Bistro on Bridge - Phoenixville
Last night a group of us headed into Phoenixville for a few drinks during 'Oktoberfest' (closed down the main street there). One of our friends is a bartender at Bistro on Bridge (http://www.bistroonbridge.com/) so we decided to check it out. The place was a mob scene, as was pretty much every establishment on the main street. A very interesting menu, but our group was interested more in the quick eats and then getting our drink (and shuffleboard) on. Thankfully, the burgers/sandwich selection was pretty solid. One guy got the quesadilla (standard) and an order of Parmesan garlic wings, which were very tasty. A little dry, but a great flavor. Two others got the Tuscan burger, which had pesto, prosciutto, roasted reds and a combo of gorgonzola, provolone and parmesan. They raved about it. I went with the Smoked Gouda burger, which I can honestly say was one of the better burgers I've had in a while. It was simple, topped with a tangy BBQ sauce, applewood bacon and a thick slice of melted smoked Gouda. The 8 oz. burger was cooked to a perfect medium on a rich brioche roll. The gouda really was the star, delivering a great flavor. Some nice crispy fries accompanied and it was a very delicious plate.
The menu looks interesting and I'll definitely be back to try it.
So many places have failed in this spot over the past few years but I think this one will stick. They seem to be doing well with getting both the older crowd 30+ during the evening-early night and then shifting into the younger crowd for the drinking hours. The food isn't fancy but it's delicious and cheap. The staff is attentive and the bartender always notices that you're ready for another round.