The Quarter Bistro in the heart of Mariemont caters to your sense of sophistication (imagine, foie gras and truffles in the same dish), but it also appeals to the side of you that would rather be hanging out by a grill with a mug of cold brew.

The Bistro’s outdoor dining area is surrounded by alternating boxwood, roses and ornamental evergreens, with a few deciduous trees interspersed. Although the greenery creates a sense of privacy, diners still have a quaint view of Mariemont’s town square and its water fountain centerpiece. Black bistro tables sit atop cobblestone pavers, as do patio heaters, perfect for chilly Cincinnati evenings in early spring.

I ordered the Diver Sea Scallops appetizer ($14, $28 as an entree), served with a frisee salad, grilled pineapple, pickled shallots, pan-fried crispy proscuitto and warm truffle vinaigrette, topped with an edible purple flower.

I asked our server which wine he recommended with the dish, and he suggested the Giesen Sauvignon Blanc without hesitation. This intensely aromatic wine with notes of lush tropical fruit flavors paired to perfection with the grilled pineapple and seafood flavors in the delightful scallop dish.

My entrée, the Trout Pecan Meuniere ($23), had a tough act to follow. Pan-seared and drizzled with a brown butter vinaigrette, the fish was served with crispy haricot verts, and topped with toasted pecans. The sauce was delicious, but the portion size of the trout was a tad small.

A burger and fries, which my date ordered, sounds like a humble meal — but don’t be fooled. The Manhattan Burger is 12 ounces of certified Angus beef stuffed with foie gras and black truffles. It’s served with fried pickles and homemade steak fries ($19).This is fine dining, to be sure, and the pricing reflects that. If the sticker shock has you reeling, you might opt for the Serious Burger, a half-pound of the same beef, sans stuffing ($12). The Quarter also serves a hot dog, the Kobe Frank with fries ($16) and Pizza Provencal ($12).

Debonair and confident, our server informed us that the Torta Cubana is the only dish that remains from the restaurant’s previous incarnation, when it was known as The Latin Quarter. A dish worth trying, the Torta Cubana ($11) is a ciabatta sandwich stuffed with roasted pork, ham, chorizo, chihuahua cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato, spicy mayo, and is served with fries.

In inclement weather, or if you’re feeling fancy, try the indoor seating. Some highlights of this decadent interior include gorgeous red leather chairs, planters filled with glossy green foliage, vases full of roses, white rope-style lighting and lots of oversized artwork with a red floral theme. The food mirrors the decor — contemporary American style.

The quaint little village of Mariemont was one of the first planned communities in the United States, and the square itself is arguably what makes Mariemont one of the prime suburbs of Cincinnati.

Just a stone’s throw from the Quarter, you’ll find a movie theater, an ice cream parlor, a historic hotel and more, all boasting authentic Tudor style architecture.