Bravo, Green Bay!

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Once upon a time, back when I was living in Green Bay, you could rarely find a restaurant that wasn’t a sports bar or chain. Those restaurants still tend to dominate. But over the years, more interesting restaurants have been popping up throughout the city.

While we were back for my brother’s wedding in February, we decided to try á’Bravo for lunch on a Thursday.

The bistro is located on the east side of the city in an area with which I was unfamiliar. It looks like it has been newly built up within the last 10 to 15 years. You’ll find á’Bravo in a building with a few other businesses. The sign is very difficult to see; but trust me, it’s there!

We walked in and asked if we could sit at the bar, which is what we usually like to do. I’m sure this doesn’t tend to be a busy time of day for people at the bar for this restaurant due to its somewhat remote location; so there was no one ‘tending. We did have a server come to wait on us, however.

It is a really colorful inside!

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To drink, we chose a new-to-us cider…

It was crisp and refreshing, even for such a cold winter’s day!

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We both started with soup.

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Mine {pictured above} was tomato of some sort and Rob’s was a three-cheese mushroom. Neither were particularly memorable.

Rob’s main entree:

Truffle Risotto creamy risotto with white truffle oil topped with button, oyster, & portabella mushrooms & pecans. wine suggestion: meomi pinot noir

Truffle Risotto – creamy risotto with white truffle oil topped with button, oyster, & portabella mushrooms & pecans – $14

This risotto was so rich and creamy! Rob could only eat half of it. We took the other half back home with us.

I was feeling a salad:

Balsamic Chicken Bread Salad balsamic chicken, rustic bread cubes, spring greens, red onion, fresh mozzarella, tomato, kalamata olives, dusted with parmesan and served with a honey balsamic vinaigrette

Balsamic Chicken Bread Salad – balsamic chicken, rustic bread cubes, spring greens, red onion, fresh mozzarella, tomato, kalamata olives, dusted with parmesan and served with a honey balsamic vinaigrette – $15

This salad was pretty good overall. There was something missing, however. I couldn’t put my finger on it. And $15 seemed a little much for this lunch salad, especially in small-town Green Bay. There are most definitely other things on the menu I’d like to try next time.

I bet á’Bravo would be even better as a evening venue. I can imagine it a perfect setting for a romantic date night. The ambiance would be perfect for as the sky darkens.

But Bravo to á’Bravo for putting another nicer restaurant in Green Bay! It’s a breath of fresh air to find something other than burgers and fries sometimes!

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What kind of restaurant does your city lack that you’d like to see?

Cheers~
Carrie

 

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