Xylo Bistro Cafe

'We Only Cook Food We Like To Eat'

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THANKSGIVING SPECIALS
Pick Up Thanksgiving Dinner for Two5 Courses for $45….Includes
Butternut Squash Bisque
Tossed Salad with Choice of Dressings
2 Cornish Game Hens - stuffed with an apple, sun-dried cherry, candied pecan dressing
White Chasseur Sauce & Cranberry-Apple Compote
Medley of Diced and Roasted Root Vegetables
Haricot Verts tossed with Hazelnut Butter
Dill & Cheddar Scones
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake
House Roasted Turkey Sandwich (for snacking later)
Please call to Reserve your Dinner Package and Set a Pick-up Time. Re-heating instructions are included.Orders must be placed by Monday, November 25 for pick-up on Wednesday, November 27.Xylo will be Closed on Thanksgiving.
DESSERTS FOR THANKSGIVING
Pumpkin CheesecakeKey Lime PiesPumpkin PiesPecan Pies
Available for Pre-order anytime. Please allow 48 hours for all special requests.
ALSO AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP
Full Quiches (serves 6-8)Pinwheel Hors d’oevres30 Piece Sub TrayVegetable Crudite TraysRoasted Shrimp Cocktail (with a roasted red pepper sauce)Mini Spinach PiesFresh Fruit Displays

THANKSGIVING SPECIALS

Pick Up Thanksgiving Dinner for Two
5 Courses for $45….Includes

  • Butternut Squash Bisque
  • Tossed Salad with Choice of Dressings
  • 2 Cornish Game Hens - stuffed with an apple, sun-dried cherry, candied pecan dressing
  • White Chasseur Sauce & Cranberry-Apple Compote
  • Medley of Diced and Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Haricot Verts tossed with Hazelnut Butter
  • Dill & Cheddar Scones
  • Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • House Roasted Turkey Sandwich (for snacking later)

Please call to Reserve your Dinner Package and Set a Pick-up Time. Re-heating instructions are included.
Orders must be placed by Monday, November 25 for pick-up on Wednesday, November 27.
Xylo will be Closed on Thanksgiving.

DESSERTS FOR THANKSGIVING

Pumpkin Cheesecake
Key Lime Pies
Pumpkin Pies
Pecan Pies

Available for Pre-order anytime. Please allow 48 hours for all special requests.

ALSO AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP

Full Quiches (serves 6-8)
Pinwheel Hors d’oevres
30 Piece Sub Tray
Vegetable Crudite Trays
Roasted Shrimp Cocktail (with a roasted red pepper sauce)
Mini Spinach Pies
Fresh Fruit Displays

1/2 slab of chef Matt’s BBQ Ribs

1/2 slab of chef Matt’s BBQ Ribs

Classic Hoagie A regular menu item, served hot or cold. Ham, Bologna, Hard Salami, Capiccola, Provolone, Tomato, Onion, Pickle, Mild Peppers, Olive Oil & Dressing. Only $8.95,

Classic Hoagie
A regular menu item, served hot or cold. Ham, Bologna, Hard Salami, Capiccola, Provolone, Tomato, Onion, Pickle, Mild Peppers, Olive Oil & Dressing. Only $8.95,

Bacon-wrapped Beef Medallions

Bacon-wrapped Beef Medallions

Blackened Shrimp with Polish Sausage over Cheddar Grits - only $13

Blackened Shrimp with Polish Sausage over Cheddar Grits - only $13

Sweet & Spicy Sammy

Sweet & Spicy Sammy

Grilled Salmon with orange Hollandaise Sauce

Grilled Salmon with orange Hollandaise Sauce

Congratulations Mike and Stephanie! Thanks for choosing Xylo for your wedding dinner.

Congratulations Mike and Stephanie! Thanks for choosing Xylo for your wedding dinner.

Oriental Shrimp Salad!

Oriental Shrimp Salad!

We're one of Northern Michigan's Favorite Cafes! →

"The Boardman River borders it to the south. A bumpy alley borders it to the north. An empty former microbrewery shares the converted warehouse space. And Traverse City’s core business district is around the corner and over a bridge, a block and a half away. Xylo’s location might sound a smidge obscure, but that tucked-awayness, that secret-world quality, is one of the key ingredients that lures people here. That and rich speciality coffees, pastries from an in-house pastry chef, an eclectic world beat menu and the warm surprise of a smart, inspired space. Xylo’s vibe is ideal for, say, finishing up a report beyond reach of office hubbub, tête-à-têtes over coffee, or gathering with friends or colleagues to hatch the next big thing.

Xylo’s eclecticism is expressed not only on the menu. Art on the walls ranges from landscapes to abstracts to pop art, the most dramatic piece being a close-up of an eye that stretches about four feet horizontally and is positioned center stage at the couchy conversation area. A rich gunmetal gray floor, foam green walls, and warm track lighting can make you wonder if you’re in an artful restaurant or in an art gallery that serves food.

A varied clientele comes in search of different things, says manager Tom Grant. Mornings, college students nurse a latte while tapping into the free WiFi. At lunch, business people, seniors, post-playgroup moms and yet more students seek foods from around the planet—Eastern European, French, American, Asian. (The biggest seller is Thai noodles.) Dinner draws all demographics.

“We cook only food that we like to eat,” says Grant. “Big portions for a little bit of money—we’re in the Warehouse District, so you gotta do what you gotta do.” Look for Xylo to get a liquor license in coming months.

For Grant, Xylo is fundamentally about making people happy. “My favorite moments are when we put a smile on somebody’s face. It’s not that hard to do and it’s what keeps people coming back.” “

Blackened shrimp w/ cheddar grits!
Tonight at Xylo bistro.

Blackened shrimp w/ cheddar grits!
Tonight at Xylo bistro.

Sesame Seared Salmon

Sesame Seared Salmon

Roasted Garlic Bisque

Roasted Garlic Bisque

Greek chicken wrap!

Greek chicken wrap!

12/17/2012 Now through 12/24/2012 Xylo gift certificates are on sale $50.00 for only $40.00

12/17/2012 Now through 12/24/2012 Xylo gift certificates are on sale $50.00 for only $40.00