As of April 1, 2014, after 3.5 years of operations, the Bistro has closed. The space, a charmingly renovated 1830′s house on the Main Road in Aquebogue, is being leased to famed restauranteur Tom Schaudel as the site for his newest restaurant, The Petulant Wino.
From its inception in October 2010, the Bistro’s chef was Aristodemous (Arie) Pavlou, a graduate of L’Ecole Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, and trained at Michelin-starred restaurants in Provence, France; at Le Cirque 2000 in Manhattan; and René Pujol, also in Manhattan. He was formerly co-owner of the Hotel Coeur de Vignes restaurant and inn in Southold, where the wine list was a several-time recipent of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
Chef Arie is currently a part-time instructor of culinary arts at the Culinary Institute at Suffolk County Community College on Main Street in Riverhead, and is the co-author of two books, “Wonderful Ways to Enjoy Foie Gras” and “Great Soups the Easy Way.
Zagat’s Review: FOOD 23 DECOR 21 SERVICE 23 COST $54
Set in an 1830s house, this “tiny”, “pleasant” Aquebogue bistro serves “creative” French-American cuisine that “emphasizes local ingredients”, including produce from its own gardens and wine from its own Comtesse Thérèse vineyard; “intimate” rooms with “provincial decor” and “warm, friendly” service make it “perfect” for post-winery dines, and though it tends expensive, prix fixe specials offer a budget alternative; P.S. closed Monday–Tuesday.