Many American bistros differentiate themselves from their European counterparts by serving region-specific dishes and replacing waiters with Bruce Springsteen. Satisfy a hungry heart with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of bistro cuisine at Bite Bistro.
The creative culinarians at Bite Bistro rely on local and seasonal ingredients to prepare the inventive small plates, sandwiches, salads, and sweets that grace the ever-changing menu, dubbed “diverse" and "wonderfully delicious” by Pop City. Above the din of mealtime munching and debates about the alleged benefits of oxygen, a giant blackboard boasts the bistro’s daily offerings—an eclectic blend of eats inspired by Italian, Asian, Cajun, and American cuisine, categorized as small bites ($3–$11), sandwiches ($8–$12), and big bites ($11–$18). Pork-fat frites with herb aioli or butternut-squash soup warm up grumbling tummies in preparation for heartier fare such as a BLT with crabmeat or the roasted-vegetable cassoulet. A lineup of seasonal desserts ($5–$6) including apple cake and chocolate truffle silences the attention-garnering squeals of impetuous sweet teeth.
The exposed-brick walls, turquoise accents, and rotating artwork from local talent contribute to the bistro's relaxed and casual atmosphere, augmented on Wednesday and Friday nights with live music. Like a guest at a house party or preschool recital, patrons are invited to bring their own liquid libations that can be creatively doctored with Bite’s in-house made collection of artisan sodas and mixers ($2–$11). While this deal is not valid for the purchase of alcohol at the bistro, guests may bring their own beer, wine, or liquor. A $2 corking fee applies, which is not covered under this Groupon.
Friendly service, a relaxed atmosphere, reasonable prices and an intriguing menu make this venue a welcome stop in BellevueAngelique B. and Jason R., Pittsburgh City Paper, 9/21/11
Much of the menu feels almost virtuous, but there are a number of dishes that lean heavily on richer ingredientsChina M., Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette, 6/16/11
565 Lincoln Ave.
Bellevue, Pennsylvania 15202