Chef Miki Zivkovoic and his intimate Bistro Provence French Restaurant are firmly entrenched in the Von’s Mall at 345 N. Pass Ave. in Burbank
The Palate’s recent luncheon at the inviting place was evidence of the exceptional cuisine and service.
It’s not a place to grab a midday bite. On the contrary, settle in and spend some time and money for a memorable meal. Bistro Classic main courses range from $12.75 to $15. Salads and appetizers range from $7.95 to $9.50 and you can have any of these for $3.75 with any classic dish. My Ahi Tuna starter was a tasty, light meal unto itself while Poached Sea Bass with saffron orange sauce and steamed veggies was totally satisfying. Consider a fine glass or two of fine vintages. The lunch menu is served until 2 p.m. and we lingered till the last minute and beyond. When I commented on the generous portions our efficient and affable server responded, “That’s what we do here — eat!”
Start your evening meal with the chef’s authentic French Onion Soup, $9, and proceed with an eloquent appetizer priced from $8.25 to $12.
Take a deep breath and plunge into generous main courses from $18 for Mushroom Risotto with shallots to $28 for Grilled Duck Breast with parsnips, veggies, and a balsamic blueberry sauce to remember long after your last sip of wine and final sweet nibble of freshly made dessert, $7.
Approach the half acre of self parking with high expectations and Bistro Provence reservations.