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“Inspired food, engaging service ”
Review of Le Petit Bidon

Le Petit Bidon
Ranked #3 of 333 Restaurants in Colmar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $73
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We passed by mid-afternoon, and were fortunate to find the owner saying farewell to some lunchtime guests, and she was happy to give us a reservation for dinner. Le family-run Petit Bidon takes only 20 guests each evening. Monsieur does his magic in the kitchen, while Madame and their engaging son run the front of the house with charm and efficiency.

An amuse-bouche of intensely tomato bisque began our culinary journey. The specials included seasonal Alsatian white asparagus in an exquisite velouté served with wasabi-spiked fromage blanc. Crème brûlée with two cheeses was sprinkled with toasted hazelnuts, much lighter than we might have imagined.

The grilled gambas with a reduction of their shells were served on a spelt ‘risotto’ with white asparagus that combined crunch with flavor. The loin of lamb was perfectly pink, with a zucchini mousse and a pyramid of polenta.

The owners’ son chose a ‘bio’ wine to accompany each dish, and proudly came by to show us the bottle and explain each selection’s provenance.

Our desserts, a mousse au chocolat with passion fruit sorbet, and a creation of strawberries with white cheese and whipped cream, were excellent.

The restaurant is small, with many hard surfaces, but the positioning of the tables and the draperies on the windows make conversation easy. It seemed to be a special occasion restaurant: the couple next to us were celebrating their engagement, while another couple, obviously soon to be parents, were enjoying an evening out.

Le Petit Bidon is two blocks off the beaten track in the city center and well worth seeking out.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a perfect restaurant experience! The food is innovative and delicious - absolutely world class. The atmosphere is cozy - how could it be otherwise, with only 20 seats, Monsieur cooking, and Madame working the tables, along with their charming son? I have rarely enjoyed dinner in a restaurant so much. And the prices are reasonable, to boot. We lucked into getting a table by stopping by in the afternoon when Madame happened to be near the door - and we got the last 2 seats for that evening.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to finally get a reservation at this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The restaurant is small with just a few tables. It is a family run restaurant with creative dishes using mostly organic locally supplied products. The services was excellent and the food was very good. The wine selection was very good and. The servers provided very good explanation of the dishes and wines when we asked questions. Make sure you book ahead since it fills up quickly. We had a very enjoyable experience and will be back.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

A small family driving place, mom, dad and son. Very cosy place, excellent service. Small menu. French but not local dices. High quality local products. Very big vine card. A huge selection from all over France. If you like to, it is possible to buy the vine for a reduced price. Nice place for a cosy evening. Mostly local french people. We were the only tourists. Reservation is a must and you can only do this by phone. Can highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

This is small, cosy restaurant with a very interesting menu and friendly, efficient service. One of the best in Colmar, among lots of more touristy places.
You come for lunch or for dinner and they receive you like a long lost friend. Everything on the menu is delicious, real "homecooking".
Since it is small, it is best to reserve beforehand.

Date of visit: March 2019
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