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“Delicious French fare with generous portions... a rare combination!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Bistrot

Le Bistrot
Santa Magdalena 80 | Local 7, Patio del Sol, Providencia, Santiago 05033080, Chile
2232 10 54
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Ranked #10 of 2,941 Restaurants in Santiago
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: In the heart of Providencia in 2010, Bistromania was born: a simple idea in a welcoming environment mixing old-time gastronomy with the great French classics. By bringing a slice of France to Chile, our goal was to conquer Chilean tastebuds and to take travelling French palates back home with our gourmet dishes in the bistrot style.Gaetan Eonet and his team invite you to their world, a simple space that reminds you of home, to discover or return to those traditional flavors...Welcome and... bon appetit !
Santiago, Chile
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
“Delicious French fare with generous portions... a rare combination!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Le Bistrot is tucked away in Providencia - a small French restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating options (even in winter, with heat lamps). Good French food is hard to come by in Santiago and we were pleasantly surprised by the food quality and portion size. The restaurant is ALWAYS busy - also an indication that we weren't alone in thinking that the food is fabulous! Make a reservation so you will not be disappointed.

Visited June 2012
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Santiago, Chile
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“yes, it is the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Sorry to say, but Santiago is not a fine dining city. You can pay a lot for a mediocre meal. In this context, Le Bistrot is by far the best value, and quite possibly the best restaurant in the city. Busy, sometimes noisy, and you will need a reservation for Friday and Saturday nights. But the service is warm, the food ranges from good to world class, the wine list is solid, and the prices are outstanding. You would have to pay 3 or 4 times this to get food of similar quality, and have to put up with snotty service in the bargin. I would rather the simple warmth of the Bistrot any night. And if you want passably authentic French Cusine in Santiago, this is your only option.

Great for a dinner with a small group of friends, outstanding for a romantic night for two. If you want a little bit of a quieter experience, try going late afternoon on Saturday, after lunch and before supper.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Texas City, Texas
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Very nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I love the bistrot, I have been there a couple of times and I'm always pleased with my choices. Prices are reasonable for Santiago and service is excellent. Will definitely go back.

Visited May 2012
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This is a great place where one imagines dining in Paris. The food is wonderful cooked with precision, service and atmosphere is very Parisian. I truly recomend this restaurant especially the Endive Roquefort Salad and the Duck a la Orange. Don´t forget to make a reservation as it is always full.
Enjoy!

  • Visited July 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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Cuiaba, MT
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“Impressive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Very pleasant place. Very nice and prepared attendants. The food is really great. The price is fair!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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