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Bistro VG Restaurant Review: Bistro VG has enhanced its spaces over time, creating a warren of various dining areas. The place buzzes with activity, and the noise level, thanks to rough-textured concrete and hard whitewashed walls, can impair table conversation when it’s packed --- a frequent condition. We like the small plates, especially the creamy pâté with its traditional garnishes, the famous crab cakes and the charcuterie, a generous presentation; an assembly of them easily makes a meal. White bean soup has a hint of truffle oil and house-made croutons. Bread is from the affiliated bakery, Theo's Brother's Bakery, only a couple of miles from the restaurant. The menu also includes chicken livers, goat cheese-stuffed ravioli and salt-and-pepper fried squid. If the scallop carpaccio is offered, don’t miss it. Wood-fired pizzas and pastas such as the famous lasagna from the company's Italian restaurant, Vinny's on Windward, will also draw you back. Roast Springer Mountain chicken with potato purée highlights the locally produced bird’s natural flavor. Get the brown butter tart for dessert, although other options tempt as well. The wine list draws from both the old and new worlds, with many available by the glass. Reds tend to be served too warm, so insist on a chilled glass to target the right temperature.