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“Wow!!”

Salt N Pepper Bistro
Ranked #13 of 695 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are a small family own and operated Bistro. All our cooking is done at order using fresh ingredients. We carry a nice selection of meat, seafood and fresh pasta dish. We also serve savory or sweet crepes.We offer a very nice selection of imported Paulaner beer and a large variety of wine by the glass or bottle. Our Bistro is small so please make a reservation.
New Hampshire
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wow!!”
Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

We dined recently at Salt and Pepper Bistro and were blown away by the food and the atmosphere.

When we arrived it was close to the posted closing time and there was only one other table occupied so we were concerned that we might be too late. While I am sure that she had been looking forward to calling it a day, we were warmly greeted by Beth who assured us that we were welcome to sit down. At no time did we get the feeling that we were being rushed so that they could close and go home.

We both ordered the duck l'orange which was served with au gratin potatoes and sautéed vegetables. Our meals were outstanding - I even ate all my veggies which is quite unusual for me! I passed on an appetizer in order to save room for dessert but did try my husband's onion soup which was very good. For dessert, we shared the dark chocolate and strawberry crepe which was simply mouthwatering.

Throughout our meal, we were visited by the owner-chef, Jean-Claude, who, in addition to being an awesome cook, is a hoot. He obviously has a passion for cooking but seems to be such a joyful person who simply loves life.

Our only complaint was that the wine, a Pinot Noir from southern France, was served chilled. Because it took a while for it to warm up to allow for the full flavors to come out, we were unable to really enjoy the first glass from the bottle. When we asked why they were serving a red wine so chilled, they responded that was how most of their customers preferred it. If that is really the case, I would suggest that they keep a few bottles at room temperature and offer the choice of having it either way so that those of us who would prefer to enjoy the full flavors of a lovely pinot from the first sniff/sip don't have to wait for the bottle to warm up.

But, that complaint aside, we completely enjoyed our meal and experience at the Salt and Pepper Bistro and plan to return.

Visited February 2014
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English first
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“So much goodness!”
Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

The finest ingredients go into every item on the menu. Great wine pairings, all prepared and served by the warmest people on earth. The whole Lepretre family working together warms my heart <3

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

Small local charming restaurant - great food - wonderfully different menu.

They currently don't have a kid's menu - but very accommodating and made my son a bacon crepe - and he ate every bite plus an amazing apple & caramel crepe.

Visited February 2014
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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

This has to be one of the best meals we have ever had. Appetizers were great, I got the steak and sauce was out of this world. Wish we had room for dessert. It is a little pricey...but this isn't a hamburger place. Owners love what they do.

  • Visited January 2014
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“Delectable delight”
Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

After reading the rave reviews in Trip Advisor we had to try this restaurant. We agree with all the five star reviews...this is a memorable and very friendly restaurant. Our dinners were superb....the onion soup, duck and pasta de la mer are all we'll worth the trip from the frozen north. Leave room for the bountiful desserts.

Visited February 2014
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