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Ten Bistro is a 10 !!!!

Ten Bistro offers fabulous selections and a new concept in dining. Friendly owner, Jesse Kauffman, makes you feel welcome in this lively new restaurant.

Yesterday was a celebration of Flag Day which was June 14. No, not really, but my friend, who shall remain nameless, celebrated her birthday as Flag Day. There are no more birthday celebrations after a certain number in our world.

With our menus in hand we searched the fabulous selections of Ten Bistro. This new and charming restaurant on Medlock Bridge Road, just before the Forum, is a delight. We ladies love to find places that are interesting and fun. This one was a good choice by Eve.

Jesse Kauffman, the owner of the restaurant, sits with us for a while to take a load off his feet. He is welcomed to our table as one of our newest friends.

The menu Jesse has created is chock full of delicious salads, sandwiches and other flare. This includes a dinner menu as well. Oh, by the way, they are open in the evenings after 10 for desserts and coffee. Amazing to me that we have a place to go after 9! Love that.

Jesse's friendly nature sets the tone for Ten Bistro. His mother, who has created some of the menus most delicious desserts, comes over to say hello, too.  She is wonderful, friendly and by all counts, proud of her son for sure. Like a mother lion, watching over her den, she tells us about how she came to be in Atlanta, via Miami, and how happy she is to be with her family.

It is obvious to me that every thought that went into opening this restaurant was completely about what the customer would want. The daily specials are those from friends in the area and are featured as menu selections. Good idea. The dessert they generously brought to the table is an interesting Brazilian treat from Jesse's days on the beach there. It is a dense tapioca pudding covered in coconut and served with raspberry sauce. "I'm not eating that sauce," because I don't put fruit on my dessert. Chocolate maybe, but never fruit! It was spectacular. Yummy is my best description.

I would love to see this restaurant succeed as it seems like a great neighborhood comfort spot.

Have a go and let me know what you all think.

Bye for now,

Babs

The Food Snob

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Eve June 18, 2011 at 12:40 AM
Fabulous lunch! Made all the more special by being with great friends, old and new. Ten Bistro is a keeper! - Eve
Alex Diener June 18, 2011 at 02:04 AM
Sounds like a place to try! I'm sure I will!
Janey Blake June 18, 2011 at 08:08 PM
Love this review! Makes me want to fly home for some dessert and coffee with my mommy. Love and miss you!
Debbie Bunch June 19, 2011 at 12:31 AM
I will definitely have to look for it when I drive down that way and then will definitely have to try it some time. Sounds very yummy!
Barbara Diener June 19, 2011 at 01:48 PM
Janey, Fly home and we'll go! I miss you so much. Have a fabulous summer in the woods.
Barbara Diener June 19, 2011 at 01:51 PM
Eve, Great find, you can be my scout for the restaurants I may miss along the way. For anyone who has suggestions or knows of good places to eat in and around Johns Creek, send them my way and I'll try to get to the reviews. Bon Appetit! Reply
Barbara Diener June 19, 2011 at 01:52 PM
Alex, Let's go Tuesday night!!! Its a date. B
Kim Roman June 21, 2011 at 07:35 PM
Barbara- I am enjoying your column. Here are a few local places that we love: Tuscany Market Cafe on Mill Creek in Alpharetta, Sip Wine and Tapas on Crabapple Rd. in Milton, and Pasta Vino on State Bridge in Alpharetta. Check them out when you get a chance. I don't think you will be disappointed. Kim
Barbara Diener June 21, 2011 at 08:34 PM
Kim, Thanks for the kudos. I have read your blog too. Good advice all around. I have eaten in Tuscany Cafe many times. Love the new menu. It had a different owner a few years ago, but the new one made it much more enjoyable. Better food and ambiance. Fun lunch place for the ladies! Thanks for sharing your favorites. Babs
marci mironov June 23, 2011 at 01:23 AM
Barbara, Lunch today at TEN was really great. The food was wonderful and what a beautiful restaurant! Love your blog, keep up the good work. Marci
Varda June 23, 2011 at 04:03 AM
Although I live in Dunwoody, I'll have to try this restaurant! (TEN BISTRO) Sounds wonderful! Do they have any vegetarian options? Thanks for the fun review!
Barbara Diener June 23, 2011 at 12:56 PM
Varda, Ten Bistro not only offers Vegetarian dishes, but Vegan, gluten free and more. Yesterday a friend of mine and I even had a gluten free cupcake prepared by the owners sister. It was soooo delicious. I highly recommend sampling their menu items and their delicious desserts as well. Thanks for your comments. I look forward to hearing from you about the places you frequent in Dunwoody. I am there very often. I love Alon's for a veggie sandwich! Barbara
Barbara Diener June 23, 2011 at 01:00 PM
Marci, It was so much fun. I will be a regular at Ten whether its for lunch , dinner or late night coffee and dessert. Can't wait to sample the rest of the dessert menu. The cupcake was so yummy!!! See you soon. B

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