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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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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
George L
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A lovely way to celebrate Valentine's Day a bit early. My love and I are from Cleveland (Tremont) Ohio, where there is no shortage of excellent restaurants. Bertrand's is equal to any of them. A nicely appointed French Bistro, on the park in Erie PA, Bertrand's is a gem. I would love to sit outside and see the park in... More 

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

Bonjour, We are very pleased to read your positive review! On behalf of Dan and my team, merci beaucoup! We hope to see you two soon again! A bientot! More 

Erie, Pennsylvania
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Ask for nick, this man will make your night truly enjoyable and memorable. He is a great waiter, has a passion for the food and is very willing and eager to share with you all his knowledge regarding the different dishes. The food was incredible we had the cured meats and fritas for appatizers, for dinner my wife had the... More 

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

Bonjour, We really appreciate your positive review! It was a pleasure meeting you both! Merci beaucoup on Nick's behalf and a bientot! More 

Toronto
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I waited for 40 minutes on a busy Friday night for a take out salad, I had been travelling since 8 a.m. from Canada with no chance to eat along the way; it was just after 6 p.m. when I ordered. I didn't mind waiting the 40 minutes as I could see they were busy, even though I was dead... More 

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

Bonjour, I am desapointed to hear that you had a bad experience on Friday night. I will look into it and rectify the problem and guaranty you that it will get fixed! Please give us another chance next time you are traveling to Erie! Merci et a bientot j'espere! More 

Erie, PA
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This was one of the best dinners we had in 2014! It was a special 5 course meal..starting with creamy zucchini and spinach soup. this was our choice out of 2 for each course). Yum. 2nd course House-made Charcuterie Sampler. Wow.. 3rd course. Arctic char. Delish. 4th course, I got the veal short ribs and my husband got the smoked... More 

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

Bonjour, We really appreciate you leaving a positive review about this special night! Hopefully we will see you before the next New Years eve feast ! 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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?