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“Good new spot”
Review of Bistro Sole

Bistro Sole
Ranked #179 of 444 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: French, American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Local Seafood with a French and American twist. We serve Lunch, Sunday Brunch and Dinner, in a large outdoor garden surrounded by mature tropical trees and lush palms highlighted by bird of paradise. Our spectacular indoor dining room harks back to the Parisian bistros of the 19th century with warm wood and an enormous chandelier
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good new spot”
Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We had a delightful dinner. Our service was great, highlighted by our great server, daughter of the owner, who could not have been nicer. She is a senior in high school earning money for a gap year so bump up your tips. She is worth it. As we were leaving John, the owner, came up and asked how we enjoyed our dinner. Nice touch!

Visited April 2014
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Thank Billfromvermont
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dnrkw, Manager at Bistro Sole, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Hey Billfromvermont,
So glad you had a nice meal and a nice time at Bistro Sole'. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks for your kind words about Megan,
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English first
Key West, Florida
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place!”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

I stopped by the other night to check it out. We sat outside and it was very pleasant.
The staff is very friendly and helpful and the food is awesome! Looking forward
to trying lunch and Happy Hour soon! Welcome to the neighborhood!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank KeyWestRC
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dnrkw, Manager at Bistro Sole, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Hello KeyWestRC,
Happy to hear you "checked it out". A little update: our summer hours have happy hour starting at 5:00pm. Lunch will return in October. Hope to see you soon at Happy Hour.
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manchester, NJ
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“a favorite”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

John recently opened this, following his success with Cafe Sole. We just love his creative menu and eating outside on a gorgeous evening.

Visited March 2014
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Thank alicia m
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dnrkw, Manager at Bistro Sole, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Hi alicia m,
Thanks so much for your review. We are pleased that you appreciate our unique menu and garden dining.
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Key Largo, Florida
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282 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Good, but $$$$”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

I live within walking distance and was really looking forward to Bistro Sole. Not a menu for everyone, but the food was very good. Excellent service, which was genuinely friendly. Atmosphere was very relaxing. Good wine list, but's expensive as is the food, for Key West. I have had as good in and Paris for less.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Keyscritter93
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dnrkw, Manager at Bistro Sole, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Hi Keyscritter93,
It was nice of you to take the time to review us. We love the neighborhood. We're pleased you enjoyed the food and the wine list. Sorry you found it overpriced. Our goal is to provide the highest quality food at the most reasonable prices.
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“Delicious Food at Reasonable Prices = Great Value”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had lunch on March 29th at this relatively new neighborhood gem of a restaurant, Bistro Sole on White Street. It was delicious. On a hot muggy day, the garden was cool, the Vouvray was properly chilled, and the Cold Leek Salad and Gazpacho were delicious, filling and refreshing. My husband had the Chicken Pate, which comes in a small jar. It is moist and spreadable - perfect with the accompanying bread - and literally mouthwatering! Altogether the experience was delightful.

In Key West there are many fish places. Bistro Sole is for the meat lover. The dishes are authentically French and truly delicious.

The prices are very reasonable, making it a great value for delicious cuisine. Both these fabulous lunches were appetizers. That is hard to beat.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank TripleLeo
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dnrkw, Manager at Bistro Sole, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Hello TripleLeo,
Thanks for taking the time to write the review. We're glad you enjoyed your lunch in the garden. We are happy to provide a French bistro experience right here in Key West. The meats really are terrific
but we have lunch guests that order the fresh fish sandwich du jour every time! Looking forward to seeing you again.
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