Fort Wayne has no shortage of restaurants, but the nice part is each one has something different to offer. Main St. Bistro & Martini Lounge certainly provides its own twist on contemporary dining. Located in the heart of the city on the first floor of the 1st Source Center, the restaurant is a welcome addition to the dining scene in downtown Fort Wayne. Until fairly recently, a lot of downtown eateries closed their doors before dinner. It's nice to have some quality evening-time options for visitors and residents alike.
I decided to check the place out one Friday night with a few friends recently. I found the atmosphere to be upscale without being pretentious. The interior has a clean, sophisticated look that will stand the test of time. The outside patio is heated, which provides some comfort on a chilly fall evening. There is plenty of seating out there, too. I imagine it would be fun to have a cocktail (or two) with some friends, while taking in the downtown vibe.
According to their website, they specialize in West Coast-inspired cuisine. Think locally grown, a tad unpredictable, and full of unique and fresh flavors. I ordered a a Ceasar salad and an artisanal flatbread pizza that came with a generous amount of cheese and fresh toppings. Menu selections run the gamut, from a burger to wild salmon.
Although I didn't order an alcoholic beverage, my friends enjoyed their martinis. (After all, this is a martini place!) There was also a DJ who added to the atmosphere. In one word, this place is hip. I imagine it caters primarily to the 30-40 crowd who are looking for a nice dinner and drinks in an urban setting.
So, whether you're looking for a lunch destination, date night treat, or after work drinks, Main St. Bistro & Martini Lounge is the place to be! Cheers!
Lauren Caggiano was raised in Fort Wayne, and returned in 2007 upon graduation from the University of Dayton. (Go Flyers!) The president of WriteOn LLC, she specializes in writing, marketing, and French translation. In her spare time she enjoys working out, thrifting and volunteering.