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Le Petit Bistrot

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218 West Tampa Avenue, Venice, FL 34285
+1 941-488-8484
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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St. Louis
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is sooo traditionally french, I love it! I've been there for lunch several times and have never had anything but a delicious meal and wonderful service. Lunch is very reasonable but I haven't splurged on dinner there yet ($$$). It is truly like being in Paris again! It is family run and very quaint. Crepes, baguettes, quiche, oh... More 

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Thank tarabartstl
South Venice, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

A wonderful experience in all ways. Unfortunately they are moving up to Sarasota next week so I doubt we will go up there too often.

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Thank 8elliecooks
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Small place, but good things come in small packages! Dinner was delicious, the staff was wonderful and the crowning glory was the Profiterole Crepe my husband ordered for dessert was magnifique! This was our first time here, but will not be our last.

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Thank abyks1
Bradenton, Florida
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79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Wonderfully tasty simple French food and an attentive staff. The owner is the chef and is from Bordeaux, France. We went for dinner and had no trouble getting a table without a reservation. Free parking nearby. I had the French onion soup which was rich, creamy in texture, and slightly sweet due to the cooked onions. Delicious! Then I had... More 

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Frankford
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Truly French! Love their Crepes for breakfast and lunch! Also have other offerings and open for dinner as well. One of my favorites!

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Thank Kathleen689
Venice, Florida
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

At lunch with my husband and sister-in-law… and wanted a Croque Monsier. Everything was delicious, actually better than the ones we've had in Paris. Try the Croque Madame, it's wonderful! We will definitely be back and soon!

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Thank GAB51
Venice, FL
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

My wife and I have visited this little cafe 4 or 5 times over the past 3 years and have always enjoyed our meals. Their crepes are to die for! We've taken visiting guests on several occasions and they always enjoy this place also.

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FL
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

I cannot over emphasize how bad our experience was at this place. We ordered Vichyssoise which was so salty as to be inedible at $9.60 each. After we complained and sent it back, they refused to take it off the bill. The waitress did not speak enough English to communicate properly. The balance of the meal was acceptable but not... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went for dinner on a weeknight and were very pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is small and when we were there, with a 6:30 reservation, only one other table was occupied, with a party of six. It is tastefully decorated with unobtrusive mementos of France and the menu is appropriately French cuisine. My wife had a goat... More 

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Melville, NY
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

If you are male and looking for a hearty meal, this is not for you. Menu items are much more appealing to the diet conscious and although the lunches are tasty, the size of the portions don't equate to the price.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 West Tampa Avenue, Venice, FL 34285
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-488-8484
Description
FRENCH CUISINE. BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNERMONDAY TO FRIDAY: 11:00AM TO 3:00PM AND 5:30PM TO 9:00PM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: 9:AM TO 3:00PM AND 5:30PM TO 9:00PM

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?