When the neighborhood children commandeer your kitchen for their weekly book club and baking-soda-volcano meetings, find solace in an alternate food-serving locale. Today’s Groupon points you to your kitchenturnative: for $15, you get $35 worth of fine casual fare at HG Bistro in Puyallup.
HG Bistro offers a creative menu of sea-leaning fare with upscale flair for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. The midday menu serves up light entrees and gourmet sandwiches such as the Dungeness crab melt ($12.50), an open-face mélange of the sweet meat, artichokes, and two varieties of melted cheese. For dinner, start an elegant evening off with a decadent round of baked brie ($7) or a pound of steamer clams in a white-wine broth ($12) before moving on to the main course. Choose to nurse a vitamin-B deficiency with HG Bistro’s eight-ounce Nebraska beef tenderloin ($34.25) and top it with one of the house accoutrements, such as the bourbon-peppercorn cream sauce ($3) or sautéed crimini mushrooms ($4). The bistro also boasts a selection of flatbread pizza and vegetarian-friendly pasta, as well as satisfying seafare. The “forbidden” scallops ($22.65) splash in a bath of plum-port sauce with a bacon-and-chive risotto cake and asparagus spears. Pair any meal with one of HG's wines by the glass ($6–$12), or try an expertly muddled royal apple martini ($12) before your first course arrives.
The comfortable eatery boasts a rustic old-Italy décor, and the stamped concrete floor, warm wood furnishings, and faded neutral-hued walls are sure to evoke memories of childhood summers in the smoky cafes of Palermo and the kind gentlemen who hand-fed you sardines. Go for a late dinner with friends and stay for live music on weekends from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended, so call ahead to ensure you land a table for your post-flight-school graduation dinner.
HG Bistro is closed after 2:30 p.m. on Sundays and all day Monday. Click here to see the hours.
Weekly Volcano gives HG a great review. TripAdvisors, Yelpers, and Insider Pagers all give it four stars, and TripAdvisors rank it the #4 Most Popular Restaurant in Puyallup. Seventy-eight percent of Urbanspooners recommend it.
HG Bistro blends casual and upscale in its atmosphere as well as its food—in the kitchen, chefs use local ingredients to create a menu that draws from European and American influences. They grill 8oz premium cut tenderloin filets, Moroccan quinoa with grape tomatoes and chickpeas, and Crab' Mac over trottole pasta, among other specialties. To help diners wash down their meals, servers mix cocktails and pour more than 80 international wines.
1618 East Main Ave.
Puyallup, Washington 98372Get Directions