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What to order at Nook Bistro

allisonteal Dec 19, 2006 10:25 PM

I am going to Nook Bistro tomorrow - what are their must have menu items?

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    Kishari Dec 20, 2006 03:36 AM

    The chef is from the South and rightfully famous for his shrimp and grits. Amazing.

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      ThatPat Dec 20, 2006 02:53 AM

      If you're in the mood for soup, their lentil soup with feta, which is a standard menu item both lunch and dinner, is probably the best lentil soup I've ever had.

      1. Epicure Dec 20, 2006 02:51 AM

        If you see the arctic char on the menu, I highly recommend--it's fantastic no matter how they prepare it! I feel like I've had it two different ways there, but I could just be imagining that since it tasted so fresh and exciting the second time...

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          New Trial Dec 20, 2006 12:42 AM

          In addition to some of the foregoing, I also like the mussels as an appetizer and the shrimp & grits main course.

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            WestsideLisa Dec 20, 2006 01:09 AM

            I second the mussels.

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            jacinthe Dec 20, 2006 12:10 AM

            Another vote for the caesar salad - I love the fried capers! And, at least at lunch, you can get the caesar salad and mac and cheese for $9. It's a great lunch.

            1. foodseeker Dec 19, 2006 11:11 PM

              Depends on what you like. . . fish, veggies, meat, etc. I love the brown rice bowl with tofu...mmmm....as well as their lentil soup, and the ceasar salad. And the crab cakes are wonderful. My SO is a huge fan of their burger. Everything I've had there has been incredible.

              1. ipsedixit Dec 19, 2006 11:07 PM

                On a day like this (chilly and cold), get the Mac N Cheese and whatever daily soup they are offering.

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                  Ernie Dec 19, 2006 11:08 PM

                  I agree. The mac & cheese is great at Nook

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                  tykapfh Dec 19, 2006 11:04 PM

                  I have to say the pork chop is the best I have ever had.

                  Bold statement.

                  Could have been the mood I was in, the perfect "doneness" for me, etc... I don't know. But I didn't think a pork chop could taste as good as the one I had there did.

                  For a point of reference - We also had the squash and chickpea stew and thought it was just ok (fairly bland) and the bread pudding was a good idea and tasty, but not meant for two people (very rich). Don't get me wrong... it was good though.

                  All overshadowed by the pork.

                  1. hrhboo Dec 19, 2006 11:00 PM

                    Don't miss the savory bread pudding. Just about the only thing I like there.

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                      cycler15 Dec 19, 2006 10:56 PM

                      The braised short ribs are very good. Not quite fall off the bone tender, but still tender and very tasty. Comes with mashed potatoes and some type of vegatables.

                      I've also had the hamburger and that's pretty good. Comes with shoestring fries.

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                        Ernie Dec 19, 2006 10:26 PM

                        I like the chicken paillard and the rib-eye with crispy onions over sauteed apples

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