Bruno’s Pizza serves the very best hand-tossed pizzas. Using the highest quality local ingredients, Bruno’s creates pizza just like those you would expect to find in New York or Chicago. Served by friendly waiting staff in a light, airy environment, guests can choose from traditional pizza toppings, as well as a host of other Italian-inspired specialties. Whether meaty or veggie, all pizzas are a generous size and come slathered in cheese and hand-made tomato sauce.
Bruno’s Pizza, 910 E Front Ave, Bismarck, ND, USA, +1 701 751 3700
Harvest Brazilian Grill serves fantastic South American skewers and acts as the local churrascaria – which is Portuguese for a meat-eater’s heaven. At lunch, patrons can expect to enjoy a selection of gourmet sandwiches, such as the BBQ shredded beef, cranberry chicken, and club panini. For dinner, the Brazilian Grill offers an all-you-can-eat experience that features rib-eye steaks, spicy and smoked sausages, grilled pineapple and barbecued chicken. All of these are cooked using traditional Brazilian methods, over an open grill.
Harvest Brazilian Grill, 308 W Main St, Mandan, ND, USA, +1 701 751 4393
JL Beers is a local to North Dakota, particularly in the cities of Fargo and Bismarck. Purveyors of fine craft beers, JL Beers restaurants – including this flagship – showcase the best in quality brews and great food. The menu features a whole range of classic, juicy beef burgers, as well as black bean and quinoa burger as a vegetarian option. The beer is, of course, the star of the show. Visitors can choose between light ales, fizzy lager-style beers or even dark ales from the comprehensive menu.
JL Beers, 217 N 3rd St, Bismarck, ND, USA, +1 701 751 4855
Peacock Alley, a culinary landmark in the Bismarck dining scene, can be found in the beautiful and historic Patterson Hotel. It has been serving food to patrons for more than 80 years, and used to play host to presidents and boxers, whose photos decorate the walls, and parties during the Prohibition era. Known for its strong drinks and succulent beef patties, Peacock Alley’s lunch menu offers sandwiches, burgers, and wraps, while the dinner menu is a steak-lover’s paradise, with a few seafood dishes too. Additionally, with many beers on tap, and martinis that have been voted the best in Bismarck, guests are guaranteed a good time.
Peacock Alley, 422 E Main Ave, Bismarck, ND, USA, +1 701 255 7917
For those seeking a perfect Midwest setting, there is no need to look further than Pirogue Grill. With a long narrow interior, complete with exposed-brick walls and burnished metal work, this restaurant boasts a seasonal menu that brings guests back time after time. Locally sourced and organic are the watchwords of Pirogue Grill, a restaurant that specializes in North Dakota-raised beef, bison, lamb, chicken, walleye, and pork. For the less carnivorous, there are also choices of pasta and seafood, as well as ever-changing weekly specials.
Pirogue Grill, 121 North 4th Street, Bismarck, ND, USA, +1 701 223 3770
The Bistro, packed full of character and set in a carriage house that is over 100 years old, is open for lunch, dinner, and drinks. The walls are a rich golden color, decked with Grecian-style art, and furnished with cherry-wood pieces. The food at The Bistro is a combination of new-style American cuisine and classic Italian dishes. In fact, one of The Bistro’s most popular dishes is the eponymous Bistro Burger, a 10oz minced-beef burger, finished with bacon, red onion, tomato and cheese, served in a delicious brioche bun. Thursdays in particular are not to be missed, as live music and equally live seafood make an appearance.
The Bistro, 1103 E Front Ave, Bismarck, ND, USA, +1 701 224 8800