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Bistro on The Boulevard

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521 Lake Blvd, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1311
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 10:00 am
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a very romantic anniversary dinner at The Bistro. Tana our waitress, was outstanding. The food was comparable to the best restaurants in Rome! The recommendations were spot on. We are so fortunate to have this restaurant in St. Joseph!

Thank nancf24
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner on the terrace on a beautiful summer evening. The atmosphere, service, and food were perfect. I am a big eater and we still took home left overs. I had a shrimp dinner and my wife had salmon. If the weather allows it eat outside.

Thank ploethen
Warsaw, Indiana
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161 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at hotel and had dinner one night and breakfast. It was splendid. We had great service and the food was really good. It's a great place to dine and watch the sunset - hope we can come back soon

Thank Juancho D
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were staying at the hotel and decided to eat one dinner here. One dinner turned into 3. The first meal was so good that we had to come back and try more. The desert is esp amazing. So much so that we would order an extra one from room service. They had a good selection of... More 

Thank jenifer k
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Joined several friends for summer dinner. Ordered the special and at first was served an over cooked fish and when we complained we were served a barely cooked Ono. Service was mediocre and I remain at a loss why a restaurant with such a great setting cannot get it together with respect to the food and service. Regret not following... More 

Thank Ken E
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106 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We have loved the Bistro and even had our rehearsal dinner here. We went regularly prior to the renovation and new chef. The entire restaurant needs to refine what they are doing or just start over. The overall theme for food was that it was UNseasoned - no salt, no flavor. My halibut looked pretty, but it was over cooked,... More 

Thank T J
Oakton, Virginia
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Over priced for average quality fare. A disappointment; e.g., salad greens not fresh, hanger steak over cooked, burger filled with gristle.

Thank FairWinds1
Owensboro, Kentucky
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332 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Ten of us came for dinner. We had made reservations ahead of time. The wines were good. The food was delicious. Most of us had seafood. The dishes are creative and artistically displayed. The large group created no problems for the kitchen. All entrees came to the table at the same time and were appropriate temperature. The desserts were equally... More 

Thank BudNLily
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Bistro on the Boulevard is a special place with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The food is gourmet with a very nice variety of appetizers and main courses. The oyster appetizer and mussel were especially tasty. Our only suggestion would be to have slightly larger two person tables. Save time for a walk along the bluff following dinner.

Thank Gardener2014
united states
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Excellent menu with very creative dishes to satisfy any foodie as well as some traditional for those who prefer the well known. Service was excellent both times I dined there and the view was beautiful.

Thank Goobbetts

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, French, International, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 Lake Blvd, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1311
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  Saint Joseph
  • Phone Number: 269-983-3882

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