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“Good lunch, poor location”
Review of Bistro 42 - CLOSED

Bistro 42
Price range: $4 - $17
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Description: Bistro 42 welcomes you to visit and taste a food experience like no other. Located at Door Peninsula Winery in Carlsville, you will find a classy, yet casual dining experience. Our menu features exceptionally fresh and local ingredients, complex flavors and simple decorative style. Each plate is designed around Door Peninsula Winery's award-winning wines, Door County Distillery's spirits, Shipwrecked's hand-crafted beers, and Fat Louie's flavorful Oils & Vinegars. Fully experience Door County flavors paired with or incorporated into familiar and unique dishes.
Reviewed January 3, 2009

We had great service here and a great lunch -- but the location isn't quite the best one in the Door County area. Overall, a good experience because we could visit the Door County Coffee store and the winery and we made a great afternoon of it.

Thank shelbyblondin
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Reviewed November 30, 2008

As we were visiting the connected winery and it was lunch time, we decided to try this restaurant. Big mistake.

The first thing we saw as 'today's special' of a personal pizza with a 16 oz micro beer for $6.00. We were told at the table that this was for happy hour, beginning at 4:00. Nothing on the board itself said that.

My wife ordered a specific beer that the waitress listed. The waitress then returned to say that the beer in question had not been there for three months (!).

I ordered a pizza, advertised as brick oven on hand tossed dough. We saw another one come out and saw the dough was very thin, so I thought it had to be nice and crisp. We saw the other person using a knife and fork, and wondered. Well, the crust turned out to be extremely soggy in spite of being thin and 'brick oven'. There is no excuse for that, IMO.

My wife ordered a spinach salad with 'hot bacon dressing'. What arrived was spinach covered with some unidendifyable red goo and huge chunks of bacon. My wife sent it back, as she did not expect this at all. She then ordered a pizza, which also had the now expected soggy crust. We were, BTW, charged for the salad .

Upon looking around, we noticed the glassware on a table with the sun shining on it. To call the glasses cloudy would be putting it mildly.

Between the waitress not knowing the menu, the dirty glassware, the lack of quality in the food and being charged for the sent back item, we cannot in good conscience recommend this restaurant.

2  Thank flutepilot
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Reviewed October 20, 2008

My family stopped in early this summer in the afternoon after taking a cruise around the peninsula. We had heard this restaurant had been revamped from being the Vineyard and it now offered brick-oven pizza.

We ordered a pizza half one topping, half another. We were given some bread as an appetizer and had to wait for what seemed like a long time to be served and then for our food to come.

It wasn't the best experience, but it could become a good restaurant if it picked up on its service.

Thank mm207
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