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“BEST MEAL WE'VE EVER HAD” 5 of 5 stars
Review of LaBinnah Bistro

LaBinnah Bistro
207 North 5th Street, Hannibal, MO 63401
+1 573-221-8207
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Ranked #1 of 56 Restaurants in Hannibal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $24
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: LaBinnah Bistro caters to those who desire the absolute best in dining. Diners can enjoy the most Delicious entrees, Unique Appetizers and Decadent Desserts in our uninterrupted, unhurried environment.Hannibal's intimate 28 seat dining Bistro, located downtown at 5th and Center streets in historic Hannibal, a 1870 Victorian home. Delicious unique, memorable entrees, from Missouri grown ranch Steaks to delightful Vegetarian await you. Highest quality, ambiance, music and service in the area! You won't be disappointed...in our uninterrupted, unhurried, non-smoking, no deep fat frying environment. High end, casual fine dining. Unbeatable service, untouchable quality in every detail! NOW OPEN 5:00PM to 10PM (Late nite dining, YES!) Call ahead to reserve a table!
Iowa City, Iowa
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“BEST MEAL WE'VE EVER HAD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The atmosphere is intimate, with low light and war surroundings and great music. We were greeted with kindness and taken care of as if we were the only two people in the full restaurant. The food was to die for. My husband and I had to completely different meals and couldn't decide whose was better. When the bill arrived we were surprised to find out that it was priced competitively and we felt as though our experience was worth much more than we paid for. We definitely suggest a meal at LaBinnah, even if you travel to Hannibal just for that!

Visited May 2013
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Arif D, Manager at LaBinnah Bistro, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Jennifer,

Thank you so much for sharing your review and for being our guest. We're so happy that we can be a go-to destination for you and your husband.

Arif
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Merchantville, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great meal and entertainment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Went to a special Turkish dinner here (not the regular menu this night) which also had entertainment by a belly dancer. The meal was excellent (especially the salad) as was the very interpretive and obviously highly talented belly dancer. I just happened by chance to find this event at the restaurant's website. It was a nice diversion on a long road trip vacation. Not what I expected to be among the choices in Hannibal. The restaurant owner and staff strive to do an excellent job and it showed this night. The place (not a big place) was full and it was nicely handled.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Arif D, Manager at LaBinnah Bistro, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
We love to hear you had a fantastic dinner and entertainment! Thanks so much for sharing your review and for being our guest.
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Stop searching and eat here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This restaurant was very good. The ambiance was intimate since all the seating is in the living room area of a historic house. However it did not seem crowded. The service was attentive but not obtrusive. My husband had lamb chops served with Mediterranean spices and I had a shrimp dish (mama's recipe). We had never eaten Mediterranean food before but we both enjoyed the food. We had baklava for dessert. It was excellent but softer and less sweet than a Greek baklava. They make the syrup in house and don't use honey. We are from St. Louis and will definitely be recommending this special place to all our friends.

  • Visited April 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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Arif D, Manager at LaBinnah Bistro, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Ryegge,

I'm so pleased to see your first experience with Mediterranean food was a success.

Shrimps Istanbul dish has unique forms of preparation and everyone sure loves it as much as you did.

Thanks for taking your time to share your experience about our fine dining restaurant in Hannibal, Missouri.

We appreciate it!

Arif
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Watertown, Wisconsin
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Far Beyond Expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

First - I have never left a larger tip (and I am a generous tipper). All aspects of the experience were fabulous (can I say that? I'm male). Service - Great !, Setting - Great !, Food - fantastic as well as well presented. Not too much, not too little. We covered the gamut - African pork chop, French Lamb chops, Chicken and NY strip. from 9 years old to 51 - we all loved it. If you are in Hannibal MO. This is a more important stop than even Mr. Mark Twain's boyhood home.

  • Visited April 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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Arif D, Manager at LaBinnah Bistro, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Ron,

First of all, thank you very much for such a generous gratuity, one of my highest ones yet. I thought you added extra zero(s) by mistake, but when I looked at the total. WOW! Thanks!

I was also impressed myself by your culinary knowledge. It was great pleasure chatting with you about different culinary techniques.

And your children sure knew how to dine in a fine dining restaurant. Great job raising them!

Thanks again, and hope to see you on your next visit!
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Thank you Arif and Chris for once again making our anniversary special. We first came to your restaurant in March 2012 and the food and service and friendliness of Arif was second to none. We made a reservation for our 5th wedding anniversary this past Friday and the food was wonderful. We were shocked that Arif had even remembered us from a year before. Now that is service that we don't get anywhere else. We went to Rustic Oak Pub and Grill tonight but it took 15 minutes for server to acknowledge our existence and then the menu on-line was not what was at the restaurant. We decided to go back to Labinnah since we knew we would not be disappointed. We both ordered the Ribeye with the sauteed mushrooms and it was the best meal we have ever had. The sauteed mushrooms were divine. Thank you again Arif and Chris for making our anniversary so special. Truly an amazing place and atmosphere. We love talking with Arif. This place is a not miss when visiting Hannibal, MO. Lisa and Randy Howe

  • Visited March 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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Arif D, Manager at LaBinnah Bistro, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Lisa and Randy,

You are very welcome. It was a great fun to see you both again. We appreciate you choosing us for both nights during your two night stay in Hannibal.

I'm very glad to hear we were able to make your anniversary so special.

Also, those "divine mushrooms" that you are talking about are Portabellas. I personally love them on my steak as well ;)

Thanks,

Arif
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