Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Restaurant Review: Bistro Med

A few nights ago Shira and I had a meal at Bistro Med in Georgetown.

The food was mixed, as was the service.

The bread was really fresh - as in burn your fingers while tearing it - fresh. And the hummus was good too, it had a bit of spice to it that made it unique.

On the other hand my spinach melt was nothing to write home about (though the fries were good!).

The biggest let down was Shira's salad. She ordered "the very berry and apple kiwi salad." It was described as various berries and other fruits over field greens. In reality it was a bunch of kiwi chunks, a handful of blueberries, and some slices of apple all placed on top of what appeared to be less than fresh bagged iceberg lettuce. Yeah, it was that unimpressive.

The waitress was nice, but wasn't quite in sync with our meal (I'm assuming they were short staffed). For example, she brought us hummos but no bread along with it. When we did ask for pita/bread, they brought one piece.

Eating hummos without pita is kind of like bringing out the dipping sauce for wings, but not actually bringing out the wings. Sure, it's a good start, but it doesn't leave you with something you can actually eat.

Overall, I give the place a 6.75/10. The food that was good was really good, and the rest I think I can write off as bad choices/unlucky.

Just, whatever you do, don't fall for the slick advertising of the salads.


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