‘Watts for Dinner’: From fin to hoof – Bistro keeps things fresh

Our next fine dining destination is Fin Bistro on Marco Island. Among the specialties listed on the restaurant’s website, “the preparation of fresh local and regional fish and shellfish. As well as local products, meats, cheeses and dairy products from farmers and farms in the region. We order, butcher and cook all our fresh fish every day so much so that we are closed on Sundays when we cannot bring in fresh fish! Speaking of the website, the menu and prices are outdated. It seems like nothing can keep up with inflation.

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Things went down to an appetizing star with the “Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio” ($18). It consists of truffled goat cheese, dried tomatoes, crispy capers and lemon arugula. For the uninitiated, Carpaccio is a dish of meat or fish, thinly sliced ​​or finely pounded, and served raw. And it’s not something I would have ordered. Especially beef. But that’s why I’m bringing a guest. Surprise!

I asked, why did you order this? I don’t know, he replied. But we both agreed to try. And that was fine if you don’t think about it.

Having awakened my bloodlust, I looked at the Wagyu burger. It comes with house-smoked bacon, aged cheddar, blue cheese, tomato and pepper jam, and arugula on a toasted brioche. But I was also looking at the sliders ($18) in the entrees section, with sharp Vermont cheddar, buttery pickles and bistro bread, and garlic aioli.

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In the end, and after discussing it with my server, I went with the sliders and added the fries ($7). Score! These baby burgers were amazing. The bread was super fresh. And the lesser/simpler toppings allowed the beef flavor to shine. To like!

And let’s talk about those fries. A full plate for only $7. The cut and taste was like McDonalds, but you couldn’t get so many clown fries for the same price. Which is funny when you think about it. I shared with the table and we still haven’t finished. And we are big eaters (as you know by now).

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My dining companion instead opted for the sesame-crusted tuna ($37) with pickled ginger, cucumber, shiitake mushrooms, greens, and soy and mustard emulsion with a side of jasmine rice. Think of this dish as a dissected sushi roll. High quality tuna and a multitude of flavors that pair well together. The mushroom was particularly tasty.

And just a word about our server. We didn’t have a reservation so we sat at a peak in the bar. She took care of the bar and at the same time took great care of us. And proclaimed that she loved her job. I can say this. His attitude and spirit were top notch. Enjoy your lunch!

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  • 657 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island
  • 239-970-6064
  • finbistro.com