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“lively, friendly bistro” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bistrot Sud

Bistrot Sud
1 Rue Montebello, Fontainebleau, France
01 64 22 00 33
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Ranked #47 of 98 Restaurants in Fontainebleau
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
worcestershire
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“lively, friendly bistro”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Been here 3 times before and think that looking at a lot of the other restaurant’s round here, this definitely looks the best all round place with friendly service and good traditional French food. It does get rather busy and I have always booked to be sure to get a table (have seen a lot of people turned away on sat night) the wine menu is good but be aware of their pricing set up. Where a wine is priced at 20-40 euros I have found it always ends up costing the top end.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
los angeles, ca
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Very good bistro”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Don't know if its Cote Sud, Cafe Sud or Bistro Sud, but we had a very good meal there.

Several large groups of British or Germans seemed to all be having steaks. Don't know why. In France, it probably makes sense to eat what the French eat. We had scallops, lamb and the pork pot au feu (I asked the waitress whether she preferred the cassole or the pork pot au feu and she responded instantaneously the the pork was her favorite -- and it was delicious). We had a 1/2 bottle of Burgundy wine (Pinot Noir) which was excellent -- wish we had ordered a full bottle. The service was very good (it may have helped that our daughter spoke French). For dessert the cheesecake was superb. Exceedingly light and wonderful as a result. The overall bill was quite reasonable for the quality.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alesund, Norway
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Changed name to Bistro Sud”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Very good food and excellent service. Well worth a visit. I don't know if they have done major changes, but to me this restaurant deserves a much higher ranking.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra, Australia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
“Bustling bistro style restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

We ate here with a group and there were mixed feelings about the food. I enjoyed my meal of artichokes for entree and casoulet for main. Others were disappointed with their choices. Very generous servings so sadly did not try the desserts which looked very nice. Friendly staff and a nice.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bucharest Romania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Really good food. Service lags behind the...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2010

Really good food. Service lags behind the overall concept, French style, but if you don't get mad immediately, it's definetely worth it.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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