What to eat at Bistro du Midi?
Went last night for the second time and had the Chicken for two which was excellent. Everyone at the Table who had the Venison and the Beef Daube Provencal (Including our friend who recently moved to Boston from France) were extremely happy as well.
Please also save some room for desert as well. I have been searching for a Warm Chocolate Soufflé as good as the one I had years ago at Eleven Madison Park in NYC and the version at Bistro du Midi rivaled it in every way. I would recommend that in a heartbeat.
re: Matt H
I thought the Marinated Bay Scallops with Tomato & Caper Marmalade were terrific, as were the Rabbit Rillettes. The Grilled Sea Bass may be the best take on sea bass in the city, IMO (this guy sous-ed at Le Bernardin, and it shows).
FWIW: No fewer than four friendly staffers pitched us the Venison, which they're clearly proud of. While flawlessly prepared, it didn't blow me away. The plating/saucing/etc. felt a little stodgy and predictable. But maybe that's just because everything else the table ordered was so superlative?
I think it's kinda hard to go wrong—I like this place! Will def be back.
Only been a couple of times, but very promising early visits: marinated octopus, pissaladiere, any of several kinds of charcuterie, barbajuans (fried filled turnovers), roast chicken for two. It looks unrecognizable from the Biba and Excelsior days. Prices are a lot better, too, especially the wines.