88, GongYi Rd, Sec 2, Nantun Dist.
Hours: unch11 am-2 pm; tea time
2:30-5 pm; dinner 5:30-9:30 pm,
lat/e-night dining 9:30 pm-12 am
(last order 11:30 pm)
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
This large, beautifully-decorated restaurant on the DaDun-GongYi corner offers a fine-dining experience for mid-range prices. The extensive menus feature classic French/Italian cuisine with some surprising Asian twists, such as the unique Spaghetti with Kun Bao Chicken Style (NT$290). There are also daily tea-time specials, weekday business lunches, a late-night menu, fresh daily desserts, and very big range of nicely-priced cocktails, wines and spirits. --By Elizabeth Dietrich, translated by Angel Pu
A. A specialty at Bistro 88 are the eight stone-baked, eight-inch pizzas (NT$280-380), made with imported French flour. One example, Pizza with Spice Mince (Pork) and Sun Dried Tomato Arugula, features Eastern and Western seasonings
B. The Crispy Pork Knuckle and Sauerkraut and Mustard Sauce (NT$680) is a top main course, stewed, deep-fried and baked the German way. Other top choices include New York, short rib and rib eye steaks.
C. Bistro 88 also serves up a modern, stylish atmosphere that includes an open kitchen, glass walls and a real, functioning fireplace.