Monday, June 30, 2008
New Bistro Coming to Monroe Street
A new neighborhood bistro, just blocks from my house, will soon open at 2611 Monroe St. (where the longtime Italian restaurant, Papa Phil's, was formerly housed). The bistro will feature locally sourced European-inspired cuisine along with wine, spirits, and Belgian beer. Check out the menu here. The concept and menu seem strikingly similar to that at Brasserie V, which is located just up the street from the Bistro, but I'm excited nonetheless. I love new restaurants that I can walk to, and I was never very impressed with Papa Phil's. It will be interesting, however, to see if the Bistro can measure up and compete with new Monroe Street standouts like Brasserie V and Pizza Brutta.