The term “bistro” doesn’t do this restaurant justice. Although its intimate ambience and locally-sourced menu fit the bill, Bess Bistro offers everything you’d want in an upscale dining experience. The service is impeccable, from the valet to the host to the wait staff. The interior has the cool, eclectic vibe of a late-night, members’ only underground club. However, the menu is the real star. We started with a cheese board which had a truly amazing – and delicious – presentation. We also sampled several of the appetizers, but the Fried Green Tomatoes stole the show (and really could double as a suitable entrée). Our main meals, the slow-roasted chicken along with the lobster and hangar steak special, were artfully prepared with fresh vegetables and ingredients, offering a true foodie so much more than the menu described. In our experience, restaurants attached to celebrities are typically not anything to alert the paparazzi about, but Sandra Bullock has certainly scored another Oscar-worthy performance here.