About Us

 About Bistro 31

La Mia Casa È La Tua

The name Bistro 31 is in honor of the date that the original structure was built — 1931.

Bistro 31’s urban-casual environment is designed by Ron Guest, drawing inspiration from the salons and sidewalk cafés of the French Riviera.

The interior of Bistro 31 captures a sense of the past with great enthusiasm for what’s modern. Think French-buff, low-lustre Venetian plaster walls, white oak herringbone flooring, steel windows and doors, and an exposed beam ceiling. The stand-up coffee bar has been designed in an Art-Deco style with exotic wood veneers and a classic Portoro marble top. Custom designed settees are upholstered in lush, milk-colored leather and Epingle stripe by Paul Smith. Dining chairs are upholstered in caramel leather and the walls feature contemporary art by local artists.

Casting a warm glow throughout are two custom Murano chandeliers made in the 1950s ballaton style. The center courtyard offers al fresco dining with a lush landscaped garden, marble-topped tables and traditional woven bistro chairs, all covered with a retractable awning.

 

 

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Our Chef

David Garwacki

Born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, David Garwacki developed his skill and passion for gastronomy at an early age when his Polish grandmother taught him to cook. After taking cooking lessons and home economics in high school, David continued his culinary education attending college and completing a three-year apprentice program through the Texas Chef Association and the American Culinary Federation.

David has been the head of luxury culinary operations in prominent restaurants in Texas, Connecticut, Hawaii and California. As the Executive Chef of Bistro 31, he will oversee all aspects of the restaurant including menu development, seasonal menu changes and training of front and back of house staff