Bistro Margot, the new 30-seat restaurant from Elysian Ballroom's Mike Piper, is now open at the corner of SW Morrison Street at 11th Avenue. Inside, you'll find pastries in the mornings, salads and sandwiches for lunch, and Old World dishes for dinner—not to mention a hefty menu of classic and signature cocktails.
For early and mid-morning, Bistro Margot serves pastries, cakes, Stumptown Coffee drinks, and Tazo teas—both for dining in and for those looking for a quick bite on the go. For lunch, you'll find a roster of salads (cobb, niçoise, and caprese) and sandwiches (tri tip, roasted vegetables with goat cheese, and turkey-and-avocado BLTs). Heartier fare is also on the docket, like baked bacon mac and cheese.
Dinner is where the restaurant really gets Old World. You'll find coq au vin, beef bourguignon, lamb chops, seafood cioppino, and steak au poivre with fig jam and bacon-wrapped scallions, with prices ranging from $14 to $24.
And to sip alongside these dishes, the Bistro Margot bar delivers classic and signature cocktails, all priced at $10—even simpler cocktails, like the Moscow Mule. With this in mind, you may prefer to look toward the boulevardiers, corpse revivers, caipirinhas, and negroni cocktails, not to mention the white cosmopolitans (vodka, cointreau, cranberry, and lime) and rocka rollas (bourbon, raspberry puree, lemon, and mint).
Bistro Margot: 1037 SW Morrison St., 503-222-0725; Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays