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Le Bistro Esplanade

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Mihanoviceva Ulica 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
+385 1 4566 611
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A classy bistro at a beautiful and historic hotel. Fantastic food, wine and the service was first class; friendly, helpful, attentive and professional. We went to the hotel bar afterwards which had a great ambience and had some amazing cocktails.

Thank nealrobo
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice atmosphere, very professional staff and really fantastic food and good wine. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. Great value for money.

Thank Matej G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful meal here, definitely worth a visit .We all enjoyed our meal - table of 9 - They have some modern takes on traditional food. They have an award winning chef.. must try !

Thank Travelnomad2015
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was superb with great attention to detail. The food presentation was amazing and the food divine. I am eat vegetarian and they had plenty on the menu and it is marked. They are also willing to change things up and accommodate. The restaurant itself is elegant and comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

everything perfect and the food delicious. The service and the height and also the local.I go there often and are more and more happy !!

Thank jozo r
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful dining experience: beautifully prepared and beautiful to look at ... with the most amazing service. The Esplanade does everything well.

Thank Coffeecup1390
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely lovely waiter - very friendly, informative and sincere. The wine and food could not have been better so we ended up having dinner here twice, two nights in a row!

Thank Renee23M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pricey meals but everything beyond tasty and impeccable service. It's probably one of the loveliest meals I've had in Zagreb. We ordered the scallops as a starter, john dory fillet and veal cheeks as mains and Krauthaker house wine. Everything was simply perfect.

Thank vinoplustravel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food by Croatian standards - also a good wine list. The service was very good and we were pleasantly surprised by the whole experience.

Thank Bannist
Floyd, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We dined at this cheaper alternative and enjoyed the meal with good service and ambience. Unfortunately later that evening I was ill from something I ate. My croatian version of beef pot pie was probably the culprit. It was dry and overdone with too much tough crust. Other selections were better as was the wine.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $27
Gluten Free Options, European, Mediterranean, Croatian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mihanoviceva Ulica 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Central Croatia  >  Zagreb
  • Phone Number: +385 1 4566 611
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 Strukli' - traditional dish of Zagreb region - and the best in town!

Le Bistro offers light breakfast, excellent coffee, awarded cakes, croissants, Menu du jour at just 19 EUR (3-course menu per Chef's choice with glass of house wine, coffee or tea), seasonal a la carte menu - available on App store for download and weekly promotional menus.

Enjoy Le Bistro during breakfast, lunch or dinner inside or on the green terrace.

Open every day from 9 am - 11 pm

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