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“Excellent food but you'll have to wait for it!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brule Bistro

Brule Bistro
200 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
5612742046
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Ranked #28 of 344 Restaurants in Delray Beach
Price range: $12 - $27
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A chic and casual bistro tucked away in the Pineapple Grove district of Delray Beach serving modern American cuisine, artisan wines, craft beers and hand crafted cocktails
Nowhere, NJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Excellent food but you'll have to wait for it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This was my first trip to Brule Bistro. The food was exquisite! Their house drinks are very eclectic, unique and delicious. Everything was top notch, fresh and absolutely wonderful! However, I have a few issues (not really complaints). Be sure to give yourself plenty of time because the service was very slow. It wasn't our waitress' fault, it was very busy and I feel they are understaffed. The servers should be circulating, refilling water glasses and helping out the waitresses/waiters. Instead, we had to keep stopping our waitress for more water, additional drinks and for some requests or questions. She just had too many tables to tend to. We ate outside and as the evening progressed, it got darker and darker and very hard to see. A diner in the table next to us brought his dog and that poor thing was stepped on 50 times because it's impossible to see out there. Reading a menu for someone over age 20 was nearly impossible. I had to use my cell phone as a flashlight! Also-they had a gazillion specials. Part of the reason the waitress was so inundated was because she had to rattle off 10 min worth of specials to each table! The specials were nearly an entire menu in and of themselves! Why HAVE a menu if you have that many specials?! To save time and to help us remember them all (that was ANOTHER 5 min, asking to go back over the earlier ones because there were so many, we forgot!) - maybe they should have another separate specials menu to go with their regular menu. But aside from these little inconveniences - it was an absolutely exquisite meal and there is no question I will return! For a lovely meal that I feel - considering the caliber of food - was very reasonable, you should definitely go!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brenham, Tx
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Very nice place, busy but good sevice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We recently dined here. The menu is innovative and the service was very good. It was full and the noise level was quite high, but acceptable. The lamb rib special appetizer was exceptional and was the striped bass entre' was also very good. I wish we lived in the area because we would definitely return.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Do not miss this place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Wow. So glad that we discovered this place, thanks to Tripadvisor. The food was incredible (the mussels, lamb ribs, tuna tartar were excellent choices), the service was impeccable, and the vibe was "dare I say it" cool. Noel, the hostess, quickly found seating for four at this quaint place. Our server, Erin, was very knowledgeable about menu and was extremely cordial with us. It was the finest restaurant experience during our week long visit to South Florida. During the summer months, it even has daily drink specials including 5 dollar specials on decent cocktails and half prices bottles of wine.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner with my family last Sunday....the atmosphere, FOOD, and service were all AMAZING! Thank you Chef Che for an OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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foodieil
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66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Excellent, great, wonderful, and all that! Such a great vibe in this place, extremely friendly service, unique and exciting menu. Open kitchen concept is great, as is the freshness of the menu choices. Tapas were good but maybe a little overpriced for the size, but the entrees were to die for! Salmon; SO GOOD! Christina, excellent server! Can't wait to go back soon!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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