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“Great atmosphere and servce, decent menu”
Review of Bistro Europa - CLOSED

Bistro Europa
Price range: US$15 - US$25
Cuisines: European, Ukrainian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: A small, quaint farm-to-table bistro focusing on preparing the majority of the food on premise. We make everything from our butter to our bread. We work diligently with local farmers and other food producers to attain the best quality ingredients available to us. We butcher the majority of our meat in-house utilizing every edible part of the whole animal when it is available. We procure a whole Heritage Breed hog every two weeks from T-Meadow Farm in Lockport, NY. It is butchered in-house, by hand and processed into various products such as prosciutto, lardo, cappocolo, sausages, bacon, roasted pig heads, pates, and country hams. We also regularly acquire all of our poultry, rabbit, whole lambs, and a variety of bird eggs from Painted Meadow Farm in Franklinville, NY. This enables us to work closely with the farmer to ensure that the animals had a happy, healthy life and were not mistreated in any way prior to slaughter. We are adamant about using every part of these animals as a sign of respect for the life they have given up in order to nourish our guests and ourselves. The majority of our produce is also procured locally and in season. You will not see asparagus on our menu until late May or early June. Local, fresh picked veggies are much more nutritious than their mega mart counterparts. This approach also ensures a minimal environmental impact for the simple fact that they do not require a long journey from thousands of miles away, thus burning valuable fossil fuels. The effect of keeping our money in the hands of small local farmers is one that can be felt throughout the region. There is a lot to be said about doing business face to face with the people who produce your food. They are very proud of what they do and will hold themselves accountable for delivering sub-par products. That fact is a very refreshing change from ordering from a stranger over the phone and hoping that the cello packed veggies from who knows where. Our farmers who supply us have become our friends over time, and it is great knowing personally everyone who touched what goes on a plate and out to our guests.We are also fortunate to be acquainted with one of the country's premier fishmongers located in Boston. They are located right on the Old Fish Pier in South Boston, a very prestigious and vital location for fresh seafood. This company supplies some of the best Chefs in the US. They will also custom cut or process the fish any way that is desired which is usually not the case. The quality, freshness and variety available to Europa due to them is very apparent on each plate we produce. You will be hard pressed to find better anywhere in the region.Reservations are highly recommended for all parties who plan on dining with us. Due to our small size, we fill up quickly. Out of out 28 seats, 10 are at the bar. If you are travelling, don't leave it to chance to get a seat. We will do all we can to accomodate anyone. If you are vegetarian, vegan, or have a food allergy, please do not hesitate to call us and let us know a few days prior to your visit. Doing so will ensure that you will get what you want and not have to worry about what you will be able to eat. We are more than happy to make you whatever your heart desires within reason. We are in the Service Industry after all, and at the end of the day our pride rests on your fulfillment. We hope to see you very soon. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. We are nothing without you.
Toronto, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Great atmosphere and servce, decent menu”
Reviewed 10 April 2012

We had a good time there, the service was great and the food was not bad (probably great by Buffalo's standard).

  • Visited April 2012
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English first
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4 reviews
“Delicious and Unique!”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

Small dining room makes for an intimate atmosphere. Service was superb and menu was unique. Has a relaxing vibe. Wonderful experience.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Unique and local”
Reviewed 11 February 2012

Great unique menu! The chef/owner seems to do it all! Try the Squash salad!!!

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San Francisco, California
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wow, totally surprised by this spot in Buffalo, Fabulous!”
Reviewed 28 January 2012

The bistro is very small, but we went early with colleagues we were visiting with in Buffalo, at their suggestion. We shared a Charcuterie board, and it was seriously the best I have ever had. All the items were just a step above what we found elsewhere. For example the beet salad had bets prepared 4 ways with a frisee salad. It was beautifully presented, and the different preparations added a real interest to the plate. Service was warm and friendly. We were a group of 5, and we all kept commenting on how much we enjoyed everything. A real treat!

Visited January 2012
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Madison, GA
Level 5 Contributor
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“Good for Lunch”
Reviewed 29 November 2011

We had a “light” lunch at Bistro Europa - a sandwich and a beer each - $30.

The décor is “chabby chic” (shabby shiek?), but the food is very good.

Home-made bread, artisinally cured meats. Roberta said that the bacon on her BLT (you can have an egg on it if you wish) was the best she had ever tasted. The pigs were fattened on peanuts and the flavor came through.

I had a Reuben, which I thought was very good. The meat was prepared a la Montreal, not NYC.

Visited October 2011
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Thank irablock
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