French Bistro Deals in Raleigh-Durham
The Triangle is experiencing a gastronomic migration, where regional cuisine from every pocket of the world is now at our fingertips. Likewise, today's deal from Gigi's Bistro, just a short drive from North Raleigh, brings French fusion charm to the area. Pay $29, and you'll score $60 to spend on food and non-alcoholic drink. Owner and chef Stephan Bezzina, a native of Saint-Raphaël, whisks customers away with a menu that's simple and seasonal, yet diverse and decadent; jump-start your palate with Frog Legs Provencale, but save room for entrées like steak tartare and butternut squash ravioli. Relax in this comfortable, welcoming dining room, and take your taste buds on a global vacation without leaving home. Want more? Check out Gigi's Bistro on Facebook.
Unless you count the pre-dinner goldfish you snatched off your toddler's plate, it's been a while since your meals came in more than one course. Enjoy a grown-up dining experience at 618 Bistro, located in the Marketplace at Lake Boone. For $25, receive a three-course meal for two, including three small plates, two glasses of wine, and one dessert to share. Featuring a broad sampling of dishes inspired by the Far East, French Coast, and the owner's Mediterranean heritage, this eatery serves tapas like crisped calamari, spinach salad, Korean beef short ribs, and more. Pair your dish with your choice of conventional or organic wine, and polish off your evening with tiramisu or bread pudding. Boasting dark wood flooring, black tabletops, red accent pieces, and live music on the weekends, 618 Bistro provides plenty of reasons to trade in your kid's leftovers for sophisticated eats your palate is sure to fancy.
Carrboro has been called the "Paris of the Piedmont", and while you may have to substitute an afternoon cruise down the Seine for bicycle rides down Weaver Street, this mill town's culinary scene lives up to the acclaim of its French namesake. At Venable Rotisserie Bistro, sample some of this area's finest fare when you pay $10 for $20 to spend on food and non-alcoholic drinks during lunch; or, for $20, get $40 to spend at dinner. Using locally sourced ingredients when possible, the chefs at this spot have crafted a menu, including appetizers like the wild mushroom risotto arancini and the caponata bruschetta, as well as entrées like the Knife and Fork BLT, served with fried green tomatoes, bacon, and lettuce; and the 12-ounce New York strip, paired with butter-glazed veggies. Located downtown in Historic Carr Mill, this spot makes it convenient to sample world-class cuisine without ever leaving your proverbial backyard.
The Fine Print
Limit 2 per customer, up to 2 additional as gifts • Limit 1 per table per visit • Valid only for dine-in • Excludes holidays and early bird dinner • Entire value must be used in a single visit
Boasting dark wood flooring, black tabletops, red accent pieces, and live music on the weekends, this resto provides an upscale atmosphere and plenty of sophisticated eats your palate is sure to fancy: • $13 for $26 to spend on food and drink • Menu highlights: bouillabaisse, rosemary rib eye, herb-crusted lamb chops + more • Located in the Marketplace at Lake Boone International Fare that Wows Featuring a broad sampling of dishes inspired by the Far East, French Coast, and the owner's Mediterranean heritage, this eatery serves up worldly cuisine, such as Korean beef short ribs (marinated in plum sauce, ginger, and soy), miso ahi tuna (sesame noodles, scallions, roasted baby shiitake mushrooms, and cilantro sweet and sour sauce), and Tuscan penne (artichoke hearts, grilled chicken, tomatoes, slivered almonds, and feta). Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available. Pair your dish with your choice of conventional or organic wine, and polish off your evening with tiramisu or bread pudding. 618 Bistro's Website