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Don’t forget happy hour, weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m. “Our bar area gives people another option in their dining experience with us,” co-owner Catanach explains. “They can come in and enjoy an appetizer and drink without buying a full dinner, or they can join us for dinner and have a mixed drink before or with their meal.” Midtown’s bar features a full compliment of liquors, high-end tequilas and scotches. The bar is the centerpiece in what is essentially a separate room from the restaurant, which can be used as an event space for up to 35 people. This makes it ideal for private parties. In accordance with Midtown Bistro’s policy, all food service is made from scratch. Chef Estrada doesn’t pre-cook in advance because Midtown Bistro believes in staying true to the quality of food for which they are known, as opposed to serving it off warmers. The result is always a fresh dinner made to order. With the warm weather finally here, everyone wants to eat outside. Midtown Bistro’s patio has become a magnet for diners seeking exceptional food served in an alfresco setting. With native plants, a lovely rock garden, and soothing tableside fountains, the place has a Zen-like aura. And lit up at night, it’s a sight of beauty. Catanach stresses the importance of making a reservation, especially as the city fills up during the summer. “When you’ve got friends and family in town, it’s great to arrive and be seated right away.” Whether it’s after-work drinks or a dinner on the patio with the whole family, Midtown Bistro is the perfect local fine dining experience. Midtown Bistro
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