The Sergeant and I had a stellar dinner at Bistro One in July (for my review and restaurant details click here). I went back there today with Mom for lunch. We got there right before the end of service, so the place was nearly empty, but we were welcomed warmly. We were each torn between salad or sandwich, so we ordered a grilled pastrami sandwich (with the fried potato side salad) and the tuna Niçoise salad and shared.
I can't say I was thrilled by the sandwich; it was a tad greasy for me and heavy on the grainy mustard. I think I'd like it better if the bread were just lightly toasted so I could taste the meat better. The fried potato salad was super-tasty, though.
And the tuna Niçoise ooh la la.
It's an unusual presentation, with all the traditional ingredients encircled by super-succulent, melt-in-your-mouth tuna. The hard-boiled egg is crumbled and scattered on the plate around it.
There was a lot of tuna there. I think I ate the lion's share of it.
Mom had coffee, I had coke (and our server, Kevin, who is also the bartender, was gratifyingly attentive on the refills). The total bill was $20. Bistro One is joining Gaia Bistro on my short list of neighborhood spots where you can have an elegant lunch without breaking the bank.