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Bertrand's Bistro

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18 North Park Row, Erie, PA 16501
+1 814-871-6477
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 149
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fabulously French

By far, one of the best restaurants in the Tri-state area. Service was great; and the owner (Bertrand) was very gracious. It is certainly a top choice in the Erie area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
erie
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

By far, one of the best restaurants in the Tri-state area. Service was great; and the owner (Bertrand) was very gracious. It is certainly a top choice in the Erie area.

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Port Colborne, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The food here was amazing. The crêpes were fantastic; the bananas foster and pomme-verands were both worth the $22 a person brunch. The modestly sized brunch buffet had a good variety of options that were light and made with care. Excellent French fare. The service in the this tastefully charming French bistro was horrible. My wife and I waited half... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

While I don't get to eat here often, I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite restaurants in Erie! The food is amazing; daily specials are so fresh and well-prepared and the staff was extremely knowledgable about the dishes! I lived in Paris for a summer and the food here is as good as any meal I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

A friend and I made reservations for a Friday evening. The waiter, Scott was super attentive and gave great recommendations. I was a bit confused because oil was on a plate at the table sans bread. It just sat there waiting to be dipped. We had the fromage appetizer which was excellent. But we didn't get bread until our appetizer... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Travelling thru Went on TA reviews Excellent french bistro Selection of veal dishes Escargot v good Bread pudding freshly made Obvious care and attention Good wine selection by glass or bottle V reasonable for meal Service attentive for fine dining pace

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Warren, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Bertrands always has interesting and very good food choices. It isn't the heavy cream restaurant that used to be the basis for French cuisine. I had a veal dish, all of which are interesting with grilled veggies and risotto. My husband had the mussels special, and we shared an order of escargot. The oil mixture for bread dipping is always... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This restaurant is Erie's shining star! The servers are well equipped and very knowledgeable regarding the French wines and cuisine. We and another couple dined here the evening of St. Patrick's Day. Besides great wine and food, we enjoyed various forms of entertainment from our front table by the window. Bertrand's always has interesting specials, as well as their regular... More 

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chefbebert, Owner at Bertrand's Bistro, responded to this review

Bonjour, We really appreciate your positive review and we can't wait to serve you again! Merci beaucoup! A bientot! More 

Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had reserved 4 at the bar. Arrived early, noticed 10 minutes after standing by the door looking like a hungry beggar. Only greeted 10 minutes after that. Owners friends came in and our 4 at the bar had been given to the friends. Waited another 10-15, finally seated. I had soup, sangria and a crepe. From arrival to finishing... More 

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chefbebert, Owner at Bertrand's Bistro, responded to this review

Bonjour, Can I be honest: I think that you have my place mistaken with another one! We don't treat people like that! Bonsoir More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is possibly the best fine dining place in town. The atmosphere is sophisticated enough on one hand (as it should be for a french place ;)) and very warm and welcoming on the other hand. Smoked salmon (Saumon Fume) starter is fantastic. For the main course they have, I think it was beef with a sauce made of local... More 

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chefbebert, Owner at Bertrand's Bistro, responded to this review

Bonjour, We are delighted to read your positive review! It means a lot to us and we are grateful! It brings sunshine in our bistro much needed after this horrific winter! Merci et a bientot! More 

Buffalo, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Our family traveled in from Buffalo last Saturday evening to celebrate our son's 24th Birthday at Bertrand's. I can now see why Vinny selected this restaurant for his celebration! The evening was simply wonderful in every possible way... I knew as soon as Nick approached our table and introduced himself that we were well on our way to a perfect... More 

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chefbebert, Owner at Bertrand's Bistro, responded to this review

Bonjour, We really appreciate the good words and Nick is happy to be in for another week! thank you for celebrating with us! Merci et a bientot More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 North Park Row, Erie, PA 16501
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: +1 814-871-6477

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 35
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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