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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Boulevard Bistrot Restaurant Review: Chef-owner Monica Pope can be credited for her menu's cultural mix of cuisines that come together in one melting pot of flavors called American Bistro food. Anchored by a massive antique bar, the main dining area is a colorful mix of blue, red and Granny-Smith green, set against a retro black-and-white tile floor. Still, the shady sidewalk café and the quieter garden patio are what draw the most attention. Asian influences are often prevalent in Pope's food, with such specialties as the tempura of tuna and salmon nori rolls, Asian barbecue beef tenderloin and orange-chili noodles. Mediterranean and Caribbean accents are found in hummus and baba ghanoush appetizers and the West Indie vegetable platter, with gingered potatoes and eggplant-tomato choka. Many diners prefer the hearty meat-and-potatoes dishes like the crisp, flat chicken, sautéed and served on a salsa verde and lemon beurre blanc with horseradish mashed potatoes. Besides a steady lunch and dinner business, Boulevard Bistrot is a favorite spot for Sunday brunch, where locals can feast on scones, banana-walnut pancakes, griddled polenta and frittatas, as well as wide selection of lunch entrées.