Missed Ruth’s recipe for Mongolian BBQ? Catch it here!

If you saw Ruth cooking up her Mongolian BBQ recipe on Fox 8 News Recipe Box last Tuesday, you know how easy it is to make and how delicious it looks. But if you missed it, check out the video here and get the recipe.

Is a summery tropical seafood dish more your thing? Ruth cooked up Mango Shrimp & Coconut Rice on the show in May—take a look! It’s on the Bistro menu, but the recipe is also on the Fox 8 website.

Tune in to see Ruth on Fox 8 News Tuesday morning!

Got a hankering to try some grilling yourself? Yeah, we knew you might not be able to wait. That’s why Ruth’s appearing on Fox 8 News this Tuesday morning, June 25, showing you how to make Mongolian Grilled Beef. Don’t miss her!

It’s summertime and we’re grilling again…come on over for Bistro Bar-B-Q Night!

When it comes to one of our special summer events, the will of the people has definitely spoken. For the past two years, we’ve been offering you the chance to leave the cover on your barbecue grill and drop on by your neighbors here at the Bistro to enjoy a work-free Bar-B-Q feast. And you’ve turned this annual cookout into a sold-out hit! So we’re offering it again this year, with all your favorite dishes included.

No getting your face red over the charcoal, no smoke in your eyes…all you have to do is kick back and take it easy while you dig into brisket and ribs with an intoxicating aroma and flavor, and chicken cooked sous vide so it’s moist and tender down to the bone before it gets a crispy-sweet skin on the grill. And, of course, plenty of fixin’s on the side.

Make plans now to join us Thursday, August 1, between 5 and 9 p.m. For $50 per couple, plus tax and gratuity, you get all this:

Smoked Bar-B-Q Brisket
1/2 Grilled Chicken with House Bar-B-Q Sauce
1/2 Slab Smoked St. Louis Ribs with House Bar-B-Q Sauce
Rooftop-Herbed Redskin Potato Salad
Cole Slaw
Our Famous Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Jalapeño Corn Muffins
Strawberry Shortcake with Fresh Whipped Cream

Mmmm…doesn’t just thinking about it make you want to grab a cold beverage and hang out on the patio until your plate is ready? Round up some friends and call 216.481.9635 to make your reservations today. You’ll want them to be in on the fun, too! The pleasure of a cookout where nobody has to cook (or clean up!) and everybody has time to relax, talk, laugh and enjoy a leisurely summer get-together…don’t miss it!

Enjoy a “magnifique” French July at the Bistro…it’s as easy as “un, deux”

Quel magnifique juillet! What a magnificent July the Bistro has in store for you! Whether you’ve ever been to France or you’ve never even eaten a French fry, you’re going to love what we’ve got in store. Next month, we’ve scheduled two Gallic feasts with cuisine that will leave you saying “Oo là là!”

First, celebrate Bastille Day with us. Yes, it’s July 14, but we’re celebrating it Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. We’ll pair our five courses of French delights with five French wines (to be announced):

First Course
Blini with Smoked Salmon and Caviar
Crème Fraîche

Second Course
Celery Root Remoulade
Herb-and-Cream-Baked Local Organic Egg with Black-Truffle-Toasted Brioche

Third Course
Filet of Beef au Poivre

Fourth Course
Shrimp Provençal
Black Beluga Lentils

House-Made Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce

Cost of this one-night excursion to France is $60 per person plus tax and gratuity—a bargain fare indeed for a gourmet journey!

Next on our travels…a vegan excursion to the South of France. Whether you eat vegan already or just want to try it out, you’ll have a second opportunity to delight in the flavors of France at our South of France Vegan Dinner Wednesday, July 24 between 5 and 8:30 p.m. This 3-for-$30 offering stars this trio of courses that will make you feel as if you’ve just strolled in from sunning on the beach in Nice:

Chilled Potato-Leek Soup

Local and Organic Ratatouille with Couscous

Mixed Local Berry Tart
Silken Tofu
Lemon Sauce

Are you ready for a tasty trip or two? Call 216.481.9635 and make your prepaid reservation today! Sacre bleu, it’s going to be délicieux!

Join us this summer as we “tour France” in July and go “Farm-to-Table” in August

As you can see, we have some great dinners coming up for your June at the Bistro, but that’s just the beginning of the special things we have planned for you now that summer’s here. Mark your calendar and put these dates in your phone now, so you don’t miss any of these delicious events.

FRANCE IN JULY: August is the month when the French go on vacation, but July is the month the Bistro is taking you to France. First, we’re celebrating Bastille Day with a French Wine Dinner Wednesday, July 17. This feast will pair five French-inspired courses with five French wines for $60 per person plus tax and gratuity. Menu and wine list to come soon! Vegans won’t be left out of the celebration—join us for our 3-for-$30 South of France Vegan Dinner Wednesday, July 24. Menu coming soon!

“FARM TO TABLE” IN AUGUST: Here at the Bistro, we love summer because it’s that special time of year we pick vegetables and herbs for you straight from our rooftop garden and source other fresh ingredients from our local farmers. We’ll kick off our Farm-to-Table feasting with a 3-for-$30 Farm-to-Table Vegan Dinner Thursday, August 15, followed by a Farm-to-Table Wine Dinner Thursday, August 22. The wine dinner will shine a spotlight on our local Laurello Vineyards, pairing one of their wines with each of the five courses. Watch this space for menus to come!

But that’s not all. If you haven’t stopped by in a while, you’re missing out on some exciting new additions to our regular menu that you will definitely want to try. How does macaroni and cheese baked with chunks of breaded fried chicken, bacon and a wealth of incredible cheeses sound? Or try that chicken in a scrumptious penne a la vodka, or limoncello sauce with pappardelle pasta? Maybe you’re more in the mood for Steak Oscar with a crab cake? A lamb shank cooked sous vide until it’s so tender it falls off the bone? A comfort-food favorite like chicken schnitzel or sauteed calves’ liver? Or maybe some of our incredible fish dishes that change regularly depending on what’s the freshest and most delicious (and always sell out quickly)? Alaskan sockeye salmon, Florida hog snapper, Canadian walleye—see what’s on the menu tonight.

Our patio is open, so whether you’re looking for a complete dinner or just a place to enjoy wine and cocktails with friends, we’ve got a place set for you. Things are starting to heat up at the Bistro. Plan on spending some sizzling summer nights with us!

Our Vegan Dinner goes Middle Eastern June 27!

We love exploring the cuisines of the world through our monthly Vegan Dinners, and the Middle East is a part of the world where they know how to create a multitude of exciting, sumptuous dishes full of vegetables, grains, spices, and other vegan ingredients. Savor the flavors of the Middle East with this month’s 3-for-$30 “A Middle Eastern Adventure” Vegan Dinner Thursday, June 27 from 5 to 9 p.m.:

Soup and Salad Course
Israeli Chopped Salad and Chick Pea Soup

Couscous with Grilled Vegetables
Spinach Pie

Walnut and Pistachio Phyllo Cigars

Make your reservations now at 216.481.9635 and experience the flavors of the Middle East vegan-style!

What do you like about the South? Find it at our Low Country Southern Comfort Dinner June 20!

One of the great pleasures of spending time in Dixie is the food. The South is one place where nobody seems to worry about calories—at any meal you can sit down to a table full of good old-fashioned down-home, stick-to-your-ribs cooking. Why not enjoy a Southern-style feast right here in town—join us for our Low Country Southern Comfort Dinner Thursday, June 20. We’re dishing up five courses of classic Southern Low Country cuisine with five cocktails sure to make y’all feel plenty comfortable!

First Course
Deviled Eggs and Fried Oysters
Remoulade Sauce

Second Course
Crispy Fried Duck Drums
Corn Meal Waffle
Honey–Maple Butter Cream
Hot Sauce

Third Course
Shrimp and Grits

Fourth Course
Country Bacon
Buttermilk Biscuit
Kumquat Marmalade

Fifth Course
Strawberry Shortcake

The Cocktails
Mint Julep
Passion Fruit Slushy
Moonshine Cocktail
Sweet Tea Cocktail
Root Beer Schnapps Float

Cost of this cozy trip South is $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Y’all come—call 216.481.9635 to make your reservations now!


Make Dad feel like Captain America at our “Super-Dad” pre-Father’s Day dinner June 13!

Cleveland has had a lot of superheroes passing through lately to make movies, but this town has plenty of champion guys who have been living right here all along—its wonderful dads. Celebrate the man who rescued you from danger, fought for the good, and played the hero in your life by treating him to our “Super-Dad” Pre-Father’s Day Dinner Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. Our five super-courses paired with five super-cocktails are packed with vitamins and minerals to boost your dad’s health and make him feel like Captain America!

First Course
Oysters Rockefeller
Vitamin K + Zinc + Calcium = Elevates Testosterone Level

Second Course
Yellow Curry, Bok Choy, Shrimp, Dried Plum, Coconut, Pineapple and Turmeric served with Quinoa
Bone-building Calcium + Vitamin A + Protein

Third Course
Organic Tomato, Edamame, Wilted Red Onion, Basil Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Lycopene +Calcium + Vitamin C

Fourth Course
All American Beef Tenderloin – Roasted Garlic Fingerling Potatoes – Kale Saute
Iron + Copper + Vitamin K + Vitamin A

Fifth Course
Red, White and Blue Parfait
Calcium + Anti-Oxidants

The Super-Cocktails
Green Tea Cocktail
Pomegranate Martini
Mango Lassi
Lime in the Coconut
Blueberry Crush Cocktail

After this dinner, Dad just may feel as if he’s been enhanced to the peak of human perfection! Cost is $60 per person plus tax and gratuity. Make plans to enjoy this traffic-stopping dinner with your Dad—call 216.481.9635 and make your reservations now!