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 $7, you get $15 worth of upscale breakfast and lunch fare and drinks at LeRoc Bistro, located in Hotel Duval near downtown.
Inside a polished, modern eating space, LeRoc Bistro serves up refined noshing options fashioned largely from locally sourced and organic ingredients. The breakfast menu hosts a slew of lighter bites such as yogurt parfait ($8) and rolled oats ($6), as well as more substantial morning fare such as a duval omelette made with spinach, chevre, and applewood-smoked bacon ($10). Lunching customers can browse the midday meal card and try a signature sandwich such as the pressed Tuscan: ciabatta bread full of pesto chicken, fresh mozzarella and sliced roma tomato ($10), or the slow roasted beef brisket served with chedder cheese and crispy onions on garlic toast ($8). Drop a Starbucks charge into your cup or consult the libations list and let wine or beer loosen up your day before stress forces the sun to set early.