Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Back Porch Bistro

1 Lions Lane (Watt Ave.) Send to Phone
916-640-0809
A multiple-personality dinner bar menu and fine dining menu co-exist at this restaurant with a down-home name and uptown aspirations.

Cuisine
Open
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat., Brunch Sun.
Features

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Back Porch Bistro Restaurant Review

: BACK PORCH BISTRO IS CURRENTLY SERVING A LIMITED MENU DURING A REMODEL. It's a conundrum of a restaurant---a saucy knock-off of an English country manor, with a down-home name and uptown aspirations. The inexpensive, inventive, almost multiple-personality dinner bar menu offers everything from Thai spring rolls to fruit salad with nut bread to a sirloin steak sandwich. The fine dining menu changes nightly and always includes a couple of clever, satisfying vegetarian dishes. Lest you begin to think this is a veggie's haven, though, let us make mention of the signature entrée: a hulking, 16-ounce porterhouse served one of four different ways. Order it in a pepper crust or a honey glaze---or simple and flame-broiled, just the way it might be prepared at a backyard barbecue.



AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS

Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.