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Le Central

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483 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809
+1 401-396-9965
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Warren
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Le Central is a charming restaurant in the heart of the very beautiful town of Bristol, R.I. It has a slight French atmosphere but is geared to the local palate. The lunch menu is imaginative and has brunch-type and traditional items. I have never eaten there for dinner but know that they have very creative presentations. The service is excellent.... More 

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Thank janetbR5651DX
jesse j, Owner at Le Central, responded to this review

Merci! We really appreciate the review! Hope to see you for dinner soon. Jesse More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even when it is crowded, Le Central is relatively quiet. One can enjoy a conversation while eating a simple, nutritious and elegant meal. It is also remarkable reasonable, especially lunch and Sunday Brunch. My wife and I have been patrons for over three years. In fact we go here about 45 to55% of the times we eat ut by choice.... More 

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Argyle, Texas
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494 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We ordered coq au vin and steak frites and we were both very happy. Portions were generous and prices reasonable. I liked the banquette seating and cocotte serving dish that gave an authentic touch.

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Thank ILoveTexas
jesse j, Owner at Le Central, responded to this review

Merci Beaucoup! We really appreciate you taking the time to review us! Hope to see you again soon, have a great day! More 

Westport, Connecticut
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We had lunch here last Friday and very much enjoyed our meal -- very good bistro fare, good bread, and extremely warm and friendly service.

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Thank 327harry
jesse j, Owner at Le Central, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We really appreciate it when our guests take the time to share a compliment. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

a sweet small restaurant which has a bit of a french bent. Locate right downtown on the main street it is very easy to find. Parking on the main street is available. Be sure to save room for desert.

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Thank Ann W
jesse j, Owner at Le Central, responded to this review

Thank you Ann for sharing your experience! We greatly appreciate it when our guests take the time to review us. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Sarasota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was divine. We both ordered from the Specials menu. Can't wait to return.

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Thank Doreen N
jesse j, Owner at Le Central, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! We really appreciate it when guests take the time to let us know they had a wonderful experience. Hope to see you soon! Jesse James, Le Central More 

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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

We loved this restaurant and feel it's the best in Bristol. The Moroccan chicken was outstanding and the presentation was nice. The table also ordered Vegetarian Tajine, Striped Bass and Ricotta Crepes. All excellent. The only disappointment was the Turtle dessert. Just chocolate balls with no nuts or caramel like we were expecting. But then maybe we're not French enough.

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Thank Phyllis K
jesse j, Owner at Le Central, responded to this review

Merci beaucoup Phyllis! Sorry about the turtles, we make the chocolates and the name turtle just kind of stuck, but I understand the confusion. We look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Albany, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We walked in Friday evening without a reservation. A number of empty tables. Waitstaff was prompt and helpful. For example, discussed the lobster bisque as being less creamy and chunky as one might expect. He loved it, and the onion soup was delicious. We both had lobster mac and cheese. It looked deceiving as in size, but was so filling... More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Lunch- Ok I know portions are small at a French restaurant but the salmon salad my three other diner companions ordered was less than 2 ounces and, according to my wife,tasted just Ok. My tuna was a good size - 3-4 ounces but old. I was hungry so I choked it down - would have been better a week before..... More 

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Thank johngQ2705KP
jesse j, Owner at Le Central, responded to this review

I'm very sorry that you and your guests didn't enjoy your experience at Le Central on the 20th of July. I won't argue as to the freshness of our product, the portion sizes or the ambience and cleanliness of the restaurant because that would be futile. The only thing I will point out is that 12.75 for a lunch time... More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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184 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Le Central is not overly difficult to get to, which is much appreciated during summer time traffic at any venue near the water. When I went with my family, I parked a few blocks up down the hill at a public parking lot while the rest of my family (who trickled in later) were able to park right in front... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $30
Cuisine
French
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 483 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 401-396-9965
Description
Farm to table neighborhood French bistro serving modern versions of French classics.

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