About Chef's Bistro
Hi I'm Josh. I grew up here in the valley and have been in the restaurant business since I was a kid. My family owned a restaurant and after working for corporate for over 14 years I decided to strike it out on my own.
My vision was to have a place that was intimate, comfortable and a little bit urban. Friends and family helped to renovate this space and create a home away from home.
We focus on fresh local ingredients whenever possible. My chef is very creative and besides having a unique menu we also have daily surprises, called specials. We also have "small plates" in case you just need a nibble.
Enjoy one of our locally crafted cocktails like a grapefruit infused cosmopolitan or one of my favorites, a fat tire beer.
Meet my wife and our chef
My wife, Tiga, always has a smile for everyone she meets. She helps me out but runs her own business in the village- The Penguin. As coincidence would have it, this was the original location of the Penguin Gallery over 20 years ago, check out the carved penguin on the front door.
Mike, our chef, is a creative young chef who serves up new and exciting meals here at the bistro. He is able to blend tried and true with creative and new.
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile
Friends told us about this place, and wow were they spot on. Fresh ingredients and just wonderful. Had the Caesar salad and the dressing had a hint of anchovy. Then had the bolignase and chicken picatta. The chicken picatta was a juicy non fat good size chicken breast... super tasty lemon and caper sauce. Highly recommend and walking distance from eastern slope inn.
Chef's Bistro is an amazing farm to table restaurant. Everything is locally sourced from the surrounding farms of New Hampshire. There is street parking outside the restaurant.
We went for dinner. Service was excellent (the restaurant wasn't crowded while we were there). I ordered a glass of wine and the waitress poured me a very generous pour- she totally made my night better. I know that its not classy to have your wine glass filled to the brim, but I really don't mind.
We started off with the chef's meat and cheese board- we were lucky and got extra cheese! We had a nice variety of cheese. One of the meats was a ghost pepper salami, and it was no joke. I ate half a piece and immediately drank lots of wine, followed by large chunks of bread. See? The extra pour of wine came into handy. The waitress also brought us extra bread because we ran out pretty quickly.
For my main course, I had the chicken picatta. I usually dislike chicken breast because its so tasteless and boring, but they did a great job of coating it in egg, and serving it over parpadelle pasta with a lemon caper sauce. That sauce was delicious. The portions were big too!
Unfortunately, I didn't have space for desert. Would love to come back!