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3557 West 26th Street, Erie, PA
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10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Above Average Food

We have visited Erie twice recently and eaten at Bistro 26 both times. The first time was a recommendation from our hotel. We were very impressed with the quality of food we received here. Even though they are a bit pricier than the standard chain restaurants, the quality and taste is well worth a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
FordFoodie
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

We have visited Erie twice recently and eaten at Bistro 26 both times. The first time was a recommendation from our hotel. We were very impressed with the quality of food we received here. Even though they are a bit pricier than the standard chain restaurants, the quality and taste is well worth a bit more. Great service and very... More 

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Girard, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Service was on the slower side but that was ok bc we weren't in a rush. Food was ok, nothing spectacular especially for the prices. Wouldn't rush back. Very small inside. Waitress was really friendly.

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Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great homemade soups. The menu has a nice selection of entrees. Our meals have always been very good with generous portions. Excellent waitstaff too.

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Pittsburgh
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Everything we ate had a touch of something that made it great. We went for lunch the turkey club and burgher were great. We will go back.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Stopped here after an event on Presque Isle with our family of 5, including 3 young kids. Our service staff was super friendly and accommodating and I loved my little panini. Our waitress even brought a surprise dessert for my husband to celebrate his birthday. Regular food, nothing elaborate or esoteric, but satisfying.

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Winter Springs, Florida
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180 reviews 180 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Erie Pa's best restaurant continues to hit the ball out of the park! The filet of sole was magnificent accented nicely with mash potatoes and asparagus. It is a difficult dish to find but the Bistro has mastered it! My spouse had the ribeye and it too was outstanding.......haven't heard from anyone who has ever had a bad meal there....worth... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Not what I would call an upscale restaurant. Food was ok but not outstanding. No salad fork and no separate plate for bread. Napkins were like large paper towels. Not having a full bar is a real drawback. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would rate Bistro 26 a 6.

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Fairview, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Bistro 26 seems to be walking the tightrope between fine and casual dining. The service during my luncheon visit was excellent. My waiter was personable, timely and attentive. I ordered an unsweetened iced tea and perused the menu. For this meal I ordered the muffuletta. The sandwich comes with one side dish, I chose the side salad with the house... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I had lunch here with my parents during my recent visit. The food was excellent. I had the Ham soup and Italian panini. Both were awesome. Other than a small screwup in my parents orders service was pretty good. Prices are reasonable. Will be back on my future visits.

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Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

My family and I stopped in Erie, PA (a frequent overnight point for us when traveling to and from central New York) and learned that our favorite restaurant there (see my previous reviews for specifics) would be closed that day. Disappointed, we requested information about other fine dining in Erie from our hotel staff and were told that Bistro 26... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3557 West 26th Street, Erie, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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