We are open for Dinner on Friday and Saturday - year round.
First, a note about our dinner menu.
At dinner time we offer a choice of several appetizers, 3 or 4 main courses and our "Bistro Specialties" menu.
For more on "Bistro Specialties" click on the tab above.
For more on dinner, look below. The main courses change every week.
And now a note about "Themes" and "Soirées
We sometimes feature a "Themed Menu" or "Soirée" on weekends. We announce these well in advance
For more on "Themes" click the tab above.
Restaurants these days offer the same old stuff: “burgers, steaks, chicken, pizza, wings and fries” . . . and they all buy from the same wholesalers and it all tastes the same. Soups & sauces are made from powdered concentrates, potatoes and vegetables are frozen.
The basic idea of cooking something from scratch, with fresh ingredients, for several hours is unheard of in restaurants. In many homes, people are just too busy to spend the time to cook meals that take more than 30 minutes to prepare.
These are unique meals which are fun to share with friends, family and a bottle of wine . . . Meals that are meant to be eaten and enjoyed casually and slowly. Meals that will offer you a sense of relaxed well being.
We have an awesome “Specialties Menu” featuring Fine Artisanal Cheeses, Pâtés and Charcuterie. These are all served with our freshly baked French Baguettes and the right condiments to make it perfect. They could include home-made Wine Jelly, Confit d'Onions, Dijon Mustard, French Cornichons or fresh Fruit. It all depends on what you order.
And the same goes for our Smoked Salmons and Trout.
Many folks order several "Specialty" items along with a bowl of French Onion Soup and they make a meal of it.
Please click on the Specialties tab above for more detail.
Our dinner menu changes weekly so we can only give you some examples of entrées from past dinner menus.
Soup du jour / Daily Soup 4.00
made from scratch and served with a thick slice of our home-baked crusty French Bread for dipping.
French Onion Soup Gratinée 7.00
Home-made, using Julia Child’s recipe. This is the real thing, made from scratch
with French bread “croûtes” covered in Emmentaler and Parmesan cheese. The Best!
Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Aged Balsamic Vinegar 4.50
We purchase really good Extra Virgin Olive Oil and quality Aged Balsamic Vinegar just so you have an excuse to eat more French Bread. It’s amazing how something so simple can be so good.
Monsieur Crostini 7.00
Yes, this is an open faced ham and cheese . . . but wait! The Ham . . . it’s cured & smoked by Wigle’s Gourmet Meats right here in Amherstburg and it’s combined with a Gruyère style cheese called Frères Jacques that is made by the Benedictine Monks of St-Benoit du Lac in Québec, about 20 minutes from where I grew up. Add a slice of Tomato and broil it till the cheese melts . . . yum.
Escargots Stuffed Mushroom Caps 10.00
with Parsley and Garlic Butter
Croque Monsieur Crostini
Goat Cheese & Wild Blueberry preserve Crostini with Artisanal cheese
Two bowls of Lobster Bisque ready to go
Our Boeuf Bourguignon with crusty, freshly baked French Bread.
Surf & Turf - A 10 oz. boneless Rib Steak and a 7 oz Lobster Tail
Try our Authentic French Onion Soup
Team up a bowl of soup with some Bistro Specialties.
Local Lamb Shanks braised in red wine with root vegetables
Main Courses / Entrées
Escalope de Bœuf/Beef Escalopes
Thin slices of tender beef are seasoned and sautéed to order and served in a mushroom béchamel sauce. It is served with a roasted potato and root vegetable medley and young green beans.
The Bistro’s Mountain Duck Breast /
Magret de Canard Montagnard du Bistro 24.95
Pan seared to order and glazed with a wonderful syrupy sauce made with pan drippings, balsamic vinegar, honey, prosciutto, shallots and butter. Served with Seasonal Vegetable and an ancient Grain (Quinoa, Couscous, Wild Rice or others) WE require a few extra minutes to prepare this dish. It is served medium rare.
St. John’s Seafood Pasta / Pâtes au Fruits de Mer de
A medley of the best seafood we can find, blended into a rich, but light cream sauce made from cream, butter, fresh herbs, garlic and a touch of dry Sherry Wine and served on a bed of Pasta.
Tagine / Tagine de Légumes Marocain 24.95
Many different vegetables and fruits including yams, carrots, celery, rutabagas, onion, plantain, raisins, roasted almonds, dates & figs are oven roasted to bring out their unique tastes and seasoned with Cumin, Nutmeg, Allspice, Cinnamon, Saffron and other seasonings to make this unique Moroccan dish.
Local Lamb Shanks braised in Red
Wine / Jarret d’Agneau du Quartier, braisé au Vin Rouge 24.95
Ewe Dell Family Farm in Woodslee supplies us with our Local Ontario Lamb Shanks. They are seasoned with Russian Red Garlic and seared in Duck Fat and slow cooked for about 2½ hours in a rich sauce made from pan drippings, Essex red wine, lamb broth, Rosemary, Tomatoes, Carrots, Parsnips, Squash, Celery, Onions and our special touches. Served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Braised Vegetables from the stew pot.
au Vin / Chicken cooked in Red Wine 24.95
This is the classic French Chicken dish; famous all over the world. Seasoned pieces of Chicken are browned with Bacon and then slow cooked in Red Wine and Stock laced with Fresh Thyme, Garlic, Bay Leaves and Tomato Purée. It is served with Sautéed Mushrooms, Brown-Braised Pearl Onions and Roasted Garlic Mashed.