Excellent food, outstanding service. A good evening all 'round.
My wife and I had a delightful and delicious meal at the Bold Knight Bistro last night. The evening began with free valet parking and immediate seating. It was early and the large dining room was very uncrowded. As the evening progressed, more and more diners arrived but in spite of the size of the room, the noise level was very low. The various areas of the room are separated by low partitions giving the effect of several smaller rooms. Additionally, there is a large banquet room downstairs seating around 100 diners for special events.
We prefaced our meal with a Mediterranean appetizer consisting of a fine selection of sausages, meatballs, marinated mushrooms, grilled lamb and a flaky layered pastry with marinated grape leaf filling. Delicious.
My wife opted for halibut with fresh vegetables and roasted potatoes. The portion was very ample and, again, delicious. I had the Bold Knight steak, medium, with the same side dishes. It was more than ample and very tender.
We did not even consider the dessert menu because of the size of the entrees - more than enough to take home after the meal. A cup of strong, rich coffee topped off the dinner.
The restaurant has a small but comfortable bar and a waiting area with two plus leather couches in front of a gas fireplace. The restrooms are down a flight of stairs, but there is an elevator for those who might need or prefer it.
Our waitress Karen was also a delight. Good natured and open and a pleasure to be around. The bus-guys did an outstanding job of keeping the water and iced tea flowing and the dishes cleared...without hovering.
We've been occasional customers of the former Bold Knight on Monterey Road and are delighted to see the Bistro continuing the Bold Knight tradition.
We will definitely be back!