A couple of weekends ago, while my good friend Reid was in town, I finally got a chance to eat at 715 Restaurant, located in downtown Lawrence. This European-style bistro, which opened in October 2009, feels like an eatery that belongs in a larger city.
When you enter you step into a long and narrow space covered in brick walls. Its large selection of liquor decorates its walls, as does a single panel of green glass bottles. If the urban decor doesn’t sell this place, its use of locally sourced ingredients will. (I even read that they have their own butchery facility downstairs.)
I started brunch off with a cup of Ginger and Butternut Squash Soup. It was creamy, flavorful and delicious–a perfect escape from the cold. For my full meal I ordered their Quiche of the Day, which unfortunately was nothing to boast about as it was a little lacking in taste. My husband enjoyed the Chicken-Fried Pork Steak and Reid ordered their whole grain waffles.
Check out their Sunday morning specials for mimosas and bloody Marys ($4 to $5). Also, if you eat here, try their array of pastas and pizzas. I’ve heard that this is where they truly excel.
I love this restaurant for its atmosphere–it’s a fun and casual place to hang out and share drinks with great people. Have you ate at 715 Restaurant? Tell me what you thought of it!