When I dine out, I like knowing that I can stick with familiar food while simultaneously having the option to try new things. At Lorelei’s Bistro, I can do just that.
Casual and up-market, Lorelei’s Bistro has dishes to satisfy your tastebuds no matter what 🙂
On Trying New Things
If I’m hungry, I like to stick to what I know.
There’s nothing worse than eating something really disappointing when you’re starving.
That being said, I love to try new food. But I have to get into the mood to try it. In others words, I have to get into a mindset that understands that I may be eating something I may not like!
The menu fits neatly onto one large stock paper and is split into 7 sections:
For first timers, I’d suggest going with the Bistro Trio to share – as pictured in this post – so you can try multiple! This trio comes with juicy blackened beef tips, fresh bruschetta, and their famous calamari.
The first time I tried this, the bruschetta was out and replaced with tacos.
So at the time, the beef tips were my favourite out of the three 🙄
Now that I’ve tasted the bruschetta, I’ve got to say that it’s the best bruschetta I’ve ever tasted and it’s become my new favourite out of the three. And that’s saying something because I LOVE my meat! 😀
However, if you asked me what my favourite dish was from here, I’d say it’s the grilled lamb rack – local and farm-raised. It’s brushed with a rosemary and honey-fused Dijon, roasted and finished with a red-wine demi. (The Dijon is my favourite part.)
Other great dishes to try are the trio beet salad and beef carpaccio 🙂
Aside from the food, what I like best about Lorelei’s is that I would suggest it for lunch, dinner, family, friends, and dates. It’s that versatile. I love it.
It’s not too casual that you couldn’t dress up for an intimate dinner date or girls night out but it’s not too fancy where you’d feel obligated to dress up if you didn’t want to.
And in the event that you did want to take a date here, there are no-pressure open tables as well as intimate booths with the option to pull the curtains closed and adjust the lighting to dim or bright!
Romantic – and potentially saucy 😉
Lorelei’s Bistro does take walk-ins but as a regular restaurant goer, I say you should always reserve if you can – and as in advance as possible! It would be frustrating not to get a seat when you’re hungry 👿
Big parties can dine as well. There’s even a “party” room that you can book for around 10 people with clear doors to separate you from the rest of the restaurant without sacrificing the
view ability to people watch 😉
Metered parking is available nearby in addition to free parking courtesy of Lorelei’s in a lot across the street.
Shooting here was really enjoyable. I discovered a lot of new things.
Like that free parking lot? Didn’t know about that 😛
I also didn’t know that the owner owns multiple properties around the area and that a childhood friend of hers was managing it (Debra – she is a delight. Same with Carol. It would be a joy to be served by them).
If you look around, you’ll notice some unique chandeliers. These were collected by the owner on her travels and eventually used inside the bistro. The chairs above the booths? Preserved from the theatre next door.
Do you have a bistro you love? What’s the coolest fun fact you’ve heard about a restaurant you’ve been to?
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, open from 11:30am-9:00pm.
On Thursday, Friday, Saturday, open from 11:30am-10:00pm.
Closed on Sundays.
Photography by @petrouspetals