Red Door Bistro now open

Red Door Bistro opened last month in a strip mall on Overton Ridge.

Red Door Bistro opened last month in a strip mall on Overton Ridge.

From the restaurant family that brought us acclaimed Italian restaurant Piola comes Red Door Bistro. The small restaurant with about a dozen tables is located inside a strip mall, but owner Donna Albanese has done a good job of creating a warm and personable atmosphere. With concrete floors, dark wood furniture, an open kitchen and extensive wine list (below, along with full menu), it definitely doesn’t feel like a strip mall restaurant.

A peek inside Red Door Bistro.

A peek inside Red Door Bistro.

Donna and her chef husband Bobby have crafted an across-the-board menu that encompasses several styles, from American to Mediterranean. Appetizers include a cheeseboard, featuring Grand Cru Gryuere Reserve and Buttermilk Blue Affinee, and chicken and mozzarella flatbread. The savory beignets, served with honey, feta cheese and an olive mix, are a must.

Savory beignets served with feta cheese and an olive mix.

Savory beignets served with feta cheese, honey and an olive mix.

Entrees include grass-fed tenderloin, honey chipotle quail and a seared salmon salad. There are several chicken options, including the excellent chicken roulade, stuffed with ricotta, mushrooms and shallots, and served in a pool of red pepper sauce with pesto coucous.

The chicken roulade comes with pesto couscous and asparagus.

The chicken roulade comes with pesto couscous and asparagus.

There are also more playful items on the menu, including a fried catfish sandwich, an Angus burger and for dessert, lemon lady finger cake. It’s a long way from Piola but good for them for branching out.

4938 Overton Ridge Blvd. 11am-2pm Monday-Friday; 5-10pm Monday-Saturday. 817-292-0000.

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One thought on “Red Door Bistro now open

  1. Nice photos. Looks good.

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