Chinese restaurants can be a dime a dozen. The food can be greasy and MSG-laden, but for some reason people keep going back for more. Q2 Bistro distinguishes itself from the crowd by offering carefully prepared Pan Asian dishes with an emphasis on authentic Chinese food.
I swear that there should always be more people eating here than there actually are. There were more people working at Q2 than there were dining when we went in for an early dinner. People don't know what they're missing. The other plus is that Q2 features Chinese and Thai food that is deftly prepared and presented by an attentive staff.
Q2 offers a wide selection of tropical cocktails alongside a basic selection of beer and wine. The tiki drinks provide a fitting compliment to the Asian spices.
The only vegetarian appetizer is the spring roll, which is one crispy roll filled with mushrooms and assorted vegetables, served with spicy mustard and sweet and sour sauce. My main course was the Kung Pao tofu, made of golden fried fermented bean curd in a medium spicy brown sauce with peanuts, green peppers, mushroom, bamboo shoots and water chestnuts beside a dollop of white rice.
The restaurant possesses a soothing decor, with images of bamboo on the wall that elevate the experience. The other added bonus is that it is in the same plaza as Barnum and Tibbetts, a great wine bar that has very limited vegetarian offerings but makes up for it with fantastic beer and by-the-glass wine offerings. Check out B&T's happy hour specials and go vegetarian at Q2 after you get your drink on.
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