Hawaii Hospitality - May/June 2014 - (Page 14)
Combining Cuisine with
Conversation at W Bistro
BY PRISCILLA PÉREZ BILLIG
PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA PÉREZ BILLIG
bBistro at 1010 serves up
a generous helping of talk
story. That's what Judy and Richard
Weinstein say they strived for when
they created a corner bistro that boasts
food, art and conversation.
At 1010 S. King St., W Bistro does
not cater to the self-absorbed coffee
drinker with laptop. There are no sports
fans looking for big-screen TVs. Instead,
its simple yet art-appointed ambiance
sets the stage for palate-wise foodies. It
hopes to lure culture and entertainment
lovers attracted to the nearby Blaisdell
Center and Honolulu Museum of Art.
W Bistro at 1010
1010 S. King St.
Lunch: Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dinner: Tues.-Thurs., Sun. 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Free dinner parking in back
(via Young St.), stalls 45-59
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With a view of Thomas Square
across the street, W Bistro becomes an
open-air dining room with an outdoor
seating lanai. Inside, Makaha Art
Gallery owner Al Frenzel displays some
of his vintage Hawaiiana-the art of
Eugene Savage, John Kelly and Frank
McIntosh. Nothing adorns the tables
but place settings. Simple.
"We thought this would be an
opportunity to use our creativity and
come up with a concept that was good
for this location, right in the center of
the Honolulu cultural district," Richard
Weinstein says. "We wanted to promote
an environment where people want to
come to dine with their friends and to
The Weinsteins collaborated on the
"American with a local flair" menu
with Chef Eric Omick, who honed
his chops under top Hawaii chefs Roy
Yamaguchi, Chai Chaowasaree and
Russell Siu. Together with Sous Chef
Edmund Kwok, Chef Eric serves up
lunch, dinner and a late-night menu
based on the "farm to table" concept of
using local produce and protein.
Owners Judy and Richard Weinstein
A BYOB restaurant, W Bistro partners
with The Wine Stop, a beverage boutique
that pairs wine with the bistro's varied
menu offerings. Make a reservation online
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hawaii Hospitality - May/June 2014
Are You Inspection Ready?
Lanai: Small Island, Big Aloha
Great Restaurants: W Bistro
Talk Story with George Szigeti
Out of Sight, Not out of Mind
Food & Beverage SuperStars
Taking the Lead: Sales & Marketing
Jaclyn Loo of Google Inc.
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