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“Great food and charming atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Bistrot

Le Bistrot
2 Stadium Walk #01-03 Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore 397691, Singapore
+65-6447-0018
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Ranked #987 of 7,087 restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Singapore, Singapore
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“Great food and charming atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

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I love the atmosphere at Le Bistrot. There is none of that snooty French attitude. Instead, the servers' pleasant demeanor are a reflection of the cheerful and cosy ambience. They were really helpful with recommendations and were very attentive and friendly. The whimsical decor- think grass carpeted walls, picture-framed hallways, colorful cushions and tea-cosy styled seatee- puts one at home immediately.

Most people would go for the Prix Fixe menu; 2 course for $50 and 3 course for $60. It is quite a good deal considering that entree and desserts are $18 each and mains are $40. Definitely perfect for sharing IMO, bearing in mind that the portions are huge. Stupidgirl and i decided to get 1 entree, 2 mains and a desserts for sharing and we had to stop ourselves from over-ordering at the start.

For starters, we had the Oignon Farci aux Noix de Saint-Jacques Grillées et son Velouté de Maïs - char grilled Hokkaido scallops served in a salt-baked onion, with a corn velouté and toasted pine nuts. (+$8). The scallops are lightly seared and their juiciness and sweetness were locked into the succulent centre. Love the sweetness of the creamed corn. It is a perfect topping for the warm and crusty bread basket which was served. I'm not an onion fan but it wasn't too funky and had a light sweetness to it. Great dish!

Other recommendations for starters: Soupe à l'Oignon Gratinée- a traditional caramelized onion soup gratinated with Emmenthal cheese. It is more like a pot of soup than a small bowl. If you like salmon, go for their raw salmon fillet homecured with dill and gin, drizzled with white truffle oil, and served with a deep-fried soft boiled egg, mint crème fraîche and mesclun salad.

I had a hard time choosing my mains, couldn't decide which beefy dish i wanted. Bœuf Stroganoff and Bœuf à la Bourguignonne all sounded pretty good. In the end I went with the Crumble à la Joue de Bœuf Wagyu, Pommes Sarladaises (+ $8), which is a crumble of braised Wagyu beef cheek served with duck fat potatoes and mesclun salad. The meat is so tender after being braised for hours in a red wine sauce. All the fats have melted and each mouthful was collagen filled. The creamy crumble was a good balance to the savory meat. Even though the dish looked small, it was extremely filling. And Hello duck fat fried potatoes which were crispy as hell. :))

The Confit de Cuisses de Canard-duck leg confit with honey-mustard vinaigrette and creamy potato purée- was GINORMOUS. I have never been served 2 duck legs on a single plate in a restaurant setting. The skin was delicately crispy and the meat was moist and savory. Amazeballs. It didn't taste particularly salty but the both of us were really thirsty afterwards. Stupidgirl was stuffed after eating 1 leg and then she insisted the other leg belongs to me. If you are a small eater, share this dish.

For desserts we had the trio of Crème Brulée. Flavors include: bourbon vanilla bean, amaretto-griottine, bergamot (Earl Grey tea), mocha, dark chocolate, pistachio-raspberry and chestnut. We felt that the Chestnut had the best texture and taste. DO NOT get the amaretto-griottine (brandied cherries); it tasted like cough syrup. URGH. We only ordered that because the pistachio wasn't available. Earl grey was alright but it was more citrusy.

All in all, we really enjoyed our dinner. We left the place terribly stuffed but extremely satisfied. I have recommended this place to some friends and they love it too! :)) Will definitely be back on an empty stomach to try more of their dishes.

Verdict- Recommended!

  • 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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  • English first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Overall, a place I'd revisit again & again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

Been there 2x & both experiences were excellent!

Service is impeccable; finally, waiting staff who can carry on witty conversations besides knowing the menu well.

Restaurant has sufficient space to allow privacy but still visible when you need their attention. Clean & many interesting little decor to view. Located just meters from the parking lot.

Food... Who said the portions are small??! The first time I was there, 6 ladies shared 4 full 3-course meals (each set of just $60) & there was plenty to go around. No, there were no small delicate appetites amongst us! Poor man's caviar; fab starter onion soup; to die for. Duck confit, cooked in their kitchen, not outta can or bottle, comes in 2 generous portions, enough for 2 persons! Steak frites, cooked perfectly to our liking. Except that inpersonally preferred the frites to be slightly thicker cut. Lamb... SsssSlurp! Dessert, ALL too good to miss even with an exploding tummy. Well, except you hv to note that the last Choc listed is a drink.

I will definitely be there again & again!!

Well done, Thaddeus & team Le Bistrot! Bravo!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, New Zealand
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Nice place, charming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

Nice restaurant, good prices, nice staff, good food., Nothing much to fault - its not amazing, but its solid.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Very nice food and sensible price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Had a very nice meal and the tatse was great, but the portions were quite small. I did not have an appetiser but my colleagues ahd the rensh onion soup which looked good. I had the beef bourguignone which was delicious, excep the portion was quite small. By the end of the night I was hungry again and considering another meal.

Wine list is good and reasonably priced too. Worth a visit

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore
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“Quaint French Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

Le Bistrot is a quaint French restaurant at the Stadium Waterfront. It serves a pick-mix-type of-set lunch/dinner which is perfect if you are trying to control your diet.

To get there, take the Circle Line (MRT) to the Stadium Station and walk towards Singapore Indoor Stadium.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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