Last week Trav and I got to try out City Hall Bistro at the historic Adolphus hotel. We had heard such wonderful things that we were super eager to try it! This bistro is known for its french cuisine and fabulous wine list. It's become a mecca for business lunches, dinner with friends, small parties, and even dining solo.
Okay, so once we arrived to the hotel we were led through the main lobby, past the bar, and into the new bistro. Oh my word, y'all. If I were to be a restaurant, I would want to look like City Hall Bistro. Their light, bright decor won me over from the second I laid eyes on it. It's overwhelmingly white with wood, gold and marble accents, and beautiful modern art to compliment it all. It's chic and simple and yet still gives off that warm, cozy vibe.
We ended up sitting at a booth right across from the open concept kitchen and had the pleasure of watching the food be prepared. Our waiter was amazing and super helpful in regards to which dishes to try. He was always available to answer our questions and yet it never felt like he was hovering over us (pet peeve of mine). In addition to loving the food (see our pictures and input below), we also obsessed over the wine. We originally thought about trying a cocktail because they look so fun. But, after seeing they had wine from the regions we visited in Italy this past summer, we opted for wine.
All things considered, the whole night was seriously so beautiful. In fact, every single part of the evening from the food to the service to the decor won us over. We will for sure be coming back and are already searching for a party to host there!
We of course started with a cheese and charcuterie board and let me tell you, it was amazing. In fact, it was so amazing that I actually ate the cheese (I've been trying to stick to a paleo diet). I highly, highly recommend this for a larger group.
Next, we shared the Tomato & Cucumber salad and oh my gosh it was delicious. We loved the different tomatoes it featured and the pita crisps gave it a fun crush. It was a great first course that wasn't too heavy and definitely left room for more.
The main dish we tried for the night was the Chef's Special, which was a surf and turf type of paella. Oh Lordy it was good. We loved the varying flavors and loved the unexpected heat of this dish even more! I highly recommend always asking what the special is.
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