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“Good but over-rated”
Review of David's Bistro

David's Bistro
Ranked #1 of 1,052 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European, Canadian, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Central London
London, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good but over-rated”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

There is a good ambiance.
The attention and food are average.
The appetizer was good. The entrée was a bit too greasy, fatty and the mix of flavors did not offer a good overall taste. The desert was excellent. I had a serious indigestion.
In conclusion, I think this restaurant is good but over-rated.

  • Visited September 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, ON
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A great informal eatery at a great price.”
Reviewed 27 September 2013

In order to celebrate the retirement of one of our professional colleagues who insisted he wanted no fuss, we decided to try David's Bistro in downtown London, Ontario. We had a small group of 12 people, which they accommodated satisfactorily. This restaurant is not big. being long and narrow, but they managed to fit us in nicely. The menu, while not large was interesting, and they also offered several Prix Fixee selections which change daily. A welcome surprise was the fish selection which did not include the usual salmon for a change. Trout, pickerel,cod and bass were available. Bison steak was on special and I might add was delicious and cooked to perfection. The wine selection, while not huge, was well thought out and offered a good selection to choose from.
The service was superb and ably handled by the boss' wife. The best surprise was the final tab, which was very reasonable indeed. Decor is simple and a bit perhaps dark, but that's the type of place this is. Overall, we were all very staisfied with the experience at David's and all stated that return visits were a certainty. I would highly suggest this fine establishment both to visitors and residents of London.

  • Visited September 2013
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London, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent everytime”
Reviewed 19 September 2013

We have been twice in the past month, and we are never disappointed. The food and wine pairings are remarkable. The 'trust me' dinner is a must.

  • Visited August 2013
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London, Ontario, Canada
1 review
“Excellent”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Four of us went to David's Bistro last evening. From the pleasant receptionist who made our reservation to the last cup of coffee, we couldn't have asked for better service, a better meal or a more pleasant evening. Thank you to David and his staff.
Elaine Hunter

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Elaine H
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East Peoria, Illinois
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“They do it right”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

After reading the reviews about David's Bistro, our expectations were very high. We were not disappointed. It's nice to arrive at the time of your reservation and be greeted by David and taken, without a wait, right to your table. We were then greeted by a very friendly server who asked if we wished for wine. We had had a glass before leaving home so we passed on the wine. The menu offered a nice selection of entrees. It had been a long time since we had enjoyed lake pickerel so that was the choice for both of us. Good choice...... the fish was prepared to perfection. Service was timely and the food was great. At David's "they do it right."

  • Visited August 2013
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