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Bistro Des Copains

3782 Bohemian Hwy, PO Box 181, Occidental, CA 95465
707-874-2436
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Ranked #3 of 6 Restaurants in Occidental
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We ate here twice. Food and service very good on both occasions. Varied menu plus daily specials, all well presented. Good list of wines available by the glass.

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Paris, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A charming little bistro tucked in Occidental! The menu is creative and incorporates local products. The wild king salmon is so fresh that it wiggles on your tongue. The clafoutis is delish! No corkage fee on Thursdays so you can bring your treasures from a day of nearby wine tasting. Not to be missed so make reservations.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went here for dinner last night after a series of lackluster meals in Bodega Bay. We were so, so happy! The woman who took our reservation on the phone was super-friendly and that continued with the whole staff when we arrived. The place was nearly full on a Wednesday night, and justifiably so. The menu is full of tempting... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had a group dinner at Bistro Des Copains and were so pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and warm service. Highly recommend the onion soup and the braised short rib, which were both truly exquisite. Of the entire weekend in Sonoma and San Francisco, this ranked as our favorite meal. Will be back on the next vacation!

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Davis, CA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We've been to Bistro des Copains a few times and have always found it to be very agreeable. If you want to be transported to a French country bistro instantly, this place does the job. The decor, service, and food all say France, starting with the onion soup and ending with the mousse. But it's not all cliches; the menu... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a cozy, eclectic and delicious place to have a meal and enjoy the company of friends. The atmosphere is almost as if you are in the home (albeit a lively home,) of folks you know. It felt to my husband and I almost as if we were in Europe! Very good food. You will not be disappointed and... More

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Oakland, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The food at this place is SOOOOO good you want to close your eyes while eating. It's a bit expensive so we save it for special occasions. It has a nice ambiance and the servers are friendly and attentive but not ostentatious, We had their cheapest merlot ($8/glass) and it was very good. I was disappointed in my dessert (burned... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I liked the menu, so we went for dinner while staying at the Inn at Occidental. The dining room is tight, with tables close together, and comfort was lacking in general. The service was adequate, but the dishes were poorly crafted. I even remarked to the waitress that the chef ought to go back to school. Why?... More

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Sebastopol, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I am a wine collector and in most restaurants I have been to in the county the service for customer who bring their own wine is not great. I think that in most cases the waiter/waiters do not get the proper tip with customer brought wine. The service was exceptional! The Heirloom tomatoes salad was great, interesting lemon dressing and... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The dinner here was very tasty and we really enjoyed it after it was finally served. I had the duck very generous portion and cooked wonderfully with dried and fresh cherries....EXCELLENT! My partner had Braised Beef Shank also very delicious! However the waitress was terrible! Supper slow service and Never came to ask us how our dinner is/was ETC. The... More

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PammelJ, Owner at Bistro Des Copains, responded to this review

Hello Thank you so much for coming to dine at Bistro Des Copains and for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. I am very pleased you were happy with your food. I am truly sorry and apologize for the poor service. This is definitely not what we want for our guests. As you didn't indicate when... More

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