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“No-nonsense but good quality cuisine, friendly and efficient service”

Le Bistrot du Concert
Ranked #42 of 151 Restaurants in Neuchatel
Price range: US$12 - US$47
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 5 August 2013

We ate outside on the terrace - no view and close to a busy road junction. However this only negative point was largely compensated by the simple but good quality cusine and the attentive and efficient service. There is a great choice of tapas and salads. We chose the steak tartare flavoured with truflle oïl which was very good. Definitely a place to recommend for a laid-back meal.

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1  Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

Three colleagues ate lunch at this restaurant last weekend. We all took the "plat du jour" which was red mullet filets (filets de rouget) with coucous and ratatouille, and a small salad as a first course. It was priced at CHF 22.00.
The food was really poor. The fish tasted of freezer-burn and was very hard and dry, while the "sauce" was a drizzle of salt crystals with herbs and juice, which overpowered the fish and we all scraped it off (perhaps it was to mask the freezer-burn??). The coucous was greasy. We told the waiter that there was a problem, particularly with the fish. The chef informed us that the fish didn't have freezer-burn but its "special taste" and consistency was because it had been cooked in pineapple juice! None of us could finish the 4 little filets and we even left some of the greasy coucous-ratatouille.
When it came to paying the bill, they refused to accept our credit cards saying that there was a CHF 30.00 minimum purchase. This effectively means that you cannot pay by credit card if you only order the "plat du jour" and a coffee. I find this is totally unacceptable in a restaurant unless it is very clearly specified on the menu. However, since there was no menu, only a blackboard, we were all unaware of this requirement before ordering our meal.
All in all this restaurant left all three of us with a very bitter taste.

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1  Thank Bentcliff
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

Cuisine is interesting and very well presented. Nice atmosphere and friendly personnel. Very good. And, important for Switzerland, accepts you for dinner up to 22:00 !

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Thank gaiolissima
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

It's really one place that I can't find a fault with! We went with a small group of my husband's colleagues whom I've never met. I hoped that the bistro's varied menu would provide us with adequate choices- and it did! We tried some tapas that was great as starters and then we all polished all our mains. I loved my quirky pesto-covered lamb chops and am planning to return for lunch later this week. Service was always gracious and accompanied by a smile, and our waiter, a charming young man, tried his best to translate the French menu.

It's really a must-try!

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Thank FarahAziz2828
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

I recommend this bistro for light lunches and evening meals with friends.
The service is good and friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed but can get busy especially at lunch time.
Although the setting is french bistro, the food is good and varied...french, italian, spanish..swiss.
Good selection of wines too.
Book in advance.

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Thank oliviaswitzerland_8
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