Cooking food over an open flame can impart smoky flavor and seal in savory juices, but cooking food over an eternal flame can get a bobsledding team kicked out of the Olympics. Get your fill of flame-cooked fare with today's Groupon: for $19, you get $40 worth of upscale American-Italian fare at Stone Fire Bistro, located in Brighton.
Within Stone Fire Bistro's warm, inviting atmosphere, diners can peruse a menu teeming with upscale Italian-American hybrid dishes as well as endorphin-releasing comfort food. Patrons can rouse taste buds from dormancy with a cup of soul-warming chicken pastini soup ($2.50). Lunch dishes, including the portobello panini accompanied by caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, and provolone cheese ($7.99) and the brick-oven-baked calzone ($8.99), ideally silence midday munchies or warm cold pants pockets. Dinner diners can induce evening slumber with edible edifices such as the 10-ounce drunken New York strip steak slathered whiskey glaze ($21.99), the succulently seared bacon-wrapped scallops ($24.99), and the Stone Fire pasta, a hodgepodge of italian sausage, sautéed veggies, and penne pasta lost in a sea of tomato-basil sauce ($15.99).
Stone Fire Bistro's concrete, serpentine bar showcases a wide assortment of liquid treasures, including an internationally inspired wine list. While eating, drinking, or metaphysically absorbing any of the restaurant's fine selections, patrons can get toasty by the stone fireplace in the all-season patio or under the warmth of natural sunlight while seated at an outdoor bistro table.
Stone Fire Bistro
The wait staff bustles in and out of the swinging doors to Stone Fire Bistro’s kitchen delivering upscale American and Italian dishes created and lavishly plated by executive chef Eirik Kauserud. The bistro’s dozen pizza selections rise to a golden hue inside a brick oven, while hand-pounded veal cutlets and housemade meatballs that refuse to pay protection money to the chefs end up in classic pasta entrees. The dim lighting fills the cozy dining room with a warm ambiance, and an old stone bar doles out glasses brimming with wine and whiskey. Post meal, guests can gather around the double-sided fireplace to sip drinks and while away the evening.