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“Nice meal, but cheap with the buns!”

Saint Tropez Bistro
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Ranked #37 of 671 Restaurants in Saskatoon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$38
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Description: The Bistro is a small locally owned and operated restaurant, in a historic 1906 building in the heart of downtown Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Using locally sourced ingredients when available, dishes are inspired by our love of travel. In the summer months, watch for our Bistro rooftop garden vegetables and herbs. Our little garden started out as a few pots of herbs and tomatoes. Now, it has grown to include edible flowers, heirloom tomatoes, beans, peppers, lettuces, and so much more.
Saskatoon
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“Nice meal, but cheap with the buns!”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We dined at Saint Tropez on New Years Eve, and the meal itself was good. However when we asked for more buns, we were told that the chef only made enough buns so there would be 1 bun for every person who reserved a table! We could hear a loud discussion going on in the kitchen when the waitress asked about getting us more buns… The buns were tiny. I like to enjoy a nice dinner roll/bun or two with my meal, especially when you are paying $65 per meal!!! It was a bit ridiculous. We have no problem anywhere else getting a few extra buns to go with our dinner… so we weren't impressed with the stinginess displayed here. Other than this and the snooty atmosphere in the place, our meal was good.

  • Visited January 2014
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Saskatoon, Canada
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“Dreadful and Rushed Service Destroyed a Nice Evening”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

We came to Saint Tropez with some out of town visitors for an after-conference meal. The food at Saint Tropez is always quite good (not as impressive on our last two visits as previously, to be honest), but our last experience has really turned us off the place.

We made a 630 dinner reservation and arrived on time (or as close to on time as the terrible downtown Saskatoon parking permits). From the beginning, we felt that we were being rushed to finish our meal. The main courses arrived while half our table was still eating their appetizers -- two of us had to keep both the appetizer and main course plates in front of them on a very crowded table. They collected the plates immediately after we had taken the last bite and then hastily delivered the dessert menu.

Our visitors liked the food, but none of us were pleased with the terrible service. They were clearly rushing to close up for the evening (there was no one waiting for our table) and it appeared that others in the restaurant were being given the same fast shuffle.

One of the attractions of a high quality bistro-style restaurant is the opportunity for a relaxed and leisurely meal. Saint Tropez offered nothing at all like that. Could us disappointed and very unlikely to try the restaurant again in the near future.

  • Visited October 2013
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Saskatoon, Canada
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“Excellence In Action”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

New Year's - Welcoming 2014 with a four course dinner at St Tropez Bistro. An amazing night of laughter, conversation and first class quality meal/service.

The serving team made you feel right at home and very special. attention to detail was simply outstanding.

Food was first rate, preparation/presentation an A+

  • Visited December 2013
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Saskatoon, Canada
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“A Saskatoon secret.”
Reviewed 30 December 2013

St. Tropez has been in existence for many years, although it's current location and style have come a long way from its early days in the 80's as a quaint basement hangout and cafe. When we have special guests or wish to celebrate a family occasion and don't want to take any chances on a good meal and a pleasant evening, then this is our restaurant of choice. Yes it is pricey and the wine selection could include a wider selection by the glass (preferably under $14.00), but the menu is tried and true. I usually have the salmon, but this time had the chicken breast. It was tender, moist and very tasty and perfect with the mashed potato and veggies. This is a great restaurant if you want to enjoy a conversation without raising your voice. The service was pleasant and courteous and they sometimes offer little financial incentives, like coupons or gratuities included. The decor and atmosphere are romantic and intimate although the art work is not particularly eye pleasing and could do with an update. We do not go there often, but I have yet to be disappointed with this Saskatoon gem.

  • Visited December 2013
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Saskatoon, Canada
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“Not our experience!”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

We went to the Bistro on Thursday Dec 5 2013. The atmosphere is delightful and the service was charming and welcoming. However, the portions were miniscule, the food was cold, the everything was terribly overpriced and nothing that hit our plate ( with the possible exception of the 3/4 cup of soup that was the appetizer "bowl") was fresh or homemade. My mother had the "garlic" shrimp which claimed to be 10 to a plate but there were only eight. It was clear that they had been previously frozen and probably came off a shrimp wheel that you could by for an Hor d'ouver platter at Superstore. And there was no garlic. The veg were cold and also previously frozen. My salad was a wilted 1/4 package of a premixed store bought packet with 1/4 of an apple sliced so thinly that you could read a news paper through it and blue cheese that was non-exsistant. Dessert was a mouse cake that was still frozen in the center. Winewas 19$ for a 1/2 litre of decent Canadian wine that sells for $9.95 a bottle in the liquour store. Goodish wine cost $14.00 a glass. The entire meal cost us over $80.00 and we tipped accordingly. For what we got we over paid. We have been to other resturants in town paid less and had decent portions that did not leave us hungry and longing for new tastes or any taste for that matter. Sorry St.Tropez Bistro I would not recommend you unless you get help from Gordon Ramsey!!!!

  • Visited December 2013
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