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“Spirited, delicious charmer!” 5 of 5 stars
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Bar Les Freres
7637 Wydown Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105
+1 314-725-8880
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Ranked #16 of 53 Restaurants in Clayton
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
St. Louis, MO
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Spirited, delicious charmer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our first visit to this delightfully lively bistro was absolutely outstanding. Once seated at the coveted charming front window table, we knew we were in for a memorable evening. Server Joshua was the perfect blend of attentive and non-intrusive, as was the entire staff. The food....generous, beautiful delectable servings. It's a pleasure to visit an establishment that's happy for guests to share salads, soups or entrees..and the rich, velvety Lobster Bisque is an excellent example of an item for two (arriving in vintage teacups). Our party dined on Trout, Snapper and Bouillabaisse, with the latter winning the table's "overall favorite." This restaurant caters to those that enjoy sensory delights, leaning in to share an intimate conversation, and believe it takes more than sauces or cheese to create a terrific French dining experience.

  • Visited April 2015
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Zoe R, Owner at Bar Les Freres, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much, we really appreciate the kind words and are thrilled to hear you had such a great experience. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon!
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  • English first
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English first
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Top Notch French Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great portions, excellent ambiance and wonderful food. Service is exceptional along with the quality of the food.

Visited October 2014
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Zoe R, Owner at Bar Les Freres, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your review and for dining with us at Bar Les Freres, we are glad to have you and hope you will join us sometime soon!
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The food and service at Bar Les Freres last Saturday was outstanding. The waiter asked good questions and made excellent suggestions for our entree and wine. Typically, I prefer California Zins to European wines. He understood that and brought a tasting before we made out selections. While the entrees fall in the mid-$20.00 range, they are a real value for what you get. I look forward to returning for dinner, but I need to remember to plan ahead since reservations are certainly needed.

  • Visited March 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zoe R, Owner at Bar Les Freres, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review and for joining us for dinner at Bar Les Freres. We are very appreciative both of your business and your kind feedback and we look forward to having you again!
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St. Louis
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant; great food and drinks; helpful staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This was our first visit to this beautiful restaurant and I am so glad we went! We did not have a reservation (although I would highly recommend them as it is very small) and luckily were able to get a seat. The decor is lush, romantic, and fun. The staff was helpful from the moment we arrived and continued to be highly but appropriately attentive throughout the night. The French 75 was the best one I've had. The wine was enjoyable and when I asked for a recommendation among several the server brought me tastings of each (blind) to help me choose. Wonderful! The food as great. My husband had the cassoulet and it was incredible. I will be craving it. In short, if you haven't been, go. We will be back!

  • Visited March 2015
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zoe R, Owner at Bar Les Freres, responded to this review, March 7, 2015
Thank you so much for your review and for joining us for dinner! We are glad to have you and hope to see you again very soon!
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Terrible restaurant do not go!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Theis restuarant is very loud because it is a small place. Went there on February 13, 2015 worst food I have ever had. They sit you next to a wall with no room. Then our server had a big table besides us so hardly ever shaw him. We ordered the scallops and they tasted like someon had dumped salt on them. The lobster bisque soup was the same way and so was the lobster tail. Save your money and go to McDonalds it is better then this place. Would never go back!! They told us our pallet mush be different. If you like to eat salt go to this place if not save your money and don't waste your time.

  • Visited February 2015
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Zoe R, Owner at Bar Les Freres, responded to this review, February 28, 2015
You conveniently left out the part about how we happily comped your meal, and three rounds of drinks, despite threats to blaspheme us on Tripadvisor. With regard to the comment about your palette, your server actually politely suggested that it might be sensitive to salt. Frankly, we think this was a scam.
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