We went to Bistro Bordeaux this evening, to take advantage of their Wednesday night $28.95 3-course prix fixe special, and we thought it was excellent!
We started with appetizers. My dining companion ordered escargots. I'm not huge on snails, but these seemed to be very good. I ordered the crispy sweetbreads, and they were excellent and delicious. These were breaded and deep fried, very light and not at all greasy.
For our main course, my companion ordered the Nieman Ranch free range beef tenderloin with bone marrow crust, and this was just wonderful, one of the best steaks you'll find anywhere. (It was one of only a few items on the menu with a small upcharge over the $28.95 prix fixe, but having a $5 upcharge on a $26.95 entree so that it's $33.95 for three courses is still an excellent value.) I had the roasted skate, which was also excellent, and was served over a bed of fennel confit, which was very nice.
For dessert, my companion ordered the lemon tart with pine nut crust, which was very nice (and it was a tart tart indeed!). I had floating island, which was an excellent rendition of one of my very favorite desserts.
Note that some of these items (sweetbreads, beef, and lemon tart) are not currently on the menu on their website, but they have been added to the regular menu (they were not daily specials).
So we had six dishes, and all were excellent. Our server (Michael) was excellent, and Pascal stopped by the table to make sure everything was going well.
Bistro Bordeaux is a welcome addition to the Evanston dining scene!
618 Church St
Evanston, IL 60201
618 Church Street, Evanston, IL 60201