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“Great vegetarian options”
Review of Xylo Bistro - CLOSED

Xylo Bistro
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Friendly service, good atmosphere, good vegetarian options. Parking can be a challenge, but worth the walk from anywhere nearby.

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Thank KDG1andKDG2
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Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

We went here on recommendation from our vacation rental owner. She said it was the best pad Thai she had ever had. We got caught up sightseeing and didn't realize how late it was getting. We called at 8:15 and asked if we could still come in, and were told "yes, as long as you are seated and order by 9, you're great." We do this- seated and ordered by 8:40. We are the only people in there. Our server was amazing- so nice! Two of us order decaf coffee. When she tells the bartender girl, I hear the her say "you've got to be kidding" though our server never let on if she was displeased. From there on out, I noticed the bartender look over at us, and the chef and other help as well. Overall, it was an awkward dining experience. Food was good, server was fantastic. But never have I felt so anxious to get out of a place I'm paying to eat because people keep coming to look at you to egg you on to eat faster!

1  Thank katleebrod
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

My wife, two friends and I went to this restaurant upon recommendation. We had a little trouble finding it because of other construction in the area, but we're glad we took the effort. The environment is an art bistro with art on the walls (most for sale) and the contemporary styling. Our server was overtly friendly, but very professional. She had a good knowledge of the menu and was efficient in attending to us throughout the evening.

The menu offered many choices including fare for vegetarians and vegans. Salads were prepared with fresh and crisp greens and the entrees were fantastic. Although the portions were very adequate, they were not overwhelming in size. I had the Carbonara and it was the best that I've had in a restaurant in years. The all of the meals served to my party were excellent.

The owner visited our table, as well as the other diners, and engaged us in conversation beyond the typical, "How's your food?". He seemed truly interested in hearing about our Traverse City experience. He also shared his excitement in opening this place in Traverse City and shared a little of his future plans. Truly a nice guy.

The pricing was more than reasonable it was a bargain. The meal for the four of us with drinks, a shared desert, and gratuity was less than $90. All in all it was a great experience and definitely a place to which we'll return whenever in the area.

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Thank JLMcD
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Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Atmosphere much like a coffeehouse/cafe. Open with lots of paintings hanging for decor which are for sale. You'd miss it if not looking for it. Well, food is excellent! Caesar salad flavor fantastic. Blackened salmon was served with asparagus/green berms/carrots and rice with a nice pepper purée every bite delicious. Chicken penne pasta had wide variety of fresh veggies and was large portion. Wine and drinks were good. Dessert was "wagon wheel" was a chocolate dream, quite rich though. Total bill was reasonably priced at $53. We would recommend Xylo!!!

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Thank Servicegetsit
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Worth a visit. Food was good and the prices were great. The service was not up to par., but friendly.

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Thank james s
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