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“A real find”
Review of French American Bistro - CLOSED

French American Bistro
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: North Naples
Reviewed August 30, 2012

A moderately priced French restaurant isn't that easy to track down in Southwest Florida. One that provides acceptable cooking is even rarer. So this friendly little place is to be treasured. It may not deserve a multiple-star Michelin entry, but it does offer solid value for the money, and I can't understand why some consider it overpriced.
I have only been there for dinner where an excellent meal — appetizer, main course and complimentary glass of wine — is available for $24.95. Order before 6 p.m. and it drops to $19.95 — and I have also discovered that the lower price may be available in low season after 6 p.m. as well.
I can warmly recommend the French onion soup, pate and goat cheese salad among the appetizers and the boeuf bourgignon and beautifully cooked salmon among the main courses. Not the sort of place you'd expect to encounter in a strip mall, but there you are.

2  Thank travelling1935
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

I enjoy going there since the quality and price is good. The service is very good too. Give it a try!

1  Thank SonjaNaples
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Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

Don't bring the family. Food was great but it's expensive. I'm not complaining as I enjoy being able to see a master chef make a great meal

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1  Thank Genetics101
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Great food every time we go - nice bistro atmosphere, not stuffy at all. Food is solid, home cooked and delicious. The staff is great, so friendly, and it's nice to sit outside if the weather isn't too hot. There are some nice wines by the glass, too! It's nice to have a quality French place to go that won't cost a second mortgage, but tastes like it should. I really like the lamb entree, and the homemade pates are super. There is a scallop and seafood appetizer that will change your life - unbelievable. The baked fries and the brie salad with honeyed toasts are also some of my favorites. FAB is a really cute lunch and dinner place that's relaxed and welcoming, and is great quality for the price. C'est si bon!

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1  Thank cowgirlredd
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

We went for dinner at FAB. The food was mediocre at best. There were two couples, so we ordered some of their specials, as well as menu staples. First, the appetizers were ok, the French Onion soup was missing one of the most important ingredients Sherry! The entrees were not what you would expect in a serious French restaurant. The veal dish had more mushrooms than veal, the sauce was tasteless. The trout was old, and smelly. It was supposed to be served with wine sauce???? The sauce was cream poured over the fish. The lamb was nothing to write home about. The creme brulee was curled and the sugar was burnt on top of it. All in all, a very unforgettable negative experience. Two positive things worth mentioning, a Kir drink they had, and our lovely and attentive waitress. Not enough to merit another visit.

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1  Thank YM C
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