We’re three for three on recommendations in the Green Bay area. Once again the Tuesday evening networking group that gets together at the Top Hat Club (Standard & Co.) came through with a great recommendation. This time around the recommendation came in the form of Plae Bistro.
Atmosphere + Service + Food
My first thought upon walking into Plae Bistro was, “I like this place.” I immediately liked the darker atmosphere and the aesthetic is sophisticated without being uppity. I could do without the wall length mirrors, but I wasn’t about to let my personal neurosis get in the way of a good meal. However, I did make my Food in the Fox co-contributor swap seats with me so I wouldn’t have to watch myself eat… nobody wants to see that, including myself. There was quite a number of people having dinner but there was no problem at all hearing across the table. Service was also near the top of the chart. While it took a little while for the waitress to come around to take our order, from that point on service was spot-on. I doubt my water glass became more than half empty before being refilled during the entire experience.
Bread + Dipping Oil + Chopped Olives
The appetizer rolls arrived with a side of dipping oil and chopped olives. We could have used a bit more oil, but what we had made me want to stop by The Olive Cellar and pick up bottle. The chopped olives were a nice additional touch.
Tuna Salad + Onions + Grapes + More!
The menu ranged in price from about $10 up to $30+ for the nightly specials, so Plae Bistro could get really expensive really quickly. Opting to keep things under control. I went for the Tuna Wrap (about $10.00). In my head, I had imagined chunks of seared tuna and what arrived, as you can see, was tuna salad. Very good tuna salad, but it wasn’t what I expected. Mixed in with the tuna salad was red onions, mixed peppers, red grapes, fresh tomatoes, and mayo served in a garden herb tortilla with romaine. Side options included cottage cheese, pasta salad, chips and salsa, or a mixed green salad. I opted for pasta salad, which had a strong vinaigrette flavor. There was also a pickle.
As a final temptation, the waitress came around with a desert tray loaded with cakes and cheesecakes. Even thought they looked way too good, we somehow managed to not indulge beyond the breaking point. We’ll save that for another day.
1671 Hoffman Road
Bellevue, WI 54311