Worth the drive from BaltimoreWe were pleasantly surprised by Bistro Blanc. All of the food - from a bread plate with several tasty spreads and the Pig & Fig appetizer, to the Jasmine Vanilla Creme Brulee - was great, and our server was exceptional. He was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, kept the water glasses full, and otherwise, left us alone. (If we're paying for a fancy dinner out, I like to be able to enjoy a leisurely meal and not feel rushed.) This was actually our first experience with sous-vide cooking- and both my husband's steak and my pork loin were excellent. We were seated inside, but I got a glimpse of a pretty seating area outside, so I would definitely request outdoor seating in the future if the weather was agreeable. All in all, a lovely evening.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro Blanc First VisitChef Marc Dixon has done a great job of combining a super menu, extensive wine offerings, good wait staff and a pleasant atmosphere that deliversa wonderful dining experience. My wife and I will definetely return... it's worth the drive.... .... Bob & Dianne6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favoritesThis restaurant is one of my favorites. While it is a little out of the way it is well worth the drive and you won't be disappointed. If you are into wine this is your place and if you aren't the food is spectacular as well. Service has been always been superb here. It is in a tiny strip center so don't judge it from the outside or you will miss a spectacular experience.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and ServiceThey have great wine selections and food was great, but a little bit salty. Less salty would make the food even better.
Price is reasonable compared to the quality. I like the size of portion.
Great place to visit with family or couple.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMbountiful bistroOur dining experience was excellent. The half price beer and burgers is a great idea. Other food great as well. Outdoor seating was very enjoyable.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food!Really enjoyed this as a place to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Service was leisurely, but that was OK as we had a nice time chatting. Food is really good -- nice variety on the menu - and we like that local ingredients are featured.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had brunch on Mothers DayWe had brunch on Mothers Day and were able to eat outside. It was a very relaxing time, with good service and good food.
It was very peaceful outside, but the noise level was higher in the dinning room as we passed through.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service, SALTY food,Our waiter, Jake, was friendly and professional. He made this occasion special with his pleasant attention.
Almost everyone in our party had was that the food was too SALTY! Salt can always be added later so I am not sure why the food is over-salted. We did not send the food back as it would have been too many dishes and we did not have unlimited time. Instead people just picked around the overly salty portions. Would return if I read reviews saying this problem is corrected.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat foodgreat food slightly of the beaten path. we went for mother's day brunch. it was very busy but everything was delicious. the duck confit was perfect. the tenderloin was cooked perfectly and the bacon omelette was delish. the creme brulee was good but it was more of a custard in a cup, not firm enough. still yummy though.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Mother's Day BrunchThe restaurant extended Mother's Day Brunch beyond the typical Sunday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm time which fit our schedule nicely. The waitress was very attentive and accommodating. The presentation of the meals was great, were done to spec (my wife and daughter cannot tolerate meat that is anything less than "well done" and they were pleased.) Oh, the food tasted great, too.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal favoriteWe have been to Bistro Blanc about 5 times now, for restaurant week, a beer dinner, normal weeknight dinner, and now brunch, and we've always been extremely pleased. The menu varies just enough to keep things interesting, but the standard favorites are always available--sometimes with a twist. We were kind of apprehensive at first because of the unassuming appearance from outside, but don't be deterred. The food has been consistently excellent, and the cocktails and wines are very good, as well. The brie, with whatever variation they choose for the day, is among the best I've ever had in my life, and you can't lose with their pork or duck dishes.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchMy wife,son and myself attended Bistro Blanc on Mother's Day 2013! it was "a little off the beaten path" but once we located it everything was fine. The decor is modern and relaxing with a large wine rack at the rear of the dining area also displaying a wine machine which houses multiple wines which you can try by the glass for a fee. The service was very nice and our food was quite good. (Crab and spinicah omlette, smoke bacon omlette and a belgain waffle). The only problem I had with this place was that the seating was a bit cramped but that could be due to us dining during a day like Mother's Day. We had a very good time and left quite satisfied. The brunch was nice so we will be dining here again to try thier lunch or dinner menu.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful & Delicious FoodWe came for Brunch on a Saturday. We live in Annapolis it was a 45 min. drive but the food was worth it. The appetizer, entrée, and dessert were all great. We had brunch cocktails all very good so don’t know about the wines. When I made the reservation I mentioned I was hard of hearing and they put us at a table towards the end of the room – which helped. It had a normal noise level for a restaurant.
You have to look for it. There is very little signage, and the font they used on the awning make it almost impossible to read the "b". I remember when this location had a Little George's food store so I found it without a problem, but my friend passed it by and called from the other end of the parking lot asking where it was.
Worth the trip.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro Blanc - a Glenelg hideawayExcellent and innovative menu for Sunday brunch. Our group of four was accommodated quickly as we showed up when the doors opened in the morning. On line reservation service was easy to use but didn't really need to use it until later in the day when more resonable people get out of bed. We had a mix of orders including salads, omlette, eggs benedict, and sandwiches, all prepared with care, and with excellent ingredients.
Thanks to Howard County business sign rules, Bistro Blanc is easy to miss on Ten Oaks Road. It is one block north of the Gleneg traffic circle, but worth looking for.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden gem!I live about a half an hour away, and it is TOTALLY worth the drive! It doesn't look like much on the outside, but the interior is very nicely decorated. The food is interesting, different and delicious. The wine and beer selection is fantastic. Highly recommend!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and wonderful selectionsGreat food and wonderful selections. Server provided recommendations were excellent!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at Bistro Blanc and we thought it was terrific! The food was outstanding and the service could not have been better. The lobster bisque is to die for. Will make this our special occasion restaurant in the future.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM45 Minutes from BaltimoreWe had decided to go farther afield than usual (we tend to stick around Baltimore), and this place seemed to be a good starting point. The food was well prepared and well presented. I found the menu limited and the descriptions a little too detailed, however accurate. While I like the local food trend of which Bistro Blanco is part. the trend tends to include unnecessary complexity of ingredients of which Bistro Blanco is also part. The food was good, but not so special that I would take 45 minutes to get to again.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellentHave been here several times, consistently excellent. Menu rotates during the seasons, wine is always great. Can't miss for a great meal and good ambience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been here before andWe've been here before and thought that the food was excellent. My steak was justs fair although the vegetables and appetizer were very good. For the price of the steak, I expected better.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for birthday dinner.Went for birthday dinner. Pig and pork app was delicious. Artic char was outstanding. Great evening with excellent entertainment! Highly recommend.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I went for "half-priceMy wife and I went for "half-price burger night" and had the VERY BEST burgers we've had. The lamb burger was a special treat as were the French fries.
The service was outstanding as well.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't wait to go backDid you ever go to a place and before you left you were deciding what you were going to eat the next time you came? That was this place. Great location near our house. We started with the cheese tray and crab empannadas and both were outstanding. Actually we started with wine and we could not speak more highly of that as well. Great prices and outstanding selection. My husband had the short rib special and didn't even offer to share it was that good. I have the Char and I've changed my mind about that fish now that I had it prepared this way. I would get it again. Homemade desserts that I think everyone in the restaurant tried at least one of them. Service was OUTSTANDING. Our waiter was knowleadgable and wonderful.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways terrific!We have been to Bistro Blanc several times this year, for dinner, brunch and wine dinners, and it has always been terrific! The staff give excellent suggestions about the food on the menu and wine or drinks to go with. The chef creates thoughtful dishes that work together using the freshest items in season. It is a favorite special occasion place for my family!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals I'veOne of the best meals I've had in a long time. Creative without being precious or ridiculous--just delicious. Everything we ordered was outstanding (how often does that happen?)3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat find!Perfect place for an evening out with wonderful friends and great food. Live guitar music was delightful. Loud enough to hear and yet soft enough to talk easily over.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBest BistroThoroughly enjoyed the experience at Bistro Blanc. Well executed menu. The wine options were classy and affordable. A delicious evening from appetizer to dessert.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThough the menu is somewhatThough the menu is somewhat limited it was easy to find something we liked. All entrees and salads were excellent, and the mussels were superb (especially considering the quantity). Definitely worth a return visit.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AM