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471 N. Highland Ave. NE (Freedom Pkwy.) Send to Phone
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The epitome of the casual neighborhood bistro, Wisteria features Southern- and old-world-inspired fare.
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Wisteria Restaurant Review

: Since 2001, Wisteria has delighted the neighbors with its warmly lit interior enclosed between brick walls, with a comfortable noise level that enhances the casual dining experience. The food is a mix of Mediterranean-now-become-American dishes (notable calamari) with Southern touches (bourbon-molasses barbecued lamb ribs). Still at the helm, chef/owner Jason Hill, ably aided by executive chef Walker Brown, has simplified the presentations and tweaked the flavors, raising the bar substantially. Start with the crab bisque, a preparation so thick and rich it would do as a sauce on poached eggs. While much of the inspiration is Southern, Hill occasionally picks up tastes from other traditions. Ricotta gnocchi with veal and beef meatballs and a vodka tomato sauce is a dish with clear Italian roots; the sauce relies more on tomato than on vodka for its heft, and the gnocchi are light as air. Dessert are small items that may be ordered in singles or in multiples; try the salted caramel take on s'mores, the ideal sweet morsel after such a rich dinner. The wine list offers numerous unusual choices by the glass at good prices. There is also a reserve list.

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Average rating    4.75
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You have to try Wisteria!
by Alice on Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:05 am
What an awesome restaurant! My girlfriend and I had a great dinner at Wisteria last night. I can honestly say that I had one of the best restaurant experiences of my life. The service, food, and atmosphere were perfect. I had the beef tenderloin with mac and cheese, and Rose had the lamb. Both dishes were beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. I had sea scallops over pork belly for my appetizer and it is my new favorite thing in this world! Our server, Jeffrey, was also a delight. Eloquent and unobtrusive, he helped us select a great cabernet and made our dining experience one to be remembered. I can't wait to go back to sample more menu items and delve back into Wisteria's extensive and varied wine list.
Great experience!
by JulieB on Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:35 am
My boyfriend and I went to Wisteria last night for my birthday. It was one of the best restaurant experiences I've ever had. We had a delicious bottle of Cab Franc recommended by our server(I think his name was B.J.) and the food was excellent. The atmosphere was cozy as well. I'll be back sooner than later.
Wonderful Meal
by kwhitehurst on Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:15 am
I went to Wisteria this weekend with a group of girlfriends and had an amazing dinner. Our experience from the moment we walked through the door was great. The hostess was warm and friendly and seated us promptly. The server was knowledgeable and very patient with us. She guided us through their diverse winelist with ease and helped us pick a perfect wine. The food was divine. The mac and cheese was so good we actually ordered a second. The menu was also very reasonably priced. I highly recommend Wisteria and I can't wait to bring my husband for a romantic dinner.
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