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Bistro Des Copains

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3782 Bohemian Hwy, PO Box 181, Occidental, CA 95465
707-874-2436
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
What a great find in little Occidental!

This cozy classic French Bistro is a surprise to find in this small town but it's as good as they get this far from France! It's hard to add more to the already great reviews, so plan to stay at the local B&B across the street and enjoy a very fine dinner here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
Rob C
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This cozy classic French Bistro is a surprise to find in this small town but it's as good as they get this far from France! It's hard to add more to the already great reviews, so plan to stay at the local B&B across the street and enjoy a very fine dinner here!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I'm a foodie. This is good stuff. Best choice in Occidental for a more on-trend, fresh and elegant-ish meal. The kitchen appears to have fun with it.

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Occidental, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is kind of an oddly placed little gem. Most of the locals don't go here. The portion to price is not what most of the hard working locals would appreciate. The food is very good, but unless I have been lazy that day, I will need a few beers or an additional side to feel satiated. I am a... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We weren't prepared for the quality of the meals prepared by this little restaurant tucked into the heart of the town of Occidental, Sonoma County, California. We made reservations for dinner (recommended) and were greeted warmly when we arrived. (I am on crutches right now and they were accommodating). They offered us tables, but we chose to sit on the... More 

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

but expected after a poorly cooked sole. Sorry, but I thought that the onions in my pissaladiere was not cooked to enough.

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California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Wonderful bistro in the heart of the funky town of Occidental! We will head back next time we pass through! Do make reservations as seating is limited. We were greeted warmly - and our server was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the food/wines. Both of us had salads to start - I loved my Beet salad - it was topped... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My husband, friends and I were delighted to find an alternative to the various Italian restaurants in Occidental. This was a true find and we have wonderful food and a great evening. My steak was perfectly cooked as were the sole and special pork for the evening. The wines were terrific. Only issues were that they did not have 2... More 

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San Diego, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Bistro des Copains is a great small restaurant in the town of Occidental. The service is good but it was not very fulll when we were there. The food is good with local produce and of course the local Pinots are great. I strongly suggest try local wine with your meal. The only strange thing is you have to go... More 

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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We loved about 50% of our meal and were disappointed by the remaining 50%. Very welcoming little restaurant in the cute town of Occidental. We booked a table for 2 on a Saturday night. My appetizer was very good (beet, orange salad and blue cheese soufflé), though my husband was disappointed by his (a strange "fondue" which was just slices... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Every person who worked there was welcoming and on top of things. The food was fantastic and the vibe was chill and "local."

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3782 Bohemian Hwy, PO Box 181, Occidental, CA 95465
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Occidental
  • Phone Number: 707-874-2436

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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