Bistros are remarkable in that they somehow manage to be both fancy and casual at the same time, much like a necktie with Taz on it. Feel gussied up without too much fuss with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $12 for two orders of smoked chicken poutine (a $24.86 value)
- $22 for four orders of smoked chicken poutine (a $49.72 value)
The smoked chicken poutine includes caramelized shallots and cheddar cheese curds with freshly cut fries, gravy, and a drizzled balsamic glaze.
Vineyards Wine Bar & Bistro
With its well-stocked wine racks and rock walls, Vineyards Wine Bar & Bistro cultivates the softly lit ambience of an Old-World bistro. As mentioned on the bistro's website, "we want [customers] to feel they've had an experience…that they would maybe find if they were in Europe, but you don't have to go to Europe to find it."
This international influence also appears in the menu of fusion-tinged comfort foods. Although freshly prepared chicken parmigiana and three-cheese tortellini pasta in a gorgonzola cream sauce exhibit a commitment to homey flavours, the chefs demonstrate their culinary range by spooning red curry sauce over grilled lamb chops and creating Cajun-style jambalaya. Echoing this same multinational inclination, the wine list features more than 300 bottles from New- and Old-World producers, which helped Vineyards Wine Bar & Bistro earn Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence.
Though their flavours can range across the globe, chefs source many ingredients locally, seeking out seasonal vegetables as well as artisanal cheeses from Quebec's iconic brie mines. Nightly entertainment also draws on local talent—the eatery invites area jazz bands to perform on select evenings.
It really was the most different and enjoyable evening I have had in a long time....I highly recommend the crab cakes and Jambalaya..yumm!!Ema M., 8/19/12
Great idea combined with good service in an intimate setting makes for a good experience.BruceHToronto, 9/24/12
Byward Market - Parliament Hill
54 York Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1Get Directions