Hi all - My hubby and I and a friend just tried out Bistro Parisian on James St S in Hamilton. Lovely decor. Good prices: Apps - $7-10, Entrees - $15-20, Dessert $5-8. Smallish wine list, but an OK selection with some decent ones in the $25-30/bottle range.
We tried the following apps:
rabbit pate, trio of 3 salads, & mussles
All good, not excellent, but definately passable. Portions largish. Could easily be shared.
1) Lamb shank with fingerling potatoes and market veggies. Lamb was great ,potatoes a tad over-done, veggies great.
2) Rabbit with ?sauce, Parisian-style gnocci & market veggies - reportedly good.
3) Duck breast with wine sauce , potato gratin and market veggies. Duck a bit tough, but nice flavour. A touch overcooked.
Creme brulee in a baby pumpkin - cute, too runny, but nice flavour
Chocolate mousse - very puddingy texture and very sweet. Prefer a lighter , richer mousse
Cappucino - excellent with a lovely dark chocolate square on the side.
Service - enthusiastic and friendly. Not perfect (had to keep double-checking what we ordered - would've been better off with a pen and paper!), but fine. No major errors.
Overall, we were very pleased with the experience and will definately go back. They've only been open since mid-summer so I hope they can iron out a few things. For the price, it's a very nice Hamilton dinner. Please post other experiences if anyone else has been there.