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Le Bistro Esplanade


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
$9 - $27
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Mediterranean, European, Croatian
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our third time we were on dinner in Le Bistro and we really enjoyed. Food is delicious and service is on high level. We loved our delightful waiter Tomislav. He was very friendly, welcoming, pleasant and very knowledgrable about food and wines.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ivakelava
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's always a pleasure to dine at LeBistro, unpretentious, well prepared, homemade style cooking. I never ate a bad dish at LeBistro. While you get a full on fine dining at Zinfandel's next door, at LeBistro you can count on very relaxed lunch or dinner...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank NataKar
Reviewed March 10, 2019

We had our family lunch at Le Bistro Esplanade a couple of days ago, and it was really special and incredible as always. From our starter (ravioli), tuna steak, spritz, and wine, down to desert, everything was just amazing! Our waitress Tea and her colleague...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 77foodtraveler
Reviewed March 7, 2019

We had a couple lunches and a couple dinners here during our stay in Zagreb at the end of February. Impeccable service, well-prepared dishes, very good wines, and everything was beautifully presented. The daily menu was good value and we were grateful for being able...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Phillip M
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Since we stayed in Esplanade Zagreb we went for bouth of their restaurants, in this case also great food to be honest more bistrot stuff but still very tasty but they could do some more investment in decor.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank James H
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Our waitress was friendly and fun. The restaurant is lovely and definitely a little more upscale but not stuffy. Our entrees looked very special and were quite delicious but portions of steak and chicken both were small. Side salad was very fresh! Convenient and a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Fondymom
Reviewed January 31, 2019

We ate štrukli and it was magnificent! Such an excellent blend of flavor - these are really THE BEST in town! The service was one of the best in Zagreb, our waiter was Domagoj, so helpful and very friendly. I trully recommend and definitely will...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Andr3a1o
Reviewed January 27, 2019

For only 160kn, which is very good price for this caliber of restaurant, you get daily menu consisting of glass of wine, 2 course meal, dessert and coffee or tea. Considering that just dessert,coffee and glass of wine would otherwise cost you around 100kn, price...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Igor P
Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

Cute little restaurant with great food and pleasant staff. We had štrukle, a Croatian traditional dish, something everyone visiting this part of Croatia should taste. Our waitress Tea was very professional and pleasant and made our day.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank ivonaz152
Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

Wow. The food here is top-tier. Everything, from the bread basket and the cottage cheese to the mushroom ravioli, was incredible. We also ordered the traditional grilled cheese plate (forgot its name) and it was really good. I highly recommend this restaurant. If I ever...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Response from LEONAZagreb | Property representative |
Dear Jackie, Le Bistro is a relaxed type of restaurant. Dress code could be described as casual, smart casual. If you need any other information, please feel free to contact us, we will be happy to assist. Kind... More
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