Restaurant Review: Austin's Blue Dahlia Bistro

Category: , , / 3/24/2014
I love living in North Austin, but sometimes I grow frustrated with the lack of local restaurants. I often want to eat somewhere with a nice atmosphere, fresh food and a European feel. I found these qualities in a wonderful little bistro called Blue Dahlia, with a location in the Westlake area and another in East Austin.

Pros:
  • Very fresh ingredients
  • Charming European atmosphere
  • Great bread
  • Offer vegan and gluten-free choices
  • Use local and organic ingredients when available
Cons:
  • May melt during transport
Summary:
I have dined at the Westlake location on several occasions. It was a great place to meet a friend, and also served as a wonderful last-minute dinner location for Valentine's Day with my beau. The food has always been very fresh, and I love how they use local and organic ingredients when possible. The menu includes breakfast and has several tasty choices for meat eaters and vegetarian. The restaurant does accommodate vegan and gluten-free diets, but the choices a more limited. I've never found this to be an issue, as I often order the soup and wonderful fresh bread. However, I would love to see a vegan breakfast option such as a vegan waffle or crepe. Our service was also prompt and parking was easy (in a Westlake shopping center). If you're looking for a European-style bistro to eat with omnivores and lacto-ovo vegetarians, Blue Dahlia is a great option.

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Disclosure notice: This restaurant visit was paid for by the reviewer. No compensation was accepted and the opinions are my own. Please verify any claims with the restaurant, especially if you have any allergies or concerns.

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