustard Jus
Mixed Greens, Red Wine Vinaigrette
Normandy Butter
Puy Lentils
32.00 per person
Choice of: small prima greens small island caesar
Choice of: *hanger steak frites roasted free range chicken breast trout grenobloise
Choice of any dessert
Coq Au Vin
Organic mushrooms, bacon, spaetzle
Mussels, clams, white fish, rouille, saffron fumé
Brined pork chop rostï potatoes, roasted apples, muenster d’alsace, calvados cream
Foie De Veau Au Poivre
Pan seared veal liver, polenta, roasted shallots, green peppercorn jus
Saucisson De Maison “Choucroute”
House made sausage, new potatoes, manny’s beer braised sauerkraut
Please See Your Server
Essential Bakery Bread And Butter
Fried Marcona Almonds
Burgundy Snails In Herb Butter
Warm Marinated Castelvetrano Olives
Brochette Du Jour
Langue De Boeuf
Cured beef tongue sauce verte
Seared Scallops
Crispy Pig Ears
Chili gastrique
Grilled Octopus
Apples, olives, sea salt, olive oil, lemon
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, European, International
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Eight of us dined here on our last night together. The waiter was knowledgeable and efficient. Every item was delicious and we enjoyed wine, appetizers, main dishes, and dessert. We were not rushed.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Oreg0ntraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in Seattle and took the ferry over the Whidbey Island. A friend had recommended Prima, so we made lunch reservations there. Was surprised that it had Seattle fine dining prices in a casual cafe environment. The food was good, but not exceptional....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CharlotteSadie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for excellent food, service, wine, charcuterie, and some views of the water and Victorian Langley try Prima Bistro. The menu is fresh, slightly French, and delicious. Try the warm olives, the Nicoise salad, warm Penn Cove mussels, the amazing sides, and wonderful...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Meander736144
Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

Hubby and I just got back from dinner here. There has been a restaurant at this location for the 25 years or so we've visited the island, the location and setting are winners.nthe food and ambiance consistently good. At dinner time, I would say the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 207traceyk
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Great food, cozy place. Best place in Langley. Centrally located. Best to make reservations, especially when the weather is nice

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cathryn B
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Great lamb burger and fries, cold beer on tap and a full bar. A bit on the expensive side but the food and service is top notch. Salads and soups are unique and tasty. So if you want something light, that's an option.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Matthew R
Reviewed December 26, 2018

Cozy atmosphere, good food, and a friendly wait staff await you at Prima Bistro. While the escargot was not quite as good as I had in France, the food was decidedly French with bed baked on the premises.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dlunny
Reviewed December 5, 2018

Interesting event. Clearly, lots of heart went into everything served. Everyone was having a great time, and the wines really flowed. Would be very interested to go back on another occasion and experience the regular menu.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Truly unique and sophisticated menu! Can’t remember all of the many items, but great many choices. Reuben sandwich large enough for 3 meals came on a homemade rye bread with fabulous sauerkraut slaw. Daughter had the bacon/ gruyere quiche wich was about 4” tall! Mimosas...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Smerryfield
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Every local that I had asked for a dining recommendation referred me to this place. I was really looking forward to it. My friend and I visited on a weeknight (we had made reservations, as had been suggested). There appeared to be many locals there...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Mark S
March 25, 2018|
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Response from wrigley189 | Reviewed this property |
I'm a weekly diner there but am not qualified to answer your question, since my husband and I have no dietary issues. I also suggest contacting the restaurant (ask to speak to Jenn or Sieb, the owners).
Ann S
June 27, 2017|
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Response from primabistro | Property representative |
No I'm sorry no dogs other than service dogs.
June 2, 2015|
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Response from primabistro | Property representative |
Hi Lynn, the chicken sandwich is no longer on the menu...sorry! This is the struggle we have - we want to be able to change up the menu, but then when we do, we take away someone's very favorite thing! Hopefully you'll... More
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