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Le Petit Bistrot

218 West Tampa Avenue, Venice, FL 34285
941 4888484
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Ranked #54 of 197 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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
Orsay, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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Venice, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I came in by myself as I enjoy traditional French cuisine, and I was very pleased that I did. The atmosphere is cute and intimate, tastefully decorated, and the French music is a nice touch. The service was prompt and friendly. I was surprised, being a solo diner how much attention I got from the server. She had a fresh,... More

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London, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We came here on Sunday before the musical at the Venice Theatre. My friend had enjoyed crepes here but we soon regretted our decision. I had the scallops and my friend had the duck. Our server was authentic, from France. The food was poor. My scallops came in a soupy sauce with spinach. The duck was good but the accompanying... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I loved the space at this restaurant, but the food was not good. I think this is a place for dessert or breakfast at most. The wine is ok- stick to the wine by the glass though. I think there is potential for a great little restaurant here, but the quality of the food is greatly lacking and barely average.... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Atmosphere of Paris, frendly staff and exceptional food. This charming bistro is The destination in Venice. Each time above expectation. I strongly recommend.

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Nokomis, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

After four visits there, my husband and I want to inform others what to expect 1. The food is good, but not exceptional 2. Service is usually slow, but this time it took over an hour for breakfast crepes 3. Waitresses could be more attentive while the kitchen staff makes you wait 4. The prices are appropriate for the area... More

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

If you go for lunch, I'd recommend against ordering the salade Nicoise. The green beans were canned, the potatoes were hot and of the breakfast-side type instead of the required room temperature French potato salad, there was no vinaigrette until I requested some, and two marinated artichoke hearts supplied as garnish had a definite spoiled taste. My companion had better... More

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Putney, Vermont
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We were in Venice for five days, and ate a light lunch here three times -- the crêpes are great (I went back for the Canadian Buck, with salmon, sour cream, and artichoke hearts), the vinaigrette on the salad has an authentic hint of Dijon mustard, and the waitstaff was friendly and helpful. The crêpes are an excellent value.

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Lincoln Park, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This is a small nice restaurant with a very nice menu. It is over priced although the food mostly is very good. My husband and I both ordered fois gras appetizer at $20 each. One of them was so undercooked, it looked like melted liver. It was replaced and we were told that they had a trainee chef. The other... More

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AUBURN, MAINE
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

What a disappointment. Valentines dinner was ruined by rude staff, poor service, and very very sad food. We arrived at 7 pm for our reservation. We were promptly seated. I am not sure how to describe the next 3 hrs except slow torture. Never again!!

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