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Bistro de Leon

12 Cathedral Pl, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4417
904-810-2100
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Ranked #52 of 474 restaurants in Saint Augustine
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A cute little restaurant with a legit French menu where everything from bread to the roasted veggies served with the steak are tasty. The steak was cooked perfectly(medium rare) and there wasn't anything left on the plate. Delish!

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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Me and my wife had dinner few nights ago, we sat at a window table, lovelnview of downtown st. Aug. Our steaks were out of this world, not the most healthiest, but who cares were on vacation, hats off to the kitchen. While we enjoying our apps, couldn't help notice our servers were sipping beer from a straw behind the... More

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited St. Augustine for the first time this past weekend in celebration of my birthday. I had never had french food before but this restaurant made me fall in love with the cuisine. We ordered the pate' de champnge which was a chicken liver seasoned with peppercorns and pickled relish. It was so good and was... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I read previous reviews after we visited this restaurant a week ago and really surprised by those reviews. We were on a house hunting trip to this area and happened to walk past it on a Friday night after we had already eaten. We decided to give it a try the next night and we were very happy we did.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We have been going to this place since they opened. The chef-owner and his wife were always there and it was really good in a quirky, French sort of way. The last time we were there was probably about 8 months ago and we were disappointed but decided to give it another another try tonight. No owner was in evidence... More

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The food was mediocre, but the service was good. Some of the entrees were well prepared, like the seafood risotto, but others were not. It was inconsistent and I wouldn't recommend.

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Wellington, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Don't let the simplicity of the decor fool you. Take yourself out of Paris and head for the French countryside. The chef at this bistro is out of this world. He puts the French chefs in New York and Paris to shame. The food is great. You got to try this one.

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Boynton Beach, FL
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

A truly disappointing meal. It could have been a wonderful meal but it never made it out of the kitchen. It is time for the chef to get better educated on the flavor of this exceptional cuisine, he truly missed the mark. Everything was tasteless and bland. Nothing much could be said about this restaurant. Not even the wine was... More

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St. Augustine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Unexpected little bit of France in the midst of Spanish St. Augustine. Expertly prepared cuisine, attentive service, very European atmosphere. Needless to say, they have a great wine list. The pate is what you would expect -- incredible. Go for lunch or dinner.Get a kick out of the French movies playing on the television.

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Amherst, New York, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This place was recommended by our hotel and turned out to be a good choice. It is small, quiet and casual serving food all day through dinner. Good warm French bread came served by our very good waitress. The goat cheese salad was nicely done and the shrimp appetizer was an ample serving. All the good was well prepared. Recommend... More

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