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“Probably could have been better”
Review of Le Petit Bistrot - CLOSED

Le Petit Bistrot
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: French Cuisine. Breakfast, Lunch And Dinnermonday To Friday: 11:00am To 3:00pm And 5:30pm To 9:00pm Saturday And Sunday: 9:am To 3:00pm And 5:30pm To 9:00pm
Reviewed 13 September 2013

We tried this restaurant today based on reviews. Got there very early and were seated promptly with menus and drink orders taken. The one waitress in the restaurant came back to take our orders, and then we waited quite a while before she came back after we had been waiting about 40 minutes and said they were having issues with the panini machine and it would be a few minutes more. In the meantime, the small restaurant became full, and we finally got our sandwiches. They were good and the little side salad was even better. I felt the sandwiches were a bit on the pricey side, but they were large enough to share. The one waitress could have used some help but maybe that's how they have survived during the "summer season" in Venice, when is the quiet season. We probably won't be going back as there are so many restaurants in Venice where we have eaten and received very reliable service. Too bad because I would love to try some of their other items on the menu which looked very good.

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1  Thank boogieboybaxter
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

The "early bird" gets the best deal at this restaurant! There is a special prix fixe in the off season (until Oct. 1st) from 4:00 to 5:30 which includes an appetizer, an entree and a glass of wine for only $20.
We enjoyed the country-style pate and mixed garden salad for appetizer choices, then pan-fried flounder and chicken fricassee "Normande" for entrees. Everything was beautifully prepared and presented - a feast for both the palate and the eyes!!! Authentic French cuisine, generous portions and delicious!
The service was discreet, yet efficient. The decor is what you might expect from a bistro in France - nothing glitzy, but totally functional, clean and comfortable. We appreciated that Eric stopped by our table to introduce himself and to thank us for our patronage.

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1  Thank Jeannine Y
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Tried this on a whim and pleasantly surprised. Very friendly host happy to introduce menu. I had the scallops which were perfectly cooked with a great texture served on a bed of bechamel spinach. Salad was fresh lightly coated with house dressing.

Best of all was the duck froie gras, lightly seared on both sides but rare in the center... Accompanying cabernet was also quite good.

Great to have a real French bistro in Venic

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Thank mshnaya
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

Just returned from Paris where I had onion soup every day. Le Petit Bistrot is better than any I had there. Additionally, The Island Salad with creamy parmesan chicken is possibly the best salad composed on planet Earth. I wish I could go there every day

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Thank ThoughtsOnFood
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

It's more than a sign "French Restaurant". It's owned and staffed by an owner from France. Have enjoyed lunch and dinner. They have great food and enjoyable service.The is a good wine list, try their special desert wine for a complement to your crepe.Don't be confused by some of the comments about the former so called french resturant at this location it was an imitator.

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Thank peter s
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