Bistro 87

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By Angela Wolfe

I’ve past Bistro 87 many times, and each time I was greeted in passing by the welcoming face of a host or hostess, not to mention the mouthwatering aroma of the day’s spread.

However, today was different.

Instead of walking by, and giving a gentle smile, I stepped inside the student-ran restaurant and was pleasantly surprised by the professional-level service.

Right away I was seated at a table dressed with cloth, and adorned with a festive autumn flower. The servers were dressed in clean crisp uniforms, and topped with chef hats.

The big buffet luncheon was just that.

On the menu was a plethora of main, side and dessert dishes to choose from including; Moroccan braised leg of lamb, mac & cheese, vegetarian stuffed peppers, gooey brownies, and strawberry crumble, all made from scratch, in house, the day of. Each created with quality-local fresh ingredients, I piled my plate with a little of each.

The food is a gem hidden in plain sight.

It was sheer pleasure, a scene straight out of “When Harry Met Sally.”

So you too can “have what I’m having,” all for $9 visit Metro campus’s Bistro 87 on Thursdays and Fridays between the hours of 11:30 – 1.

The bustling restaurant is located on the ground floor, MCON 87, on the same concourse as the bookstore. Although calling ahead is not mandatory, reservation are highly recommended (216) 987-4080

If you are at the Eastern campus you can also enjoy a quality affordable meal at

Café 4250, on Tuesdays and Wednesday between the hours of 11:15 – 12:30 in the ECC 180F. Reservation can be made at (216) 987-2496

Payment may be made in cash or by my Tri-C card.


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