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Bistrot D'Orsay

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$$ - $$$
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Central Business District
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184 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 6498
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a lovely little place to have lunch when having a day in the city. It is also very good to have dinner here before a show. This restaurant has great ambiance and has the feeling of a Parisian bistro which is exactly what it is meant to be I suppose. Well it works. The staff are very courteous... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great dinner here prior to attending a show. A great little restaurant, prompt and efficient service, very nice food and a great location made this a winner.

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Thank 384Mark
Albury, Australia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent cuisine and service Authentic classic French food with good but limited wine list Highly reliable

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Thank John A
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150 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met up with some friends for Dinner - they were regulars, but this was my first trip. Wow I can understand why they go here so often - it was awesome!!! The service was great, the food was devine and the wine was fantastic! Had the Gnocchi and the Tarte Tatin - absolute heavenly. Defo recommend this place - though... More 

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Thank Paul M
Torquay, Australia
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always love going back to my favourite French restaurant in Melbourne, been going here for over 10 years. The setting, decor & ambience feels like we're back in our favourite Parisian restaurant in the 15th Arrondissement. Staff are lovely & friendly, very welcoming & attentive, food is divine with beautiful French flavours & the setting is perfect. Love the 'Sistine... More 

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Thank Travelbugs1004
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Ken first introduced me to this little gem. I've been back several times. It is a theatre bistro which really captures the vernacular and charm of its Paris originals. Space is at a premium but sufficient. Tables are beautifully set with white table cloths and good cutlery. There is a matter of fact efficiency to the service. It is your... More 

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Thank Chrispy5311
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is very reminiscent of those in Paris with small tables and lots of patrons! The menu is a little limited and not as authentic French as it was st my last visit. (Eg.... I don't see linguini as French even though it looked and smelt good at the opposite table ). That said the duck liver pâté, the... More 

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Albury, Australia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here many times and the food is always of an excellent high quality. Prawn bisque, bouillabaisse, goat cheese soufflé, scallops, in fact all entrees are worth a try. Main courses also very very good but do try the confit duck or the risotto, or steak for meat lovers. Salads are simple but great. Desserts-one of the beer creme... More 

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Thank John A
Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The four of us were going to We Will Rock You at the Regent Theatre last Saturday night and were surprised to get a booking at Bistro D'Orsay. We advised the Maitre 'd that we need to have finished dinner by 7:45 which the restaurant duly complied with comfortably, without us seeming rushed. The food was excellent, the wine list... More 

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Perth
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174 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Four of us had dinner here prior to going over the road to We Will Rock You. We were running a little late but the restaurant was very understanding and managed to get our meal out in plenty of time. Our meals included Coq au Vin, Rabbit Pithivier and Barramundi. All the meals were excellent. I would recommend this restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 184 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 6498

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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