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“Food good but service not great”
Review of Bistro 258 - CLOSED

Bistro 258
Price range: $13 - $26
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed February 24, 2010

The menu looked good and the restaurant in one of the old buildings on historic 25th street looked interseting with lots of exposed brick and a nice conservatory on the back.

Sadly, the service was lacking from the moment we arrived. On arrival asked if we had a reservation to which we replied yes. 10 minutes later we were still waiting to be seated, even though the restaurant at that point was half empty.

Menus, drinks and food all took a long time to arrive. It is a shame as the menu and food were good. We tried the calamari for starters and the ahi tuna steaks for the main course. The chef cooked the tuna to perfection and it tasted extremley fresh, but it had obviously taken the waiter a long time to bring it out as it was stone cold. By this time we had waited so long for it to arrive that we decided to eat it anyway otherwise we would probably still be there.

I noticed a lot of people coming in with reservations and waiting 10-15 minutes to be seated even though there were clean tables empty. The waiter seemed to think it was more important to clear tables than sit people down. One party got so feed up they seated themselves.

Saw a few people we knew in the restaurant and all had the same problem. We did talk to someone else who ate there a few days later when it was quieter and they said the service was fine. May be best to avoid on a Monday night. A number of restaurants are closed on Sundays and Mondays which means those that are open do get very busy.

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Reviewed November 9, 2009

This is the perfect restaurant if you just want some great food and you don't want to go to Salt Lake. My husband and I like to eat here when we don't want to get gussied up but we do want a nice meal. Homemade soups, fresh vegetables, everything tastes very fresh and hand-crafted. Decent prices. We spent $100 with drinks.

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Reviewed June 3, 2009

Pretty great! My boyfriend and I shared the princess penne (artichokes, pine nuts, kalamata olives, roasted tomatoes, garlic olive oil and feta over penne) and each got a salad for lunch and it was very good. Water has fresh sliced strawberries in it, and with our check we got a coupon for a free appetizer the next time we came in for dinner. Service was great, prices were a *little* steep for lunch but only a little.

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1  Thank votefornumbersix
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Reviewed February 16, 2009

We waited until 8pm and had no trouble getting a table on Valentine's Day. Exceptionally friendly staff. Good choices on the menu - including the option to add tofu to anything. I enjoyed the spicy pasta w/ tofu while my husband had the Princess Pasta w/ chicken. Both very good. Nice selection of wines and beers. This was the best meal we had all weekend. Will definitely go here again if I find myself in Ogden.

1  Thank Mary-Loves-Paris
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Reviewed February 10, 2009

Excellent service and diverse menu selections. The fish entrees are delicious and cooked to perfection. Portions are larger than what you would normally expect of a gourmet restaurant. The "Dave's Velvet Revolver" mixed drink is highly recommended.

The restaurant has outdoor (seasonal) seating, and nightly specials.

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