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“Almost Perfect”
Review of Bistro Sancerre

Bistro Sancerre
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Mon, 7/15
8:00 PM
Ranked #218 of 901 Restaurants in Alexandria
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bistro Sancerre
Gave this Bistro a try last week for the first time and there were mixt feelings from our small group.

First off, it’s cavernous, as in huge. Multiple levels, back rooms, hidden spaces…this would be great for a corporate event.

The menu is quite extensive and the selection was top notch with things like frog’s legs, escargot, steak and frites…just like one might expect in the French countryside.

We had frog legs, escargot and bread, (yes, bread listed as a starter) to begin and except for the bread, meh. The escargot was bland and the frog legs were a little lean and stringy, but the vegetable beignets and sauce, made up for it.

Our entrees were house salad with chicken and the rockfish and we thought they were very good. Nice portion size, good mix of flavours and lovely presentation.

My only beef was the pour on a $17.00 glass of Vaucoupin Chablis which was clearly short. We have the same glasses at home and we filled the glass and measured and compared it with the attached photo and discovered we received ½ of a standard 5-6 ounce standard pour. I should have spoken up at the time, but didn’t. Future patrons…be aware!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Thank michael N
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Reviewed May 24, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant has everything it needs to succeed! The wine list is great (which is actually a very big deal) - and the food is really good! The ambience in the summer is wonderful- seating outside a courtyard with a waterfall fountain. The deviled eggs with caviar are great- the salads are great; good burger with frites and the desserts are delicious - especially recommend the blueberry pie and chocolate trio. We live in the area and will definitely be back! Until this places catches on and gets super crowded which is surely will, this will be a a great secret for folks in the know.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Elliottsmadre
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Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

The place is huge. The decor is kind of modern. The menu is limited. The onion soup is tasty but was not hot enough. The steak and fries was not good. The meat was burned on the outside and the meat was not tender. The plate was very populated with friends which were not well made. These weren’t crunchy on the outside and tender in the inside as good fries must be. There is no wine list. The clients have to go and search for the wine at the cellar. The wine list by the glass is limited. The service was ok. The staff was polite.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank MLGG2000
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

I highly recommend eating on the patio, which has trees and a fountain. It’s very near King Street Metro. Smoked fish appetizer and French onion soup were very good. Pasta ok.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank pps_10
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Reviewed April 18, 2019

The venue is absolutely stunning. Superb service, a menu like no other in Alexandria.

The food for the most part is very good, but often the small details that make or break a meal are missed. Cold and soft French Fries...in. A French Bistro...not acceptable. A Bread basket that costs extra and is not worth the up charge. Great Art on the walls...overpriced wines.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Thank hanskennedy30
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