Monday, May 25, 2015

Buckhannon Edition: The Market Bistro

The Market BistroBuckhannon is such a cute little town with some delicious restaurants options. As soon as we got to town, we beelined to the Market Bistro, a charming little cafe with soups, sandwiches, salads with homemade dressings, quiche and loads of desserts.

The inside of the Market Bistro is cute and eclectic with some floral tablecloths and chalkboard painted bottles. My friend Kayla created that beautiful "Strawberry Fest" art.

There wasn't another soul in the restaurant, besides the workers when we went, which I found odd for a Saturday around lunch time. Maybe we were a bit too early. We seated ourselves and looked through the menu.

There's a club sandwich, a hot Italian sandwich, a portabello sandwich and "Donna's Favorite," which was a grilled chicken breast on sun-dried tomato foccaccia with provolone and artichoke spinach dip. There is also a variety of dinners, like baked penne, lemon chicken, eggplant parmesan, lasagna, alfredo, etc.

The Market Bistro

For our lunch, I went with the Donna's Favorite and a house salad with maple bacon dressing. After a little wait, our plates arrived.

The Market BistroMy sandwich was an impressive display piled high with thick triangular cuts of bread. The bread is phenomenal - fresh, crumbly in all the right places, golden brown and super flavorful. The artichoke spinach dip was also tasty, but the chicken was not doing it for me. It was maybe precooked and then microwaved? Or maybe just microwaved? It was rubbery and dry and lacked flavor. I was a little bummed, but I honestly ended up just picking at the bread and dip because they were both so good. The salad wasn't bad, either, and the dressing was much more on the maple side than the bacon side, leaving me with a sweeter flavor.

The Market Bistro


The Market BistroAll in all, a very cute little restaurant, and I really loved the bread and dip, but the chicken needed some work. It's an easy fix - but also an important one. Otherwise, I think their dinner also looks really good, and I'd love to try that if I'm back in the area sometime. And that dessert case - good lord, it looked delicious. But were were saving room for our snacks throughout the day, so I didn't want to get stuff at the first place. Next time.

Grade: B
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