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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

  • Calamari

    12

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

  • 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

  • Five Spice Seared Ahi

    14

    Five spice seared Ahi with elderflower reduction, charred orange salsa, arugula and house-made wonton chips. Build the perfect bite with this summer flavored appetizer!

  • 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

  • Crab Cakes

    14

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


Salads and Soups

  • Spinach Salad

    6 / 11

    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.

  • Crab Bisque

    5 / 9

    Creamy bisque topped with crab

All salads can be accompanied by adding Grilled Chicken $6 or Grilled Wild Prawns $7.50 additional.

Main Event

  • Gnocchi

    19

    Fresh in-house gnocchi with Gorgonzola cream sauce, roasted asparagus, king oyster, hen of the woods and shiitake mushrooms and microgreens

  • 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

  • Seafood Paella

    26

    Saffron rice cooked with garlic, peas, Portuguese sausage, cod, prawns, mussels and snow crab

  • Grilled Rib-Eye 16 oz.

    38

    Grilled hand-cut rib eye with signature seasoning. Served with roasted Yukon potato chorizo hash, topped with chipotle butter and served with brussel sprouts

  • Buffalo Burger

    18

    Half pound of fresh ground buffalo, smoked Gouda cheese, bacon jam aioli, house pickles and topped with Sriracha crispy onions. Choose fries or sweet potato fries as your side. Substitute side with soup or salad for 3

  • 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 3

  • 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, white cheddar, pepper jack or swiss. Choose fries or sweet potato fries as your side. Substitute side with soup or salad for 3 | Add Avocado 1 Bacon 2 Porter Braised Onions 1 Gluten Free Bun 2

  • Roasted Filet Mignon 8 oz.

    43

    Roasted hand-cut filet mignon with fresh thyme, garlic aromatics and finished with chipotle butter. Served with chorizo hash and roasted asparagus.

  • Cajun Smoked Duck

    25

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

  • Monday Steak Feature

    15

    Available Monday Only! Grilled Flank Steak with fries, brown gravy and cheese curds. (Steak is served uncut to preserve item during travel for take-out unless specified).

  • Lamb Shank

    26

    Slow braised lamb shank and served with ham hock collard greens, Yukon mash potatoes and reduction of jus

  • Fettuccine al Filetto

    28

    House-made fettuccine pasta, with cut filet mignon, pink peppercorn Alfredo sauce and finished with Parmesan. Served with a side of garlic bread.

  • 30 Day Dry Aged Rib-Eye

    52

    30 day USDA Prime dry aged boneless rib-eye served with sautéed king oyster and hen of the woods mushrooms, roasted Yukon potato chorizo hash and chipotle butter


Finale

  • Ice Cream

    6

    Vanilla bean ice cream topped with fresh whipped cream and chocolate sauce

  • Beignets

    7

    Fried dough tossed with cinnamon and sugar

  • Crème Brûlée

    7

    Vanilla custard with a caramelized finish

  • Carrot Cake

    7

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

*Rib Eye, Filet Mignon, Angus Burger & Buffalo Burger may be cooked to order. Elk Sliders are served medium. 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


Beer

  • Wellbeing Amber Ale N/A

    6.50

    Non-Alcoholic

  • Maui Coconut Hiwa Porter

    7

  • Occidental Hefeweizen (16oz)

    7

  • E9 Black Helmet IPA (16oz)

    8

  • Melvin 2×4 IPA

    8

  • Founder Breakfast Stout

    9

    #1 Ranked Oatmeal-Stout 8.3% Abv

  • Left Hand Milk Stout

    6.50

  • Great Divide Claymore

    5.75

  • pFriem Classic IPA

    6.50

  • Corona

    5.25

  • Heineken

    5.25

  • Stella Artois

    5.25

  • Coors Light

    4.50

  • Cigar City Margarita Gose

    6.50

  • Bud Light

    4.50

  • Budweiser

    4.50

  • Crooked Stave Saison

    7

  • Avery Witbier

    6.75

  • pFriem Pilsner

    6

  • Founders Porter

    5.75

  • E9 Tac City Lager (16oz)

    7

  • Fort George Juicy Pale

    6

  • Cigar City Citra Pale

    6.25

  • Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale

    6.25

  • Ale Smith Mexican Lager

    6.50

  • Reuben’s Hazealicious IPA

    6.50

  • Avery Brown Ale

    5.75

  • Tieton Bourbon Peach Cider

    7.00

    Dry Cider

  • Unibroue La Fin Du Monde

    7.50

  • Aslan “Dawn Patrol” Pale Ale

    6

    Certified Organic


Wine by the Glass

  • Fonseca Port Tawny

    6.25

  • Justin Cab Sauv

    10

    Aroma: Aromatic with ripe black cherry and cassis with dusty tobacco leaf Palate: Dry, almost full-bodied on entry with ripe black cherry leading black currant and red berry fruit, with vanilla and cinnamon spice and oak accents leading a mid-palate with sustained black and red fruit Vintage: 2018

  • Dunham Chardonnay

    9.25

  • Alki Merlot

    8

  • Long Shadows Poets Leap Riesling

    8.50

  • Stoller Family Pinot Noir

    9.25

  • JP Chenet Brut 187ml

    9

  • Saracco Moscato d’Asti

    7.25

  • Justin Rosé

    9

  • Decoy Red Blend

    9

  • Chehalem Pinot Gris

    8.50

  • Stag’s Leap “Hands of Time” Chardonnay

    9

  • Belasco Baquedano Malbec

    9.25

  • Criss Cross Zinfandel

    6

    *Discount Pricing*


Wine by the Bottle

  • Justin

    42

    Cab Sauv

  • Paraduxx

    78

    Red Blend

  • Veuve Clicquot

    105

    Champagne

  • Dom Perignon 2005

    275

    Champagne

  • Chehalem

    35

    Pinot Grigio

  • Justin

    40

    Rosé

  • Long Shadows Poet’s Leap

    36

    Riesling

  • The Prisoner by Prisoner Wine Co.

    64

    Red Blend

  • Paul Hobbs

    65

    Russian River, 2017

    Chardonnay

  • Stag’s Leap “Hands of Time”

    36

    Chardonnay

  • Fidelitas 4040

    47

    Red Blend

  • Criss Cross

    25

    *Discount Pricing*

    Zinfandel

  • Long Shadows

    103

    Cab Sauv

  • Stoller Family Reserve

    39

    Pinot Noir

  • Stag’s Leap Artemis

    99

    Cab Sauv

  • Dunham

    39

    Chardonnay

  • Saracco d’Asti

    30

    Moscato

  • Alki

    32

    Merlot

  • Dunham

    66

    Cab Sauv

  • Justin Isosceles 2015

    130

    Red Blend

  • Long Shadows Chester Kidder

    94

    Red Blend

  • Quilceda Creek

    110

    Red Blend

  • Decoy by Duckhorn

    37

    Red Blend

  • La Storia

    32

    Merlot

  • Bramare

    67

    Malbec

  • Dunham

    57

    Syrah

  • Bernard Fouquet, Domaine des Aubuisieres Brut

    37

    Sparkling

  • Belasco de Bequedano

    37

    Malbec



Beverages (Non-Alcoholic)

Complimentary refills with all fountain drinks

  • Coke

    3

  • Diet Coke

    3

  • Sprite

    3

  • Iced Tea

    3

  • Virgin Libations

    5 / 7

    Non-alcoholic Fruit Mocktails, Bloody Mary's or Signature Bloody Meals.

  • Red Bull

    4

  • Craft Root Beer

    4

  • Fresh Lemonade

    4

  • Gosling’s Ginger Beer

    5

  • French Press Coffee 12oz | 24oz

    3 / 6

    Mexico Chiapas Full-Bodied, Sturdy & Spicy. By Manifesto, locally roasted.

  • Cold Brew

    5

    By local Manifesto Coffee

  • Citrus Herbal Tea

    2

  • English Breakfast Tea

    2

  • Green Tea

    2

  • Mexican Coca Cola

    3

  • Juice Variety

    2

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

  • Sparkling Water | Artesian Water

    3

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