Chocolate Relief- The Blue Talon Bistro

by Liz Berry, Class of 2016

Every once in awhile, you have to treat yourself to a nice dinner out. Chipotle, Ramen, and popcorn can’t cut it for dinner every night. My advice? Try the Blue Talon Bistro.

The Blue Talon is right in the historic part of Colonial Williamsburg- one street over from Duke of Gloucester and maybe a ten-minute walk from the law school. So it’s perfect if you just need a luxurious dinner break…you can definitely go back to studying after (if you want).

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Granted, The Blue Talon is a little more expensive than your average college priced meal. But if you don’t get Pita Pit or Chipotle twice a week every week (because let’s be real, that happens), you can totally afford to go to The Blue Talon once in awhile. And it’s totally worth it. The food will change your life. They call it “serious comfort food,” and they don’t lie. It’s not your momma’s cooking. They have pan-seared salmon, lump crab, chicken and mushroom crepes, Parmesan truffle fries, roasted scallops…is your mouth watering yet? It should be.

And even if NONE of those things tempt you even the slightest (and I have no idea how that is even possible), you should still go. Tuesdays are half-price wine night, so you can get a decent bottle of wine for ten dollars. Winning? I think so.

blue talon 1And to top it all off…let’s talk about dessert. Even if you don’t want to pay for a meal there, go and pay $6.95 for the dessert. I went with two friends and we split two desserts: the chocolate mousse and the crème brulee. I honestly wish I had gotten my own…and by that, I mean one of each just for me. The waiter brings out a vat of chocolate mousse and literally just fills a bowl for you at the table. After every scoop, you’re just praying if you smile nicely he’ll give you more. Or maybe just never even stop scooping the mousse. Hey, a girl can dream, right? Literally one of the best mousses I’ve had. And trust me, I’ve had quite a few. The crème brulee was good too, and I’d order it again…but I’d still go for the chocolate. Every. Single. Time.

So if you need a nice meal, or just a wine and dessert night with friends, check out The Blue Talon. You won’t regret it.

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