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Le Central

483 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809-1807
401-396-9965
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Ranked #5 of 76 Restaurants in Bristol
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Morris County, NJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice enough, some good dishes, overall good service, but the experience was disappointing for the money. Noithing terribly wring, but nothing outstandly right, either. However, downtown Bristol has definitely been spiffed up in recent years and the overall ambience of the area is delightful. We just feel we could have gotten more bang for the buck and a more memorable... More

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portsmouth,ri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The ambiance and food took us back to Paris. It was a "special tuesday night menu" and my foie gras was terrific. We had lots of great conversation and perfect service. What more could one want??

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Santa Rosa, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Excellent clam chowder with whole clams in the shell, nicely diced ingredients added texture and interest. Algerian chicken made for an out of the ordinary choice. Easy to hear each other during good conversation. Nicely understated and classy service.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had a great dinner here before our tour of Musee Patamecanique. Ordered the Moules au Feu and two glasses of red wine (Great wine list) Be sure and get plenty of bread to sop-up that sauce. Split the Plateau Royal entree (a split lobster). A very special place for a very special night. Split Whole Lobster

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Boston, MA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Le Central is yet another excellent restaurant in Bristol. We went there for brunch on a Sunday and it's clear that this bistro knows how to present food with great care and attention to detail. A simple salad was dressed just perfectly, which is not easy to do. An egg entree served atop polenta, with gruyere and spinach was absolutely... More

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have been here quite a few times and have never had a bad meal. They take pride not only in the food quality and preparation but also in it's presentation. The service is always friendly and knowledgeable and the atmosphere is good. It's in a great downtown location with plenty of street parking outside. The menu doesn't change much... More

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RI
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

For years I've lived in Bristol, yet never went to lunch here, until today. Kristen was our attentive server.. very pleasant & helpful. She informed us that all the ingredients are from local farms and the chef's cooked from scratch. We sat at a window seat, with lots of natural light, yet not too hot or bright to be seated... More

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Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Ducked in here for a quick bite and the food was very good- our waitress, wish I caught her name, was really wonderful. My 84 year old father was having trouble eating the shrimp bisque because it was so hot and she immediately offered a shallower bowl that would cool quicker- problem solved. Had a flavorful mojito with muddled mint.... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My wife and I had dinner at this lovely restaurant this past Saturday Night. What a great experience. Just an FYI, they do not accept reservations for parties less than 4. We arrived around 6:00 so the place was not very crowded. They have tables by the windows that overlook the street and add to the pleasant experience of this... More

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San Francisco, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My sister recommended this quaint, comfortable bistro for lunch. The have a very well thought out menu and wine list. My husband started with the seafood soup. It was exactly what a clam chowder should be... Creamy but not at all thick and full of starch to thicken it. My sister and I share the charcuterie plate. The foie gras... More

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