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

  • Korean Pork Belly

    17

    Pork belly marinated and slow roasted, served with pickled watermelon rind, oi muchim cucumber, kimchi, sliced pear & house Gochujang BBQ sauce

  • Lobster Roll

    20

    Atlantic wild lobster tossed with lemon chive aioli served on a Hawaiian roll with house-made salt & vinegar chips

  • 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)

  • Bread Service

    10

    Sourdough baguette & olive Finedor loaf. Served with confit garlic, house balsamic reduction & spicy pepper artichoke confit

  • 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)

  • Caprese Salad

    10

    Basil leaf, buffalo mozzarella, sliced tomato, balsamic reduction, garlic oil & smoked sea salt (V)

  • 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. Protein Add-on: Grilled Chicken 7 | Sautéed Crab 12 | Grilled Wild Prawns 10 | Brisket Burnt Ends 12

  • 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)

  • Ribeye USDA Prime Grade 16 oz.

    55

    Grilled hand-cut Ribeye 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

    21

    1/2 lbs 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, smoked gouda or swiss. Choose fries or sweet potato fries as your side Substitute side with soup or salad for +3 Add Avocado 3 Bacon 3 Porter Braised Onions 2 Gluten Free Bun 3

  • Wagyu Burger

    25

    1/2 lbs 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, smoked gouda or swiss. Choose fries or sweet potato fries as your side Substitute side with soup or salad for +3 Add Avocado 3 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

    25

    10 oz grilled Flat Iron with grilled street corn & potato salad topped with a crispy bacon chive mix (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

  • Halibut Risotto

    36

    6 ounce halibut filet (wild line caught) with our house blackened seasoning, served with fresh chive risotto, roasted asparagus & charred jalapeño pico de gallo (GF) Substitute sautéed filet mignon tips 30 | Local PNW mushrooms (V) 30

  • Sunday Supper

    25

    Handmade Fettuccini with our house pesto & grilled chicken. Served with choice soup or salad (Available in limited quantities on Sunday ONLY).

  • Fettuccini Beef Gorgonzola

    29

    House-made fettuccini with filet mignon tips, roasted garlic with cream & gorgonzola. Finished with Parmesan & served with garlic bread Protein Add-on: Grilled Chicken 7 | Sautéed Crab 12 | Grilled Wild Prawns 10


Finale

  • Tiramisu

    12

    Ladyfinger pastries soaked in espresso & brandy. Layered with sweet mascarpone & cocoa powder

  • Ice Cream

    7

    Vanilla bean ice cream served with chocolate syrup and fresh fruit

  • Beignets

    11

    Fried dough filled with raspberry compote, tossed with sugar & served with chantilly cream

  • Creme Brûlée

    10

    Orange creme anglaise with caramelized finish, chantilly whipped cream & candied orange

  • Carrot Cake

    12

    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

  • Green Sombrero

    13

    Blanco tequila, Orange curaçao, lime juice & house-made “Taco Mix” (Serrano pepper, pineapple, agave, cilantro, mint, basil = Spicy al pastor vibes)

  • Strawberry Shrub-Ade (NA)

    10

    House-made strawberry & peppercorn shrub, lemon juice, house syrup & club soda (Non-Alc)

  • Watermelon Gimlet

    13

    Gin Lane WCM gin, fresh watermelon juice, lime juice & cucumber honey

  • 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.

  • Bitter End (NA)

    12

    Sanbittèr Non-Alcoholic Aperitif, lime juice, house syrup & miracle foam... Warning! Bitter taste profile! (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

  • Clarity of Rye

    12

    Clarified Sazerac cocktail made with house infused lavender, fennel, bitters & rye spirit. Finished with absinthe rinse, big clear ice & citrus

  • Caffè Espresso

    14

    Crop Organic vodka, Caffè Borghetti, Espresso cold brew & horchata liqueur

  • 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

    12

    Chardonnay

  • Alexandria Nicole “Gravity”

    11

    Merlot

  • Long Shadows Poets Leap

    11

    Riesling

  • Landmark

    11

    Pinot Noir

  • JP Chenet Brut 187ml

    10

    Sparkling

  • Saracco Moscato d’Asti

    8

    Moscato

  • Whidbey’s

    7

    Port

  • Louis Latour “Chameroy”

    13

    Mâcon-Villages, FRA

    Chardonnay

  • Harvey & Harriet

    12

    Red Blend

  • Zaccagnini

    9

    Pinot Grigio

  • Jules Taylor

    10

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Belasco Baquedano

    10

    Malbec

  • Powers Reserve 2018

    12

    Kiona Vineyard

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Gramercy

    13

    Rosé

  • Taylor Fadgate 10-YR

    11

    Port Tawny

  • Rodney Strong

    13

    Alexander Valley

    Cabernet Sauvignon


Wine by the Bottle

  • Leonetti

    175

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Leonetti

    140

    Merlot

  • Paul Hobbs

    180

    Napa Valley

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Veuve Clicquot NV

    127

    Champagne

  • Dom Perignon 2013

    480

    Champagne

  • Spottswoode

    270

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Zaccagnini

    36

    Pinot Grigio

  • Hermanos Pecina Senorio

    44

    Tempranillo

  • Long Shadows Poet’s Leap

    49

    Riesling

  • The Prisoner by Prisoner Wine Co.

    90

    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

    65

    Russian River

    Chardonnay

  • Jules Taylor

    43

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Hundred Acre “Wraith” 2016

    950

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Crossbarn by Paul Hobbs

    84

    Sonoma Valley

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Long Shadows “Feather”

    125

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Alexandria Nicole “Gravity”

    48

    Merlot

  • Landmark

    47

    Pinot Noir

  • Gramercy Reserve

    160

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Stag’s Leap Artemis

    165

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Dunham

    48

    Chardonnay

  • Saracco Moscato d’Asti

    34

    Moscato

  • Dunham

    96

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Gramercy

    58

    Rosé

  • Justin Isosceles

    155

    Red Blend

  • Powers Reserve 2018

    48

    Kiona Vineyard

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Long Shadows Chester Kidder

    115

    Red Blend

  • EFESTE “Lil Mama”

    57

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Continuum 2018

    390

    Red Blend

  • La Storia

    45

    Merlot

  • Bramare “Lujan de Cuyo”

    67

    Malbec

  • Dunham

    82

    Syrah

  • Bernard Fouquet Brut

    44

    Domaine des Aubuisieres

    Sparkling

  • Belasco de Bequedano

    42

    Malbec

  • EFESTE “Big Papa”

    99

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • EFESTE “Ceidleigh” 2018

    69

    Syrah

  • Louis Latour “Chameroy”

    57

    Mâcon-Villages, FRA

    Chardonnay

  • Saint-Damien “La Nouveau” Red Blend

    67

    Côtes du Rhône

    Red Blend

  • Leonetti Reserve

    290

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Moët Impérial Brut

    107

    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

    162

    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

    54

    Alexander Valley

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Powers Reserve 2016

    60

    Katherine Leone Vineyard

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Staglin

    350

    Rutherford, Napa Valley

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Harvey & Harriet

    56

    Proprietary Red Blend, highly rated from Paso Robles, CA

    Red Blend

  • Long Shadows Pirouette

    120

    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

  • Strawberry Shrub-Ade (NA)

    10

    House-made strawberry & peppercorn shrub, lemon juice, house syrup & club soda (Non-Alc)

  • Bitter End (NA)

    12

    Sanbittèr Non-Alcoholic Aperitif, lime juice, house syrup & miracle foam... Warning! Bitter taste profile! (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)

https://barbistrotacoma.com/wp-content/themes/salient/css/fonts/svg/basic_smartphone.svg

(253) 537-3655

https://barbistrotacoma.com/wp-content/themes/salient/css/fonts/svg/basic_mail.svg

epoulin@barbistrotacoma.com

https://barbistrotacoma.com/wp-content/themes/salient/css/fonts/svg/basic_geolocalize-01.svg

1718 99th St E, Tacoma, WA 98445