new additions to bistro on lincoln park

When we first visited Bistro on Lincoln Park back in December for Metromix, the chef promised that a happy hour was not far off, along with an affordable wine list. This past weekend, we found ourselves back at Bistro to celebrate our friend’s birthday and learned both are now in full swing.

In addition to the restaurant’s regular wine list, you can also order from the 20 under $20, which features a good mix of reds and whites. Not one to pass on a good deal, the table quickly ordered a few bottles. Even if you think you’re only going to have one or two glasses of wine, it’s just more cost-effective to order from this list, considering you can cork what you don’t drink and enjoy at home later.

Following in Lolita’s delicious footsteps, Bistro also offers two daily happy hours Monday – Friday, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., then again from 9:30 p.m. to close (10:30 on Fridays).

For $5, you can try:

  • Lamb Sliders, peppered aioli, micro fennel on homemade slider buns
  • Croque Monsieur, house-made duck prosciutto & raclette cheese on English muffin
  • Country Sausage Ragoug, fresh sausage, forest mushrooms & roasted chestnuts over polenta
  • Pizzelle mini, hand-made pizza dough served with fresh tomato sauce and parmesan reggiano Tuscan Beef Stew, slow braised beef served over creamy polenta

As for our meal last Friday, cheers from all around the table. I had the scallop special over wilted spinach and a deluxe hash brown of sorts and the goat cheese tart to start things off. Two visits and two good meals. Service was friendly, too, and the restaurant itself was nicely packed. No doubt that will continue with the addition of the happy hour menu.