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The Bistro

1129 College St, Bowling Green, KY 42101-2618
+1 270-781-9646
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1129 College St, Bowling Green, KY 42101-2618
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Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Trip Advisor we found this lovely gem of a restaurant while on a lengthy road trip. The ambiance, food and service were all warm, delicious, and friendly. The evening at The Bistro made our stop in Bowling Green quite memorable. I highly recommend...More

1  Thank Aliss M
Reviewed March 15, 2017

You will be spoiled at The Bistro! Excellent food, wine and drinks. Not cheap but not overly priced...just right!

Thank Tim L
Reviewed March 11, 2017

We were a party of seven. We were very fortunate to have Heidy as our server. 2 people in our party had been here before, but the rest of us had never been before. We heard about the amazing Filet steak, so we has at...More

1  Thank Annette Y
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

The pork belly rice bowl was highly recommended and feeling a bit adventurous, I obliged! Wow. Such a wonderful combination of flavors. This is a MUST. My husband had creamy pasta with shrimp....the meal was delicious! This all started with a mouthwatering wedge salad. This...More

Thank Tammi T
Reviewed February 6, 2017

We went on the recommendation of the owner of TylerAdamsHouse-- where we were staying and literally walked 100yds to the front door of the establishment. You can tell as you enter --that the original building had to be close to 100 years old It was...More

Thank GaryG33418
Reviewed January 19, 2017

After reading the other reviews I guess I'm not as enamored with this place as others. We were there on a night that wasn't very crowded - I'm not sure if it was crowded where everyone would park. Seems like a lot of street parking...More

1  Thank sgalat
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner from start to finish. The service was wonderful and attentive! The food fresh and the specials were delightfully different. I had the chicken with a grit cake, another had the pork belly with corn compote and cabbage. I highly recommend...More

Thank Pockets253
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

I'm just going to start this by saying I'm a big big fan of The Bistro in Bowling Green Ky. We have enjoyed many meals there dating back to the original location on Russellville Rd. It is truly fine dining with a friendly family feeling....More

Thank John E
Reviewed November 29, 2016

The meal was good, but we had to wait more than an hour for the entree to arrive. The service was good, but also rather slow. It may not be fair to judge a restaurant by a group event, but based on the experience, I...More

Thank Geographer08
Reviewed November 26, 2016

This is a special place. First the atmosphere is very upscale, old brick and lots of wood, with real paintings, for sale of course. My waitress was knowledgeable and attentive. I prefer seafood, and there are many great choices. I did a special seafood baked...More

Thank z0607
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Do you have to have a reservation? What is the dress code?
May 22, 2017|
Response from Geographer08 | Reviewed this property |
No reservations needed. Most people were pretty casually attired.
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Tony M
Hello. This is not the menu I had when I visited The Bistro the other night. Why the discrepancy??
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1129 College St, Bowling Green, KY 42101-2618
    (Barren River Health Department)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: +1 270-781-9646
  • E-mail
Located in Bowling Green, Kentucky's historic downtown district, The Bistro welcomes you to one-of-a-kind dining. The two-story restored 1893 Fletcher House plays host to both first rate meals and service whether you are enjoying dinner for two in the restaurant, drinks with friends in the bar or a private function in the upstairs meeting space.

The Bistro menu features Mediterranean-inspired dishes with a unique twist. From perfectly grilled ribeye to moist stuffed salmon, our menu has something that is sure to delight even the pickiest of tastes. Be sure to also enjoy craft beers, wine, and specialty cocktails from our full bar.

Wedding receptions, office parties, birthdays, whatever the occasion, let The Bistro make it memorable. Private dining is available upstairs in a 1,800 square foot space that seats up to 50. For elegant outdoor functions our private courtyard is the perfect setting. We offer full-service catering and will help you plan a menu that fits in your budget.