Bistro 220 occupies the upper level of a columned, two-story building near Geneva Lake. If it’s nice out, al fresco balcony seating allows for people-watching and partial lake views. If there's no room or the weather isn't behaving, don't despair—the interior dining rooms are lovely with murals, fountains, a fireplace and street lamps that evoke a cozy European bistro atmosphere.
The menu is fairly typical bistro-chic with lunch offerings along the lines of quiche, spinach salad, a portobella mushroom sandwich and pulled pork ($6 to $12). The dinner menu skews more upscale with filet mignon, ribs, chicken cavatappi and vegetable lasagna (entrees $16 to $27). The food is good, but service is sometimes on the slow side. For libations, the Olive Martini lounge shakes up a variety of specialty cocktails like Long Island Saketinis, Blue Rastinis and Fruit Champagnitinis.
Make sure to stroll through the garden surrounding the building and peek into the fountain to greet the goldfish. Bistro 220 is open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday, lunch on Saturdays and Sunday brunch.