$10 for $20 Worth of Finnish and European Food
The menu features many popular dishes including breakfast items, which are available all day, such as cardamom-raisin "Pulla" french toast ($9.95) and the Bistro omelet ($9.95) with braised pork, cabbage, and garlic-herb cheese. House specialties include salmon lefse ($11.95) and Finnish beef pasty ($9.95), stuffed with beef tenderloin and a house cucumber dill sauce. This Groupon is also valid for bakery items and during happy hour.
The founder of Finnish Bistro, who moved to the United States from Finland decades ago, recently passed the torch to a new owner, Sandra Weise. With the same care for authenticity that the restaurant’s founder brought to bear, Sandra curates a menu full of fresh fish, traditional lefse, and Finnish-style baked goods—as well as sundry continental, European offerings. A robust selection of traditional delights includes pickled herring, beets, and cucumbers, as well as smoked salmon, salami, and spicy reindeer sausage.
Patrons can peruse fresh-baked goods on display in glass cases, ranging from the familiar—donuts—to the more unique—their signature almond kringlers, pulla french toast, and gluten-free flourless tortes. When the weather is nice, guests can sit outside to enjoy Finnish eats and listen to the wind whisper about its recent trip to Europe.