Looking for a Place to Eat Outside
It was such a beautiful day that both Cyndy and I agreed we should lunch somewhere with outdoor seating. There are so many to choose from nowadays, some tranquil and easy, others boisterous and uncomfortable. We wanted the former. Within seconds Cyndy had the answer. “Have you been to Bishop’s Post?” she asked. “It’s in Chesterfield.”
Right away I knew this was a good idea since she lived in that area for years. Nothing like a resident to know the restaurants. “You’re going to love this place,” she said excitedly. “It has a large, secluded patio with a waterfall, lovely flowers and umbrellaed tables. It’s one of my favorite dining spots. The place was Oceana’s second location until about three years ago.”
I needed no further convincing. Off we headed to Chesterfield.
Some menus I struggle with to find a few choices for lunch, but here I could’ve closed my eyes and pointed to any item. The soup of the day was tomato, which, if I recall correctly, our server said was a regular item on Wednesday. I need to check, because it would be worth a trip back. The soup was a dressed up version of the old favorite, a bit chunky and seasoned just right. A taste of Cyndy’s salad proved she didn’t go wrong with the Salmon and Spinach Salad either.
In Your Comfort Zone
Everything about this place spells comfort, from the food to the seating to the atmosphere. The only problem I had was the inclination to linger in such a charming spot, when I had other things to do that afternoon. But we weren’t the only ones. Others having finished their lunch chose to linger over a glass of wine, or iced tea, or one of the house-made desserts selected from a tray brought to your table.
This is a place to relax and enjoy a bit of “ye ol’ Chesterfield” in much the way Justus Bishop might have decades ago. Put this one on your list.
Bishop’s Post, 16125 Chesterfield Parkway West. Open: Mon-Thu 11a-9p; Fri-Sat 11a-10p; Sun 11a-8p. Happy Hour 4p-7p (Bar and Patio)