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“Thoroughly impressed by this small French restaurant.”
Review of Le Bistro - CLOSED

Le Bistro
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Euclid Ave
London, United Kingdom
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291 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
“Thoroughly impressed by this small French restaurant.”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

While the location is not inspiring - a strip mall next to Vons - the interior ambiance and vibe is comforting ( I really like restaurants that put eye level mirrors on walls so all diners can watch whats going on). At dinner, our menu was supplemented by a 'specials' page from which we tried Calamari steak (in a beurre blanc sauce), lamb chops, and a flat-iron steak (most entrees were $20 - $29). All were very tasty, well prepared and portion size was appropriate - quality and enough quantity. While the french onion soup was not overly inspired, everything else we had was excellent. The front of house staff was friendly, and the hostess definately French. My only real criticism is that the red wine (a few choices, all highly affordable) was far too warm - clearly stored in the room or near the kitchen. It would be easy to keep some in a wine cooler at 60 degrees for sale on site. Aside from that I strongly recommend this restaurant and I look forward to returning.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank LondonUnveiled
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34 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Le Bistro, Upland CA”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

A small and intimate family operated restaurant that truly incorporates the true bistro concept.

  • Visited May 2012
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2 Thank Jack O
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Claremont, California
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A Welcome Reincarnation!”
Reviewed January 25, 2012

The opening weeks of Le Bistro were quite a chaotic time of joyous reconnection of previous clientele and the return of quality and authentic French ambience and cuisine. The restaurant is an intimate storefront establishment, with an open kitchen and a modern decor that is reminiscent of family eateries in the French countryside. After the closing of Cafe Provençal six years ago, there was a major void created in the inland valley where once amazing and truly French food and hospitality were proffered by a family of French restaurateurs, who had owned a succession of fine dining establishments for decades. Le Bistro is the latest version of these restaurants. The menu is a little smaller than those that were found at Cafe Provençal, The Blackboard, or La Cheminée, but retains the freshness, quality, and superb preparation that longtime patrons have come to expect. It is a wonderful thing to once again have a local place to enjoy truly fine food, and to practice speaking French. Check out this new incarnation, and yes, imagine you are in France--make a reservation, and enjoy a delicious meal!

  • Visited December 2011
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4 Thank Ben B
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