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Blue Onion Bistro

BradS | Jul 1, 2003 07:37 PM

Hello everyone---
I went to this place a few weeks ago and had a great time, and since I never see it mentioned I thought I should post. It's located in a former gas station along Roosevelt at about 55th, with lots of Americana-type items on display all over the interior. The food theme is basically American-style cooking with a twist (classically trained chef), and although I haven't tried much on the menu I was pretty impressed. I ordered the maple duck, which came on a plate covered in maple syrup and also featured some fatty sausage (kielbasa?) and this enormous brick of cooked spinach. I've never eaten that much spinach and I'm not sure it's even healthy in such a quantity, but I was still tasting that excellent spinach a few days later. The duck itself was just superb, the maple thing worked great with it, though I would have appreciated having more of it! My wife had the gnocchi, which didn't impress me quite as much (a little greasy or something, lots of bacon), but was still good. Oh, and the bread they put on the table was a very tasty homemade egg bread of some sort, and the wines were excellent and very generous $6 glasses. Desserts looked fabulous, but we didn't try any, being too full. They had a kid's menu, and if I was allowed to I would come back just to order the burger my daughter got. Just wanted to share the experience and see what other people think. Other entrees include things like fried chicken and mac & cheese, prices are in the $15 vicinity if I recall correctly.

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