Wild Hare Bistro
Just when you thought all dining out came with a brawny bill and boisterous bands, you chance upon a new eatery with delicious comestibles and potables, with conversation-accessible ambience, for less than a whole paycheck. There’s a tiny boutique, a charming wine bar, and a gracious dining room tucked into one main-street building. The chef is French-trained, and it shows in the selection of lofty bar food: sandwiches, salads, and pizzas with hand-tossed crusts and delicious toppings. We tried one of just about everything: steak salad topped with an abundance of tender, medium-rare beef; Greek pasta salad chockablock with assorted olives, tomatoes, scallions, and feta; amazing poutine featuring silky roasted-beef-bone gravy lapped over pommes frites with plump, melty cheese curds. Dessert was their rendering of affogato: vanilla bean ice cream blended with custard and whipped cream and topped with Italian espresso and in-house-distilled rum.
Drinks: Beer & wine