Dishes That Are Perfect For Autumn

With September 21st marking the official start of the fall season, O’Brien’s Bistro is prepared for the season, with dishes that are sure to put you in the mood for falling leaves, pumpkins, Halloween, and all the other special moments that autumn has to offer. Take a look below at a sampling of ten dishes from our menu that are perfect for autumn.

Baked Brie

Autumn is a season of appetizers. From wings and mozzarella sticks served during Sunday NFL games, to the meticulously prepared thanksgiving charcuterie boards, every family has their perfect fall appetizer. We would like to share ours with you. Start your meal with creamy baked brie, topped with pecan sauce, and served with French bread. This is sure to be the perfect appetizer for autumn.

Roasted Beet Salad

It only makes sense that autumn is an amazing time for fresh salads. Our roasted beet salad features balsamic marinated roasted beets, crisp red onions, fresh mozzarella, pecans, and seasonal berries. This salad truly is the ideal marriage between summer and fall.

Creme Brulee French Toast

Brulee is the most important meal of the day, at least at O’Brien’s. A perfect fall day starts with our rich French Toast. Soaked in creme brulee egg batter and served with smoky andouille sausage or bacon, this is a dish you want again and again.

Classic Southern Breakfast

If you are craving an even heartier fall breakfast, start your day with our classic southern breakfast. Three eggs any style, a toasted English muffin, potatoes, and your choice of bacon or Andouille sausage, will surely help fuel you through a beautiful fall day of hiking, apple picking, or just relaxing at home.

Three Cheese Eggplant

There is something about fall that calls for deliciously balanced, artfully prepared food that is reminiscent of seasons past. Our traditional three-cheese eggplant combines sauteed eggplant, with marinara and a blend of feta, provolone, and parmesan, and is served over angel hair pasta. This perfect fall dish will have you feeling like you are enjoying a crisp fall day in Italy, without ever leaving Pensacola.

Bistro Burger

While summer barbecues may be over, you can enjoy a perfectly grilled burger in any season at O’Brien’s Bistro. With a delicious custom blend of brisket, chuck, and short rib meat, and  classic burger toppings, our bistro burger is sure to have you feeling like it’s summer on a beautiful fall day,

Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

Autumn almost demands comfort food, and is there any comfort food better than mac and cheese? How about mac and cheese made with pillowy potato gnocchi. This fall dish is sure to warm you up, with creamy three-cheese sauce, soft potato dumplings, and crispy panko bread crumbs on top. All you need to go with it is a mug of cider! 

New Orleans Shrimp and Andouille

Honoring one of the most haunted cities in the world, spend spooky season enjoying our New Orleans Shrimp and Andouille. This perfect autumn dish combines fresh Gulf shrimp with spicy Andouille sausage, tossed in a creamy sauce with veggies and penne pasta. It is frightfully delicious.

Almond Crusted Mahi Mahi

You’ll find the perfect light fall dinner in our almond-crusted Mahi Mahi. Fresh fish crusted with almonds and pan sauteed, then topped with our buerre blanc sauce and served with veggies and rice pilaf. If you think that seafood isn’t the right meal for autumn, this dish is sure to prove you wrong.

Roasted Double Bone Pork Chop

Finally, it simply does not get more autumnal than our roasted double-bone pork chop. This delicious, 12 oz piece of succulent pork is finished with a sweet potato mash, a vegetable medley, cinnamon apples, and a cider reduction sauce. After a long autumn day, this is the perfect meal to start the season off right.


Come into O’Brien’s Bistro today to enjoy these amazing fall dishes. Maybe you want to see a few other options, check out our Brunch Menu, Lunch Menu, or our Dinner Menu. If you need to contact us for any reason, call us or fill out our contact form. We look forward to meeting you and serving you a delicious meal you’ll never forget.