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George Bistro + Bar

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George Bistro + Bar – An Elegant Stop Elegant Food and Decadent Desserts
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

George Bistro + Bar in Pensacola, Florida offers provides a comprehensive menu for weekend brunch, elegant dinners, and masterful desserts, not to mention the wide range of coffee and cocktails. The food is complex, full of flavor, and fresh, with unique blends of flavors. Reservations are a must for those visiting most of the time.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

George Bistro + Bar is an elegant location that’s perfect for everything from a romantic dinner out to a destination location for brunch every weekend. The restaurant offers a wide range of top-notch cuisine including the freshest of ingredients, many of which are locally sourced. There’s a full cocktail menu here, along with a unique coffee menu, perfect for those looking for something interesting.

The food speaks for itself with a wide range of options. The seafood, including the catch of the day, is always fresh and made to allow the flavors of the fish itself to stand out. The meals are not overly seasoned but rather seasoned to bring out their organic flavors.

Though George Bistro + Bar offers stunning options from the Joyce Farm Poulet Rogue Roasted Chicken to Grilled Lamb Chops, it also incorporates a few simpler options such as burgers and salads for those who want less of a rich menu. Every meal is not only full of flavor but also designed to provide a stunning visual presentation.

The customer service and staff are helpful, often providing guests with recommendations or information on the preparation process. They can also help guests to pair just about any dish with any cocktail or wine available at the location.

Overall, George Bistro + Bar is a sophisticated location perfect for a date-night meal or a special celebration. It has a warm and welcoming atmosphere that makes it inviting, no matter when you visit.

George Bistro + Bar is in the heart of the Gaslight Square area, near College Heights. It’s easy to get to for those traveling from a distance.

A few of our menu favorites at George Bistro + Bar include:

Short Rib Omelet
For brunch, consider the short rib omelet, a combination of braised short ribs with sweet caramelized onions, mushrooms, and gruyere cheese, all served on herb-roasted potatoes.

Luba’s Favorite
This cocktail is ideal for any type of celebration. It offers incredible champagne that has slices of strawberries in it. It’s served over ice and perfect for that warm Sunday brunch. It pairs well with most of the brunch items on the menu.

Tuna Carpaccio
This makes for the perfect starter for anyone that loves fresh tuna. It’s thinly sliced yellowfin tuna that’s topped with a strong sesame balsamic soy mayo with a bit of a bite from the jalapenos. It’s the type of starter that wakes up the palette for everything that is to come.

GL Burger on Brioche
As elegant as this location is, George Bistro + Bar offers a few unique sandwiches throughout the menu. The GL Burger on Brioche has a 100 percent Angus beef patty that’s served with three sauces – basil mayo, curry ketchup, and roasted red bell pepper aioli. The Tillamook sharp cheddar on it finishes it off perfectly.

Crab & Shrimp Louie Salad
This salad is a seafood lover’s dream. It features fresh crab and shrimp on top of a bed of lettuces along with asparagus, avocado, and peppers. It has the creamy rose dressing the location is so well known for. And, for a heartier meal, you can add grilled chicken or salmon to it.

Insider Tips:
– When buying the ribeye steak or other cuts, the waiter can finish off your dish at the table using a small hand-held cooking torch to help add an extra layer of flavor.
– Though there is no kids’ menu here, and the location is upscale, the staff welcomes children and will work with you to create a meal for their needs.