A review of Easy Bistro Bar & Grill in downtown Chattanooga, TN.
Before a musical at the Tivoli, the hubs and I walked down to Easy Bistro Bar & Grill for dinner. I had heard so many good things about it and drooled over their photos on Instagram. I will begin by saying that I love their decor. Elegant and yet casual. We sat along one wall with marble top tables, chairs and a tufted back bench. I’m not really fond of this kind of arrangement, because one person ends up looking at a wall all through dinner (well and their date too, but you get what I’m saying.)
I didn’t make any notes about my cocktail, but it was orange and pretty and came with a flower. It was also delicious.
The menu is divided between Snacks, Small, Medium, Large, Classic and Dessert. My eyes immediately fell on marinated olives under snacks. With that, I decided to order a few smalls and a medium. For my smalls, I ordered Marinated Olives and Ceviche. It was understood that the hubs would eat most of the Ceviche and I would get most of the olives. I don’t share olives easily.
The olives arrived in a small bowl with some perfectly toasted sourdough bread. There was a nice variety of olives and they were all wonderful!
The Ceviche was fresh and light and served with lavash. There was quite a bit of the slaw in relation to the fish, but it was very tasty.
My husband ordered the Duck breast, which was on the medium menu. It was cooked perfectly and served atop a pea and strawberry salad. I personally didn’t like the pea strawberry combination, but he loved it.
I also ordered from the medium section of the menu, with the trout almondine. The waiter explained to me that it was just a serving of fish and that items in the snack, small and medium were designed to be combined. I assured him that I would be fine with the olives and the fish. It was just fish with almonds in a brown butter sauce with a few watercress leaves. Let me tell you, this was the best trout I have ever eaten in my life. I took small bites and savored each and every one.
This did turn out to be a pretty expensive meal, but we knew that going in. Everything was delicious and I would definitely like to go back and try a few other things and I definitely want to try their brunch!
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