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“Wonderful meal at a reasonable price” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dan's Bistro - CLOSED

Dan's Bistro
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Dan's Bistro is a small friendly Bistro style restaurant with great fish, steak, seafood, pasta's, salads and deserts, all at great prices. Chef Dan is one of Sedona's most popular Chef's both for his cuisine and his personality. Open for Lunch and Dinner.
Michigan
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal at a reasonable price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Dan's Bistro is a wonderful little restaurant in a small strip mall. Eating here is meant to be an enjoyable dining experience, not a quick meal where you are immediately served and urged to leave. Normally places like this are incredibly expense but eating here was very reasonably priced. One warning Dan's Bistro doesn't have a liquor license but they allow you to bring your own wine or beer for a $6 cork fee. Since we had done some research on the restaurant we brought our own wine but not everyone knew to do this. Upon walking in the restaurant we were immediately seated without menus. At first this seemed a little odd until you realize that this is done so you can relax and enjoy each other's company. Since this was our first time here we asked the waitress for suggestions and we loved all of them. Instead of normal dinner rolls we were served warm fresh croissants, they were delicious. For appetizers we ordered smoked trout. My husband doesn't normally like smoked fish but he loved this dish. For our main dishes I ordered the beef bourguignon and my husband had the bouillabaisse. We were devoured our meals. Everything was excellent.
If you would like a fabulous dining experience in the Sonoma area this is the place to go.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank aputti
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
264 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Looks like a storefront, but a great restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Dan's is BYOB which saves a lot of money. It is a small place with adequate decor but it has great food. Our only problem is that they were out of two of the items we wanted to eat. We did enjoy shrimp scampi with crabmeat and veal schnitzel.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank RickyD23
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Peoria, Arizona
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Just as impressed on the second visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

My husband and I live in Phoenix and visit Sedona usually once a year on our anniversary. In 2012 we ate at Dan's Bistro and had a great meal which we told many Phoenicians about! This year we brought along two other couples to celebrate our anniversary. I was a little nervous as I hadn't visited in a year and hoped for the same quality as the first visit. Dan's crew did not disappoint us. I believe we all had a different entre and everyone was pleased. I do love the free appetizer of the evening, it is just a nice touch.

The music is just loud enough to enjoy, but you are still able to have a conversation. We love the BYOB as it makes it a bit more festive.

We will be back and continue to enjoy this restaurant. I am going up with a friend in September and have already told her about it. Can hardly wait!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TravelQueen754
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Memorable Evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Our innkeeper recommended this intimate restaurant and we were not disappointed. The ambience and service were top notch. Special accolades to our server Kathy who went out of her way with her attention. Dan is an excellent chef and the trout and steak first rate. The BYO wine option was fun. This was the best dinner on our two week trip.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peggy - Terry J
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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Intimate, quiet meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

There aren't many tables here, but that doesn't mean there is a lot of quality. From the amuse bouche, to the out-of-this world flaky croissants, to the rabbit ravioli, every note sings. THe service was good, and the next time we go back to Sedona, we will go here again.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Mike K
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