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Review of Le Bistrot

Le Bistrot
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $43
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed August 5, 2013

We came back here again this July with our friends. Perhaps not the best day as it was market day and the stalls impinged on the terrace in front which prevented them opening their sun shades, when it was around 33 degrees! However as soon as the market stalls were taken down they opened their sun umbrellas and moved our table.We were served by the owner and a younger waiter who was a bit surly but also a waitress who was very nice. Two of us had the 18 euro set menu with a choice of two starters, mains and desserts and others had one course from the a la carte.(there are others inc a menu du jour for 14 and a gourmet menu for around 30). The owner/patron was very helpful and recommended a rose wine that was not the most expensive. The food was excellent and nicely presented majoring on local Perigord cuisine like duck and sarlardais potatoes. Last year my partner and I ate here and we were glad our friends liked it too.

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Thank Drew I
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We were meeting friends for lunch, and our B & B owner recommended here. It's situated facing the cathedral and easy to find. The fare is standard for the Perigord, but well-prepared. Our server made an excellent wine selection, perfect for a hot day. In all, a lovely setting for a long, relaxed lunch.

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Thank passionflora
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

The restaurant was recommended by a local and we found it so good we ate their twice. The menu was local in style. The produce was fresh and of high quality and all meals were cooked as requeated and well presented. The service was helpful and friendly even though they spoke little english. Prices were reasonable. We sat outside and watched the street theatre nearby. Really enjoyed and highly recommend it.

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Thank Cathy D
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

How does this restaurant get to be so popular and so well regarded? Location, firstly. It is close to the Place de la Liberte, the beating heart of Sarlat, so has plenty of foot-traffic. The restaurant looks inviting - a nice outdoor seating area for people-watching and the large interior is pleasant. Menu. It is well-priced. A bit less than 19 Euro for the basic menu which includes all the Salardais essentials - foie gras, duck, salmon, potatoes, cheese, walnut cake. Would we go back? Well, not in the summer. We visited on the last Saturday evening of June and when we walked in there were only eight or 10 other patrons. By the time our entree arrived, 35 minutes later, it was full. It was cold outside and we noted that the people watchers, progressively, moved inside. By the time we left, all the outside tables were taken as well. Unbelievable because many other restaurants in Sarlat, we noted as we walked back to our hotel, were sparsely occupied. There were three people attending to the diners. One was seemingly the proprietor who spent a lot of time talking to locals - fair enough - they keep the business going during the off-season. But I'll bet he makes his profit during the summer. One was a very experienced, proficient young woman who seemed able to "multi-task". The business needs more like her. The other was a young man who was well off the pace and who forgot our wine order. Only three staff for such a busy restaurant and the service suffered accordingly. We waited far too long for our food from the basic menu. The kitchen must be similarly under-staffed. Alongside us was a French family, perhaps on holiday, with a jeune fille of perhaps 8 years. They waited for an hour for their food and the little girl was over it by the time her food arrived.

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Thank WingerJack
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel as a local food option. It's easy to find, on a busy sode of the main square. The inside tables are quieter.

The food is definitely local in style. The produced was fresh and high-quality and the dishes had a home-cooked feel. We were very impressed with the food, especially our first try at Perigourd mushrooms (cépes).

English was limited and you should take a good food dictionary because some of the terms on the menu are very local. Definitely recommended.

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Thank LilAl
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