Settled into the Windsor Town Green Bistro M has familiar old friends from owners Bryan and Matthew Bousquet’s former restaurant, Mirepoix: steak frite, escargot, coq au vin and steak au poivre. But Bistro M has
a more relaxed, less brass-ring feel, tossing in a Croque Madame, hamburger, and Caesar salad into the mix for the lunch crowd along with charcuterie, oysters, cheeses and simple salads.
Make no mistake, however, that doesn’t mean you won’t find some classy nouveau rustic dishes at the Bistro with Bousquet’s signature all over them: Frog’s Legs Provencal ($13), Sweet Breads with Fries, Lamb Neck ($12) and Cassoulet.
A few best bets: Duck liver mousse, house cured salmon, trout rillettes (3 for $12 on the charcuterie menu); a lush, sweet onion soup ($9); Sole Mueniere with roasted potatoes ($15), mussels ($12).
Bistro M has a full bar with an beefy wine list and will be serving Sunday brunch from 10am to 8pm, lunch and dinner 11:30am to 9pm Monday through Saturday.
Bistro M, 610 McClelland Drive, Windsor, 707-838-3118. www.thebistrom.com