Adding gourmet ingredients to a meal makes a commonplace activity feel special, much like brushing your teeth with a sparkler or withdrawing money from an ATM while holding it at gunpoint: for $15, you get $30 worth of New American cuisine and craft beers at Bros Brasserie Americano in downtown Sioux Falls on South Phillips Avenue.
Bros Brasserie’s quaint, corner bistro kitchen serves classic midwestern dishes that pair well with any of its 16 draft craft microbrews. Sandwiches star on the light midday menu. The slow-roasted pork comes layered in provolone and sautéed broccoli rabe before being tucked in a toasty house-made italian roll and read bedtime horoscopes ($10). Meanwhile, encased meats such as the homemade beer brat, bockwurst, and lop cheeng all arrive respectively addled with kraut, Yukon gold mash, and spicy asian mustard ($12). Or nuzzle the Mediterranean-influenced lamb burger, its lean, Dakota lamb flanked by local cucumbers, hummus, butter bibb lettuce, a designer bib, and tzatziki sauce ($10). Forays into dinner can commence with the signature duck confit, distinguished by portobello, arugula salad, and balsamic glacé ($10). Fresh cuts of certified Angus beef ($17–$29) dot the entrees, and frowny jack-o'-lanterns hold vigils for the pumpkin ravioli dish ($13 for vegetarian, $17 for tiger shrimp). Beerficionados can sip from 16 draft microbrews ($4–$5) from labels such as North Coast, New Belgium, Lucky Bucket, and the Odell. Full wine and Sunday breakfast menus are additionally available.
Bros Brasserie Americano
Local lamb chops, brushed with fresh rosemary and olive oil and grilled. Short-rib osso buco, cooked sous-vide for 36 hours. Pork tenderloin smoked with cherry wood, awash in maple-chipotle glaze. Bros Brasserie Americano's menu is filled with sophisticated, elegantly plated dishes, all with recommended pairings. But it's not wine the staff suggests to pair with the New American cuisine—it's beer. A row of 16 tap handles is constantly changing as the staff rotates in all-American craft beers such as Widmer 924 Milk Stout, Crow Peak Brewing Company's 11th Hour IPA, and New Belgium Brewing's Peach Porch Lounger. Bottled brews round out the extensive collection.
Diners can have the chefs steam a pound of mussels in their choice of any of the tap beers. They can also belly up to the bar for eats that are more casual but no less carefully crafted. The chefs grind their own Angus beef to form into 8.5-ounce patties for their Bro burger, which they pile with bacon, aged cheddar, and maple-chipotle barbecue sauce.
332 S Phillips Ave.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104Get Directions