To offer business travelers a better dining and socializing experience, Courtyard by Marriott on March 1 unveiled the Bistro Bar. This evening edition of the hotel brand’s Bistro includes a classic American menu items with a twist, with fresh ingredients and seasonal flavors as well as craft cocktails.
The initial contemporary classic cocktails included the Black Cherry Old Fashioned (Maker’s Mark, Demerera syrup, cherry bitters, brandies cherries, Southside (Tanqueray gin Powell & Mahoney sour mix, spearmint leaves) and a seasonal Winter Spiced Margarita (Patron silver tequila, blood orange syrup, fresh lime juice garnished with a maldon salt rim and blood orange wheel). Drink prices average $10 depending on location.
Bistro Bar food menu highlights include petit skillet meatballs with pomodoro, ricotta, parmesan and artisan toast, spicy chorizo and goat cheese flatbread, and the Bistro Burger with gruyere, garlic aioli on a brioche bun.
The Bistro Bar offers guests an on-property option for elevated fare, as well as the opportunity to connect with other travelers, according to Janis Milham, senior vice president of Marriott International Classic Select Brands. The Bistro Bar “is something you typically wouldn’t find at a brand in this tier,” she noted at the launch party in New York.
Courtyard was the first hotel built for business travelers when it launched more than 35 years ago. With more than 900 Courtyard locations in the U.S., the Bistro is one of the largest casual-dining outlets.