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“Nice quiet charming” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bar Les Freres

Bar Les Freres
Ranked #12 of 68 Restaurants in Clayton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ladue, Missouri
Level Contributor
28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice quiet charming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

Went to the bar late night on Thursday, impressed with the knowledge and service of the staff. Just tried a drink and dessert and they both deserve a second trip. We were looking for a nice quiet place late at night and found this gem. Outdoor seating was quite comfortable and the atmosphere lively without being too loud, just the right amount of buzz around. Will definitely go back and try more food this time.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Harpreet K
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
323 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 582 helpful votes
“My last review was five star; what happened here?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

Good news: they now take reservations and they did expand the space
Bad news: S-L-O-W service and new personnel not up to previous standards

What the #$%^ happened here? This was one of our favorites! The bartender must have also been acting as a server in the new room, as he was gone for ten minutes at a time and it took over fifteen minutes to get a cosmo and french 75 when we arrived.
The bloom is off this rose and I truly hope they fix it. I'll go back and hope that it's just growing pains, but we'll see.

The original GM Michael is gone; I wonder if that has anything to do with their apparent decline; he was a joy.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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6 Thank Bob D
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Zoe R, Owner at Bar Les Freres, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
I am so sorry and distressed to hear that you had a bad experience at my restaurant. Every spring we go through growing pains with the opening of our patio. I do not believe that this was because of new employees as I only have two. No excuses though, it is our responsibility and our goal to ensure you a nice evening. If you would be so kind as to contact me I would love to send you a gift certificate for another evening here.

Please accept my apology.

Sincerely,
Zoe Robinson

zoerobinson77@yahoo.com 314 725 8880
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Liege
Level Contributor
139 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A very good first experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

We had a good and plentiful dinner at Bar Les Freres. Space is limited and reservation is recommended. The patio is along the street and hence may be noisy. Tables are very small. Service was good and attentive. The pate as a starter is a very thick slice and can easily be shared. We had the Toulouse sausage with red cabbage, the sausage was spicy but not too hot. The corky bottle of wine was exchanged at no cost for a slightly better bottle. We will be back.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank fgrandjean
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“C'est si bon!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

Thank you for a fabulous dining experience from start to finish! Brian with an I offers engaging, and prompt service! The cuisine was delicious and very well presented. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting Bryan with a Y and appreciate that he stopped by the table to chat. When the evening ended we felt as if we made new friends in STL. We will definitely be back!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joe L
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Love all of the changes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

This formerly tiny bistro has expanded into the space next door. They can accommodate many more tables and also now accept reservations. In warmer months, the patio space is amazing. This is a great spot to grab a drink or have a delicious meal.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank Amanda M
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