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 to The Bistro in Jupiter. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of American fare and drinks.
- For $38, you get $80 worth of American fare and drinks for four.
Chefs at The Bistro craft a menu of gourmet American cuisine infused with dashes of European zest. Kick off gustatory revelry with the sesame seared tuna dressed in soy-ginger sauce served in appetizer ($14.95) or entre-size ($26.95) formats. Palates explore sub-equatorial eats with the New Zealand lamb ($23.95) paired with potato puree, rosemary jus, and a vegetable medley that, like a lumberjack butler, is hearty enough to serve four. The beef wellington ($32.95) wraps filleted tenderloin in a flaky pastry with mushroom duxelle and accouterments of au gratin potato and madeira sauce. Taste buds take to the seas with the homemade lobster ravioli ($29.95 for entree-size portion) doing the backstroke in champagne sauce wearing caviar water wings, and the poached organic salmon ($24.95) shares a plate with summer vegetables.
Diners savor their meals beneath textured ceilings and the light of antique chandeliers while sipping selections from an extensive wine menu. Yellow walls bear painted ivy as servers bustle through arched entryways and tire obstacle courses. Just beyond sliding glass doors lies an outdoor patio where guests sit beneath table umbrellas while basking in the glow of lights strung around wavering palm trees.
Fish have to fly in order to reach Bistro. Fresh from Europe, the Dover sole arrives ready for chefs to pan sear, fillet, and artfully garnish with almond potato cakes and asparagus tips. This dish spotlights one of the more literal examples of European influence on the menu, but more subtle influences, according to a 2004 review in the Palm Beach Post, consist of "ingredients you may have at home prepared perfectly in a way you'd never contemplate." The feature emphasizes the "gentle touch" of the chef, whose expertise ensures that the lobster tails from Maine leave the broiler at exactly the right moment.
The same attention to detail has stocked the Zagat-rated restaurant’s expansive wine cellar. Countries such as France, Germany, Italy, and Argentina contribute libations to the list, which pairs robust glasses with entrees to ensure that the flavors of the veal escalope or beef Wellington pop appropriately. A sunny, canary-yellow dining room frames these flavors, gracing eyes with photographs, pressed-tin ceilings, and lamp-clad chandeliers. Outside, a brick patio takes shelter under a pinstripe awning, warming cool nights with space heaters and accompanying meals with the gurgles of a shallow pond and the haunting songs of the abandoned reflections therein.