5 Reasons to Celebrate the Weekend at this Little Hot Spot!
by Brigitta Wohlmuth
We’re letting you in on a local secret here so shhhh! Don’t tell everybody but tucked away in one of Hamilton’s enchanting alleys is this charming little Bistro. Amidst the other restaurants in the alley, you’ll find it has its own unique character. It’s also a great place to start your Friday night out on the town, located just a stone’s throw away from the bars and clubs on Front Street, is Bistro J Bermuda.
Good Things Come in Small Packages
This cozy little Bistro only has 10 tables (approx. 35 seats), making it a great place for a private party. But even if you only book one table: “What’s great about the small setting is you can have interactions with the staff and other guests that you don’t usually get in other restaurants,” says the manager Rachel. They’re also a ‘small cog in a big wheel’ as part of the Yellowfin Group of Restaurants. They share the kitchen and bar with Port O’ Call and deliver the same culinary standard but in an environment that’s more casual and intimate.
The Black-Board Menu
What’s really special about Bistro J is the food! Not only is everything made from scratch (yes, the cheesecake, baguettes, and even their burger buns are made on site!), but they also have a funky blackboard menu that changes daily. Everyday the board gets wiped clean to make space for new delicious titles, lovingly written in chalk.
Wine Lovers Welcome Here!
You can’t dine without the wine – and at Bistro J they stand by that policy. They boast a seasonal changing wine list, according to manager Rachel: “Every few months I go over it to see what’s working and what’s not. It’s very personal” she says. They also host wine tasting dinners about every six weeks where each meal course is paired with a special wine to compliment.
Dinner Won’t Break the Bank
Nobody ever said Bermuda was cheap, but if you know where to go you can get a good bang for your buck. This is one of those places. Here you can experience fine dining at a very modest price. Any night of the week you can get a 2 or 3 course meal for under $40 per person (now that’s a reason to celebrate!)