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Bar Bistro proudly serves intriguing New American Cuisine, fusing northwest favorites with multi-cultural culinary methods. We develop craft cocktails with unique spirits and fresh ingredients to compliment your dining experience.

The dishes I ordered looked professionally plated with high-quality ingredients for the prices charged...

Sue KiddThe News Tribune

I have been to BarBistro twice now and both times EXCELLENT!

Tiffany WCommented on TNT article

I had the paella and Kate had the rib eye... Awesome! Best ever, I ate it too fast to take a picture.

Ben HYelp Reviewer

Just stopped in to have work lunch... Tried the cured meat pressed sandwich.... One word yum! Great flavor combos good prices.

Tracy TYelp Reviewer

Had the Ahi Poke which was a delightful, spicy, firm bit of tuna. Split the artichoke fritters -brilliant.

Kurt SYelp Reviewer
Eric Poulin

Eric Poulin

Owner | Operator

Operating my own restaurant has been a developing vision for me through the years. It began when I had the opportunity to work with the worlds most innovative Food & Beverage Executives. This experience helped me create an operation that would provide excellent food and beverage quality, exceeding customer service, all with in a clean and comfortable atmosphere. As an extension to my business model my concept is to develop a transforming restaurant in to a hip-trendy bar and lounge. At Bar Bistro we wish to be a destination that a provides our guests with an experience that challenges the industry standards. We’re eager to have you as our guest and look forward to serving you!

Chris Lewis

Chris Lewis

Chef de Cuisine

Congratulations Chris on your recent appointment as Chef de Cuisine!
Stay tuned for Chef Bio...

Dinner Menu

Beginnings

  • Street Tacos

    8

    A pair of corn tortilla tacos served with chipotle slaw, fresh fruit salsa and a side of refried black beans. Select your choice of seared Ahi tuna, prawns sautéed in chipotle butter, spiced steak or chorizo.*

  • Melon & Prosciutto

    10

    Fresh melon and thinly sliced prosciutto with whipped mascarpone and chives

  • Albondigas

    9

    Spanish pork meatballs cooked in a tomato sauce and topped with cotija cheese

  • Ahi Poke

    11

    Marinated Ahi tuna, sesame seeds, avocado and macadamia nuts

  • Lobster Roll Trio

    13

    Lobster meat mixed with a pesto aioli on steamed banh mi buns

  • Deep Fried Brie

    11

    Double creamed Brie cheese wrapped in a puff pastry dough and lightly fried then topped with an almond and orange marmalade. Served with crackers and assorted fruit

  • Spicy Prawns

    11

    Prawns sautéed in a spicy tomato sauce and finished with cotija cheese and chipotle crostini

  • Steamed Mussels

    12

    Mussels steamed in a white wine cream sauce with fennel and tomatoes, finished with cotija cheese and fresh cilantro. Served with chipotle crostini

  • Corned Pork Belly Hash

    9

    Corned pork belly mixed with potatoes and onion bell pepper blend. Served with braised red cabbage and a sunny side up egg

  • Caprese Salad

    10

    Heirloom tomatoes, burrata mozzarella, reduced balsamic, basil and olive oil


Salads and Soups

  • Seasonal Salad

    5/9

    Butter lettuce, dried cranberries, walnuts, shaved parmesan cheese, and a sherry vinaigrette

  • Charred Hearts of Romaine

    5/9

    Topped with a parmesan dressing, shaved parmesan cheese and bacon breadcrumbs

  • Bistro House Mixed Greens

    5/9

    Mixed greens tossed in balsamic vinaigrette, with diced tomatoes, shaved parmesan and bacon bread crumbs

  • Bistro Soup

    4/6

    Chefs prepare fresh seasonal ingredients daily

  • Crab Bisque

    5/9

    Creamy crab bisque topped with buttery sautéed crab

All salads can be accompanied by adding grilled jerk chicken breast or grilled prawns for an additional $6.

Main Event

  • Pasta Primavera

    12

    Linguini pasta sauteed with extra virgin olive oil, seasonal vegetables and finished with a white wine sauce (Not listed on restaurant menu)

  • Bistro Mac & Cheese

    12/18

    A blend of six natural cheeses and topped with bacon bread crumbs. Add your choice of grilled chicken, crab or chorizo $6

  • Paella

    22

    Saffron rice with green peas, chorizo and crab surrounded by seared cod, prawns, clams and mussels sautéed in a house made seafood stock

  • Lobster Aglio E Olio

    18

    Lobster sautéed in oil, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, parsley and shaved parmesan served over linguini

  • Grilled Hand-Cut Rib Eye 16 oz.

    32

    Served with a roasted fingerling potato and chorizo hash, seasonal vegetables and topped with a chipotle butter*

  • Chicken Adobo

    16

    Served with Spanish rice, fried tomatillos, and finished with cotija cheese

  • Traditional Cuban

    12

    Tender house-braised pork shoulder accompanied with ham, dill pickles, swiss cheese and mustard served on a pressed roll. Choose fries or sweet potato fries as your side Substitute side with soup or salad for $1

  • Angus Burger

    12

    Always fresh certified Angus beef, grilled to your specification. Accompanied with spicy Bistro Aioli, arugula, and tomato. Select your choice of cheese: smoked cheddar, aged white cheddar, pepper jack or swiss. Choose fries or sweet potato fries as your side Substitute side with soup or salad for $1 Add Avocado $1 Bacon $1 Porter Braised Onions $1 Gluten Free Bun $1

  • Braised Lamb Shank

    24

    Served with Spanish rice, roasted chayote squash, finished with mole sauce and topped cotija cheese

  • Pan Seared Filet Mignon 8 oz.

    36

    Served with a roasted fingerling potato and chorizo hash, seasonal vegetables and topped with a chipotle butter*

  • Salmon Cioppino

    23

    Grilled salmon, sliced jalapeno, fingerling potatoes, prawns, clams and mussels, in a tomato and fennel broth

  • Rattatouille

    12

    Sliced spring vegetables roasted then finished with a charred carrot and roasted red pepper puree

  • Five Spice Roasted Duck

    24

    Pan roasted duck breast served with roasted parsnips, sautéed chard and finished with a porcini mushroom broth


Finale

  • Strawberry Rhubarb Beignets

    6

    Fresh sugar covered beignets with strawberry and rhubarb jam, finished with whipped cream

  • Crème Brûlée

    7

    Traditional crème Brûlée speaks for itself

  • Warm Chocolate Lava Cake

    6

    A warm house-made chocolate cake with a molten chocolate center

  • Lemon Cheesecake

    6

    House-made lemon cheesecake topped with blueberry coulis

*Rib Eye, Filet Mignon, Angus Burger may be cooked to order. Ahi Tuna is served rare. Scallop Crudo is served raw. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have a medical condition.

Lunch Menu

Beginnings

  • Street Tacos

    8

    A pair of corn tortilla tacos served with chipotle slaw, fresh fruit salsa and a side of refried black beans. Select your choice of seared Ahi tuna, prawns sautéed in chipotle butter, spiced steak or chorizo.*

  • Melon & Prosciutto

    10

    Fresh melon and thinly sliced prosciutto with whipped mascarpone and chives

  • Albondigas

    9

    Spanish pork meatballs cooked in a tomato sauce and topped with cotija cheese

  • Ahi Poke

    11

    Marinated Ahi tuna, sesame seeds, avocado and macadamia nuts

  • Lobster Roll Trio

    13

    Lobster meat mixed with a pesto aioli on steamed banh mi buns

  • Deep Fried Brie

    11

    Double creamed Brie cheese wrapped in a puff pastry dough and lightly fried then topped with an almond and orange marmalade. Served with crackers and assorted fruit

  • Spicy Prawns

    11

    Prawns sautéed in a spicy tomato sauce and finished with cotija cheese and chipotle crostini

  • Steamed Mussels

    12

    Mussels steamed in a white wine cream sauce with fennel and tomatoes, finished with cotija cheese and fresh cilantro. Served with chipotle crostini

  • Corned Pork Belly Hash

    9

    Corned pork belly mixed with potatoes and onion bell pepper blend. Served with braised red cabbage and a sunny side up egg

  • Caprese Salad

    10

    Heirloom tomatoes, burrata mozzarella, reduced balsamic, basil and olive oil


Salads and Soups

  • Seasonal Salad

    5/9

    Butter lettuce, dried cranberries, walnuts, shaved parmesan cheese, and a sherry vinaigrette

  • Charred Hearts of Romaine

    5/9

    Topped with a parmesan dressing, shaved parmesan cheese and bacon breadcrumbs

  • Bistro House Mixed Greens

    5/9

    Mixed greens tossed in balsamic vinaigrette, with diced tomatoes, shaved parmesan and bacon bread crumbs

  • Bistro Soup

    4/6

    Chefs prepare fresh seasonal ingredients daily

  • Crab Bisque

    5/9

    Creamy crab bisque topped with buttery sautéed crab

All salads can be accompanied by adding grilled jerk chicken breast or grilled prawns for an additional $6.

Main Event

  • Angus Burger

    11

    Always fresh certified Angus beef, hand formed and grilled to your specification. Accompanied with spicy Bistro Aioli, arugula and tomato. Select your choice of cheese: smoked cheddar, aged white cheddar, pepper jack or swiss. Choose fries, sweet potato fries, soup or salad as your side* Add Avocado $1 Bacon $1 Porter Braised Onions $1 Gluten Free Bun $2

  • Steak and Fries

    12

    Grilled chili marinated steak served with chorizo gravy over fries*

  • Jerk Chicken Sandwich

    9

    Grilled jerk seasoned chicken breast served with spicy Bistro Aioli, arugula, tomato and onion. Select your choice of cheese: smoked cheddar, aged white cheddar, pepper jack or swiss. Choose fries, sweet potato fries, soup or salad as your side Add Avocado $1 Bacon $1 Porter Braised Onions $1 Gluten Free Bun $2

  • Jerk Chicken Wrap

    9

    Grilled jerk seasoned chicken breast with bacon, romaine lettuce, black beans, cotija cheese and crispy tortilla strips. Tossed in spicy ranch dressing and wrapped in a chipotle flavored tortilla. Choose fries, sweet potato fries, soup or salad as your side

  • Traditional Cuban

    11

    Tender house-braised pork shoulder accompanied with ham, spiced pickles, swiss cheese and mustard served on a pressed roll. Choose fries, sweet potato fries, soup or salad as your side

  • Southwest Burger

    10

    Vegetarian chipotle black bean patty with pepperjack cheese, cilantro lime crema, arugula and tomato on a brioche bun. Choose fries or sweet potato fries. $9 Substitute side of soup or salad for $1 Add Avocado $1 Porter Braised Onions $1 Gluten Free Bun $2

  • Meatloaf Sandwich

    10

    Fresh Angus and Chorizo meatloaf served with avocado salsa, bacon and mushroom gravy. Choose fries, sweet potato fries, soup or salad as your side

  • Crab Louie

    15

    Mixed greens and shredded cabbage tossed in a sweet chipotle dressing and served with peppered bacon, sliced avocado, hard-boiled egg and topped with Dungeness crab

  • Bistro Mac & Cheese

    12/18

    A blend of six natural cheeses and topped with bacon bread crumbs. Add your choice of grilled chicken, grilled prawns, Dungeness crab or chorizo $6

  • Steak & Rice

    11

    Spiced steak sautéed with Spanish rice and topped with salsa verde, romaine, avocado, cilantro-lime crema and cotija cheese


Finale

  • Strawberry Rhubarb Beignets

    6

    Fresh sugar covered beignets with strawberry and rhubarb jam, finished with whipped cream

  • Crème Brûlée

    7

    Traditional crème Brûlée speaks for itself

  • Warm Chocolate Lava Cake

    6

    A warm house-made chocolate cake with a molten chocolate center

  • Lemon Cheesecake

    6

    House-made lemon cheesecake topped with blueberry coulis

*Angus Burger may be cooked to order. Steak and Fries is cooked medium well. Ahi Tuna is served rare. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have a medical condition.

Drink Menu

Specialty Cocktails

  • Watermelon Smash

    8

    Arette Classico Blanco tequila, Monin watermelon, fresh lime juice, fresh cucumbers and fresh mint, finished with a chili salt rim.

  • Moscow Mule

    8

    Russian Standard vodka, Goslings Stormy Ginger beer and fresh lime juice – served in an authentic copper mug

  • Papaya Maya Version 2.0

    9

    Buffalo Trace bourbon, Ancho Reyes Chile liqueur, fresh papaya puree, fresh lemon juice and Whiskey aged bitters.

  • Bistro Cobbler

    9

    La Garrocha Amontillado sherry, fresh orange juice, fresh lemon, fresh raspberries and Walnut bitters.

  • Botanic Spritz

    8

    Damrak gin, St. Germain liqueur, rosemary simple, fresh lemon, grapefruit and cucumbers topped with sparkling wine

  • Shanghai Rye

    11

    Pikesville Rye whiskey, Cynar amaro, Chinese 5-Spice compound and Cardamom bitters

  • Campfire

    10

    Double Chocolate 360 vodka, Bailey’s Salted Caramel liqueur, RumChata, graham cracker and toasted marshmallows

  • Cool Berry

    8

    Heritage Blueberry vodka, fresh lime juice, fresh blueberries and cool fresh mint.

  • Bloody Meal

    12

    Tito’s Handmade vodka, house-made bloody mary mix with mild spice and a substantial garnish consisting of hardboiled egg, bacon, pepper jack cheese, pepperoni stick, toast, tomatoes, cucumbers, and olives

  • Darkness

    8

    Grey Goose Cherry Noir vodka, fresh lime juice and fresh muddled blackberries

  • Tropic Hemmingway

    8

    Ron Abuelo anejo rum, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, mango puree, fresh lime juice and Grapefruit bitters


Beer

  • Wingman Ace IPA

  • Maui Coconut Hiwa Porter

  • Stone IPA

  • Founders Breakfast Imperial Stout

  • Melvin IPA

  • Reuben’s Crikey IPA

  • Left Hand Milk Stout

  • Leavenworth Hefeweizen

  • Victory Golden Monkey Abbey Tripel

  • Spire Dark & Dry Cider

  • Corona

  • Heineken

  • Stella Artois

  • Coors Light

  • Miller Lite

  • Bud Light

  • Budweiser

  • Rainier

  • Fish Tale Organic Amber

  • Avery Ellie’s Brown Ale

  • Pacific Brewing Citra Ale

  • pFriem Pilsner

  • Hoegaarden

  • Everybody’s Local Logger

  • Freemont Universale Pale Ale

  • Laurelwood Organic Amber

  • Great Divide Claymore Scotch Ale

  • No-Li Red, White & Pale

  • Washington Gold Cider

  • Ghostfish Grapefruit IPA


Wine by the Glass

  • Fonseca Port Tawny

    6

  • House Riesling

    5

  • House Chardonnay

    5

  • House Merlot

    5

  • House Cab Sauv

    5

  • House Malbec

    5

  • House Pinot Grigio

    5

  • Codorniu Brut Cava (Split)

    8

  • Feature Wine by the glass

    8

  • Whidbey’s Port

    6


Wine by the Bottle

  • Anderson Conn Valley (CA)

    40

    Cab Sauv

  • Anderson Conn Valley (CA)

    98

    Blend

  • Veuve Clicquot (FRA)

    84

    Champagne

  • Dom Perignon (FRA)

    258

    Champagne

  • Vandori (ITA)

    18

    Prosecco

  • A Squared (WA)

    29

    Pinot Grigio

  • Zero One (WA)

    23

    Sauv Blanc

  • Alexandria Nicole (WA)

    22

    Riesling

  • Col Solare (WA)

    110

    Blend

  • Napa Cellars (CA)

    30

    Chardonnay

  • Hanh SLH (CA)

    31

    Pinot Noir

  • Fidelitas 4040 (WA)

    50

    Blend

  • Silver Oak (CA)

    110

    Cab Sauv

  • Quintessa (CA)

    190

    Blend

  • La Vendimia (ESP)

    24

    Tempranillo

  • Procedo (WA)

    35

    Cab Sauv

  • Stags Leap Artemis (CA)

    85

    Cab Sauv

  • Dunham (WA)

    55

    Syrah

  • WillaKenzie Gisele (OR)

    39

    Pinot Noir

  • Alexandria Nicole (WA)

    42

    Merlot

  • Clos Du Val (CA)

    50

    Cab Sauv

  • Zero One (WA)

    45

    Cab Sauv

  • Cougar Crest (WA)

    64

    Cab Sauv

  • William Hill (CA)

    26

    Cab Sauv

  • Coyote Canyon (WA)

    40

    Blend

  • Apex (WA)

    33

    Merlot

  • Catena (ARG)

    36

    Malbec

  • Terroir Hunter (CHL)

    38

    Syrah

  • Veuve Du Vemay (FRA)

    22

    Sparkling

  • LaMadrid (ARG)

    27

    Malbec


Brandy Cognac (2 oz.)

  • Candolini Grappa Ruta

    9

  • Campo Encanto Pisco

    12

  • Germain Robin Method Brandy

    15

  • St. George Pear Brandy

    13

  • Torres VS Brandy

    5

  • Courvoisier VS Cognac

    10

  • Hennessy VS Cognac

    10

  • Hennessy VSOP Cognac

    16

  • Remy Martin VSOP Cognac

    13


Beverages (Non-Alcoholic)

Complimentary refills with all fountain drinks

  • Coke

    2

  • Diet Coke

    2

  • Sprite

    2

  • Iced Tea

    2

  • Cranberry Juice

    2

  • Pineapple Juice

    2

  • Orange Juice

    2

  • Fresh Lemonade

    2

  • Gosling’s Ginger Beer

    4

  • French Roast Coffee

    2

  • Decaf Coffee

    2

  • Hot Cocoa

    2

  • English Breakfast Tea

    2

  • Chai Latte Tea

    2

  • Green Tea

    2

  • Lemon Zinger Tea

    2

  • Coca-Cola Glass Bottle

    3

  • Apple Juice

    2

  • Artesian Bottled Water

    3

Brunch Menu

Sunday 10A – 1P

Main Events

  • Bistro Benedict

    11

    2 eggs poached to your liking, smoked ham, grilled focaccia bread and house made hollandaise sauce. Served with a side of fingerling potato and chorizo hash*

  • Breakfast Tacos

    9

    3 corn tortillas with steak and scrambled eggs and finished with a scotch bonnet aioli. Served with a fingerling potato and chorizo hash

  • Traditional Eggs

    8

    2 eggs any style cooked to order and 2 strips of honey cured peppered bacon. Served with a side of fingerling potato chorizo hash and toast

  • Sunday Scramble

    10

    3 eggs scrambled consisting of chorizo sausage, honey cured peppered bacon, genoa salami, sun dried tomatoes, arugula and cotija cheese. Served with a side of fingerling potato and chorizo hash

  • Farm Fresh Omelet

    10

    3 egg omelet with mushrooms, roasted red peppers, fresh arugula, cucumbers and gorgonzola cheese. Served with a side of fingerling potato

  • Grand Marnier French Toast

    10

    Classic cinnamon and vanilla French toast accented with an orange liqueur and served with maple-bacon butter. Served with a side of fingerling potato and chorizo hash

  • Breakfast Sandwich

    10

    Smoked ham, honey cured peppered bacon, a fried egg and smoked cheddar cheese on a brioche bun and finished with country gravy. Served with a fingerling potato and chorizo hash

  • Buttermilk Hotcakes

    9

    3 oversized hotcakes topped with a fresh berry whipped butter and 2 pieces of honey cured peppered bacon

*Bistro Benedict is served undercooked; Cooked to Order Eggs can be made to your preference. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have a medical condition

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