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Bistro 26

3557 West 26th Street, Erie, PA
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Ranked #44 of 338 restaurants in Erie
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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73% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Winter Springs, Florida
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 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
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63 reviews 63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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erie, pa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Bistro 26 is just the place I need when my taste buds tell me it's time for more than just a quick meal. It's that 'Tickle My Taste Buds' type of restaurant. Great service!

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

A hidden gem for sure! Have eaten both lunch and dinner here and the food was incredible. Lunch provides a more casual atmosphere, while the dinner atmosphere is a bit more quiet and romantic. One of the standout menu items for me was the sweet potato soup. It was THE BEST soup I've ever had! Servers and staff very nice... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The service and food is excellent at Bistro 26. The restaurant is clean, staff is efficient and friendly and the food is excellent. The prices are average and fair for the quality of the food that you get!

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

Good place to eat lunch. Great by Erie standards. Price is high, and filled with trendsters and yuppies. Fun to listen in to the problems of the Erie elite, if such a thing exists. Great wait staff, excellent coffee.

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Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My wife and I have been here several times. The food is terrific and the service is good. The penne bruschetta dish is killer good.

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