Eat. Drink. Live.

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 have Nathan Hawes as our Chef de Cuisine! Nathan compliments Bar Bistro 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 Chef Nathan leading our culinary team!

Dinner Menu

Beginnings

  • Charcuterie

    23

    Selection of local sourced artisan cured meats and aged cheese. Served with crackers, house jam, house pickled vegetables and fruit selections

  • Pork Belly Bao

    17

    Slow roasted pork belly served over bao buns with ssamgjang sauce & marinated cucumber

  • Deep Fried Brie

    16

    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 (V)

  • Caprese Flatbread

    14

    Fresh heirloom tomatoes, arugula, pesto, balsamic reduction, fresh mozzarella & house-made rosemary sea salt (V)

  • Spicy Prawns

    16

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

  • Birria Flatbread

    16

    Birria style beef slow braised and served on toasted flatbread with mama lil's peppers, Chihuahua cheese, onions, cilantro, lime & consommé for dipping

  • Elk Sliders

    16

    Grilled Elk topped with house-made pimento cheese and house lingonberry jam on a toasted pretzel bun. Served with a light portion of fries.

  • Crab Cakes

    18

    New England style crab cakes (2) made with jumbo lump blue crab and served with house tartar sauce, citrus microgreens and fried capers

  • Bistro Brussels

    14

    Fried Brussels sprouts with caramelized onions, crispy bacon, balsamic reduction & parmesan (GF)


Salads and Soups

  • Spinach Salad

    9 | 16

    Spinach, goat cheese, blueberry, toasted pumpkin seeds, pickled onions and house creamy peppercorn dressing (GF | V)

  • Charred Hearts of Romaine

    9 | 16

    Topped with our house Parmesan dressing, shaved Parmesan cheese and herb croutons (V)

  • Bistro House Mixed Greens

    8 | 14

    Mixed greens, house balsamic vinaigrette, with tomato, shaved Parmesan and herb croutons (V)

  • Crab Bisque

    9 | 16

    Creamy crab bisque topped with snow crab (GF)

  • Wedge Salad Entrée

    16

    Quarter cut iceberg lettuce, bacon crumbles, Gorgonzola crumbles, cherry tomatoes, fresh chives & house blue cheese dressing (GF | V)

All salads can be accompanied by adding Grilled Chicken $7 or Grilled Wild Prawns $9  or Snow Crab $13 additional.

Main Event

  • Baked Mac & Cheese

    18

    Creamy five cheese macaroni baked in a cast iron, garnished with parsley oil & cherry tomato. Served with our homemade jalapeño cheddar biscuits. Add your choice of protein: Grilled Chicken 7 | Sautéed Crab 12 | Grilled Wild Prawns 8 | Brisket Burnt Ends 12 | Mojo Pork Belly 8

  • Seafood Paella

    33

    Saffron rice cooked with fumet, garlic, English peas, Atlantic cod filet, wild prawns, wild sea scallops, mussels, snow crab & Portuguese sausage (GF)

  • Grilled Rib-Eye 16 oz.

    49

    Grilled hand-cut rib eye with signature seasoning & finished with chipotle butter. Served with Yukon chorizo hash & garlic roasted asparagus (GF)

  • The Cuban

    20

    Half pound of our house-braised pork shoulder accompanied with ham, house-made dill pickles, Swiss cheese & mustard served on French bread. Choose fries or sweet potato fries as your side or substitute side with soup or salad for +3

  • Angus Burger

    20

    Half pound of certified Angus beef, grilled to your specification. Accompanied with Bistro Aioli, arugula & tomato. Select your cheese: smoked cheddar, white cheddar, pepper jack, smoked Gouda or Swiss. Choose fries or sweet potato fries as your side or substitute side with soup or salad for +3 Add Avocado 2 | Bacon 3 | Porter Braised Onions 2 | Gluten Free Bun 3

  • Wagyu Burger

    24

    Half pound of certified Wagyu beef, grilled to your specification. Accompanied with spicy Bistro Aioli, arugula, and tomato. Select your choice of cheese: smoked cheddar, white cheddar, pepper jack or Swiss. Choose fries or sweet potato fries as your side or substitute side with soup or salad for +3 | Add Add Avocado 2 | Bacon 3 | Porter Braised Onions 2 | Gluten Free Bun 3

  • Filet Mignon 8 oz.

    54

    Roasted hand-cut filet mignon with fresh thyme, garlic aromatics and finished with chipotle butter. Served with pave potatoes and roasted asparagus (GF)

  • Portuguese Seafood Stew

    33

    Saffron fumet based stew with Portuguese sausage, halibut, scallops, mussels, prawns, snow crab, roasted potatoes & fresh gremolata (GF)

  • Cajun Smoked Duck

    32

    Smoked duck breast, spicy citrus diablo sauce, buttery mashed potatoes & roasted carrots (GF)

  • Monday Steak Feature

    27

    12 oz ribeye with roasted romanesco and herb roasted potatoes (Available in limited quantities on Monday ONLY)

  • Pork Chop

    28

    14 oz Porterhouse pork chop served with ham hock collard greens & cheesy polenta, finished with a coffee stout red eye gravy

  • Autumn Risotto

    26

    Roasted butternut & acorn squash risotto served with sage brown butter, marscapone cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds. Topped with parmesan sweet potato chips (GF | V)

  • Sunday Supper

    35

    Sautéed Filet Mignon tips tossed with cream, roasted garlic puree, Gorgonzola cheese and toasted pink peppercorns with our house pappardelle. Served with garlic bread and choice of soup or salad (Available in limited quantities on Sunday ONLY)

  • Pork Cheek Pappardelle

    25

    House-made pappardelle pasta combined with slow braised pork cheek Ragu, bacon lardon, mama lil’s peppers, Parmigiana Reggiano & crisp prosciutto. Served with garlic bread


Finale

  • Goat Cheese Cheesecake

    12

    Toasted graham cracker crust, goat and cream cheese, sour cream topping, lemon chantilly and berry compote

  • Ice Cream

    7

    Vanilla bean ice cream served with chocolate syrup and fresh fruit

  • Beignets

    9

    Fried dough accompanied with house strawberry sauce, powdered sugar & vanilla bean pastry cream

  • Creme Brûlée

    10

    Madagascar vanilla creme anglaise with caramelized finish, chantilly whipped cream & fresh berries

  • Carrot Cake

    11

    Carrot cake with toasted walnuts & raisins. Layered with cream cheese buttercream frosting

(GF) Indicates Gluten Free items.  (V) Indicates Lacto Vegetarian items (contains dairy products)

*Rib-Eye, Filet Mignon, Angus Burger and Buffalo Burger may be cooked to order. Duck and Elk is cooked medium. Ahi Tuna and Scallops are seared rare. Ceviche is cold cooked with citrus. 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

  • House Old Fashioned

    13

    Our signature version of the classic Old Fashioned is made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, house citrus spice syrup, house-made Cardamom & Orange bitters. Garnished with charred orange and Luxardo Maraschino Cherry

  • Melbourne In The 80’s

    12

    Midori, Cointreau, house falernum, fresh lemon juice, egg whites & Luxardo Maraschino Cherry

  • S&P (NA)

    10

    House-made strawberry & peppercorn shrub, fresh strawberry purée, white tea, lemon juice, citrus spice syrup & egg whites (Non-Alc)

  • The Beets

    13

    Copperworks Gin, Montenegro Amaro, fresh, beet juice (beets, apples, ginger) & lemon juice

  • Bourbon Mai Tai

    14

    Michter’s bourbon coconut oil fat-washed, Pineapple liqueur, Bauchant Orange, Orgeat, fresh lime juice & walnut bitters

  • Campfire

    13

    Crop Organic Vodka, Giffard Creme de Cacao, Giffard Framboise, fresh vanilla cream & Ghirardelli chocolate. Garnished with a graham cracker rim & toasted marshmallows.

  • Cool Berry

    11

    Heritage Huckleberry vodka, fresh lemon juice, fresh blueberries & cool fresh mint.

  • Very Berry Mule (NA)

    9

    Ginger Beer, fresh blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, coconut creme & fresh lime juice (Non-Alc)

  • Darkness

    11

    Effen Black Cherry vodka, fresh lime juice & fresh muddled blackberries

  • Viola Sorso

    12

    Clarified Negroni concocted with house-made bitter liqueur & Copperworks Gin house infused with butterfly pea tea

  • Harvest Sidecar

    14

    Martell VS Cognac, Cointreau, House-made Cinnamon Apple Shrub & fresh lemon juice

  • Medicine Man

    13

    Cachaça (Brazilian Spirit), Yellow Chartreuse, fresh basil, agave, lime juice & egg whites

  • Alpine Meadow (NA)

    9

    Seedlip Spice 94 (Distilled Non-Alc), fresh blackberries, house-made rosemary syrup, fresh lemon juice & Tonic (Non-Alc)


Beer

  • Occidental Hefeweizen (16oz)

    8

  • Maui Coconut Hiwa Porter

    8

  • Weihenstephan Hefeweissbier (16oz)

    8

    From the worlds oldest brewery, this is a highly rated, world class Hefeweizen.

  • E9 Realize IPA (16oz)

    9.50

  • Melvin 2×4 IPA

    10

    Double IPA

  • Founders Breakfast Stout

    11

    #1 Ranked Oatmeal-Stout 8.3% Abv

  • Left Hand Milk Stout

    7

  • Fort George Vortex IPA (16 oz)

    9

  • Corona

    6

  • Heineken

    6

  • Stella Artois

    6

  • Coors Light

    4.50

  • Ecliptic Peach Gose (16oz)

    9

    Sour Beer

  • Bud Light

    4.50

  • Budweiser

    4.50

  • Rainier

    4

  • Belching Beaver Blonde Ale

    6

  • Unibroue Blanche de Chambly, Witbier

    7.50

  • One Tree Pineapple Mango Cider (16oz)

    11

    Traditional Cider

  • Founders Porter

    6

  • Bale Breaker Hazy IPA

    6.75

  • Reuben’s Crushable Pale Ale

    6.50

  • Fort George “Cathedral” Pilsner (16oz)

    8

  • Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale

    6.25

  • Ale Smith Mexican Lager

    6.50

  • Melvin 2xThor IPA

    10

    Limited Release. Double IPA.

  • Avery Brown Ale

    6

  • Tieton Bourbon Peach Cider

    7.25

    Dry Cider

  • Unibroue La Fin Du Monde, Belgium Tripel

    9

  • Clausthaler Dry Hopped N/A

    6

    Non-Alcoholic Dry Hopped Lager

  • Aslan “Dawn Patrol” Pale Ale

    6.25

    Certified Organic

  • One Tree Lemon Basil Cider (16oz)

    11

    Citrus Herb Cider

  • E9 Tahoma Hopwater N/A

    6

    Non-Alcoholic. Water sourced from the Greenwater watershed. Hops grown in the Yakima Valley.

  • E9 Tacoma Brew (16oz)

    8

    Tacoma Brew is Kölsch beer. Kölsch is a German Ale that is stored like a Lager and drinks similar to lager style

  • Icicle Dragontail IPA

    6.75


Wine by the Glass

  • Fonseca

    7

    Port Tawny

  • Dunham

    11

    Chardonnay

  • Alexandria Nicole “Gravity”

    11

    Merlot

  • Long Shadows Poets Leap

    11

    Riesling

  • Landmark

    10

    Pinot Noir

  • JP Chenet Brut 187ml

    9

    Sparkling

  • Saracco Moscato d’Asti

    7.50

    Moscato

  • Whidbey’s

    7

    Port

  • Louis Latour “Chameroy”

    13

    Mâcon-Villages, FRA

    Chardonnay

  • Fidelitas 4040

    12

    Red Blend

  • Zaccagnini

    8

    Pinot Grigio

  • Jules Taylor

    10

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Belasco Baquedano

    9

    Malbec

  • Powers Reserve 2018

    12

    Kiona Vineyard

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Gramercy

    12

    Rosé

  • Taylor Fadgate 10-YR

    11

    Port Tawny

  • Rodney Strong

    12

    Alexander Valley

    Cabernet Sauvignon


Wine by the Bottle

  • Paul Hobbs 2017

    180

    Napa Valley

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Veuve Clicquot NV

    122

    Champagne

  • Dom Perignon 2013

    483

    Champagne

  • Spottswoode 2018

    270

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Zaccagnini

    34

    Pinot Grigio

  • Hermanos Pecina Senorio

    44

    Tempranillo

  • Long Shadows Poet’s Leap

    46

    Riesling

  • The Prisoner by Prisoner Wine Co.

    85

    This Napa Valley Red Blend features enticing aromas of Bing cherry, dark chocolate, clove, and roasted fig. Persistent flavors of ripe raspberry, boysenberry, pomegranate, and vanilla linger harmoniously for a smooth and luscious finish (Rated 93 points WW)

    Red Blend

  • Paul Hobbs 2017

    65

    Russian River

    Chardonnay

  • Jules Taylor

    43

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Fidelitas 4040

    55

    Red Blend

  • Hundred Acre “Wraith” 2016

    950

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Long Shadows “Feather” 2018

    118

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Alexandria Nicole “Gravity”

    48

    Merlot

  • Landmark

    43

    Pinot Noir

  • Gramercy 2018 Reserve

    160

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Stag’s Leap Artemis

    150

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Dunham

    46

    Chardonnay

  • Saracco d’Asti

    30

    Moscato

  • Dunham 2019

    96

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Gramercy

    57

    Rosé

  • Justin Isosceles 2015

    148

    Red Blend

  • Powers Reserve 2018

    48

    Kiona Vineyard

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Long Shadows Chester Kidder 2018

    112

    Red Blend

  • Continuum 2018

    390

    Red Blend

  • La Storia 2017

    45

    Merlot

  • Bramare “Lujan de Cuyo” 2018

    67

    Malbec

  • Dunham 2019

    82

    Syrah

  • Bernard Fouquet Brut

    42

    Domaine des Aubuisieres

    Sparkling

  • Belasco de Bequedano

    38

    Malbec

  • EFESTE “Big Papa”

    99

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • EFESTE “Ceidleigh” 2018

    69

    Syrah

  • Louis Latour “Chameroy”

    55

    Mâcon-Villages, FRA

    Chardonnay

  • Saint-Damien “La Louisiane” Red Cuvée 2019

    77

    2019 Saint-Damien "La Louisiane" from the Gigondas appellation of Rhone, France is developed with single parcel or old vines of Grenache planted in 1942, Mourvedre planted in 1977 and Cinsault planted in 1951. Matured for 12 months in oak barrels. Bottled without any fining or filtration. The 2018 vintage was rated 97 points by Robert Parker.

    Red Blend

  • Fidelitas 2018

    91

    Quintessance Vineyard Highly Ranked: Jeb Dunnuck (93) | Owen Bargreen (95) | James Suckling (92)

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Moët Impérial Nectar

    66

    Nectar Impérial is a delicious expression of the Moët & Chandon style, a style distinguished by its bright fruitiness, its seductive palate and its elegant maturity.

    Champagne

  • Moët Impérial Brut

    102

    Moët Impérial is the House’s iconic champagne. Created in 1869, it embodies Moët & Chandon’s unique style, a style distinguished by its bright fruitiness, its seductive palate and its elegant maturity.

    Champagne

  • Figgins Estate 2019

    154

    Red Blend

  • Quilceda Creek 2017

    270

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Quilceda Creek 2018

    270

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Quilceda Creek 2019

    300

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • BacoVino

    45

    Viognier

  • BacoVino

    49

    Merlot

  • Rodney Strong

    52

    Alexander Valley

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Powers Reserve 2016

    60

    Katherine Leone Vineyard

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Staglin

    350

    Rutherford, Napa Valley

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Harvey & Harriet

    57

    Proprietary Red Blend, highly rated from Paso Robles, CA

    Red Blend

  • Long Shadows Pirouette 2018

    118

    Red Blend


Whiskey Collection

  • Michter’s Whiskey Tasting Flight

    32

    1 ounce American Whiskey; 1 ounce Sour Mash; 1 ounce Kentucky Straight Bourbon; 1 ounce Kentucky Straight Rye

  • Michter’s Barrel Strength Rye

    31

  • Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye

    52

    Limited Release 2018

  • Wyoming Whiskey Double Cask

    16

  • Michter’s Single Barrel Rye 10-YR

    40

  • Joseph Magnus Bourbon

    24

  • Henry McKenna 10-YR

    26

  • Elijah Craig 18-YR

    29

  • Michter’s Single Barrel Bourbon 10-YR

    36

  • Calumet 14-YR

    22

  • Macallan 18-YR

    50

    Sherry Oak Cask

  • Kamiki Intense Wood

    14

  • Macallan Rare Cask

    48

    Released 2017

  • Glenlivet 18-YR

    19

  • Lagavulin 16-YR

    22

  • Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt

    16

  • Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon

    29

  • High West Rye “Midwinter Night’s Dram”

    45

    Limited Release 2022

  • Glenmorangie 18-YR

    26

  • Bomberger’s Declaration Kentucky Straight Bourbon

    27

  • Shenk’s Homestead Kentucky Sour Mash

    25

  • Michter’s Toasted Barrel Bourbon

    26

  • Basil Hayden’s Bourbon 10-YR

    19

  • WhistlePig Old World Rye 12-YR

    23

  • Peerless Straight Rye

    22

  • Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon

    27

  • Colonel E.H. Taylor Single Barrel Bourbon

    38

  • Mister Sam Tribute

    98

    Limited Release 2021

  • Old Fitzgerald 14-YR

    63

  • Michter’s Toasted Barrel Sour Mash

    30

  • Michter’s 20-YR Bourbon

    200

    Limited Edition. Tasting Notes: Intense notes of black cherry, rich molasses, honeysuckle, roasted pecans & toasted charred oak (114.2 proof 57.1% ABV)

  • Eagle Rare 17-YR

    105

    Limited Release 2022

  • The Yamazaki 12-YR

    38

  • The Hakushu 12-YR

    36

  • Knob Creek 12-YR

    18

  • Knob Creek 18-YR

    45

  • W.L. Weller CYPB

    120

  • W.L. Weller 12-YR

    31

  • W.L. Weller Full Proof

    54

  • W.L. Weller 107 Antique

    24

  • W.L. Weller Special Reserve

    18

  • William Larue Weller Limited

    195

    Limited Release 2022

  • Little Book Whiskey

    32

    Limited Release 2022

  • Yellowstone Limited Edition

    88

    Limited Release 2021

  • Pappy Reserve 15-YR

    250

    Limited Release 2022

  • Stagg Jr.

    35

  • Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon

    31

  • Old Fitzgerald 19-YR

    260

  • W.L. Weller Single Barrel

    150

  • George T. Stagg Limited

    180

    Limited Release 2022


Beverages (Non-Alcoholic)

Complimentary refills with all fountain drinks

  • Coke

    3

  • Diet Coke

    3

  • Sprite

    3

  • Iced Tea

    3

  • Red Bull

    4

  • Craft Root Beer

    4

  • Fresh Lemonade

    4

  • Gosling’s Ginger Beer

    5

  • French Press Coffee 12oz | 24oz

    3.50 / 7

    Papua New Guinea whole beans. Rich with Blueberries & Coffee Cake palate. By Manifesto Coffee, locally roasted.

  • Cold Brew

    5

    By local Manifesto Coffee

  • Citrus Herbal Tea

    2

  • English Breakfast Tea

    2

  • Green Tea

    2

  • S&P (NA)

    10

    House-made strawberry & peppercorn shrub, fresh strawberry purée, white tea, lemon juice, citrus spice syrup & egg whites (Non-Alc)

  • Very Berry Mule (NA)

    9

    Ginger Beer, fresh blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, coconut creme & fresh lime juice (Non-Alc)

  • Mexican Coca Cola

    3.50

    Classic Glass bottle 12 oz

  • Juice Variety

    2

    Apple Juice. Orange Juice. Cranberry Juice. Pineapple Juice.

  • Sparkling Water | Artesian Water

    3

  • Alpine Meadow (NA)

    9

    Seedlip Spice 94 (Distilled Non-Alc), fresh blackberries, house-made rosemary syrup, fresh lemon juice & Tonic (Non-Alc)

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