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The Bistro

1103 E Front Ave, Bismarck, ND 58504-5654
+1 701-224-8800
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1103 E Front Ave, Bismarck, ND 58504-5654
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Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

When I look at some of the places above this I laugh. The Bistro has an upscale environment with great menu options. My meal was amazing and I'm only mad I forgot my leftovers on the table. If you want a classy, enjoyable night out,...More

1  Thank Ms_Ivy
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Came in for a late dinner on the patio on a Friday night, service on the patio is always a little slow as they don't seem to pay that much attention to it. They totally messed up our order and served my wife a different...More

Thank Jeff935
Reviewed 4 August 2015

The food here is always consistently good. The parmesan crusted chicken breast is a must-try. I love the bread they bring to the table with olive oil and balsamic, YUM! One of the nicer restaurants in Bismarck, on the expensive side but it is worth...More

1  Thank laurenchristianson
Reviewed 26 July 2015

I've been here for lunches, dinners with a guest and business dinner, never to be dissapointed. I've reviewed several eateries in ND and I always say the same thing, that is for ND standards this is very good. In many other places it's average but...More

1  Thank Buff4loCJ7
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Enjoyed lunch with the family, food was good, service was good, hostess was rude but did not stop our fun. We had elderly parents with us that wanted to split their burger but waitress told us $5 charge for 2nd plate, seems high for elderly...More

2  Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 15 April 2015

My husband and I celebrated our wedding here, and we rented the private room in the back of the restaurant (it was a very small wedding). When we went there about a week earlier, we were told that we could come and decorate the afternoon...More

1  Thank Lots2See5
Reviewed 16 March 2015

I was expecting more. High end, not a lot of variety on the menu. Nice and romantic but extremely slow service and average food at best. Unique items though if you are willing to go outside the ordinary which I was not. Pizza was Ok.

1  Thank Karen R
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Excellent service. Attentive without cloying but the food doesn't live up. I had the 1/2 lamb rack and while cooked well, could have come off a toy poodle. Have never seen a rack that small. The red pepper sauce was over powering for lamb and...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Ate here for New Year's Eve. Made a reservation well in advance. I know it was busy, but the service was poor. For such a fancy expensive place, I would have expected better. Had several different people serving us after our original server got too...More

2  Thank LTC10
Reviewed 26 November 2014

We've been here twice and as much as I want t ove this place, the food and service is not as good or promising as you'd think from reading the menu. While the selection seems good and like it would offer something for anyone, the...More

3  Thank Phoenixroby
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1103 E Front Ave, Bismarck, ND 58504-5654
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Bismarck
  • Phone Number: +1 701-224-8800
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The Bistro 1100 – An American Café was established in November of 1996 and is currently under the sole ownership of Gerard "Mo" Schmidt a native North Dakotan.The Bistro defines the difference between eating and dining. Widely known for its regional Italian cuisine and modern dishes cooked over red oak on an open grill, the Bistro truly offers unique menu items that go beyond what others can only claim to provide.Our goal is to provide each of our guests with warm, friendly hospitality and the finest food in the region.Whether you are just looking for a delicious lunch or dinner, a private party in our Board Room, or are in need of our full-service catering services we are the premier establishment in Bismarck to meet your dining needs.Eat well, laugh often, live long!
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