The prevalence of artificial ingredients in processed food had made Americans 13% less likely to know all 50 state capitals. Succor your high-fructose corn-syrup hangover and red dye #40 fears with today's Groupon to William's American Bistro: $10 for $25 worth of sustainable, organic, and fresh fare. Impress your fellow foodies with the skillfully prepared delights and premium ingredients of the New American cuisine.
Burgers are a staple of American cuisine, but the New American cuisine concentrates on the source and freshness of the meat, and is never tempted by the "liquidation sale" at the run-down penguin enclosure next door. William's offers a natural menu of items like juicy Black Angus burgers with beef from Roseda Farm, ground fresh and hand-formed in-house (the signature burger is $9.95), as well as a vegetarian portobello burger filled with your choice of artisan cheese ($9.95). For something fresh and light, try the grilled wild salmon with butternut-squash risotto and wilted spinach ($16.95), or pasta with roasted tomato, spinach, artichoke hearts, and asparagus in a mushroom sauce ($13.95). William's, which uses the resources of 50 local farms and has all the sounds animals make memorized, also offers natural steaks ($14.95–$29.95) and free-range chicken (with grilled plums, onion, and hand-cut fries, $15.95).
The litmus test of a New American restaurant is a grilled cheese that warms your insides with childhood memories while tempting your tongue with refined flavors. The grilled artisan three-cheese sandwich at William's melts gouda, provolone, and cheddar with tomato ($8.95) to tempt fastidious foodies, served with hand-cut fries or mixed greens. Without the guilt of eating distant, unsustainable, and artificial foods, you can knock back classic martinis ($6.95) with abandon and savor the fermented feast of craft and microbrewed beers, such as Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Pyramid Apricot Wheat Ale, and Clipper City Small Craft Warning ($3.95 each). William's American Bistro also offers a broad range of wines by the glass ($6–$9) or bottle (up to $96).
The Gazette has featured William's American Bistro, saying:
- The restaurant's dark, rich colors, flickering table candles and cloth napkins evoke a fine dining atmosphere, but the modern shapes and lines, and the mild, jazzy music, give it the bistro feel. As for the food source, it is both a personal push of Lynch's as well as a business decision to help attract customers for whom responsibly produced food is important….The extra miles William's takes to secure these aspects of its business add up to make a refreshing alternative to ordinary dining out: A difference that can be tasted as well as experienced. – Ayesha Ahmad, Gazette
- The staff was enthusiastic and told us the sources for most of the fresh ingredients they use. They also made several suggestions which were helpful. The bar is well stocked and has an amazing collection of reasonably priced craft brewed beers and a good selection of wine. – JMJones, TripAdvisor
- The service and staff were excellent, clearly experienced in the business. I really enjoyed the combination of items on the menu, not the typical steak seafood pasta list you've memorized elsewhere… – R B Gribbon, Google Maps