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“Very good food and staff, stands the test of time”
Review of Le Bistro Francais

Le Bistro Francais
Ranked #47 of 319 Restaurants in Ulaanbaatar
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 8, 2013

This restaurant's web site is not easy to find. As of October 2013 it is:

http://www.bistrot-mongolia.mn

The food was very good, although we and the other couple all ordered the house specialty which is "Fillet of beef medaillons sechouan pepper sauce or bearnaise sauce." This has apparently been nominated as the best steak in Ulaanbaatar.

While the main course was very good, we chose the beef medallions because several people not only recommended them, but they also said some of the other dishes were rather "hit or miss." The waiter confirmed as much when we were going over the menu with him. However, we were all very pleased with our food and cannot comment on any of the other main courses.

The appetizers (quiche lorraine, carmelized pears with roquefort, and onion soup) were all very good, as were the desserts (chocolate fondant, creme brulee, and chocolate mousse)

The wine list was okay. Not great, not bad, not unreasonably priced, but okay. On the other hand, they must ship everything thousands of miles to Ulaanbaatar and that requires either several plane flights or a very long train journey. Taking that into consideration, the wine selection was good.

The attention of the wait staff was average, but there were only four tables for two waiters, so if they had been busier the score would likely be lower.

The restaurant has large doors all along the front of the building they are opened during the summer. We visited in August and had a very pleasant dinner sitting outside.

We would likely go here to eat again if we were in Ulaanbaatar.

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Thank Tim G
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Bistro is a place in paris where you can have quick and traditional food. In French bistro is the case, limited but good choice, tasty food, generous portion and very nice terrace

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This restaurant offers a wonderful array of meat based french dishes. Their skewers are generous and quite delicious. Good wine list and fairly decent deserts. A good place to hang around, away from the noisier expatriate workers that frequent other more in-style restaurants.

Thank Claudia V
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Food is tasty, not cheap, staff is working too slow, to order something you need to wait at least 40 minutes (disliked)... After complaining a lot we met their owner, French man, his name was something like Gui Bourel or Bouret, he gave us a free beers to everyone, recommended us to visit many good places in Ulaanbataar... We recommend it to the people visiting Mongolia for honeymoon ;)

Thank GothicTim M
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Le Bistro Français is a cute restaurant in the centre of UB. If you miss French cuisine, there is probably not better place to try it but this one.
It is great to go there for lunch during the sunny day since the restaurant has an open entrance so you can enjoy sitting outside.

Wines are not the best you could imagine but for UB standards, this restaurant is really good.

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Thank missMR
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