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 new chef and culinary mastermind Sal Avila offers upscale cuisine that is never stale or static. A recent menu included appetizers such as house made ricotta gnocchi ($13) and creamy sweet potato and honey soup ($7), while entrees ranged from a braised Kurobuta pork shoulder accented by figs and garlic almonds ($25) to a Moroccan-spiced chicken with sweet potato and braised kale gratin and cinnamon jus ($22).
When you're ready to settle back with a smooth, buttery cup of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee ($3) or a post-prandial Espresso Martini (Absolute vanilla, Van Gogh espresso vodka, Bailey's, and chocolate syrup, topped with coffee beans, $12) 360 brings smiles to the tiny faces of taste buds with a dessert menu that includes a carrot cake bedazzled with recently hatched candied pecans and crème fraiche gelato caught fresh off the coast of Newfoundland ($8), Mexican chocolate soufflé with salted carmel anglaise ($10), and an artisan cheese platter ($16) made with charitable contributions from French and English cows.
For grape groupies and cocktail connoisseurs, 360 also offers an extensive selection of wines (including fourteen rieslings, five viogniers, five wine flights, and over 80 different pinot noirs) and seasonal specialty cocktails with names such as Guava Twist ($12), Lychee Cocktail ($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 food is superb, the chef is inventive and changes the menu enough to make it fun and a change of pace. Service is always spot on and friendly. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 11/14/2010
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.