Saturday, February 25, 2012

B Bistro - Review

B Bistro - Dude Grade: B+ (Brunch)
1501 Bolton Street
Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone: (410) 383-8600

The wife and I decided to make a trip down to DC / Baltimore to see some good friends we haven't seen in a while. One group of friends, Charissa and Bruce, outdid themselves with two great restaurant picks - one being B Bistro. This is a nice cozy joint that does some very solid cooking. Like - if this was in NYC, I would include this in our rotation of restaurants to revisit. Excellent stuff and great times as always with Charissa and Bruce.

Our Menu
Rabbit liver pâté **
housemade marmalade, pickles, grilled bread.

This was pretty damn delicious - light, fluffy, creamy, smooth, and really rich flavor. This coulda been chicken liver though, since it tastes pretty much the same. Still damn delicious with the marmalade and the crispy grilled bread.

Crispy pork belly **
fried egg, Enrique’s tomatillo sauce.

Food porn overload for me - bright and acidic tomatillo sauce, rich silky egg yolks, and crispy melt in your mouth pork belly. Even the fries were spot on - loaded with potato flavor, perfectly seasoned and nice and crispy.

Sorbet **
Meyer Lemon, Grapefruit, Blood Orange

After all the rich food, we wanted a great palate cleanser and this was spot on delicious. Great texture and bursting with citrus flavor - favorite being the blood orange. Also, loved how this wasn't too sweet either.

Pot De Creme *

Good chocolate flavor, light, and almost fudgey in texture.

Rating System
--- What the F - in a bad way | (no stars - poor to average) | * Good | ** Great | *** What the F – in a good way

Overall Restaurant Experience
  • Food (B+) – They're really doing some great things here and next time I'm back in Baltimore I would love to check out their dinner menu. Everything seems right up my alley.
  • Service (B+) – Server was friendly and offered up some good suggestions. Food came out at a good pace.
  • Atmosphere (B) – A cozy place that seats maybe around 30-40 people. Nice and bright with tall ceilings. We got there around 11ish with reservations on a Sunday and all the tables were already full.
  • Price (B) – Prices were very reasonable, average was around $12-16 and based on the quality of the food it was totally worth it.
Closing Comments
I wasn't expecting much since there's soooo many bistros out there, but I was extremely happy how good it was and like I said - if this was in NYC, I would definitely be a repeat visitor.

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