45 Bistro was originally built in 1852 and completely renovated in 1992. The restaurant lies in the heart of town adjacent to the Marshall Hotel and is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. The lively bar is the place to be for Happy Hour and a good start to your evening. Fun bartenders and a place locals frequent. Brick and pale green walls are accented with colorful local art. Tables are set on hardwood floors and adorned with crisp white linens and gleaming tableware.
The menu has a little bit of everything and here’s a sampling; Fried Green Tomatoes, Shrimp & Grits and Escargot and Wood Fired Pizza as appetizers; North Atlantic Salmon, Duck Two Ways, Wet Aged Rib Eye as entrees, Vanilla Creme Brulee, Flourless Chocolate Tore and George Pecan Dacquoise as desserts.
Decent wine list with very fair pricing.
ROMANTIC QUOTIENT: Not so much, but it’s fun.
WHAT OTHERS SAY…
This “casual yet upscale” bistro adjacent to the Historic District’s Marshall House Hotel is a “constant favorite” say fans of its “reliably delicious” fare offered in a “delightful setting” with plush upholstery and local art on the walls; tabs that can be “a tad pricey” are mitigated by a “very knowledgeable” staff, and a “big bar” with “fun bartenders” dispensing “on-target” cocktails makes for “good times.” ZAGAT