Best local bistro in town
After repeatedly going for Brownbag Fridays we decided to have a full dinners, so four of us had the prix fixe on a Friday night. The experience: It was busy but service was wonderful - friendly and attentive throughout. Drinks and first courses came quickly, but everything was nicely spaced to have a relaxing dinner (about 2 hours total). Appetizer #1 was a duck prosciutto plate with pickled shallots; looked like it was smoked in-house and was delicious. #2 was fresh raw oysters with their own cocktails sauce, comparable to ones I had in New Orleans recently. Next, the soup was mushroom, leek and garlic and the salad was greens with beets and feta. Both were great but the soup especially so--flavourful and delicious. Main #1 was pork belly with roasted squash and a caramelized onion jam. #2 was whitefish with mashed potatoes and bacon-roasted broccoli. (In the future all my broccoli will be bacon-roasted.) For dessert, eclairs with poached pears. Creative cocktails and well-paired wine too. I had a lemon drop with cardamom to start, and wines paired with each course (prosecco for the oysters, fielding pino grigio with the soup... and a red that i forget with the mains). Nick and Nat's is consistently my favourite restaurant in town, so I'm not sure what happened to the previous reviewers but it's not representative of the 4-6 times I've eaten here.