We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Best ratio of money and quality !”

Le Bistro Esplanade
Ranked #4 of 758 Restaurants in Zagreb
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $27
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Croatian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Le Bistro has a strong heritage and history as the city's culinary innovator. Opened in 1986, as a small French type of restaurant, Le Bistro immediately took an important place in the everyday life of the capital. It was the first restaurant with the glass roof. Le Bistro hostesses were the first in town to wear silk uniforms. Also, Le Bistro was the first place where wine and champagne were served per glass. It is interesting that Le Bistro first served little chocolate with the coffee, and in 1989 Le Bistro was the first place in Croatia to serve the famous Italian dessert tiramisu and celebrate Valentine's Day. Today, this charming renovated restaurant is home to the legendary 'Esplanade Strukli' - traditional dish of Zagreb region - and the best in town! Le Bistro offers light breakfast, excellent coffee, awarded cakes, croissants, Menu du jour at just 19 EUR (3-course menu per Chef's choice with glass of house wine, coffee or tea), seasonal a la carte menu - available on App store for download and weekly promotional menus. Enjoy Le Bistro during breakfast, lunch or dinner inside or on the green terrace. Open every day from 9 am - 11 pm
Zagreb, Croatia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best ratio of money and quality !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

This is truly nice place. So nice settled interior with warm but very profesional stuff who knows they job. Food is exstremly delicious for optimal money, they allways have tasty vines and deserts. They also offers daily menues which includes: appetizer, main, desert, coffy(or tea), and a glass of vine for very very reasonable price. Try this place, u'll not regret!

  • Visited February 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Anita M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

353 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    222
    87
    36
    7
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Rijeka, Croatia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very over-rated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Had dinner at the Esplanade last night and must say it was very "average"
The "free" starter was a tomato soup that was horrible. And a cold ravioli. Tasteless. I had an Argentinian steak. Cooked medium rare as requested, but also tasteless. My girlfriend was a bit luckier with her tuna-steak. Ok desserts
A 3 star restaurant with a 4-5 star winelist. We choose a Croatian red for approx 450 kuna and it was brilliant !! But all in all I can not recommend the Esplanade !!

Kjell

  • Visited November 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Kjellhoiseth
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Twin Cities, Minnesota
Level Contributor
45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Superb food...superb service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

The ambiance (a little bit of Paris) at the Bistro is perfect for a relaxing meal, beautifully served and presented. The wine selection is also interesting, and the staff is most knowledgeable about its offerings.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank NonnaBegonna
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Le Bistro Regent Esplinade Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

This restaurant was absolutely fantastic. The food was excellent, the service was excellent and the ambiance was excellent. Without a doubt the best restaurant I have had the pleasure of eating in, and I'm fussy! The price was also very reasonable, we went several times during our stay in Zagreb, if I ever go back to the Croatian capital it is the first place I will head for.

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank SgtMajorMaam
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food, service and value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

Enjoyed our meals here very much; good food and service and nice location, inside or out. The strudel is amazing

  • Visited October 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank dggk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Le Bistro Esplanade also viewed

Zagreb, Central Croatia
Zagreb, Central Croatia
 
Zagreb, Central Croatia
Zagreb, Central Croatia
 

Been to Le Bistro Esplanade? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing