- Kitchen Queen Jun 14, 2007 09:48 PM
Revisit if you haven't been lately and go if you've never been.
Really delightful and delicious! Sat outside (only two tables) and arrived just b4 6p to take advantage of their 1/2 price tapas. Ordered several to share with my dining companion and we shared one meal, the roasted 1/2 chicken. Though we sat on the street, it's a quiet, peaceful environment. Great service, no rushing, very relaxing and delectable. The manager even came outside and offered us a glass of wine on the house and asked how our meal was. Now this is a place I don't mind spending my money. Quite reasonable, 4 tapas, a shared dinner, ice teas, fresh fruit parfait and a coffee - 35$. The clams were exceptionable!!! www.bistroverdu.com
their corkage is still only $5, on Tues they offer half-off certain bottles of wine - and like Kitchen Queen said, they have great tapas for only $5 from 5-6. They really are a great deal! Does anyone know if they're doing brunch? I vaguely recall them saying that it was going to start a month or so ago, but we called last Sunday and there was no response...
No brunch unfortunately. But on Sunday they do a country menu prix fixe which is great. Dinner service starts at 5:00pm. And since last year a great wine shop opened next door. Nice selection of boutique wines, mostly imports, at good prices. So the $5 corkage is perfect for buying a bottle and walking next door. Overall a great little vibe up there now.
Wine shop address: www.rossowineshop.com
re: Kitchen Queen
I just got word that Bistro Verdu will be closing as of tomorrow. Here's an email they sent me today:
Hello again from bistro verdu, June 23, 2007
we have good news and sad news to tell you all.
good news- coming soon from bistro verdu.
Later this summer we will be opening our new retail/take out food shop, Ingredients. Location is 1 block north on Verdugo in Montrose.
We will offer a selection of artisan foods both domestic and imported, including a large selection of cheeses, spices from around the globe
and prepared small bites.
Details to follow.
sad news - bistro verdu is closing
This weekend marks the 'end for now' of Bistro Verdu.
We are so thankful for all of our loyal customers and friends who have been dining here for almost 4 years now. We have had a great time getting to know all of you and we are thankful for your business and support.
As many of you know, we are working on a new location
and hope to have news soon. Our last dinner service will be Sunday, June 24.
Join the staff Sunday night for 'goodbye for now' drinks 8pm to ?
We will keep you updated on our progress with a new location for Bistro Verdu, meanwhile feel free to visit at the retail shop, any unused Bistro Verdu gift certificates will honored at the store.
As for, what's next in this location, it was personally very important who I sold the restaurant to. I wanted to make sure the next owners were going to open an interesting restaurant that seviced the area well by offering
creative, fresh and inspired cuisine and in keeping with the neighborhood feel
that Bistro Verdu enjoyed for the last 4 years.
Plus Jennifer and I live in this neighborhood and need a place to eat!
The new owner, Nadav Bashan, (an accomplished chef formerly of Providence and Michael's), and his family will completely makeover the space and create a new and updated bistro style restaurant focusing on simply prepared, high quality ingredients paired with warm neighborhood service.
They plan to open in the coming months. More details soon.
Thanks again and I hope to see you all soon.
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re: Kitchen Queen
Last Night's "Last Night" at Bistro Verdu was a wonderful evening, lots of familiar faces and all kinds of tastey treats...
It was fun to see one of our favorite people enjoying his meal with his S.O. instead of running around waiting on everyone.
It was a relaxed eveing sitting at the bar with my man and two of our friends who were able to make it at the last minute.
Everyone at Bistro Verdu has always gone out of the way to make their guests feel welcome and it was just as great on this last evenig.
I wish them well and will miss the place so much...
Enjoyed my first 2 meals at BASHAN on Sunday...yes, 2 meals. I had just flown back in from San Fran (on a mission to enjoy the tasting menu at AMW-damn, it was good!!!) on Sunday and I was hungry...did a drive by to look to see if they were open...yes, they were. Had some mussles. Came back with RIck so he could have dinner and pretty much wrestled him for most of his food.
Oysters, adorable and delicious. Yes, I'm a girl, I like "cute food" but it's gotta taste good too. The steak was AMAZING. and ooh, that Bread Pudding.
I will be having dinner there tonight again.
Went again for dinner last night. Another great meal.
Yes, the prices appear higher, however, they are not small "tapas style" plates.
I ordered the Heirloom tomato salad with burratta cheese...yes, a lot of places are doing this now a days but this one takes the cake. It was deliciuos. The tomatos were HUGE (I could have used two of the rounds as a life raft-but would drown quickly for not being able to resist eating them) and their flavor was intesnse yet refreshing..they do this tomato water shot to dress the salad and I could just drink this all day!
I also had the SWEETBREADS!!! The only other place that does them better is L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon. This preparation was perfect! Two fluffy/crispy nuggest of flavor sitting w/2 tufts of frisse and a soft-set quail egg...mmmm.
Again, welcoming service. The room is fantastic.
Yes, I did love the small plates at Verdu since I'm usually dining alone, but hopefully when they get in to the swing of things (they haven't even been open for a week yet) they will be willing to do a tasting menu...yippee.
The quality is still top drawer and the service is still attentive and relaxed.