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 today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of gourmet fare at Dwight's Bistro in Jacksonville Beach.
Dwight's Bistro, owned and operated by Chef Dwight Delude, is a member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, an international society carrying on the culinary tradition of 13th-century goose roasters through artfully conceived and intricately assembled cuisine. Settle into the savory menu by splitting an order of the garlic and shallot butter-basted escargot ($13) with a snail-loving supper companion, or indulge in the gleeful garden flavors of the fresh mozzarella ($17), available with vine-ripe tomatoes in olive oil. Handmade pasta dishes include creamy carbonara ($24), while elegant animal-based entrees such as the two marinated and grilled quails ($28) please palates of all sizes, shapes, and sounds. Exact revenge on bullying crustaceans from your childhood with Dwight's Bistro's house specialty, the jumbo lump crab cakes with tartar sauce ($32). All entrees are served with grilled vegetables and homemade pasta.
Dwight's Bistro boasts dazzling Mediterranean-inspired décor, with intricate mosaic tiling covering each surface of the eatery's walls and ceiling, and an open kitchen where chefs concoct the culinary creations. Seize the opportunity for a sophisticated supper, and celebrate another summer free of a dolphin revolution with the decadent delights of Dwight's Bistro. Call ahead for reservations.
Inside Dwight's Bistro, wall-to-wall mosaic tiles offer an eyeful of crafted wine bottles, goblets, and swirls colorfully pieced together. Chef and owner Dwight Delude's bistro cuisine is just as eclectic. Diners savor lamb chops in mint jelly and mouthfuls of filet mignon and enjoy handmade pasta, featured in the restaurant's rotating selection of jumbo ravioli. To wash down these delectable dishes, guests can choose from an extensive list of red, white, and sparkling wines.