One of the many reasons I enjoy visiting Bozeman is the wide variety of eateries. Being a lively college town it has it all; fancy, plain, pricy, cheap, chains and independents. With so many good restaurants in town it’s always fun to discover a new one. I hadn’t been to the Bistro before so I gave it a shot. On the way there I walked past three other restaurants. All looked good, but the clincher was when I got to the Bistro and saw the tripadvisor placard in the window showing four and a half stars (circles?).
From the outside the Bistro is a non-descript hole-in-the wall but when you step through the door you enter into a narrow, but long, full blown restaurant with a very nice atmosphere. The menu is heavy on beef (this is Montana after all) but offers other choices as well and a very interesting collection of side dishes that are not to be missed.
My wife, who is not normally a red meat eater, had the Argentine prepared tenderloin and loved it. Her comment “I’d have this again” is the best recommendation I can give. The food, wine selection, and service were all first rate. The calamari appetizer reminded me of why I shouldn’t order calamari when I’m a thousand miles from the nearest ocean and the steaks were cooked at the upper end of the range; meaning, if you can’t decide between medium-rare and medium order the medium- rare. Take those for what they are: observations, not criticisms.
Overall all this was a very positive experience. I’ll go back and you should too.