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Bistro Des Copains

3782 Bohemian Hwy, PO Box 181, Occidental, CA 95465
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Ranked #1 of 6 restaurants in Occidental
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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90% Recommend
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English first
Windsor, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I was excited to try this restaurant and added it to my list as a place to check out for restaurant week. During restaurant week participating restaurants offer a three-course prix fixe menu for a special price. Unfortunately, it did not live up to expectations. My seabass was bland and not fresh tasting. Our waiter was not very attentive even... More

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Chicago, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We had been to Occidental on day trips, seen this cute little bistro and read the menu, and vowed to come back. The occasion arose when we went to a concert at the Arts Center and stayed overnight in Occidental. The little freestanding building is cute; the inside is warm and comfortable, The atmosphere and the staff were very nice,... More

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San Francisco, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

one for pizza and the other for everything else. I ordered the Quail which I only do when not really hungry and am happy with a small chicken. Well no small chicken this! Fabulous, crispy skin and soft perfectly prepared and seemingly bone free this little morsel still had plenty of meat on it. Go rent a convertible and drive... More

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San Francisco, California, USA
5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This place was recommended to us by the Inn at Occidental and it was amazing. We tried escargo for the first time and it was better than we expected. I had the short ribs and my date had the flat iron steak. I have to admit I like mine much better. We ordered the brownie desert which I would not... More

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Small restaurant in the town of Occidental with a wonderful chef and wood fire oven. We shared a delicious salad, wonderful French Onion Soup, a flat bread pizza with goat cheese and sardines and an entree of rabbit. The food was delicious and service was wonderful. We had an early dinner reservations for 5 PM and when we left the... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My wife and I eat here whenever we visit Occidental. Food is always great and the service friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The food and the service were wonderful. It was full for a Sunday evening. The food was fixed to order, and we enjoyed it very much. Looking forward to our next visit to Occidental.

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Marin County, CA
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Recommended by The Inn at Occidental, we had one of the best meals of our lives here. Staff was very friendly, wines delicious and food was out of this world!

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Martinez, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

After a day of Sonoma wine tasting we tried this charming little restaurant at the recommendation of a pourer at the Dutton -Goldfield Winery, David Hewitt. It was Thursday and since we had purchased some great wine he suggested this restaurant as on Thursdays there was no corkage fee if you bring a Sonoma Wine and the rest of the... More

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Upland, California, United States
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127 reviews 127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Man, was that place LOUD. Would denfiinitely avoid if looking for quiet or romantic. Could hear people's conversations all the way across the room. Low ceiling, hard surfaces make for a bad combination. But the food itself was quite superb and service excellent. Veal tender as could be; duck beautifully prepared and seasoned. Had the very best tart tatin in... More

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