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Le Petit Bistrot

218 West Tampa Avenue, Venice, FL 34285
941 4888484
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Ranked #52 of 202 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: FRENCH CUISINE. BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNERMONDAY TO FRIDAY: 11:00AM TO 2:30PM AND 5:30PM TO 9:00PM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: 9:AM TO 2:30PM AND 5:30PM TO 9:00PM
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: FRENCH CUISINE. BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNERMONDAY TO FRIDAY: 11:00AM TO 2:30PM AND 5:30PM TO 9:00PM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: 9:AM TO 2:30PM AND 5:30PM TO 9:00PM
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  • English first
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English first
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

One of our all-time favorite restaurants. It really is "petite" with maybe 10 tables. It is one block off Venice Ave in the historic section of Venice. The owner/chef is from Paris and he knows what he is doing! Small menu, but after having been here several times, everything is superb. Best escargot ever, pork medallions to die for, duck... More

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Venice, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I have been to the Bistrot many times over the years and always enjoyed great meals and service but as others have written the restaurant went through a bad spell this year providing food well below their normal high standard along with poor service. Having brought this to the attention of the owner he has since changed... More

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Venice, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The food was just not very tasty. The place was empty but the wait staff was disinterested and the food took forever to arrive. We have not gone back.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Today we tried this little bistro, our neighbors told us it was so good and we weren t disappointed ! Their shrimp curry is to die for!!! My husband had the beef bourguignon and almost licked the plate !! I recommend that place to all.

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Venice, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A very small restaurant on the corner across from Venice Theater. The food is very French and delicious. They have fixed price meals that are excellent and fair prices. Go there you won't be disappointed.

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Englewood, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We really enjoyed breakfast here on a Saturday alongside the Venice Farmers Market. First, the coffee was great ... I'm a coffee lover. Second, the spinach omelette was the best I ever had. Third, the atmosphere is charming. Fourth, the people who work there were warm and friendly. This is not a basic breakfast place...its special. People at the next... More

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Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Having been there for breakfast just last year, we decided to give it a try for lunch. Big mistake! We should have stayed with the good experience we had at breakfast. The lunch crowd consisted of only 3 tables when we entered, there were three staff members standing at the door, it took them a couple of minutes to get... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Been here for lunch and dinner. Lunch was ok, dinner was a HUGE disappointment. I had the and Foie Gras ..... Pan fried .... 1 slice ...... TWENTY BUCKS!!!!! I mean come on! The dish came out WELL over cooked and thin and the Foie Gras was sloppy and grisly. NOT HAPPY! Pan should be BUSTING hot and the Foie... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

As French living in New York, we know and enjoy the French cuisine. Le petit bistrot was really excellent. The waiter was welcoming and attentive. The specials (beef tenderloin with bleu or mushrooms sauce and the hachis Parmentier) were delicious. The advice for the red Coteau de Provence wine was great. Of course not a cheap restaurant, but very much... More

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Orsay, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Beautiful atmosphere, good service and contrary to reviews....nice portions and very tasty food.We were recommended this very authentic french bistro by our hampton inn concierge and we dindn't regret in. Entrée: outstanding french onion soup, even vettee than the one i had in Paris Main course: Superb Lamb Shank falling off the bone!!! To finish: Also a crepes place so... More

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