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Bistro 241
Bistro 241

Bistro 241 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistro241.com
  • Phone: (561) 330-4080
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am -3:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking In our Esplanade Plaza lot.
A word from Bistro 241
Bistro 241 is committed to develop a subtle blending of tastes and forms, with the wide range of possibilities offered by our Cuisine De Marché concept that captures the best and freshest of our local produce. Our highly trained staff and the owner, will ensure that our guests have a pleasant culinary experience. We also offer a full service bar and a diversified wine list. Come celebrate with us and have a quality time.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a wonderful meal however there is no bartender and the owner was taking care of the bar and also waiting our table. Service was poor and we waited a very long time for our check as the owner was socializing and even after repeated calls from his employees didn't respond .vWe'll try it again but will make sure we have another server."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Server was nice but not very prompt. They were out of limes, the appetizer we ordered and didn't have any sauce for the Calamari was good, not heavy but the salad was over dressed and salty. I had the tropical grouper which was good, The. The chefs came through the restaurant and noir the front door to have a smoke twice while we were seated. Not only was this unappetizing the smoke filtered in to our table. A woman walked in, likely the owner or manager and went right to the bar. Pit her purse on top of the bar, YUK, and proceeded to get on her knees on her bar stool, reach over the bar several times to grab different times from behind bar. She then helped herself to drinks. I never saw her wash hands."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food--and the wonderful service--made for a perfect evening out. Eli went out of his way to make everything delightful, from serving us just the right amounts of white wine (so it would stay cool in the glass) to making a totally delicious dessert. This is a must for your Delray Beach list!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Had a lovely meal --especially delicious wild mushroom/truffle risotto with seared scallops. Nice wine list"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Very good food. The owner took great pride in the delivery and service of his meals. Nice atmosphere, sitting outside was a delight. The owners were magnificent in the pride they took of this place."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was the third time in about the past month we have introduced friends to Bistro 241 and each experience was enjoyed by all. The homemade soups are thick with flavorful ingredients (the Mushroom is fantastic), the mussel appetizer is the most tender and sweetest I've ever had. The scallops over truffle risotto are consistently plump, sweet and satisfying. The yellowtail, grouper and salmon were consistently fresh and delicious. The short rib dish and the bolognese filling and delicious. This great find on Second Ave almost 3 blocks north of Atlantic has become our favorite local restaurant for consistently great food at fair prices and being accommodating when requesting deviations from the preparation or ingredients"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "It's so nice to find restaurant that serves wonderful cuisine and it isn't on the VERY CROWDED NOISY OVER-PRICED ATLANTIC AVENUE!!!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "All of us, 8 people, enjoyed our meals at Bistro 241. Although the restaurant was filled, it was quiet making it easy to carry on a conversation. The service was good, not outstanding, and the wait staff was very pleasant. There was also a parking lot which made it very easy as it it in a busy neighborhood with many restaurants. we would certainly return."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This place is amazing. Food was incredible and the staff and owner are very attentive and take pride in what they do. Great atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The owner was very gracious and quite knowledgable about wines and spirits. Charming and attentive server, Sydney. Food was excellent and my friends mussels were the best I ever tasted. ( not overly garliced). Also a fun neighborhood. Would recommend Bistro 241 and will go back."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This was our second time at this restaurant and we weren't disappointed. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was terrific-they served a toasted pita with delicious hummus and when someone asked for a softer bread, they brought a delicious house made ciabatta. Dishes were varied and well prepared. Salads were large enough for sharing. Only two desserts but the one we all shared was chocolate and divine. We sat outside and it couldn't have been more pleasant. All four of us agreed we would be back. We eat out very often and this was one of the best meals I have had in a long time."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Was expecting a good, if not great dinner, given the rating. However, grouper and risotto, we're both without character. Prices would have been appropriate for a great dinner, but not the one served. Server was very attentive, as was management. On the positive side, the homemade humus was sensational."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had an early dinner at Bistro 241 on a Saturday evening after just arriving in town to visit relatives. The food was excellent, and both the owner and the servers were very friendly and responsive to requests. It's a very charming place, with both indoor and outdoor dining. I'd highly recommend it."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were the first diners to arrive on a recent Saturday and yet we waited 50 minutes for our food. A group of 4 came after us and after waiting at a table for awhile they left because no one came to their table. They were convinced, by the waitress, to return and they were served before we were. Those of us who ordered sandwiches found them to be very mediocre. The salads were just OK. Those who ordered iced coffee were never offered refills. I had previously read good reviews of this restaurant so maybe it was just an off day."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Bistro 241 is a great choice among the many restaurants in Delray Beach. It is small but with pleasant outdoor seating. We found the food creative, healthy and excellent. We were told the hummus was homemade and it is outstanding."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food was excellent and the place was understated and quiet. Makes for easy table conversation. Wine list was ok but not great. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Over priced for the quality of the food. Hummus comes with pita chips that are stale and tasteless. The risotto was over cooked. A short menu but even this had two items that were not available. The main courses were not worth eating. On an A to F scale I rate Bistro 241 a C-. I would not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Open table delivered a winner with a table for two at 6:15pm just past mid-night on Valentine's Day. Perfect fit at Bistro 241. Table ready when we arrived on time and we were seated in front of others without reservations. Attentive, energetic service added to the pleasant atmosphere and delicious food. Made me look good to my Valentine and was the start of a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have been twice, and can't complain about the food, though the portions are skimpy. But Ellie, the owner, is a nice young kid who has NO concept of how to manage a restaurant. It is grossly understaffed. There is no bartender, so Ellie makes the drinks himself but is trying to do so many other things that it's just crazy. This past Friday night, at 7:45 PM, he ran out of ice and had to send someone to buy some. He also ran out of the pork chops) He has no bussers, so the few servers he has also have to bus their own tables. There wasn't even anyone checking people in, so Open Table showed us as a no show. Ellie complains to everyone within earshot about how he can't get good staff and how hard he works. No one wants to hear it!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Quality ingredients, nice atmosphere - food not to temp and a bit bland. Staff kind but restaurant seemed under staffed and not very well organized. Definitely effects the experience. The restaurant does has potential but not there yet."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "They were very short handed as someone did not show for work. I know they tried so I will go back perhaps not on the weekend. Although I enjoyed my food came out nice & hot very tasty, my husband was disappointed in his selection.Not hot, skimpy and overall not very good."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We went for lunch. It was relatively empty. The owner/host/waiter was very nice and attentive. Our lunch was quite good. Obvious attention to detail and quality ingredients. We will certainly return to try dinner."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "It was a Superbowl Sunday and not too many restaurants in our area were open. We made a reservation at the Bistro 241 and were not disappointed. The food was very good and we recommend this place for any occasion."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "I LOVE this restaurant. Always great food, and the service is outstanding. The owner enjoys his work and it shows. The specials are creative and always served with a smile. Don't miss this opportunity to reward yourself.... There are a number of choices in the area, and this is by far at the top of my list."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Recently dined with friends, on a warm winter evening. Outdoor dining with warm breezes and entertaining people watching. A waitress called in ill so the owner jumped in to help. A charming gentleman with good recommendations. The snapper, scallops and lava cake were all hits. Take the 2 block detour off Atlantic and you will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Food very good and liked that substituting was available."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Nice restaurant but management needs to step it up. No one greets you when you walk in. Service extremely slow. Server was lovely but has no assistant. Food came out sporadic. No balsamic vinegar for salad until we asked that they ask chef. Owner disinterested. Needs major makeover customer service. Can't say the four of us would return."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The menu was much more limited than listed on the web site, the service was slow and disorganized. The bar ran out of martini glasses, for example, when the restaurant was not crowded, the red and gold beet salad had a few red beets and no gold. We were assured we could be finished in time for a concert and had to leave before we got all of our food. Some they boxed in styrofoam for us. The food was variable. Having come because of the good reviews and descriptions, I asked the waitress if the restaurant had been sold and was under new ownership. It wasn't."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Tried this when an out-of-town guest was visiting. The owner is the son of the owner of Joseph's Wine Bar across the street. We shared an appetizer and dessert, enjoyed 3 different dinners, and nothing disappointed. Portions were appropriate, service was on point, and the food was fresh and delicious - very nicely prepared. We will return."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This little gem of a restaurant with smiling, courteous, and efficient waitstaff and amazing cooks provided just the right amount of space between tables to enjoy a pleasant conversation with our guests while we satiated our taste buds.We loved the ample portion of caesar salad that two can share and the fish dishes were perfectly cooked. Do not miss the chocolate molten cake with ice cream for dessert that the four of us shared as we lingered over a pleasant evening."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "thoroughly enjoy dining at bistro 241. we dine there often and the experience is always pleasant. ellie is a gracious and attentive host."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at Bistro 241 and it definitely won't be our last. This restaurant was recommended to us by some good friends who are regular diners there. We started with the Steamed Mussels which were very flavorful and delicious. Next was a wonderful entree of incredibly tender and juicy Slow Roasted Short Ribs which I devoured. The owner Elie was inviting and warm and extremely knowledgable of wines. He suggested a bottle that paired beautifully with our meal. We finished our evening with a wonderful chocolate desert and cognac. The ambiance was romantic and charming and we are looking forward to our next visit here."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "We arrived with friends on Dec 25th... WITH A RESERVATION. Two parties were in line ahead of us. Neither had a reservation. They were sat. We were told they could not sit us as they had no table. We could either sit at the bar (there were 4 of us... how do you hold a conversation sitting side by side --- not to mention there was no room at the bar) or we had the option to leave. This was the owner/manager. How could you sit tables with no reservations ahead of those who made a reservation. HORRIBLE and DISGRACEFUL. I will tell everyone I know NEVER to eat here. My ratings for food, ambience, and noise level were put as 1 because there was no choice for N/A."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Food was delicious. Service was ok. We went on New Year's Eve and they were definitely not prepared for do many people. They were short staffed and ran out of certain items on the menu."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Very accommodating. Has a real desire to please customers"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "We went as a group of three couples for New Years Eve. This restaurant is owned by the family of Joseph's wine Bar right across the street. We knew about Joseph's, but had not been to the Bistro. We had high expectations and were not disappointed. As one might expect in downtown Delray Beach this place is a bit pricy. Not crazy, but hardly cheap. Our food was very good. The appetizers and entrees were reasonable portions and the taste was excellent. The owner waited on us with help from whatever hands were free, but things went a bit slow. The place was very full and there were a lot of large parties. That probably contributed to the minor service problems. That may just be par for the course for a Holiday night in So. Florida."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "New Years Eve....Owner waited on us too as they were short staffed. 2 servers and 1 busser for about 60 seats (outside and in). Then...they allowed people without reservations (we had one) to eat at the bar! Another 10 chairs! Service was awful, as one would expect with those comparatives, but worse the owner showed his annoyance and arrogance. Not one apology from him. Lovely place, good food.....likely won't go back for some time."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The bistro is great. Food is prepared and served with aplomb. The chef/owner waited on us due to a shortage of help( someone didn't show for work), but he added to our overall satisfaction. You can't find a better place to eat in delray and parking is easier than on Atlantic Ave."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "This was our first time at this restaurant. The food was excellent (I had the shrimp and my husband had the scallops). Service was excellent, our waitress was very attentive and made us feel welcome. The owner checked on us several times, and seemed genuinely interested in making sure we were happy with our food and the service. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Had reservation for 4 at 7:45. When the Downtowner had not arrived I called the restaurant..maybe 7:50? Owner said res. Gone should have called earlier. I told him the reason and said we were 5 min away. He said to come in maybe a table would be available. The Downtowner arrived as I hung up. Arrived at Bistro, no table and "you should have called earlier, I have a business." He said there was a table ready for their bill and we could wait at the bar. We waited outside until we heard a woman at a table for 8 saying, "please, where are our other dinners?" Given the cancelled reservation, poor reception and the woman's question, we went across the street to Brûlée which we all rated 5 stars."
    Dined on 12/27/2013