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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 beginning in Boston, MA and most recently in Las Vegas, NV. 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. At Bar Bistro we wish to be a destination that 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!

Nathan Hawes

Nathan Hawes

Chef de Cuisine

We are proud to welcome Chef Nathan Hawes to the Bar Bistro Team!
Nathan joins us with an esteemed resume that begins with a Culinary Arts degree from Le Cordon Bleu in Las Vegas, NV. Chef Nathan’s experience comes from a diverse portfolio of restaurants including; Madeleine’s Fusion, Evansville, IN | NYP Bar & Grill, Renton, WA | and most recently Carne Aqui, Spanaway, WA.
We are excited to have him aboard and look forward to having his culinary team present us with an array of delectable cuisine!

Dinner Menu

Beginnings

  • Street Tacos

    9

    Pair of corn tortilla tacos served with jicama slaw, avocado crema, rojo chimichurri and a side of bacon refried beans. Select your choice of mushroom Duxelle, grilled wild prawns, mojo pork belly, seared steak or braised pork

  • Calamari

    12

    Panko breaded calamari served on putanessca sauce and topped with house escabeche

  • Fried Rice

    12

    Jasmine fried rice with fresh vegetables and your choice of crab, wild prawns or mojo pork belly

  • Charcuterie Plate

    17

    Selection of local sourced artisan cured meats and aged cheese served with toasted crostini, house jam and house pickled selections

  • Scallops

    14

    Pan seared fresh Diver Scallop with Lobster Cream Sauce and micro greens (seared and served rare)

  • Deep Fried Brie

    12

    Double creamed Brie cheese wrapped in puff pastry dough and lightly fried then topped with an orange marmalade and toasted almonds. Served with crostini and assorted fruit

  • Caprese Flatbread

    13

    Fresh tomatoes, arugula, pesto, balsamic reduction, fresh mozzarella and house-made rosemary sea salt

  • Spicy Prawns

    13

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

  • Steamed Mussels

    14

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

  • Elk Sliders

    14

    Grilled Elk topped with house-made pimento cheese and house lingonberry jam on a toasted pretzel bun. Served with hand-cut root vegetable chips


Salads and Soups

  • Spinach Salad

    6 / 7

    Spinach, goat cheese, blueberry, toasted pumpkin seeds, pickled onions and creamy peppercorn dressing

  • Charred Hearts of Romaine

    5 / 9

    Topped with a parmesan dressing, shaved parmesan cheese and herb croutons

  • Bistro House Mixed Greens

    5 / 9

    Mixed greens, house-made balsamic vinaigrette, with tomatoes, shaved parmesan and herb croutons

  • Bistro Soup

    5 / 9

    Chefs prepare fresh seasonal ingredients daily

  • Crab Bisque

    5 / 9

    Creamy bisque topped with crab

All salads can be accompanied by adding grilled jerk chicken breast $6 or grilled prawns $7 additional.

Main Event

  • Pasta Primavera (Vegetarian)

    18

    Fresh in-house Pappardelle pasta, fresh cut vegetables, pesto sauce and Parmesan cheese

  • Soft Shell Crab Sandwich

    15

    Battered soft shell crab with vinaigrette slaw and house tartar sauce served on a butter toasted bun. Choose fries or sweet potato fries as your side Substitute side with soup or salad for $2 Gluten Free Bun $2

  • Bistro Mac & Cheese

    14

    A blend of five natural cheeses, garnished with parsley oil and cherry tomato Add your choice of Grilled Chicken $6 | Sautéed Crab $8 | Mojo Pork Belly $6

  • Halibut

    26

    Creamy risotto, chourico, parmesan cheese, peas and parsnip frizzle

  • Grilled Rib Eye 16 oz.

    37

    Grilled hand-cut rib eye with signature seasoning. Served with roasted Yukon potato chourico hash, topped with chipotle butter and served with your choice of asparagus or brussel sprouts

  • Lamb Loin Chops

    24

    Ancho rubbed lamb loin chops served with yam mash, brussel sprouts and finished with chimichurri

  • Wild Boar Ragu

    19

    Pappardelle handmade pasta with slow cooked wild boar Ragu and finished with parmesan

  • The Cuban

    14

    Tender house-braised pork shoulder accompanied with ham, house-made 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 $2

  • Angus Burger

    15

    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 $2 Add Avocado $1 Bacon $2 Porter Braised Onions $1 Gluten Free Bun $2

  • Braised Short Rib

    25

    Tender short rib with mashed potatoes, slow cooked collard greens and finished with house demi-glace

  • Roasted Filet Mignon 8 oz.

    40

    Roasted hand-cut filet mignon with fresh thyme and garlic aromatics. Served with roasted Yukon potato chourico hash, topped with chipotle butter and served with your choice of asparagus or brussel sprouts

  • Portuguese Seafood Stew

    24

    Patagonian prawns, Chilean mussels, Vietnamese clams, Icelandic cod, chourico sausage, Saffron fumet, roasted Yukon potatoes and fresh gremolata

  • Gnocchi (Vegetarian)

    18

    Fresh in-house gnocchi with pesto, parmesan cheese, roasted asparagus, Romanesco, cauliflower and pea shoots

  • Cajun Smoked Duck

    25

    Applewood smoked duck breast, creamed cabbage, mashed potatoes and a citrus diablo sauce


Finale

  • Churros

    7

    Fried dough tossed with cinnamon and sugar

  • Crème Brûlée

    7

    Vanilla custard with a caramelized finish

  • Chocolate Mousse

    7

    This light and decadent dessert is a chocolate favorite

  • Carrot Cake

    7

    Delicious cake with toasted walnut, raisins, carrots, cream cheese icing and carrot frizzles

*Rib Eye, Filet Mignon, Angus Burger may be cooked to order. 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

  • Five Peppers

    9

    Arette Classico Blanco tequila, Don Miguay mezcal, house-made 5 pepper shrub, fresh lime juice and pink grapefruit juice

  • Greenwater, WA

    10

    Copperworks Gin, St-Germain, mist of Green Chartreuse, pea compound, fresh lemon juice, fresh cucumbers and mint tincture

  • Pinche Margarita

    9

    Arette Reposado tequila, Giffard Lichi-Li liqueur, fresh lemon juice and finished with a chili lime salt rim

  • Amaretto & Company

    10

    Saliza amaretto, Madagascar vanilla liqueur, orgeat, raspberry gastrique and fresh lemon juice, finished with grated cinnamon nutmeg

  • Mezcal & Chill

    10

    Don Miguay mezcal, Novo Fogo cachaca, Giffard Creme de Violette, butterfly pea tea orange zest compound and fresh lime juice.

  • Bourbon Mai Tai

    9

    Old Forester coconut oil fat-washed, Pineapple liqueur, orange curaçao, orgeat, fresh lime juice and aromatic bitters

  • Campfire

    11

    Zaya 12 yar rum, Trader Vic’s Dark Chocolate, Chila Orchata, graham cracker and toasted marshmallows

  • Cool Berry

    9

    Heritage Huckleberry vodka, fresh lemon juice, fresh blueberries and cool fresh mint

  • Bloody Meal

    13

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

  • Darkness

    9

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

  • Clockwork Orange

    11

    Op Anderson aquavit, Aperol appetivo, Grand Marnier, Mandarin juice and Saffron aquafaba


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

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