The French Quarter Bistro
Pleasant smiles and great ambience greet you at the entrance. Omer Basith the Managing partner and conceptualizer of The French Quarters came out to welcome us. We were ushered to a table which was nestled between two gorgeous trees. With the sunlight falling on our shoulders and cool air conditioning, the use of glass in its ceilings with trees outside as well as indoors, the space just pulled us in as soon as we came in, leaving the city rush right outside. Surreal, yet matter of fact; comfort with class. The French Quarters Bistro is under stated in elegance, a place where you can immerse yourself in conversation or just enjoy being treated very well.
The efficient staff of the FQ gave us our time to settle into out chairs, after which they politely took our drinks order. A fresh tropical fruit punch and a Peach Iced Tea came to us in tall glasses complete with pretty decorative garnish.
Omer Basith joined us at our table for a little chat. "True to its name the French Quarter's menu reflects French cuisine localized by the countries it colonized", says Omer. With the Jambalaya, to the Seafood Gumbo and the Moroccan Tagine, alongside French specialties like the Ratatouille; the Menu had been researched and planned with care.
“It's always an open house and people can walk in at any time to get a meal. We've planned the French Quarters so that our guests come here not just for the food but the experience too ", says Omer.
As we enjoyed our drinks and some chatter the French Quarters served us the most delicious crusty bread with seasoned herb butter, as a complimentary starter. What is especially charming is that the bread is continuously served to you by a waiter carrying a bread basket.
We ordered Nicoise Salad which, came bursting with flavor and freshness. The lettuce and tomatoes were crunchy, and the tuna had the perfect lemon seasoning, this was served with an olive oil and herbs dressing, that gave just the right zing to the salad. I enjoy my seafood and ordered a Pan seared Red Snapper in Lemon Butter Sauce served with herb rice. My friend was in the mood for chicken and ordered the FQ Chicken Three Peppercorn Sauce served with creamed potatoes, the flavors were all fresh, rich and each flavor was distinct. Our food was served to us on large white plates, which made the food look almost too good to eat, but we tackled that little technicality quite quickly. Our meal was topped of with the extremely delicate and delectable Mango Soufflé with Kiwi Coulis. A pretty mango cream, not quite a soufflé with just the right amount of Kiwi to tickle your taste buds.
The French Quarter meal was exactly what we needed for a nice afternoon with friends. The music was chill-out electronic music mixed with drum sounds. "We have taken pains with the details, right from the wooden chairs with the wrought iron accents, to the pop art on the wall right down to the music… it took us quite a while to compile just the right music", says Omer.
With attention to detail, a star Chef Aadharsh Tatpati, at the helm making sure the food and presentation is just right; the French Quarters Bistro has quite the makings to become a popular Bangalore restaurant. To add a little more flavor the FQ is flanked by a bookstore and a spa for the leisure weary and the eager reader.
As we were leaving, Chef Aadharsh told us we must come back to try out the Tenderloin Steak with Red Wine Sauce.
All in all, the French Quarter Bistro makes for a very nice place to get a nice yet, affordable meal
The French Quarter Bistro is located at:
268,100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore 560 038.
Phone #: (080) 4217 1998/4217 1999