Get your daily recommended amount of quaint (200 fuhrmans/day) with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of French-Mediterranean cuisine and non-ethnic-specific drinks at quaint Thomas Street Bistro. Tucked away in Capitol Hill, the bistro's Old World ambience garnishes every dish with sultry seaside romanticism.
Thomas Street Bistro's menu blends the taste of Provencal sunshine with the salt of the Mediterranean. All entrees are cooked from scratch (using local produce and gourmet spices) and come with soup, the day's special dessert, and an extra side of meaningful eye contact. Embrace your Old World proclivities with the boeuf en daube (top-sirloin beef slow-cooked with cherry tomatoes, herbs, wine, carrots, and eggplant layered with potatoes and cheese; $18) or the peche de jour (wild-caught and purchased daily, served with veggies and rice or pasta; $18). Vegetarians will feel a Zorba dance in their mouth from the vegetarian and vegan lintel with garlic, onions, and tomato sauce ($15). If you're not particularly hungry, the chef will prepare a petit plat ($10) that pairs perfectly with the weekly house wine. Or, take your selection from the bistro's eight other red and white wines. Food and wine menus change regularly; check back before your visit for updates.
The bistro's tight, candlelit space ensures you sit close to your date or your grade-school tae kwon do teacher, and occasional live guitar music laughs along with the conversation. Given that the bistro's quaint confines can seat only a few romantics at a time, call ahead for reservations.
- If you go with the flow, this is a lovely, charming restaurant. Food is very tasty. Amazing value. The owner is generous and works hard to make everyone happy. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 9/3/2010
- …this place is a winner for dates! Very cozy and intimate. Live jazz guitar made for a great fun atmosphere. The server was really friendly and helpful with the menu. We ordered seared salmon and steak with a bottle of wonderful red wine. Both meals were so good that we ended up switching plates! – JRobbs421, Citysearch