Tomato Bistro Open in Manayunk

The owners of the Couch Tomato Cafe in Manayunk have opened Tomato Bistro, upstairs from the Main Street cafe. The bistro intends to serve cafe specialties plus small plates from chef Christian Gatti (Avril in Bala Cynwyd). The bistro also promises a smartly curated beer and wine list.

Drink List

Miller Lite American Pale Lager- Milwaukee, WI (4.2%)
Won Best American-Style Lager or Light Lager at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival

Allagash White Belgian Wheat Beer- Portland, Maine (5%)
Brewed with a generous portion of wheat and spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel, this beer is fruity, refreshing and slightly cloudy in appearance

Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA- Reheboth Beach, DE (6%)
A powerful, but balanced East Coast I.P.A. with a lot of citrusy hop character

Yards Brawler- Philadelphia, PA(4.2%)
This malt-forward, ruby colored ale is crafted in the style of English session ales.

Troegs Hopback Amber Ale- Harrisburg, PA (6%)
Balanced with caramel malt, this well-rounded amber ale has an up-front floral spice that builds with a flush of sweetness.

Anchor Liberty Pale Ale- San Francisco, CA (5.9%)
This hazy gold ale strikes a balance of malts and hops. A pleasant fruitiness with the quintessential bitterness that gives a sense of the old world

Weyerbacher Merry Monks- Easton, PA (9.3%)
The pilsner malts combined with the Belgian yeast strains yield a remarkable and complex flavor- perhaps you’ll note subtle hints of banana and cookie dough (served in a 10oz pour)

Brooklyn Lager- Brooklyn, NY (5.2%)
Amber-gold in color, this lager displays a firm malt center supported by a fine bitterness and floral hop aroma with a hint of caramel malt in the finish

Left Hand Milk Stout- Longmont, CO (6%)

Milk sugar in your stout is like cream in your coffee. This dark and delicious stout will display a bittersweet chocolate taste with hints of coffee and roasted malts

Smuttynose Pumkin Ale- Portsmouth, NH (6%)
This Fall classic is a perfect balance of pumkin, hops, and spices – think cinnamon, brown sugar to provide the essence of what this seasonal ale brings to the table

Doc’s Framboise Raspberry Cider- Warwick, NY (5.5%)
Fresh raspberries are added to this apple cider during the fermentation process to give it a unique spin on a delicious cider. Gluten-Free!!

Beer Flights- Pick 3 (4 oz. pours)

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Wine List

Bubbly
Prosecco, Minu, Extra Dry NV, Valdobbiadene, ITALY – Glass 12, Bottle 32
Crunchy apples, ripe peaches, not as dry as you expect

White
Chardonnay, Mont Tauch “Le Village du Sud” 2010, Vine de Pays d’Oc, FRANCE – Glass
8.50, Bottle 26: Juicy citrus, delicate herbs, refreshing

Sauvignon Blanc, Mother Goose Wines by Craggy Range “The Infamous Goose” 2010,
Marlborough, NEW ZEALAND – Glass 9.50, Bottle 28
Fresh grapefruit, gooseberries, mouthwatering

Vermentino / Trebbiano / Sauvignon Blanc Blend, Casali di Bibbiano “Primo Bacio” 2010,
Tuscany, ITALY – Bottle 28: Nuts, minerals, great with garlic

Riesling, Weingut Schloss Rheinharthausen 2009, Rheingau, GERMANY – Bottle 28
Apples, peaches, gulpable

Red
Pinot Noir, Terum 2009, Aragon, SPAIN – Glass 9, Bottle 29
Tart cherries, light body, elegant (blended with 20% Tempranillo)

Garnatxa (Grenache), Cellers Baronia del Montsant “Flor d’Englora” 2009, Montsant, SPAIN
– Bottle 28: Chocolate-coated cherries, red plums, pizza spices

Touriga Francesa / Tinta Roriz / Tinta Barroca Blend, Casa Ferreirinha “Esteva” 2009,
Douro, PT – Bottle 29: Purple berries, plums, Merlot-drinkers will love this

Barbera d’Asti, Cantine Povero 2010, Piedmont, ITALY – Glass 9, Bottle 27
Spices, cherries

Sangiovese / Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon / Syrah Blend (Super Tuscan), Santa Martina
2010, Tuscany, ITALY – Glass 10, Bottle 30: Dark cherries, a touch earthy

Cabernet Sauvignon, Le Vigne di Zamo “Zamo Rosso” 2010, Friuli – Venezia Giulia, ITALY
– Bottle 39: Peppery, good structure, great with meats

Primitivo, Famiglia Cielo 2010, Puglia, ITALY – Bottle 29

Zinfandel, Peirano Estate Vineyards “The Immortal Zin Old Vines” 2010, Lodi, CALIFORNIA
– Glass 9.50, Bottle 28

Malbec, Bodini 2010, Mendoza, ARGENTINA – Glass 9.50, Bottle 28

Shiraz, St. Kilda 2010, South Eastern Australia, AUSTRALIA – Glass 9, Bottle 29

Dessert:
Port, Croft Fine Tawny – Glass 9.50, Bottle 37

“Special thanks to Brian Freedman for his work consulting on the wine program”

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  • http://philadelphia.foobooz.com/author/vfiorillo/ Victor Fiorillo

    Someone needs help with their branding/logo.

  • no

    For that matter, somebody needs their own website. Its 2011, and they aren’t hard to set up.

  • EA

    haha!! So true

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  • Denise

    LOVED THE FOOD!!!! I’ve lived in the Manayunk area for 11 years and every restaurant on Main Street was never up to par until this one! I went on the second night of opening and everything was perfect and more importantly, fresh and affordable. I took my friend who is a vegetarian ( I am not) and there was plenty to choose from for both of us. We has the artichoke, fig and gorgonzola pizza, seafood salad and the farro which was amazing. Owner Craig took the time to talk to us at length and our server (Bob?) was attentive and friendly. It’s great that is BYOB but only for a limited time. If Craig is reading this make sure you have Blood Orange for the bar when it opens! I will definitely be back!