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 dinner and drinks at O'Brien's Bistro.
O'Brien's Bistro specializes in a mouth-moistening mélange of hearty meat-centric meals. Ambrosial excursions kick off with baked brie ($9.95), lobster-stuffed artichoke bottoms ($8.95), or oysters Rockefeller, freshly plucked and stripped of hidden-oil monopolies ($8.95). For those in search of leafy alternatives, the trio of salads ($9.95) lets green-seeking missiles sink safely into a choice of options that include roast corn and black-bean salad, caprese salad, fruit salad, or grilled mushroom salad. Enthuse enervated taste buds with pescatarian-friendly entrees such as grouper lyonnaise ($18.95) and Asian sea scallops ($18.95). Land-lovers load up on helpings of spinach 'n' feta chicken ($17.95), mint rack of lamb ($19.95), and filet mignon (market price). Each main course option amalgamates amiably with a choice of salad or homemade soup.
In business for 20 years, O’Brien's Bistro serves an upscale menu of seafood and grilled meats, all prepared to order by chef and owner Jim O’Brien. The chef endeavors to please all tastes with a variety of seafood dishes—including crowd favorites such as lobster-stuffed grouper and coconut fried shrimp—as well as grilled chicken, steaks and house-made soups. He’ll even modify any dish to accommodate customer requests, such as allergy restrictions or a preference for rhyming ingredients. Though the bistro is located in a strip mall, the interior offers an unexpected retreat with latticed dividers, cascading ivy, and a fluorescent fish tank.