A bustling bistro in a restored 100-year-old bank building. Breakfast is simple counter-service fare like quiche and croissant sandwiches. Solve your lunch dilemma with a croque-madame. Come dinner, hit up the bouillabaisse, grilled lamb or steak au poivre. Finish with pastries ?? lots of them (lemon tart, Paris-brest, chocolate raspberry dome, et al).
The food is delicious and Chef Feker’s menu has a good range of options from simple pastas to exotic fish so everyone in the family can find something to fill their bellies.
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Lines form early at the hostess station on the weekends. If you don’t mind a backless stool, the bar is comfortable and manned by a team of fast, friendly servers. Executive chef/co-owner Joe Muench offers familiar ideas packaged in untraditional ways. Don’t miss the stuffed browns, hoppel poppel and monkey bread. Read more…
If you’ve never been to Balistreri’s before, the thin crust pizza (literally any kind) is a must. Some other delectable Italian dishes include veal scallopini, Bistecca alla Siciliano – Steak Sicilian Style, and of course the delicious Friday Fish Fry.