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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
hello, i was thinkin today and came to the conclusion that i hate most foods that you see on tv, like the high end resturants, i guess my passion is in bar food( steaks, burrito's) stuff like that, so i was wondering, could you make like a high end resteraunt with bar food? or do you think it wouldnt be too successfull.

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post #2 of 10
Jester king, you're jesting? Just kidding :crazy:

Around here we have the McMenamin's chain that has brewpubs/restaurants that make good food--the same general types of foods, not high-end but much better than most bars. They also have at least 1 hotel. They serve their own ales and a couple of their own wines. Their fish and chips is really good, as is most everything they serve.
post #3 of 10
I think a lot of high end restaurants are making high end bar food and being successful. Fries made with duck fat, Thai fusion ribs, $60 burgers and list goes on. I personally love bar food when the time calls for it, but I'm not to interested in eating $60 burgers.
post #4 of 10
Well then, lure them with the good drinks so they pay more for the food lol
post #5 of 10
High end "bar food" jibes with two major trends. One, "Boy Food," is almost over. The other, "New American Bistro" appears to be here to stay.

Boy Food is characterized by huge portions of relatively simple foods. Drink sizes are large also.

New American Bistro covers a wide variety of styles and North American regions. It certainly includes some Italian, Mexican, Chinese, and many more ethnic cuisines. What makes it New American is that it be slightly familiar to the American palate. It's very inclusive. Tom Kha Kai can coexist with oak smoked beef ribs on the same cover.

New American follows California Cuisine in being very heavily "ingredient" oriented, very straightforward, and in one taste dominating the plate with everything else in support (hence, bistro).

BDL
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
thanks for all the comments, and to the 60$ burger lmao i wouldnt do that to people, theres no sence in it at all, i'm just talking about clasic bar food with a upscale atmosphere, haveing a 5 star resturant with high end bar food with high end ingrediants like LessTalk posted, but from what i gather from yall's posts is that it is possible and is around today

thank you
post #7 of 10
I think it would depend on how someone managed to pull off "high end bar." It's funny, on a side note, I hate bar food, and have recently found these tiny little, hole-in-the-wall, dive bars that have started serving more high end (ish) food. One has this amazing goat cheese salad, mediterranean-style tapas, duck, etc. I was really impressed (these places are seriously divey, but have delicious food, it's odd). It is great for me, but definately the opposite direction from what you would like to see!
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post #8 of 10
These sorts of places have always been around. But to the extent it's a new trend, it started in GB about twenty years ago. They're called "grub pubs."

BDL
post #9 of 10
If I'm gonna pay good money I want someting with a little imagination. I'm not paying big bucks for simple food no matter how it's plated or what kind of fat it's fryed in. But there is something to be said for just plain ole' pub grub :beer:.
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post #10 of 10
The only great bar food I had was in Vermont, a beautifull elaborate menu :smiles:
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