Bistro Blanc
Bistro Blanc

Bistro Blanc

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistroblancmd.com/
  • Phone: 4104897907x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Janny Kim
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Committed to designing and executing flawless, memorable events by combining exquisite food with the highest level of customer service throughout Baltimore / Washington Corridor
  • Entertainment: Light Jazz live music on Thursday Nights between 7pm & 10pm..
  • Special Events: Committed to designing and executing flawless, memorable events by combining exquisite food with the highest level of customer service throughout Baltimore / Washington Corridor

Getting there

  • Cross Street: RT 32
  • Public Transit: None
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of free parking!
A word from Bistro Blanc
A Sleek and Sensual Alternative to Traditional Wine Bars - Envision a stylish oasis devoted to the culinary world's three most sensual indulgences - wine, cheese, and food. At Bistro Blanc, you'll experience a dazzling taste and sensory experience with fine wines, exotic cheeses, and exquisite food. Why patronize a traditional wine bar when you can enjoy Bistro Blanc's refined yet lively location? Our knowledgeable wine staff and servers can recommend pairings and answer questions about any aspect of our menus.The ideal setting for private parties, gatherings of friends, or romantic dates, Bistro Blanc has shattered traditional notions of wine clubs and bars.
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Bistro Blanc reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (67)neighborhood gem (63)notable wine list (61)special occasion (43)romantic (40)great for outdoor dining (17)good for groups (15)great for brunch (14)kid-friendly (12)hot spot (10)great for lunch (7)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food and wine list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I can't wait to go back. The sweet potatoes were to die for and the crispy brussel sprouts were amazing. The wine list is extensive. I hope you get to try this hidden gem in Glenelg.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We kept ordering because the starters and small plates were so delicious and creative. Our server was fantastic-very personable and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It remains a gem!
    1234VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Bistro Blanc has continued to deliver fantastic food, remarkable service, and amazing cocktails/wine for many years. Often we see restaurants fade …. not here!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently good gourmet food
    PapaJohn
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Fairly small menu but daily specials. Duck breast is outstanding. Half price wine bottles on Tuesdays great deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was exceptional and beautifully plated. Service was attentive, but not overbearing. An enjoyable lunch experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Consistently Perfect
    ValMc
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Both the food and service are flawless. The chef is a master at his art and the servers most efficient and friendly. Atmosphere is great also. We go thru withdrawal if we don't get there once a week! Thank you Bistro Blanc for giving us something to look forward to every week! With both mine and my husband's job, we frequent restaurants a great deal. Bistro Blanc is on the top of our "GO TO" list for clients, associates and friends. We are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nailed it, again!
    KGourmae
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Every time my husband and I visit BB, they never fail to impress. Our server was beyond attentive and knowledgable. We started the night tasting wines and then enjoyed a fabulous meal. Don't miss the oysters, the duck with mole sauce was savory and the bananas foster bread pudding was almost better than momma made it! We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Diners
    DelightedDinersVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We needed a late evening place to go for a quick meal. Unfortunately, the kitchen misplaced our order ticket, The food is good and very consistent. Our server, Sarah, took care of us. When she realized something was wrong, she apologized and bought us a round of drinks. We considered this our neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great deal!
    insearchofgreatfood
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Went for 1/2 price burgers and brews night. The lamb burger was perfectly cooked medium rare and very tasty. The parmesan garlic fries are out of this world. Seriously, I think I'd order them alone next time. Had 2 IPAs, Hopsecutioner and Lagunitas, both very good with the burger. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Would definitely go back that for the deals again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always accommodating
    UltracsicVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We went late this time, at their last seating. Despite being the only people in the restaurant and knowing all wanted to leave for the evening, they did not rush us or limit service. The food and the service are always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch at Bistro Blanc a Pleasure
    tessVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Another wonderful brunch at Bistro Blanc - we sat outside this time, which was very pleasant. The brunch menu has changed slightly. My husband and son had old standbys with biscuits and gravy and the lamb burger which were as good as always. I had the duck sausage omelet which was very good. We shared the grilled Brie appetizer which was very good. We will have to come back to try the belgian waffles with peaches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good meal
    Maxx2cats
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    BB is a stable regular place I like to dine...can always depend on good food....waitress was too anxious to get orders and we were not in a hurry and they were not busy so it should not have mattered that my friend and I wanted to chat and have drink first before we ordered. Did feel rushed in the beginning and then later we had to ask for her. She also did not tell my friend about the free martini on Thurs night if an entrée was ordered ....I knew and had to ask.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This was our second time at Bistro Blanc. It's probably the best restaurant in the area. The dishes are unique and very tasty. They have a nice patio on the side that is lined with grapevines and very cozy. Great wine selection and the servers are very knowledgable. I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Occasion dinner
    run4food
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went to Bistro Blanc for our anniversary dinner because we like the ambiance and the food. Everything with the dinner was fine but there were two nitpicking things about the evening - one menu book had the wrong wine list (which the waitress took to correct) and the music (electric piano) was nice but too loud for such a small space. The meal was good and met our high expectations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time here & we will return
    Out2Dine
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This was our first chance to dine at Bistro Blanc with our busy schedule. Friends have recommended it for a while, so we managed a visit for brunch on a Sunday. The restaurant was very quiet, the decor is pleasant, @ the service was with a smile, excellent amount of attention but also giving you privacy to talk with not too many interruptions. The bread starter with dips was delicious. My husband LOVED the homemade *Rheuben* sandwich. It looked beautiful with presentation as well as being flavorful. I ordered the crab soup of the day. I personally didn't like the taste at all. I offered my husband a taste to see if it was just me. Normally my husband will finish anything for me, even he didn't want it. They politely offered an alternative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, service, but....
    esaumanx
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Went here with another couple the other night. As always, food was very good and service was attentive. Two issues with service, however. First was attempt (successful) to upsell. One of our friends wanted a small plate. She was told it likely wouldn't be enough food, but ended up being as large as another entree we ordered. Worse, we ordered a second bottle of $60 wine at waiter's suggestion. We each had one glass from this bottle, but were not offered to take the remainder home. Didn't realize till we were long gone. I assume wait staff had a few glasses of nice Chardonnay that evening.
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  • Love at first sight
    dininglocallyinmd
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We went to Bistro Blanc on our neighbor's recommendation, and had a wonderful time. The service was outstanding as was the food. The wine list is extensive, but our server Warren was very knowledgeable and helped us pair nice wines to go along with our meals. The pasty chef did a great job of preparing delicious desserts that were also visually pleasing. The whole atmosphere of the restaurant is comfortable and friendly while still being a high-end restaurant. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bucket
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The memu was extensive and inviting. The five members of our party ordered something different so we all have a taste. Everything was delectible: Brussels, Bolognese, Hamburger, Ruben and Pig & Fig. We thoroughly enjoyed the live music presented by Gene Okonski. Our Server, Carla, was quite efficient and engaging. She was helpful in recommending an excellent wine. Our friends from Boston and D.C. were quite impressed and had an enjoyable evening. The owner, Raj, made it a point to stop by and chat; even though he was very busy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Cuisine
    AndyVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Innovative, tasty dishes. Friendly, knowledgeable servers. Consistently good experience.'
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • An interesting concept
    TrishalVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I love how different the concept of this restaurant is, but wish the location was more mainstream than way out there on Rt32. I ordered the Risotto, and it was actually better than a lot of risottos that I have tried recently. The Petite-Green salad was nice and had interesting combinations of flavor and texture (i.e., the pistachio crust crumble). My wife had the Thai coconut curry soup with a tomato-shrimp salsa on a toasted bread. However, for the price of the soup, one would have thought that the shrimp (marked by "market price") would be more than two extremely small pieces. I love the beer and wine selection, especially the concept of trying out so many different wines and in various amounts (and prices).
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Keep It Coming
    1234VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We visit Bistro Blanc frequently and the restaurant has evolved quite well over time. It's not a stagnant menu or environment, the reach of the food continues to expand with more and interesting flavors each time. I moved away from the Pig 'n' Fig, Lamb Burger, Arctic Char, of Heirloom Tomato Risotto - this time I went for their take on a Rueben …. delicious!! Continue to expand the menu and bring us new flavors!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We've eaten at Bistro Blanc at least six times and our latest visit on a Saturday evening was fantastic. We started with the gazpacho and pig and fig. Both were amazingly good. Our entrees consisted of the Arctic char and the seared duck breast. The char was cooked perfectly and served on a bed of vegetables. The seared duck was moist and flavorful and served with a white chocolate mole. We ended the meal with a peach cobbler (it could have used a bit more peach) that was accompanied by a scoop of ice cream. Andy the bartender sent us a complimentary after-dinner drink as well, making our dining experience near-perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food, as always, was fabulous. The wine list, as always, is unique and very good. The service is usually wonderful, warm, friendly, patient. This time, our server was cold and pushy. Despite the lack of other diners both inside and outside, she just kept coming back pressuring us to choose, order, go. It was not pleasant. It is not a cheap dining experience. I usually enjoy wonderful dinners and lots of wine over great conversation. We felt very hurried and she was very sterile and rarely even smiled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • nice place
    Luv2dineout
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    It is a bit pricey, but the food and selection is great. Good parking, and very easy to find. Outdoor dining might be OK after dark, but no real ambience when it's light. No beer on tap, but a decent list of craft beers in bottles and cans. Menus are large and cumbersome for the size of the table. There were 4 of us and we were happy when they took the menues away. great service!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week
    AviatorVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We enjoyed a very delicious three course meal during Restaurant Week. Each dish was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic, as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We love eating here. The wine list is outstanding, and the food is a wonderful concoction of unique flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food, Limited Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food here was well-prepared, and the wine list is excellent, but the menu is somewhat limited, 4 main courses, 4 sandwiches and flatbreads and 5 small plates, although these were supplemented when we were there by the Restaurant Week menu. Be aware that there is a separate charge for bread, which is not typical in this country.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent! Highly recommend!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We sat outside on a lovely terrace. The food was amazing! Would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely return! Great date night place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Wednesday night is half price burgers and half price craft bottle/can beers. What a burger! Beef is incredibly fresh and cooked to perfection. Might be my favorite burger in Baltimore area. Also a good place for weekend brunch and very nice wine list. Service is efficient, attentive but not annoying. Raj and his staff do an excellent job and Chef is superior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Bistro Does It Again
    EnjoyingFood
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I met my daughter there for dinner and since it was Restaurant week I picked items of the special menu. Watermelon salad with prosciutto started it off. Then came Bolognese Papparadelle. Finished with Earl Grey Lemon Cheesecake. It was half price wine night so we just had to get a great bottle of wine. Andy did a super job as usual waiting on us and conversationally. Raj also stopped to chat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • A Hidden Gem
    MichaelBVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This place is hard to find, but it's definitely worth the effort! Excellent food, service, & ambiance! Our only real complaint was with the price of the Howard Co. Summer Restaurant Week (HCSR) prix-fixe menu: the HCSR's website indicated that the price of the prix-fixe meal would be $32.14; however, when we got to Bistro Blanc, we discovered that the restaurant had raised the price to $35.14.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food!
    DJfromMD
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have been to this place several times over the last year--it is never a disappointment. Food is delicious--each entree is prepped with a lot of care and attention to detail. The plating is beautiful and the seasoning of the food is excellent. The chef pays attention to detail and what they produce on the plate are works of art. Wine pairings have been great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Hadn't been in awhile and decided to treat our daughter as she had never been. Everything was delicious, full of flavor and nicely plated from the baked brie to the succulent duck to the delicious peach cobbler. Our waitress Christine was excellent also- very attentive, kept our glasses full and answered our questions about ingredients/food preparation. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food I've had in a long time!
    deeltnv
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Hadn't been here for quite a while - food was amazing - updated menu - loved every course -highly recommend it - best restaurant in the area hands-down. Rivals upscale DC restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    It was restaurant week so we got to enjoy the pre-fix 3 course meal with wine pairing. Our bill for 2 people with 2 glasses of wine each, app, main & dessert was $90. Great value. Great food. Ambiance is nice. Loved it!! We are going back Wednesday for half price burgers & beer. Can't wait. This restaurant is good for young crowd, older or families with kids. A+++
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food!
    Pmreview
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Our visit to Bistro Blanc during restaurant week was, as usual, a very good experience. The food is always exceptional---innovative, sometimes a little quirky (in a good way), but always delicious. The Avocado soup was a delight as was the gnocchi with braised rabbit. Service was professional and friendly. Great place to go and kudos to up-and-coming chef Janny Kim!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • i just wished i was closer
    titoVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    like the bistro, just a long drive to get to it.. we had dinner with a friend, so it was in the middle for all of us. As always, food is good, service is excellent and the comments by Jason on the menu and wine list were not intrusive, but as a comment to what the food was made and had.. great work. I had the pig n fig and the crab empanadas.. yum yum.. small plates, besides a full entree choice... great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Christina
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    A friend and I were trying to find a nice local place for dinner and decided on Bistro Blanc. What a great restaurant! Food and service were fantastic. We started with the Fig n' Pig and the Korean rice cakes. I consider myself a foodie and many diners can agree that you eat with your eyes first. I can say that every dish was beautifully presented, not to take away from the great flavors each dish had. Each dish had a wonderful balance of flavor and when it comes to food, balance is key. We also enjoyed some great oysters and the seared duck, cooked perfectly. We ended with great desserts. Only complaint was no cappuccino, but the coffee was good! I will definitely be back and cannot wait to tell others about this great neighborhood find!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not impressed
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The flavors were very good, but not impressed with ambiance, lack of 2 specials ("ran out"), inoperable wine card, no martini glasses ("were dirty" and served a martini in a stemless wine glass). Was definitely an "off night," but for $280+tip, I surely expected more.
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  • A diamond in the rough!
    GnLRay
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The location is very deciving as the inside/atmosphere, food and service are fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet