It's cause for celebration as another new restaurant has opened in Bonita Springs, with moderate prices. No entree is priced greater than $20, except for Filet Mignon, which is $24. Crust Bistro was created by the chef/owner of Wyld's Cafe, one of my favorite restaurants in the area. Although the prices may be low, the flavor and complexity of dishes are surely not lacking. My first visit was solo, only allowing me to sample a few of the dishes. All the servings were quite generous.
I started with an absolutely delicious white bean bisque with white truffle oil. It had a beautiful smokey flavor. A bowl, not a cup, was $5. I continued with wild mushroom bruschetta with truffled marscapone cheese. This was 3 large pieces of nicely crusty bread with a great topping that could easily feed 4 as an appetizer, all for $7. My entree was flounder casino sauteed in a white wine bacon and pimento butter, for $18. I substituted wild mushroom spinach stuffing for mashed potatoes. Sauteed veggies were also on the plate. I rarely see flounder on menues, and it's one of my favorites. It was cooked perfectly medium rare, without even having to ask, and the sauce was excellent. There were some interesting looking flatbreads, but my server warned me they were a meal in themselves.
Desserts weren't as interesting, but who had room after this meal. The choices included ice cream, fresh baked chocolate chip cookie, 2 cheesecakes, and chocolate cake.
The wine list is fairly priced, with prices that won't break the bank.
The room is painted a comfortably soft red, almost rust color, with an industrial look.