If you saw my last post, you know I went to Smoothie Mania two days ago. Well, I went to the Grilled Cheese Bistro just a couple of hours before and it was another delicious experience.
Situated on the trendy Granby Street in Norfolk Virginia, The Grilled Cheese Bistro only serves grilled cheese and a few sides. I know it seems weird at first-a restaurant just for grilled cheese? I was wondering if they could pull it off and they did. I’m pretty sure they have every possible grilled cheese that could ever exist. I counted 16 different sandwiches on the menu, including macaroni and cheese grilled cheese, and ranging from sweet to meaty.
I ordered the Caprese, a vegetarian option with mozzarella, tomato, basil, and balsamic (which I asked them to leave off). It was served on focaccia bread (or something similar to) instead of the typical white bread. I’m very confident when I say that the sandwich was at least 50% cheese, probably more. They are not modest when it comes to piling the ingredients!
The atmosphere of the bistro was very buzzy, especially since it was filled head-to-toe with people. This is definitely a local hot spot, as the line continued out of the restaurant! Don’t let this discourage you from going, the wait was no longer than ten minutes, but I don’t recommend this place for the claustrophobic.
For a side, we ordered french fries with their best selling fries topping: parmesan and chimichurri (chimichurri is a green sauce with a strong cilantro and oregano flavor). The serving was HUGE. They gave us a full sized plate with a TOWER of fries on it-all for only $5, (it’s about $2 for large fries at a fast-food place). As for the taste, they were probably the best french fries I’ve ever had. At this point, you might have noticed I was having a day of the best food ever-best smoothie, best fries, and the best grilled cheese.
The Grilled Cheese Bistro Information
Address: 345 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: (757) 233-2512