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Le Bistro Esplanade

Mihanoviceva 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
+385 1 4566 611
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Ranked #22 of 381 Restaurants in Zagreb
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $27
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Le Bistro has a strong heritage and history as the city's culinary innovator. Opened in 1986, as a small French type of restaurant, Le Bistro immediately took an important place in the everyday life of the capital. It was the first restaurant with the glass roof. Le Bistro hostesses were the first in town to wear silk uniforms. Also, Le Bistro was the first place where wine and champagne were served per glass. It is interesting that Le Bistro first served little chocolate with the coffee, and in 1989 Le Bistro was the first place in Croatia to serve the famous Italian dessert tiramisu and celebrate Valentine's Day. Today, this charming renovated restaurant is home to the legendary 'Esplanade Strukli' - traditional dish of Zagreb region - and the best in town! Le Bistro offers light breakfast, excellent coffee, awarded cakes, croissants, Menu du jour at just 19 EUR (3-course menu per Chef's choice with glass of house wine, coffee or tea), seasonal a la carte menu - available on App store for download and weekly promotional menus. Enjoy Le Bistro during breakfast, lunch or dinner inside or on the green terrace. Open every day from 9 am - 11 pm
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84% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I loved the location and atmosphere of this bistro in the hotel. It was bright friendly ad the food was nice. A bit over ambitious and dint quiet come to perfect but it was nice

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Navestock, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Excellent food and service. The staff here cannot do enough for you and if you need information re the city, they are more than willing to help

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Savannah, Georgia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner here of steak and veal chop. Seafood looked good too but meat dishes seemed to be their strong point. Very good service with a great wine list and helpful waiters who can help you with your choices. Ambience was great as well as elegant surroundings. Definitely upscale with most patrons well dressed. Would recommend this to anyone... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very chic, nice environment..a good place for business meetings.All the possible choises on drinks.Polite personel.

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London,frankfurt,barcelona,phuket,singapore,harare,johannesburg,cape town,francistown,gaberone,lusaka,calais,athens,patras,
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Had a dinner meal there and it was great value for money. The ambience of the place and quality of food was exceptional. Had a three course meal for 140 kuna(20 Euros). The place is class and service was excellent. Would recommend if whether it not staying at the Hotel Esplanade or when in Zagreb.

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Zagreb, Croatia
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you don't wanna cook and just finished stressfull week, Le Bistro is your place! We went there on Saturday, for a early lunch. Few people who were well mannered made this place quiet and very enjoyable. Food was light and service great!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Very good food,excellent service,everything is perfect! Staff very friendly and helpful. Cant wait to go again.

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Top Contributor
238 reviews 238 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were there during a special week of food: 3 courses for 100 Kuna. The food was uniformly good and interesting. The wine was a bit pricey. Service initially was good, but then staff forgot to refill wine glasses. But it's a thumbs up for us. Christie set Murder on the Orient Express in the section from Zagreb to Istanbul.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I can't say much about the usual offer, cause I've visited during Zagreb Restaurant Week, so the menu was limited, and the prices were reduced, but I can say that both the service and the food were great. The place is fancy (and smallish, but actually very cosy) but the waiters were welcoming and warm, neither intrusive nor fake. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I fell in love with this place. I visited it twice! From the minute I walked in, the staff were very pleasant and welcoming. They were also very patient with my order. Upon fiddling with the menu, Monika came and offered me an iPad with all the menu offerings pictured on it--this made it even more difficult to choose something... More

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