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483 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809
+1 401-396-9965
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Farm to table neighborhood French bistro serving modern versions of French...
Farm to table neighborhood French bistro serving modern versions of French classics.
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  • 6
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful early dinner at Le Central

I recently visited Le Central for the first time with my girlfriend and parents. We arrived early, at 5, and were asked to sit where we wanted, which was great! While it wasn't very busy initially, especially for a Saturday, as we ate, more guests arrived. The fresh bread and soft butter was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Mike M
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Warren, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Warren, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I recently visited Le Central for the first time with my girlfriend and parents. We arrived early, at 5, and were asked to sit where we wanted, which was great! While it wasn't very busy initially, especially for a Saturday, as we ate, more guests arrived. The fresh bread and soft butter was perfect while waiting for our entrees. Service... More 

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N. Providence
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78 reviews 78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had lunch here, the warm bread was very good. Our very crispy french fries were divine. The $26 lobster BLT was a large sandwich, but I didn't see much lobster. We also had a short rib sandwich ($12+) that was more grilled onion than meat. In fairness tho, I must tell you that my friend and I split the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

When someone asks what is my favorite restaurant in RI I don't hesitate to say Le Central in Bristol. We're regulars -- eating there at least once a week, occasionally more. Jesse, the owner/chef, knows food; Jesse has high standards for what he wants his restaurant to be; best of all, Jesse knows how to deliver. It's not just the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My wife and I typically eat here before going to plays at Second Story Theater. The friendly staff provides dependably excellent food and service with a French interpretation. I had an organic beef burger with melted Gruyere on a Brioche bun with a side of garden salad and pickles. (truly a multicultural marriage). We have also had lamb and salmon... More 

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Le Central is a friendly unpretentious Bistro that is a must stop if you wish to have creatively prepared foods that are delicious and reasonably priced. My wife and I stopped for lunch. We both started with soups, she the onion soup gratinee and I the Littleneck Chowder. Both were excellent. Instead of chopped clams, the chowder contained littleneck clams... More 

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

As you enter Le Central you cannot help but be impressed by the staff's warm greetings and the choice of "sit wherever you'd like". The atmosphere is inviting with clean tables adorned with fresh flowers. Background music suited to the French ambiance and attentive service gets you into a relaxing mood. My wife and I have been Tuesday night regulars... More 

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swansea MA 02777
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service and food. Wonderful atmosphere. Enjoyed music selections. Would recommend le Central for a quiet lunch.

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Bristol, Rhode Island
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My wife and I have dined at most of the restaurants in the East Bay, and our favorite for overall experience is Bristol’s Le Central. The food is excellent and creatively prepared and presented, from the items regularly on the menu like French onion soup, coq au vin, steak frites, and grilled salmon to the specials like roast duck, short... More 

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Rhode Island
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185 reviews 185 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We're regulars who love Le Central for its great food, well made martinis and ambiance. This last visit we had the short ribs special which was great. It seemed like everyone at the bar had it and felt the same way.

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Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Delicious duck frites and house salad with a delightful Bordeaux. My husband had a pastrami special with red cabbage puree and pickled mustard seed. The service was pleasant without being intrusive. Water glasses were never empty. I will return again and again...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 483 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 401-396-9965

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, American, Mediterranean, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups

Description

Farm to table neighborhood French bistro serving modern versions of French classics.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?