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“Disappointing Solo Dinner in Brugge” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Le Bistro Bon Vivant

Le Bistro Bon Vivant
Dweersstraat 10, Bruges B-8000, Belgium
+32 474 97 51 41
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Ranked #406 of 549 Restaurants in Bruges
Price range: $19 - $44
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our specialty is the grill. We have a small menu but serve delicious, fresh food. Our prices are normal prices for the city of Bruges. Workman or banker, everyone is welcome here. Everything is cooked in the room by our chef cook Mike. His wife takes care of the fresh fries, appetizers, salads, etc. .. We are a family business and we are happy to receive our customers like family. Our slogan, keep it simple ... Do you like atmosphere, romance and good food, a joke from chef Mike, in short, a pleasant evening ... Here is the place where you should be. Please note we do not accept credit cards ... Just cash. Open every night except Tuesday. On Saturday we are also open in the afternoon.
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3 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Disappointing Solo Dinner in Brugge”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Thought I would pop in and sample the food at the quaint Bistro in Brugge. Nice, not too OTT bistro decor and griddle on show so opted for a rib-eye.

Not often I leave food, especially a rib-eye, but unfortunately it was too underdone (esp. for a 'medium') However, the meat was clearly of good quality.

Nice local Bier, which helped overall

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

Do not be put off by the size of this restaurant and size of menu. This is one of the best meals we had in Bruges. Everything is prepared and cooked on the premises, The owner/chef cooks on the grill in the restaurant and will discuss the produce and dishes with you. The price is very reasonable about 30 euros, wine list again limited but everything you need and reasonable prices.
We will go back

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Broadway, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“A very good meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2010

We popped in on a Saturday night in May. I was looking for a decent steak and this place could not have been better. The food is cooked on an open grill in front of you and the chef bought the steaks for us to see, prior to cooking. A nice touch. The food and service were excellent and very good value.It had a very relaxed and intimate atmosphere. The house wine and brandy came from the barrel and very good they were too! Highly recommended.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, UK
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192 reviews 192 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
“Limited menu but excellent service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

We went into this restaurant while actually on the way to another one listed in our guide book. IWe were initially put off by the limited menu but my wife liked the look so we went in, and were glad we did. Service was prompt and very freindly from the owner/chef, adding hs own recommendations on the beer front!. The food,cooked in full view, was excellent quality and good sized portions. It was quiet when we were in there, so not sure how it would be on a busy night,but as it is only a small place I'm sure the atmposhere woud be good. Dont get put off by the limited menu in the window, we almost were but are glad we went in. It has a small bar to rear if you just fancy a beer

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