So, I know I’m a little late to the party on this one, but Park Bruges is pretty swell. Lets chat about why, shall we?
Like it’s sister restaurant, Point Brugge, Park Bruges is a happening spot. There on a random Wednesday evening, patrons filled the intimate restaurant (though bigger than the aforementioned Point, I think!), and spilled on to the sidewalk where additional seating lines Bryant Street. The casual, European cafe feel lends itself to wanting to linger here and enjoy your conversations with dining partners.
Small details like bringing the table tap water in a glass bottle bolster that “we’ve left the ‘burgh and found ourselves in France, or perhaps Belgium” feeling.
On this particular evening, they were out of one of the signature plates of ‘tarte flambes’ (tart shells with delicious things like caramelized onions piled on top!) – which I was disappointed about, until I received my second choice meal of sauteed chicken breast with mushrooms, artichoke, tomatoes on a bed of herb risotto, covered with a wine sauce. The risotto was creamy and rich. A truly solid dish.
My table shared the Bruge frites, the twice fried potatoes with garlic infused mayo. Other dishes on the table included a strawberry and candied pecan salad and the mussels. Thumbs up all around.
Frites, mussels and salad – oh my!
Ending our dinner time (quite reluctantly), we opted to share profiteroles filled with chocolate gelato and drizzled with chocolate and caramel. It was a good thing for our waist lines that we chose to split this baby – it came with three little delightful confections, a perfect portion for us each.
I think you know you’ve had a good meal when you want to go back ASAP. Park Bruges is a place you want to go back to – with fabulous friends in tow, of course.