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“Amazing Europe meets Occidental- Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bistro Des Copains - CLOSED

Bistro Des Copains
Cuisines: French, Greek
Dining options: Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Occidental, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Amazing Europe meets Occidental- Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

Some of the best food in Sonoma County, CA. And the service is excellent, always. Great wine list, with a range of affordability and a focus on local and French wines. The Bistro menu will not disappoint!

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Dennis R
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English first
east bay
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Wine Country Delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

Bistro Des Copains offers great food at very reasonable prices. The quality of the ingredients and preparation match the best restaurants in San Francisco. The wine list has reasonable prices and some not-well-known local Sonoma County selections. The restaurant is off the beaten track but worth the drive to this bucolic area. The owner and wait staff treat diners as if they were personal friends.

The restaurant is unpretentious and down to earth. We had duck and rabbit for main courses. To start we shared an order of French moules. Dessert offerings provided a fit ending to a very satisfying meal.

Here are some things to take into consideration. Everyone is welcome whether you are "dressed-up" or wearing shorts and clogs. The restaurant is informal and somewhat noisy. When we were there is was quite warm - either the restaurant does not have air conditioning or it was broken. You may want to dress accordingly during the summer months.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank eastbaydave
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Tim Ziesmer
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“best of the west”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

I'm a local, and this is my favorite place to eat in the west county. Any "nice" restaurant costs about the same, but here the food just seems a little better, consistently. I also dig the atmosphere, relaxed yet special.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank mojofrog
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Danville, California
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123 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“wonderful, unpretentious place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

This is both Zagat and Michelin rated and located in tiny, sweet Occidental. Owner is gracious; waitstaff seem to love being there ( who wouldn't) and the food is simply wonderful. Worth a trip back as often as possible. Prices are more than reasonable. Pure pleasure!

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank marjorie v
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Walnut Creek, California
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Dinner at the Bistro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2012

Delicious food. Top-notch service. Friendly owner.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Erland701
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