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First look: Open Bottle Bistro

Written by Melissa McCart on

openbottle1Open Bottle Bistro is shaping up as an interesting neighborhood place. With a compelling wine list, a cozy dining room and a charming outdoor patio, it's likely to pull patrons from outside the neighborhood, too.

The restaurant opened for lunch and dinner service two weeks ago. It's the second spot from Dave DeSimone, wine writer and KQV radio host. His first restaurant, Bridge Ten Brasserie, closed in February.

I went for lunch and was pleased by the initial experience and the service in particular. Speaking of service, at night, expect to see behind the bar John White, the charismatic, single-malt-scotch expert. 


With a covered section and a koi pond, the patio is available even though it's a work in progress.


Simply prepared in a red wine mushroom sauce, the sweetbreads ($15) were quite tender. 


The current list for white wines by the glass.

Melissa McCart photos

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