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“Good Food but Slow Service!”
Review of Bistro 71

Bistro 71
Ranked #6 of 171 Restaurants in Chambersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
pennsylvania
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349 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Good Food but Slow Service!”
Reviewed October 26, 2010

I have visited this restaurant three times and always enjoyed the food but the service has been marginal. I went back the third time in the hope that the previous poor service was an anomaly but was disappointed to discover that this seems to be their Achilles Heel!
It took almost 15 minutes to get a drink after we were seated and then discovered that some items on an already limited menu were not available. Also, the wine we chose from the limited wine list was not available! The restaurant was not full but the wait staff seemed to be over-stretched as did the kitchen staff in getting meals out to the tables in a timely fashion. Needless to say, I will not be giving the Bistro 71 another chance!

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Canada
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“very very good”
Reviewed October 21, 2010

as we walk in we were surprisingly by the nice decor .Very nice picture of roosters.
but the food is the answer. Very good taste , the young chef is working very well .
We had filet of pork nicely done and chicken breast with peppercorn. Bistro 71 should be proud to serve such good food in a small city.And the owner are there to chat with you and they are nice to talk to.

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Humboldt, Iowa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fabulous food and Great Atmosphere!”
Reviewed October 2, 2010

Walked to this restaurant from a Bed & Breakfast! Best meal we have had on our trip! I had the Sea Bass & Shrimp and my husband had the Short Ribs. The mushrooms that came with it were so good! The meals came with salad, starch item, and vegetable. So many restaurants are ala carte, so this too was a treat. Can't say enough about how delicious and well presented the food was. We have dined a lot of places and and in many cities. The Bistro 71 ranked high on my list. They also have a fun and extensive martini list. The staff was extremely friendly and made you feel very welcome. A gem in a small town!

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