Dining Out: Old Town Bistro

The really great thing about the boy having the day off?

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Him treating me to lunch!

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This was our first time at Old Town Bistro. My boss is thinking about having an event here so I kind of wanted to scope it out. The menu sounded divine!

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The atmosphere was a bit off for me. I feel like it had the potential to be a really nice place but the fact that it moonlights as a nightclub actually is a drawback, in my opinion. I much prefer the martini & wine bar sort of atmosphere. The large dance floor in the middle of the restaurant was an eyesore!

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And I wasn’t a huge fan of the patio-style table and chairs.

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There were a couple of overstuffed couches and fun decor in a couple of corners of the joint that would be fun to hang out with girlfriends over Cosmopolitans.

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I went into our lunch date knowing exactly what I wanted to order after perusing the menu online but much to my dismay, the menu had changed recently and they had not updated the website. I was sad I couldn’t order the saffron risotto I saw online! You know me and my risottos!

The Huz split a Meze Platter with me.

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Complete with homemade naan, tzatziki, baba ganoush, hummus, pickled vegetables, whole cloves of garlic, feta, and a few olives.

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I thought this was all really quite good, especially the baba ganoush. I wasn’t overly impressed with the tzatziki which I am usually a fan of. The pickled vegetables were also quite interesting – very mild in flavor.

For the main part of my lunch, I ended up going with the Soup du Jour: Pumpkin Potato with a honey wheat roll.

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I was really happy to see Old Town Bistro incorporating some seasonal flavors into their specials! {A chalk board would have been a whee bit classier than the white board with yesterday’s halibut residue!}

The soup was very mild and very thick – perfect for a bitter cold day on the Olympic Peninsula!

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It was actually quite filling and I definitely shared the generous (but only $5!) portion with my husband.

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Jodus ordered the Sweet/Spicy Flatbread Pizza.

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I stole a couple of bites. And it was delicious! A little too bready for my taste but the toppings were paired nicely.

I definitely think that we will return to Old Town Bistro, at least for Happy Hour and to try one of their famous martini’s but this also made a great mid-week lunch date and with our tab + tip coming in around $25, I think we definitely have a winner!

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2 Responses

  1. How nice that you got to have lunch out. with the hubby. Despite some of the “tackiness” it seemed like a nice place to go.

  2. That flatbread pizza looks absolutely incredible! Yum 🙂

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