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Le Central

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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
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
Getting better all the time

I have been popping into this cozy bistro on the main drag in Bristol about once a year and recent visits have been terrific. Olives and warm bread arrive quickly (gratis) and the menu is just what you'd expect: cassoulet, hangar steak and other middle of the road French fare. Prix fixee menus on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
david a
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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been popping into this cozy bistro on the main drag in Bristol about once a year and recent visits have been terrific. Olives and warm bread arrive quickly (gratis) and the menu is just what you'd expect: cassoulet, hangar steak and other middle of the road French fare. Prix fixee menus on the occasional weeknight are a bargain,... More 

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Thank david a
Omaha, Nebraska
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

When four of us visited Le Central in June, everything was good. The dishes served were all good to very good, service was reasonable, the setting is comfortable. It is a good restaurant but we were looking for excellent, given the reviews we had seen. We did not find that. This is faint praise but that is what Le Central... More 

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Thank NEcm104
Fall River, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We (four of us) went to this restaurant. The food tasted average, but the servings were small for the fairly high prices charged. The worst part was their business practices. They added $2.00 to our meals because we had a Groupon certificate. The second time we went with a $75.00 certificate for four people. There were only three of us,... More 

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Thank JSE399
jesse j, Owner at Le Central, responded to this review

Very sorry to hear of your experiences, if you had an issue with the food or service, I wish you would have informed us at that time. The best way to solve a problem is while you are here, not online after the fact. As for my business practices, I believe stating clearly on the Groupon and my menu the... More 

Bristol, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have had dinner at LeCentral 3 times. The first dinner we had, there were four of us dining. We had the Duck Confit, Wild Salmon and the Rack of Lamb. They were acceptable but the portions were small. We asked for more bread. We used a Groupon. The second time we had dinner, I ordered the Coq au Vin... More 

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Thank AZSnowbird1942
jesse j, Owner at Le Central, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to hear of your experiences. I do wish you had made your feelings known at any of the 3 times you dined with us, I'm sure something could have been done to correct the issues. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly if you wish to discuss. Jesse James, Le Central More 

Bristol, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

When we moved to Bristol it quickly became our favorite place to go for a consistently great dinner without a lot of fuss or waiting! Food is always great and staff is always excellent!! Very comfortable atmosphere, chef is always visible and friendly1

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Thank LizPCV
jesse j, Owner at Le Central, responded to this review

Merci beaucoup! We always appreciate it when a guest takes the time to write something positive! See you soon, Jesse More 

USA
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Three of us chose to have lunch here for the first time because of a coupon offer. We had not heard of it before. There were several great sounding specials not listed on the regular lunch menu. The food was very fresh and perfectly prepared. Our waitress was pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu and offered several helpful suggestions. Fresh... More 

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Thank arc319
jesse j, Owner at Le Central, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review! We really appreciate the feedback! See you soon! Jesse More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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109 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This was a fine neighborhood choice in a very casual bistro like setting. It was a warm night and the lack of AC made it a bit stuffy so I would rethink it for a summer night. Ok wine list by the glass, a bit short in choices but good ones still available; better choices by the bottle. Changes daily... More 

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jesse j, Owner at Le Central, responded to this review

Merci beaucoup! Thank you for the great review! We look forward to seeing you when you return, now that the weather's finally changing, its time for fall dishes.....Best, Jesse More 

Little Compton, Rhode Island
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Lovely restaurant on the main street in Bristol. Consistently good quality food and service. Upper end recipes - that almost always pull through.

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Thank elizamacc
jesse j, Owner at Le Central, responded to this review

Merci beaucoup! We really appreciate you taking the time to notice! Best, Jesse More 

ri
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

After our meal, whether lunch or dinner, we always agree that it is the best place in the area! Beautifully prepared, always fresh and nicely plated - you will be happy.

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Thank jamesrhode
jesse j, Owner at Le Central, responded to this review

Merci! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review us! Look forward to seeing you again! Best, Jesse More 

Bristol, Rhode Island
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I go here every now and then for brunch and it has never disappointed. The set menu doesn't change much, but the meals are all great and there are always a few specials for variety. Service is good and friendly, food is always well prepared and presented and they serve hot bread while your meal is being... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings

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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