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“Good food, service and value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Le Bistro Esplanade

Le Bistro Esplanade
Mihanoviceva 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
+385 1 4566 611
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Ranked #16 of 449 Restaurants in Zagreb
Price range: $9 - $27
Cuisines: French, Croatian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Le Bistro has a strong heritage and history as the city's culinary innovator. Opened in 1986, as a small French type of restaurant, Le Bistro immediately took an important place in the everyday life of the capital. It was the first restaurant with the glass roof. Le Bistro hostesses were the first in town to wear silk uniforms. Also, Le Bistro was the first place where wine and champagne were served per glass. It is interesting that Le Bistro first served little chocolate with the coffee, and in 1989 Le Bistro was the first place in Croatia to serve the famous Italian dessert tiramisu and celebrate Valentine's Day. Today, this charming renovated restaurant is home to the legendary 'Esplanade Strukli' - traditional dish of Zagreb region - and the best in town! Le Bistro offers light breakfast, excellent coffee, awarded cakes, croissants, Menu du jour at just 19 EUR (3-course menu per Chef's choice with glass of house wine, coffee or tea), seasonal a la carte menu - available on App store for download and weekly promotional menus. Enjoy Le Bistro during breakfast, lunch or dinner inside or on the green terrace. Open every day from 9 am - 11 pm
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food, service and value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Enjoyed our meals here very much; good food and service and nice location, inside or out. The strudel is amazing

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Zagreb, Croatia
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Excellent for quick social or business lunches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Good food at a reasonable price, excellent service in a pleasant, upscale yet informal setting. The menu is continental with some local touches. It is located in the best hotel in Zagreb, centrally located. Parking available in garage under hotel.

Visited June 2012
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Athens, Greece
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“excellent food,excellent service,quite place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We were in Zagreb in the middle of August,two couplew of relatively mature age.We chose it our first night as a convenient and rather safe choice,from the reviews and one previous experience 4 years ago.If one doesn't look a realy budget place and appreciates the fin cuisine in rasonable prices,this is the place.It is not on the cheap side,but it worhts it every penny you spend

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Connecticut
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30 restaurant reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Elegant light dining in Zagreb's finest hotel, moderate price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

This is a beautiful, sleek modern restaurant in the Esplanade, allegedly the best hotel in Zagreb. The food was sensational and moderately priced, quite a surprise after reviewing the upstairs main restaurant menu. Because we had had a large meal earlier--and Zagreb restaurant portions are more than ample--three of us selected from the appetizer menu. The fourth chose a prix fixe dinner. From wine to dessert, we were astonished by the elegant taste and presentation. Service was impeccable and we had a wonderful evening.

One thing was tricky: to get to the restrooms, you have to go up a flight of stairs to where the conference rooms are. One restroom was there and the second one was on a corridor to the left, which led to the front of the hotel.

  • Visited August 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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Paris, France
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Good food and attentive service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

We partly chose this restaurant for lunch partly as it was air conditioned to escape from the Zagreb heat. I am glad to have had this excuse to enjoy the restaurant.

Service was polite and attentive, with advice offered on menu options and wine list. My partner enjoyed the tuna tartare, although found it a little spicy. I thoroughly enjoyed the Wiener Schnitzel with accompanying green salad.

The restaurant was somewhat busy with only one or at times two staff, however this had no impact on the attentiveness or timeliness of the service.

Overall, le Bistro was an enjoyable and tasty lunch option with very good service. Highly recommended.

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