All I can say is wow! On a day trip from DC my wife and I found this gem in downtown Winchester. We ordered the specials which were exquisite and the beer list amazed me ( my wife was DD!) I would personally like to thank the staff who answered all my beer related questions with amazing knowledge. This is our definite go to place in Winchester from now on!
I stopped in to browse their wonderful beer selection and stayed to eat. Wow! Thank you so much for both the service and the food you delivered. I will certainly be back and bring my family. This really is a gem of a place
On Friday, March 4, 2011, I had lunch at the Village Market & Bistro at 2 South Loudoun Street on Winchester's Olde Town Mall. This new restaurant had opened on December 1, on premises that had been the Olde Towne Café the last time I had eaten there. It was originally Swirl's Ice Cream Parlor & Sandwich Shop, and later, Morgan's Choice.
The place is on the southeast corner of the intersection of Loudoun and Boscawen Streets, with Boscawen being one-way eastbound; there are plate glass windows facing each street. My table was next to the side window, and I could watch the Boscawen Street traffic crossing the Olde Town Mall at the stop sign.
The Village Market has eight metal sidewalk tables, but no one was using them on Friday. The crowded inside dining area has ten tables, and the two in the back are high-rise types. The kitchen is in the rear, behind a counter. The place rightfully calls itself a market because shallow shelves in the walls offer various kinds of food and drink items for sale.
The lunch menu offered Soup de Jour, Salads, German Pizza, Grilled Bratwurst with Sauerkraut, Grilled Cheese, Fondue, Sandwiches, Quiche de Jour, a Cheese Plate, and a Charcuterie Plate. I ordered hot chocolate, a cup of vegetable chili, the soup de jour, along with the grilled bratwurst, which came with potato salad.
This was the first time I had ever tried vegetable chili, and it was good. The bratwurst was split, and grilled on a bed of sauerkraut spread on a divided roll. It was good too, but the combination was a lot of food for me, and I couldn't eat all of the potato salad. In retrospect, I probably shouldn't have ordered the chili.
The dinner menu is on the back of the lunch menu. It includes Pork Schnitzel, Trout Meunière, Mussels over Pasta, a German Sausage Plate, Poached Salmon, Roasted Half Chicken, Minute Steak, Wild Mushroom Gnocchi, Tuscan Style Pizza, Cheese Fondue, a Cheese Plate, and a Charcuterie Plate.