I ended the first week of Winter Restaurant Week(s) 2016 at Barcode, a restaurant that was new to me. I knew little about it, but the menu looked good, and I had things to do in the area. The website described Barcode as a restaurant, bar, and lounge. More about that at the end of this posting.
Barcode is a sleek modern place that seems to be v popular with the downtown lunch crowd. It was full and noisy.
I’ve grown to appreciate Brussels Sprouts, because you can cook them so many ways. These were carmelized, and enlivened by shallots, bacon, and apples.
What can I say? When in doubt, choose the Steak Frites, and you’ll never regret it. Good fries, and a nice béarnaise sauce.
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake! It was small, but once again I was too full for dessert. Took it home for later.
Two days after I had lunch at Barcode, two people were stabbed there, one of them fatally. Turns out the place has a multiple personality. As someone on Reddit put it:
“Barcode is such a funny place. Weekdays it is business people lunching, weeknights it is yuppies drinking beer, but Sunday night it is all out hip hop with some of the most extraordinary personalities. On Mondays the tables are usually really sticky.”