Casual bistro serving traditional European comfort food combined with classic American favorites. 40 wines by the glass, a hand crafted zinc bar and a fantastic dessert selection add to the great options that Chef Everett creates for the menu.
Floor-to-ceiling windows flood La Parisienne Bistro with sunlight filtered through leafy trees, framing plates of smoked trout terrine or seared pork belly in a rustic, soothing glow. Chef Cedric Payne and owner Ali Benhamed worked to compose a menu teeming with the finest examples of French and Belgian cuisine: from seared duck breast with foie gras, to caramelized onion soup, to creamy risottos. Croque sandwiches and custom-made omelets ring in the morning with Old World elegance, while modern lounge music served with lobster in saffron veloute and felix escargots make for dinners that are both luxurious and laid back, like reclining on a beanbag throne.
The experienced cooks at Town Center Café treat taste buds to a menu of time-tested Asian recipes and American comfort fare. Diners can comfort grumbling stomachs with tempura-battered chicken glazed in a spicy orange sauce ($12.95), or patch up a broken model skeleton with a half-rack of asian grilled ribs brushed with citrus barbecue sauce and accompanied by wasabi fries ($9.95). A selection of fried, blackened, or broiled seafood keeps bellies from singing whale-songs of hunger, while entrees such as the baked mac 'n' cheese with lump crab meat ($10.32) encourage dramatic lip-smacking. Visitors can peruse public poker and pool league schedules posted inside of Town Center Café, or enjoy free WiFi and big-screen televisions in between bites.
Brent's dishes up exquisite entrees, house-made breads, and desserts from a rotating menu, incorporating seasonally appropriate ingredients like a baseball player using a freshly harvested bat. The lunch menu offers elegant edibles such as sautéed prawns tossed with andouille sausage ($14) alongside sandwiches and wraps such as the signature big BLT with applewood-smoked bacon ($13). Enjoy a weekend brunch in Brent’s intimate and minimalist surroundings while noshing on the wheat-berry-bread french toast with Grand Marnier and pineapple syrup ($10) or biscuits with sausage gravy ($8). And the dinner menu propels jaded palates to tongue-twisting new realms with dishes such as the black-and-blue Hereford rib-eye steak ($38, 14 oz.–16 oz.) and Toni's favorite jambalaya with chipotle-dabbed shrimp, scallops, and crawfish-tail meat ($28).
The picturesque waters of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean gently lap against the alabaster hull of the Sally T, beckoning passengers to cast a line to the abundant wildlife swimming under the water's surface. Aboard the vessel—a head boat with Coast Guard approval for ocean trips—experienced nautical leader Captain Pete grants aspiring fisherpeople a chance to land prize catches with charter trips that explore the natural beauty of the famed waterscapes. Under the captain's guidance, a friendly crew sniffs out areas teeming with susceptible targets and bestows fishing tips and gear to blossoming seafarers. Groups then practice the skills necessary to catch and clean aquatic fauna and pursue underwater booty such as croakers, flounder, and pictures of Scott Baio taped inside Davy Jones's locker.
Crafted by head chef and owner Ihsan Korkmaz, Pearl's menu tantalizes tonsils with innovative twists on classic French fare. Warm taste buds and treat senses with an appetizer of escargot, succulently sautéed with bacon, red wine, and a touch of cream ($12), before moving onto a leisurely main course, such as salmon slow-cooked in white wine ($24). Heartier hankerings can be assuaged with a tender cut of pepper-coated beef tenderloin, a dignified dish augmented by blue cheese, asparagus, and a grated potato pancake ($30). Servers may also suggest various vegetarian options for the verdantly inclined. Patrons relax in the airy dining room decorated in chic blacks and whites, supping at white-spread tables ideal for displaying artistic edibles and hosting flirtatious rounds of midmeal thumb wrestling.