While most American restaurants shout "more," Niles Gourmet insists on "better." Chef/owner Sandie creates unique dishes from locally grown foods, many of which are fresh-harvested from her own vegetable and herb gardens and orchard. Dishes with meat or fish feature only those obtained within the area. Such care and quality cannot be provided for the same price as mass-produced hamburgers and buffet dross.
A friend and I traveled 2 hours on a gorgeous summer day to celebrate a birthday. We seek out unusual restaurants for this annual occasion. Niles Gourmet was our greatest find yet. We were welcomed into the warm and charming log cabin, built by Sandie and her husband Eric, by our hostess. This is truly like being invited into the comfortable home of a good friend. The extensive menu, changed each week, does indicate prices.
There are separate menu boards for featured wines and desserts.
Since this is not a "fast food" restaurant, taking one's time to relax in the cozy atmosphere, to visit with the chef and then to savor every magnificent flavor in the dishes is encouraged. I enjoyed the cheese-stuffed zucchini blossoms with salad and my friend delighted in the delicate pumpkin gnocchi. Taste buds which had never been used before suddenly sprung to life in my mouth. Large portions would have overwhelmed them. The desserts, featuring fresh berries, were equally delicious.
If you're looking for a memorable dining experience, not just another "all-you-can-eat" feeding, Niles Gourmet Bistro will not disappoint.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.