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Tastebuds American Bistro

4019 MacArthur Ave. (Bellevue Ave.) Send to Phone
804-261-6544 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A neighborhood bistro at its best with no pretension but plenty of flavor.
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Tastebuds American Bistro Restaurant Review

: As if Bellevue weren't gentrifying with a wine shop and yoga studio, the fact that Tastebuds is its bistro-around-the-corner should make property values soar. Neighbors easily make this their dining room extension. While the food is upscale, in earnest bistro fashion, it’s intimate (40 seats and a tiny bar), oh-so-casual and a family affair. Owners Andrew and Valentina Wisniewski are always there. It’s the kind of place where servers have tasted the food and wine, so they can talk about it knowledgeably and enthusiastically. We recommend Smithfield bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin. Oft-changing menu items, including veal scallopine and prosciutto with lemon-parsley sauce and house-made parsnip gnocchi, and pan-roasted salmon with lemon grass broth over mango-scented rice, vie for attention with nightly specials along the lines of Virginia rockfish. There are starters, such as an eggplant napoleon and a wild mushroom and goat cheese crespelle, as well as salads and pizzas. Desserts are homemade, apricot-lime bread pudding for example, and there’s always something chocolate, though one night’s brownie was Sahara-dry. But its herbaceous mint ice cream mercifully moistened it.

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