Update: Bistro RX is now closed
On a Saturday evening, a friend and I were looking to mix it up a bit with our dinner choices. We were both in the mood for bar food, but we didn’t want to go someplace that was a bar, and we wanted something more than wings. I remembered reading good Yelp! reviews about Bistro RX and we headed over towards Patterson Park.
The motto for Bistro RX is ‘The Cure For The Common Meal,’ and I could not agree more. The menu offerings were fun but still approachable for everyone. It’s located on a corner across from Patterson Park and is definitely a neighborhood bar.
Inside the ambiance is casual, but would make for a perfect date night. When we walked in, there was no host/hostess to greet us so my friend and I were awkwardly standing in the entrance area until someone came to seat us.
There was a nice bar area in the back that had a great wine list which is largely due to the fact that this is a wine bar, if you’re a fan of vino I would definitely check out the wine list and come here for a glass (or several.)
After looking over the menu, my friend and I decided to try a flatbread. The Four Cheese Flatbread sparked our interest, it came with manchego, caramelized onion cheddar, parmesan, fresh mozzarella, garlic, and olive oil. This dish was cheesy and flavorful with nice crispy edges and we enjoyed every bite.
My friend ordered their Pulled Chicken Wrap. It was a very simple dish with pulled chicken and BBQ sauce but it tasted great and was just what she was looking for. Inside the wrap, there was some lettuce which was a little warm from the chicken which she didn’t love so she took it out.
Her wrap came with a side of French Fries that were skin on, flavorful and delicious. Just how french fries should be.
I also was in the mood for a sandwich and ordered the Bistro Prime Dip. The sandwich was served on a freshly toasted baguette with sliced roast beef, grilled onions, smoked provolone cheese and au jus. The sandwich was very good, but I wish the roast beef was cooked a little less because then it would have retained more flavor but it was still a good sandwich.
I substituted my regular fries for Disco Fries. They were the perfectly seasoned fries with bacon gravy and shredded cheese. There were hunks of thick cut bacon in this and it was wonderful. Easily the highlight of the meal and it satisfied my craving for disco fries which I have been searching for a good rendition of for a while.
Aside from the sub par service, the food was a great creative take on bar food. Overall it was a wonderful meal and I can’t wait to go back and try some more of their options.
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