Bistro One

June 2008
Step inside Bistro One, a three-week-old bistro on South Broadway, and you immediately forget about the rush of traffic outside. The restaurant is comfortable in a modern-cool way with sleek mahogany booths, cream-colored walls, and clear blue accents. The food is just as impressive--think smoked venison carpaccio, duck with mushroom mascarpone wild rice, and steak frites dripping with tarragon butter--especially given the affordable price point. The sweet greens salad with strawberries, candied almonds, goat cheese, and vanilla vinaigrette easily feeds two and costs $4; bottles of wine range from $18 to $38; and entrées top out at $22. Service is terrific--attentive when you need it and always incredibly informed about chef Olav Peterson's menu. It's refreshing to find a spot that serves serious food without a serious price point. Bonus: When available, don't miss the lemon-olive oil cake with candied olives. 1294 S. Broadway, 720-974-0602