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“Wonderful New Wilmington Restaurant”
Review of Bistro Jacques - CLOSED

Bistro Jacques
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $55
Cuisines: French, Belgian, European, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Description: A taste of Europe...No passport required
Wilmington, Delaware
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful New Wilmington Restaurant”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Many friends have recommended Mona Lisa Euro Bistro, and we decided to give it a try. The food was delicious, and the service was excellent. This is our new favorite restaurant in Wilmington.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Christine S
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

It's a small place, but the service and the food was excellent. I ordered a Blackfish, which was amazing. Definitely worth checking out.

Visited July 2013
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Wilmington, Delaware
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful European Bistro in Little Italy”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We visited on a quiet evening over the 4th of July weekend. Though we had eaten at Mona Lisa when it was an Italian restaurant, this was our first visit since its reopening under new ownership. What jewel for Wilmington! As soon as we entered, we felt like we were in the heart of old Europe. The service was was great, the food (especially the mussels) was fantastic, and (thanks to the quiet evening) we had a delightful opportunity to talk with Jacque, the new owner. If you haven't been to Mona Lisa Euro Bistro, you are missing out.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank hollandlg
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Wilmington, Delaware
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“New favorite in the neighborhood”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

We visited Mona Lisa Euro Bistro for the first time tonight. What a treat! The food was excellent and exceptional service. We started with the Spanish mussels and broiled oysters. Delicious. I loved the particularly enjoyed the tarragon on the broiled mussels. I had the lamb chops and the Dijon was amazing with the sauce. My husband had the veal schnitzel and that was great too. Based on other reviews, we saved room (barely) for dessert and thoroughly enjoyed the Triple Chocolate Mousse. We had a lo ely date night and will definitely be back!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Woznime
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Wilmington, Delaware
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great European-style Dinner”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

My husband and I received a gift card to Mona Lisa's for the holiday's. At the time, it was for Mona Lisa's Italian Restaurant. We tried making reservations there over the winter, but it was never open. I guess they were in the process of changing ownership, so when we were finally able to get there, we were surprised to see that it was no longer just Italian food, and now it's a European bistro.

We ordered a lot of different foods so we could get the full experience. We shared the deviled eggs and frog leg app's, and then shared two entrees. I ordered the lamb chops with mashed potatoes and mixed veggies, and he ordered the game hen with frites and creamed peas. Both meals were amazing, especially the lamb chops. The frites are as good as any Belgian fries we've gotten anywhere (even Belgium), and everything was prepared perfectly. We had never tried frog legs before, but we were surprised how much we enjoyed them.

We decided that everything else was so good, we had to try at least one dessert, so we split the triple chocolate Belgian mousse, and that too was amazing. Our waiter was also the owner of Mona Lisa's, and he's a very friendly man. He explained that his wife is a pastry chef and she makes all the desserts at the restaurant. We loved the dessert, and want to come back to try some of her others.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank jdazzle88
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