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“Fabulous as usual!”
Review of Blue Windows French Bistro - CLOSED

Blue Windows French Bistro
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Eclectic Farm to Table restaurant in South Fort Myers. Beautifully appointed, exceptional wine list, weekly changing menu to accommodate the freshest local ingredients. Local chef owned/driven restaurant, professional mature staff and cozy, warm atmosphere.
Reviewed January 14, 2012

We decided to dine her Christmas Eve. They were offering a prix fixe menu that evening of 4 courses for $55 per person plus tax and gratuity which knowing the quality of the food and service, we thought was a deal! We were seated at a romantic table for two and were quickly greeted by Danny, our server for the eve. The first course offered 3 choices - Escargot a la Bourguignonne, Pate de Campagne or Butternut Squash Soup. We decided on the Escargot and the Pate. Both were delicious! 2nd course was a Green Salad with a Goat Cheese Crostini and Roasted Shallot Balsamic Dressing. Again delicious! The dressing is so good I think they should bottle it and sell it.. 3rd course had 4 choices - Seared Lamb Chops with a Minted Rosemary au Jus, or Beef Tenderloin topped with Foie Gras and a Wild Mushroom Demi Glace, or Main Lobster Thermidor, or Duck Breast a la Orange. This was the hard part. They all sounded so good but we finally decided on the Tenderloin and the Lobster. The Tenderloin was perfectly cooked and had a very generous piece of Foie Gras on it. The sauce was rich and perfectly seasoned. The Lobster was perfectly cooked and sooooooo good! Last course was a slice of a beautiful Yule Log. It was a perfect ending to such a beautiful dinner. Service was perfect. Lisa (the other server that eve) and Danny kept things flowing and made sure wine glasses were always filled. : )

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Thank Arnie67
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

This tiny gem is tucked in the Plymouth Plaza on #41 near Gladioulis. Don't let this strip mall location fool you. This is a first class dining experience! From the moment we arrived we were warmly greeted by Marie, hostess and owner with her husband Chef Christian. We enjoyed everything we tried -wine, pate, salad, mussels, lamb chops, veggies, dessert. The sauces are divine and the food is fresh and tasty. We will definitely be back soon.Try it yourself!

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1  Thank Denise B
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Reviewed December 25, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I went with my sister to visit Blue Windows. Let me just say I was blown away by the hospitality and food of this lovely little restaurant. Marie welcomed us with open arms making us feel right at home. I've never felt more welcome to a restaurant in my life. The food was outstanding. I had the french onion soup for starters and the crispy duck with roasted brussel sprouts and a delicious mash potatoe casserole. Delicious! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and I hope to come back with my husband soon.

Please don't miss this little gem!

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1  Thank lorir321
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

We had a thoroughly wonderful evening, starting with being greeted out front with a glass of bubbly! The sparkling wine pairings complimented the food perfectly throughout the evening. The food was perfectly prepared, particularly the beef Wellington. This was our first wine dinner and won't be our last. The staff was very attentive. Chef Christian made time to visit the dining room guests and his wife Marie made an excellent host.

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1  Thank Terry K
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Reviewed December 21, 2011

We've become regular customers of this delightful bistro which we think is typical of what you will find in France. The food is as your grandmother would have prepared, if she were French. From the standard "steak frites", beautifully presented lamb chops, fork tender veal blanquette, to the excelent profiterols and lavender creme brule, all has been wonderful. Chef Christian, wife Mari and a great staff add to the warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. Excellent food, great wines -- reservations a must.

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1  Thank DOUG J
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