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  • #592033

    Sue
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    Saw this review on Friday for Fresh Bistro: http://tinyurl.com/nydt89

    Not a rave review, but could be far worse. When I was there today they said they had their busiest weekend ever after the review, which is good since eat there about once a week and love it.

    #675412

    funnygirl28
    Member

    I’m so, SO glad they added more vegetarian items to the menu. I ate at Fresh Bistro when they first opened, but they didn’t have many vegetarian-friendly options at that point and I just ruled them out for future visits because of this. Fresh Bistro is now back in rotation — can’t wait to try the couscous risotto! yummmmm

    #675413

    Sue
    Participant

    funnygirl, there is one meal on the brunch menu, I think it’s the lentil waffles, that has a vegetarian option of “tofu bacon.” I ordered it, expecting it to be a soy product that looked like bacon (like I’ve bought in the store). I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be a seasoned, breaded tofu cube that tasted reminiscent of bacon. Thought I’d mention it in case you were expecting (and wanted) something else.

    #675414

    Buddy
    Participant

    LOL…”not a rave but could have been worse?”

    I think sue and funnygirl work there :)

    work on the service? priceless….

    #675415

    JanS
    Participant

    hey, buddy…I know for a fact that Sue only eats there. Now, have I lost my sense of humor? I don’t see what’s cracking you up? Did I miss something?

    #675416

    miws
    Participant

    Ummmmmm……no you *don’t*.

    Mike

    #675417

    anatidaephobia
    Participant

    (Why do threads always take a twisted turn on wsb? bfranklin, please just keep it to the ot)

    Thanks for the info about Fresh Bistro. I may try it today.

    #675418

    dawsonct
    Participant

    How’s the duck?

    #675419

    Steve Walum
    Member

    I have eaten there many times including dinner, Lunch, and Brunch. It has always been friendly and great service. The food is outstanding. I’m not sure what the “Times” guy was looking for but for West Seattle this place is the best.

    #675420

    EmmyJane
    Participant

    FunnyGirl- I’m glad you pointed the vegetarian options out. I had been avoiding them also b/c of the lack of vegaterian items, but now I’m going!

    #675421

    Keith
    Member

    Finally had a chance to try it last night – very impressed!

    I had the roasted pork with sauteed pea vines and carmelized chantrelles; it was superb.

    We shared a few items, including the heirloom caprese and a pluot tartine that came with the most amazing ice cream. I can’t believe no one’s mentioned the ice cream they make – it’s insanely good.

    My partner was a little dubious of this place based merely on its location and exterior decor (he’s funny like that), but he was definitely won over by the food. Service was great, too, although we were curiously seated at a not-great table when the place was only half full. Liked the cozy-but-cool interior, although a few of the lights could use some toning down.

    We’ll be back!

    #675422

    Puppyluck
    Participant

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Fresh Bistro and NO I don’t work there.

    Been there twice just for appetizers but am looking forward to going for dinner.

    You MUST try the “Bellies & Beans” and the “Pecan Prawns”, and the salads that go with them, are to DIE FOR.

    Oh my, my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

    #675423

    Sue
    Participant

    FYI, they also have a fan page on Facebook for those who are interested. Nothing posted yet, but we can share our Fresh Bistro love. :)

    #675424

    Puppyluck
    Participant

    Cool, thanks Sue, I’ll check it out

    #675425

    WSMom
    Member

    My son and I stopped by Fresh Bistro to check out the menu…this item in particular for brunch sounds mouth watering:

    Hawaiian Breakfast – Hawaiian sweet bread french toast, Portuguese sausage, grilled fruit salad, toasted coconut and macadamias. $12.

    Actually, they had me at Hawaiian. I can’t wait for Saturday

    #675426

    Sue
    Participant

    WSMom, that’s one of my favorites on the brunch menu – enjoy! :)

    #675427

    charlabob
    Participant

    Mine too — I’ve had it twice and finally made myself try something else last time. The Wagyu Steak and Eggs is amazing and (according to the bob) so is the BimBimBop.

    #675428

    carter
    Member

    I had an excellent lunch there recently that included a “fresh” take on the classic Niçoise Salad including a tiny perfectly fried quail egg sunny side up. Dessert was to die for. It was their take on a Peach Melba with a peach sorbet. Service was attentive and not overwhelming. I left inspired. Note to the “Piles of Food” eaters – this is not the place for you.

    #675429

    ellenater
    Member

    I know a co-owner at FB and he is one of the nicest people I have ever met. He is my neighbor and a great, great guy.

    #675430

    Puppyluck
    Participant

    I’m back to talk some more about my favorite place, Fresh Bistro.

    They started out with a BANG for me, so I now expect alot from them. My first 4 meals were really fantastic and I still love them but I’ve had a couple dishes that were not all I hoped.

    I’m happy to see that they no longer have the Kalbi Flank Steak on the menu, it had a Funky smell but tasted good.

    Last week I had the Gnocchi which was good but a little oily. I have not had all their deserts but I have not been too impressed with the ones I’ve had. Last week I had the Spiced Apply Crisp, just the name alone sounds tasty, but I found it quite bland. Remember I said, I expect alot from them, so to find something bland was disappointing. It need a little zest or zing OR to be made with a different kind of apples. Today I had the Cranberry/Orange bread pudding which was a nice finish to my meal but not Fantastic. I had for lunch the Jerk Chicken sandwich which was Very tasty though messy, but I can deal with that. The goat cheese was a wonderful addition to the sandwich and I would have it again.

    Keep it up Fresh Bistro, I’ll be back. :)

    #675431

    Laconique
    Member

    Thanks for the update Puppyluck. And for your Very amusing random capitalizations and punctuation!

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