Bistro on Main is the latest incarnation of local restaurateur Steve Vining. Steve has been bringing together great food, fine wine and good friends on Cape Cod for longer than he cares to remember. At ‘The Bistro’ our chef TImothy O'Brien and veteran team work hard to bring you seasonably minded, locally sourced, internationally inspired fine food and drink presented in a comfortable casual adult atmosphere.
We are proud to be Chatham’s go to neighborhood bistro for fresh local innovative food, fine wines, great beers and select spirits where you’ll always feel amongst friends.
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
WE WILL REOPEN MID APRIL, 2018
THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL 2017 SEASON!
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2017 MENU
LOBSTER BISQUE 10/12
CHATHAM CHERRYSTONE CLAM CHOWDER 8/10
CHATHAM OR WELFLEET OYSTERS
3.25 EACH 6/17 12/31
JUMBO WHITE SHRIMP COCKTAIL
3.50 EACH 6/19 12/35
STAGE HARBOR LITTLE NECK CLAMS
2 EACH 6/10 12/20
* HOUSE OF ROMAINE 14
Baby Kale, Roasted Garlic Croutons, White Anchovy, Parmesan, Lemon Caper Caesar Dressing
(GF) ORGANIC BABY GREENS 12
Tomato, Cucumber, Pickled Onion, Sherry Herb Vinaigrette
HOUSE SMOKED FAROE ISLAND SALMON FISH DIP 14
Crostini, Pickled Onion, Pickled Jalapeno
LOCAL LOBSTER CAKES 18
Diced Peppers, Onions, Scallions, Herbs, Cucumber Salad, Horseradish Crème Fraise
CAPE COD BAY SCALLOP CEVICHE 18
House Made Tortilla Shell, Pickled Jalapeno Salsa, Guacamole
CRISPY LONG ISLAND DUCK LEG CONFIT 15
Baby Arugula, Toasted Cashews, Cranberries, Pear, Sweet Sage Dressing
PINELAND FARMS BRAISED BONELESS SHORT RIB ENCHILADAS 16
Fresh Corn Tortillas, Mexican Cheese, Onions, Cilantro, Mild Smokey Red Chili Sauce
ROASTED CHICKEN CHEDDAR CROQUETTES 12
Red Pepper Bacon Aioli
No Separate Checks please $5 Split Plate Charge 20% Gratuity Added to Parties of 6 or More Please Keep Menu Changes to a Minimum
THE BISTRO BURGER 18 Half Pound House Ground Beef Blend, Lettuce, Tomato, Caramelized Onions, Smoked Paprika Aioli, Cheddar Cheese, Toasted Brioche Bun- Choice of Bistro Parmesan Garlic Fries, Sweet Potato Waffle Fries or Small Salad
(GF) PORTUGUESE SCROD 27 House Made Chorizo, Roasted Onion, Tomato, Peppers, Garlic, Jalapeno, Cilantro, Lime Juice, Rice, Vegetables
CRISPY CHICKEN MILANESE 27 Spinach Linguine, Roasted Garlic, Tomato Cream Parmesan, Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette
PINE NUT CRUSTED FAROE ISLANDS SALMON 30 Basil Polenta, Sun Dried Tomato Jam, Balsamic Syrup, Pesto
ROASTED HERB CRUSTED PRIME SIRLOIN STRIP ROAST 38 Cheddar Chive Mashed Potato, Grilled Vegetables, Bearnaise Sauce, Creamed Horseradish
CORN MEAL DUSTED CAPE COD BAY SCALLOPS 36 Fresh Papperdelle Pasta, Pancetta, Peas, Parmesan, Garlic Vermouth Butter
BISTRO PARMESAN FRIES-PARSLEY, GARLIC, PARMESAN
GRILLED ASPARAGUS- SHAVED PARMESAN, TRUFFLE OIL
SWEET POTATO WAFFLE FRIES- SMOKED CHILI KETCHUP
BROCOLINI- OLIVE OIL, LEMON, CHII FLAKES
CHEDDAR CHIVE MASHED POTATOES
TAHITIAN VANILLA CRÈME BRULEE 10
DARK CHOCOLATE TOASTED WALNUT MOUSSE 10
Whipped Cream, Berries
CRISPY BANANA SPRING ROLLS 10
Ripe Banana White Chocolate Spring Rolls, Mango Ginger Coulis, Coconut, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP (WHITE AND DARK) TOASTED ALMOND BREAD PUDDING 10
Butterscotch Vanilla Sauce
LATE HARVEST RIESLING, WASHINGTON HILLS
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“Oysters are the most tender and delicate of all seafoods. They stay in bed all day and night. They never work or take exercise, are stupendous drinkers, and wait for their meals to come to them.”
He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.
Describing Ostend oysters: "small and rich, looking like little ears enfolded in shells, and melting between the palate and the tongue like salted sweets.
Oysters are more beautiful than any religion....There's nothing in Christianity or Buddhism that quite matches the sympathetic unselfishness of an oyster.
Why, then the world's mine oyster, Which I with sword will open.
Poor Britons, there is some good in them after all -- they produced an oyster.
…it slipped down my throat as easy as original sin……and left me feeling mysteriously adult, sensually alive in a way I never had before, full of the promise of the future.
A raw bar is a great version of a bar. It’s cool and communal and everything in front of you is so fresh
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
A loaf of bread, the Walrus said,
Is what we chiefly need:
Pepper and vinegar besides
Are very good indeed--
Now if you're ready, Oysters, dear,
We can begin to feed!
WAn oyster, that marvel of delicacy, that concentration of sapid excellence, that mouthful before all other mouthfuls, who first had faith to believe it, and courage to execute? the exterior is not persuasive.
Before I was born my mother was in great agony of spirit and in a tragic situation. She could take no food except iced oysters and champagne. If people ask me when I began to dance, I reply, 'In my mother's womb, probably as a result of the oysters and champagne - the food of Aphrodite.'
Opening Easter weekend 2017 (April 13th) for our 27th season