After reading about Bar Blanc on this Board ages ago I finally decided to check it out last night. They have been open about 1 1/2 years and are now Bar Blanc Bistro. I went early for the Sunset Special, 5:30 - 7 pm, half price wines by the glass, draft beer and house cocktails. There was a couple at the bar, three "yelp" girls and three people next to me (thanks again for the conversation and to the gentleman who bought me a glass of wine). I started with a glass of wine. My server (she was exactly the type of server I like when dining alone at the bar) graciously let me taste several wines.
I started with some sides:
*Fries with Dutch fry sauce (not very different then mayo), Indian curry sauce (delicious) and chipotle honey mustard (very good).
*Cauliflower au gratin with gruyere cheese - good (was thinking I could probably make this at home)
Bar Blanc Bistro may be better for meat eaters because the pig's ear sounded interesting and a local wandered in later and got the burger and fries. The burger looked amazing and he looked really happy.
For my entree I had Long Island duck breast with corn puree, De Puy lentils and white wine thyme glaze.
Room was lovely. Only a few tables were full when I left around 8:30 pm. Not sure if I'll go back. Maybe for brunch. It's a great place to dine alone at the bar. If I was a local it would be a regular place for a drink (love the Sunset Special) and a light supper/snack (fries and sauces were very good), maybe to try some of the fish dishes.
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