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Reviewed October 13, 2022 via mobile

I used to love coming here. The menu was real, fresh and customizable; the tanle settings unassuming and the ambiance “comme un vrai petit bistrot”. Alas being back since the pandemic I found the sitting formalized and mostly on reservations, the ordering stressful (are you...ready yet? 3 times in 5 min), the menu reduced to a few under-seasoned dishes - the nicoise had great tuna, but shoot! The vinaigrette was totally tasteless, compensated by tablespoons of capers and olives “à la va vite”. The quiche would crumble upon touch, making impossible to eat it without a spoon. Much of the space dedicated to the marketplace now. Oh well. What a pity.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Geoffroy R, Owner at Cuisinett Bistro & Market, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2022

Dear TravelSeeBee, Thank you so much for giving us a try and sorry you do not like our new format. So far you are the only person who does not like the change and people have found the new experience more relaxing with the possibility...More

Reviewed October 5, 2022 via mobile

Great place, great tasty food, great service. I want to come so often so I can try everything! My family loved it!!! 😊 😍 A must try!!!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 6, 2021

Fun place with good food that brings back memories of cafe dining in Paris on a warm summer day (without the cigarette smoke. (-:) The dinner menu is very authentic and the food is authentically good. Our personal favorites include the Moules Frites, Crevettes, Duck...Confit, and Beef Borguignon. The wine list (very important at a French restaurant, is limited but features excellent wines at excellent prices. The service is friendly and professional.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed January 23, 2020 via mobile

The food reminds me of the food that I enjoyed in France. The real surprise was that my gluten intolerant wife had several choices, including gluten free French fries. My seafood stew was delicious. The hostess was very friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 21, 2020

Not many French restaurants in this area and fewer are owned by a FRENCH FAMILY. good authentic food in a clean, pleasant place at good prices. This is a hard combination to find anywhere on this peninsula. A great spot for lunch or dinner. Consistently...good.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019

Consistently delicious French comfort food is what Cuisinett is offering and they certainly deliver. Their pomme frites are second to NONE and the freshness of the produce in fabulous. Delicious "French burger" and the grilled cheese with Brie and dried figs is divine. Lovely wine...selections and they are always adding new selections. Warm and cozy on a cold evening to snuggle indoors - and so lovely to sit outside on warm afternoons. You simply can't do better than Cuisinett.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

Presentation is nice and food is good. Prices are ok. Seating is a little tight. Overall the restaurant is decent.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019

Ordering was difficult as everything sounded delicious. Decided on the smoked duck salad ($15) and pomme frites ($5) and was so happy with my choice! The portions were generous and I didn't want the meal to end it was that good. Staff were very friendly...and kept checking in to make sure all was well. Lunch time was relaxed and low-key, and hanging out for 2 hours was no problem even though all the tables were full. A great find!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 25, 2019

I LOVE this place. The owner is so, so sweet and friendly. He is a perfect small business owner. The menu is wonderful as it offers French cuisine with sauces from different regions of France. The food is perfect!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

The restaurant is not that big, about 8-10 tables inside and maybe another 4 outside. Very simple decor, can be a bit loud since no sound absorbs feature in the decor.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

This is a cozy place to get your French palate on! All dishes are from various regions of France and satisfy the need to travel to France for the delicious food without traveling!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2019

This is my go to place for a French burger in San Carlos. I love the burger so much I have not tried other dishes. My wife always has the quiche for lunch- large one with a good sized salad. The burger can come with...different cheeses. The service is very good and the owner Jeffrey greets everyone. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

If you ignored the busy San Carlos Avenue car noise, you might think you were eating in a small French restaurant. You must order at the counter but your food is brought to your table. Had lunch with friends this week and my quiche Lorraine...was delicious, very creamy and tasty. It comes with a small green salad. My two friends had a salad with ahi tuna and said it was so filling. There are some tables outside and on a nice day, it’s fun to people watch and have lunch there. We also have had dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed it...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

In the beautiful Main Street of San Carlos you can find a great, small french restaurant. Young atmosphere, great service and delicious food. Menu is posted on the wall as you enter the restaurant. You order at the counter and then sit and served with...great service. Roasted chicken is crisp snd juicy, french fries are thin and crispy and the duck or chicken salads are tasty and refreshing.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2019

I love this place. It is a great concept, small, reasonably priced, limited menu. You order at the counter. I love quiche, I love mussels and I love their fries. I want to try one of the other entrees sometime but I always order either...the quiche or the mussels! The house wine is ok too, and reasonable. It makes me feel like I am in France when I'm only a few miles from home.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Cuisinett Bistro & Market is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4