The monopoly tycoons of the 19th century traditionally did their wheeling and dealing at exclusive restaurants, cleverly concealing the fact that they still lived with their moms. Today's Groupon invites you and your fellow railroad barons to dine in similar fashion: for $25, you get $50 worth of fine dining and drinks from 360 Bistro.
Like the skin color of the North Pacific Giant Octopus or the time signature of a prog-rock song, 360's dinner menu is ever-changing. By using fresh seafood flown in daily from both coasts as well as fresh meats and farm produce, 360's chef and culinary mastermind Aaron Patin offers upscale cuisine that is never stale or static. A recent menu included appetizers such as blistered tomatoes accented by crumbled goat cheese and fresh basil ($12) and shrimp dumplings sweetened by soy sauce ($13), while entrees ranged from Alaskan king crab with house-made pappardelle pasta ($25) to a brick-roasted chicken with herbed potatoes ($23).
When you're ready to settle back with a smooth, buttery cup of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee ($3) or a post-prandial hot honey-nut toddy (Earl Grey tea, ginger liqueur, Evan Williams honey-nut, and lemon juice, $12), 360 brings smiles to the tiny faces of taste buds with a dessert menu that includes a vanilla cheesecake bedazzled with recently hatched blueberries and chocolate sauce caught fresh off the coast of Newfoundland ($8), bread pudding with bourbon anglaise ($7), and an artisan cheese platter ($16) made with charitable contributions from Irish cows, Wisconsinite goats, and Australian bovines.
For grape groupies and cocktail connoisseurs, 360 also offers an extensive selection of wines (including two rieslings, three chenin blancs, five wine flights, and 47 different pinot noirs) and seasonal specialty cocktails with names such as Blueberry Pie ($12), The Antioxidant ($12), and Rich & Sexy ($12). Besides complementing your meal, these luscious libations will also help shy guys compliment their dates. 360 Bistro offers both outdoor seating and intimate indoor dining. Reservations are required, so call ahead.
- The food is excellent and 360 has a casually elegant atmosphere. Food is presented beautifully and the wait staff were efficient and friendly. – DL27, Citysearch
- The small setting makes for a cozy, intimate experience. – NE, iDine
- The food was so beautifully presented, it was hard to take that first bite...but then it was so delicious, we knew we would make this one of our regular places to wine and dine... – annmcn, Citysearch
The wine list at 360 Bistro comes with more than 1,000 options, allowing diners to choose from plenty of rich reds and effervescent whites to pair with seasonal plates such as tomato gnocchi with lump crab or sweet-tea-brined pork chops. Owner Nick Jacobson’s efforts to create an outstanding wine program recently paid off with a nod from Wine Spectator, which has handed the restaurant the coveted and exclusive 2nd tier Best of Award of Excellence for five years in a row—360 Bistro is one of the only two restaurants to receive the accolade in the state.