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Bistro on The Boulevard

521 Lake Blvd, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1311
269-983-3882
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Ranked #10 of 79 restaurants in Saint Joseph
Cuisines: American, European, French, Continental
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
South Haven, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My fiance and I try to make reservations well in advance for holidays and special occasions because this hidden gem always fills up quickly (and rightfully so!). The calamari seems to be fresh on our experience (as is the rest of their food) to the point that it even impresses my picky hubs. Our server was attentive but fairly new... More

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Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were surprised to find a restaurant here that served genuine Food as we like in Europe. The Fish was excellent.

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Rockford, Illinois
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had burgers & fish taco and ate on the outdoor patio - the setting was great. The food was good & reasonable. The service could have been better; we arrived about 30 minutes before closing, so it wasn't that crowded. I'd go again, nice place.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband and I enjoy coming here for date-night. The food quality is great and we've always had great service. My favorite is the fish tacos and my husband loves the hamburgers.

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South Haven, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I only write when I think it is necessary as some of you know. During the 2002 through 2006, this restaurant continually disappointed us time after time. Reservation problem, service problem, food problem, it didn't matter. My wife for her recent birthday wanted to go back. I reluctantly agreed and made a reservation for a Monday evening. I have thought... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My wife and I ate here on our last night in St. Joseph and I'm so happy we did. The restaurant is attached to the hotel, but it was pretty empty. The Bistro was beautiful, the wait staff attentive, and the food delicious! I got the filet which came with mashed potatoes and vegetables (zucchini/squash). The filet was cooked perfectly.... More

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Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Long weekend in St. Joseph, Michigan with my sister---halfway meetup between Chicago and Detroit. We'd spend a nice day wandering the cute little shops, stopping at cafes, looking at art, enjoying the beauty of the beach, and for our crowning experience, we wanted a nice dinner. We selected Bistro on The Boulevard, and couldn't have been happier. It is in... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This bistro has a remarkable view and memorable food. I had the salmon twice, the lobster bisque, the gumbo, and the rolls with sweet butter and feta butter. Now these were at different occasions as I can't eat a lot. But the food was prepared to order and our waiter, Ruben, was always at hand to fill our requests.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Bistro is a very nice place for dining on the veranda with a lovely view of Lake Michigan. We dine there often but have two major complaints. First, you never know for sure what their hours of operation are (we have gone for lunch at 1:30 pm and found them closed)and second, the menu rarely changes, leaving few choices... More

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great food - they have a grass fed burger that's delicious! Only been there for lunches so the menu is limited - and be sure to check their hours! We went there on the weekend and they weren't open for lunches! Great location though - 5 min walk to the beach!

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