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Bistro on the Bayou

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1321 Chappie James Ave, Alexandria, LA 71303-5601
+1 318-445-7574
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17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Food is prepared to your taste. Great quiet atmosphere. Service is unmatched. Very exclusive for this area.

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Thank 62donnat
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. I stumbled upon this wonderfully historic bistro. I was greeted by everyone and the wait staff was beyond professional. The food was so delightful. I highly recommend coming here for a peaceful evening!

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Thank Corey W
Metairie, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We were served fish dishes, lamb other delicious food when we ate dinner at this restaurant. The wine selection was impressive. The service was great, and the staff was friendly. Will definitely go again.

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Thank gd2fagan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I brought a few clients here to entertain and they loved the food. The owner greeted us at the door and was more than accommodating. We sampled all the appetizers and several entrees. The wait staff was polite and quick to insure the party were well attended to. I didn't get a chance to taste the Gumbo, so I'll have... More 

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Thank Troy S
Pontiac, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This restaurant adjoins the Parc England Hotel. You can place orders on the tablet provided in your room and they deliver directly to you! Food was mouthwatering but a little pricey. Well worth it.

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Thank oasiss5759
Alexandria, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Yum. I'm in Alexandria, Louisiana on a business trip and visited Bistro on the Bayou. I'm very picky about restaurant food. I expect very good food, and if it is evening, an excellent cocktail. I found both with a friendly staff. I was a bit skeptical because the restaurant is off the beaten path. Decidedly a great choice. When out... More 

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Thank Nancysniche
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

In town for business found this little gem, stopped in for dinner. Staff was very friendly, and quickly made us feel at home. Food was superb. All the flavors were mixed perfectly and prepared just the same. Drinks didn't let us down either ha. Shout out to Kimmy for the service and the smiles. Perfectly intimate atmosphere for business get... More 

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Thank Geof R
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is old and not up to date. The food for what it is, is very overpriced. Sorry, but better to choose elsewhere. Never impressed.

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Thank Scott T
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Fred and his staff easily will exceed your expectations. A prior Air Force Officers' Club, Bistro is full of palpable character. It features a good selection of wine and a superb culinary experience. I was thoroughly delighted by the fresh Chilean Sea Bass chef's preparation with their signature jalapeño grits on this, my first, and definitely not last, visit to... More 

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Thank Heather K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

I visit the area for business and tried this out. Clubby seating area in the bar and friendly attentive hosts. Not that hungry so just had some gumbo and house wine and both were great. Nice rouxe? On the gumbo. Will return with guests.

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Thank Cpttex

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1321 Chappie James Ave, Alexandria, LA 71303-5601
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 318-445-7574

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?