Bistro Cloclo
Bistro Cloclo

Bistro Cloclo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistrocloclo.com/
  • Phone: 4077455045x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday- Thursday: 11AM-10PM
    Friday and Saturday: 11AM-11PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Consulting Chef Julien Bouchet, Chef Alvaro Delbusto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Special Occasions. Arrangements to be made in advance.
  • Entertainment: * French Singer performing all New and old French Classics twice a month on Friday evenings.
    * Live Jazz Quartet performing a wide range of Modern and Classic
    French Jazz every Sunday from 11:30AM to 2:30PM.
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  • Special Events: *Wine Down Wednesdays, first Wednesday of every month consisting of wine tasting paired with special plates.
    *Wine dinners with special guests.
    * Sign up to our email list on our website or follow us on Facebook to receive timely updates on other entertainment and special events!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dr. Phillips
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample Parking available all around Plaza.
A word from Bistro Cloclo
Take a Trip to Paris Without Leaving Home !!

Bistro CloClo offers a casual yet elegant setting. Approachable yet world class. It is located in the heart of Restaurant Row in the Marketplace at Dr. Phillips off Sand Lake Road.

Its cuisine melds traditional bistro classics, with a contemporary flair all its own... Our carefully selected Wine List is reasonably priced with a variety of choices to appeal to every taste and budget.
Our main dining room and our outdoor patio can accommodate groups and parties up to 130 guests.

Whether you visit us for a Ladies lunch, a romantic date, a business dinner or a family brunch, we will be delighted to share a little French "Joie de Vivre" with you!

A bientôt !
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Bistro Cloclo reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (88)neighborhood gem (88)great for outdoor dining (79)special occasion (50)romantic (49)notable wine list (26)great for brunch (26)great for lunch (24)good for groups (24)hot spot (5)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Best Steak Frites outside Paris!
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We reserved this restaurant based on OpenTable and TripAdvisor reviews. We were thrilled that Bistro CloClo exceeded our expectations - great food, hospitality, and attention to detail for our group of 5. Here's what I recommend... Appetizers: Tuna Tartare and Meat and Cheese plate - phenomenal! Entrée: My husband had the Duck L'Orange, and he said it was amazing. I had the Steak Frites, and it was probably one of the 5 best steaks I've ever eaten! Desserts: Don't miss the Cronuts or Crème Brulée. Of course, anything you order will be fabulous! With real, fresh food, and chef driven menu, this is a great find - real value for the money! Dine on the patio if the weather is nice. You will truly enjoy this french bistro!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic French Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    From the greeting by the server to the last bite of dessert, our group of five felt pampered and pleased. Five exquisite entrees and ten thumbs UP!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Evening
    anitagVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Escargot, whole Branzino, lamb shank, beef bourguignon all were delicious. Table outside on a beautiful night rounded out the evening. However, $20 corkage fee is too high. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paris in Sand Lake
    peripatetic
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food is superb! I've only made two visits, but I can't wait to return. My first visit was for lunch, and it was such a pleasant surprise, I returned the next Sunday. Brunch on the patio was a delight: cool breeze, cool jazz, and great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • By Chance By Open Table
    MarcEnergyVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Picked this restaurant by Open Table as one of the few French Restaurants in Orlando near International drive. Was pleasantly surprised and delighted. It was a birthday dinner and it was great. Appetizers to desert were memorable. Try the mussels ( good secret ingredient). We will go back next time in Orlando.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd visti
    larafl
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    this time we had 2 grandkids (11 and 15) with us. the older boy at from the September Dining menu; younger had some 'off the menu' items. the sliders were much bigger than the normal slider, and he could only eat 1 1/2 out of 3. the fries were slim and tasty. and he had mango sherbert for dessert - a huge portion. the rest of us had the specials for September - we managed to try some new items, tuna appetizer (poke in hawaiiian) was not what we expected, as the pieces were small and he did not eat much. the sauce for the mussels was not as thick as last time, still tasted good but hard to put on bread. scallops were amazing again. the mousse dessert was actually on the lovely cracker and looked much better and tasted as good as last time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French Cuisine for the local crowd
    Colewa
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Bistro CLOCLO is just your average neighborhood French Bistro located in the Dr. Phillips area of Orlando. Serving traditional style French Cuisine with its cream sauce and Ratatouille side dishes are presented on clean white plates with red tablecloths on the tables. Bistro CLOCLO is a good place for that dinner just for two or twelve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost like in Paris
    Sandrawise
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Wonderful bistro, fabulous food. Fantastic service!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We took advantage of Orlando's Magical dining and experienced a new restaurant. It was delightful and we enjoyed everything. When we are in Orlando again we will certainly return. The food was good and the price was right. Service was very attentive. Would like to go back for brunch. We also appreciate the french flavors that are hard to find nowadays.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Foodie123VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We went for Orlando's Magical Dining and had an absolutely fabulous meal. We had steak, mussels, tuna tartare, chocolate mousse and a delicious wine. The service was impeccable. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly good
    LAfoodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I had reviewed the menu for the magical dining month and it had 3 of my wife's favorite dishes (Escargots,Scallops, and creme brulle). So we decided to try the restaurant on a Friday night. Upon entering the bistro we were greeted by the maitr d, Kim, who attended to us the whole evening. The service and food were both excellent. The 3 courses were delivered at the right pace and temperature. They also had a happy hour from 3 to 7 that featured buy one get one at 50% on appetizers and drinks. We are planning to return next month to take our friends there for another prix fixe dinner since we were very satisfied with Bistro CloClo.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    luvfood
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Wonderful food and our waiter was fantastic! Food could have been served hotter than it came out. Overall was terrific!! This is a great find for the area!! Wish they had one in the West Palm Beach area!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New favorite place!!
    Frenchy
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food here is amazing!! I've been twice and can't wait to back for more!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French in Orlando?
    8enoughVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    What a pleasant surprise. As good as many places in NYC. Diverse menu, good and reasonably priced wine list. If you are in Orlando with young children and want change from the ordinary, this is it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice surprise
    Rtsr
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    First visit and we were pleasantly surprised at quality of food. Good service and wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner with Husband
    neveronasunday
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I recently took my husband here to celebrate his birthday. We took advantage of the Magical Dining Menu (which offered great options at normal sized portions). For starters, he had the escargot and I had the mussels; both were excellent (although he did wish that there was less sauce on the escargot). We used the tasty bread and butter given to sop up the broth of my mussels (WOW!). For dinner, he had the flounder and I had the scallops, again, both were excellent. I think that Bistro Cloclo does a really nice job! They are trying to create a nice atmosphere (despite being in a shopping plaza). We sat outdoors, which was really nice. I do hope that they get a full, liquor license soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply divine!
    MRRCVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Service was phenomenal! The food.... You just have to go and try for yourself every bite was simply divine! Well done Bistro Cloclo
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all round
    DEPR60
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Service, food and ambiance all fabulous! Had a magical dining experience. Mussels and ahi tuna tartar wonderful - although only 8 mussels seemed a little skimpy. Scallops and sole delicious. The server made recommendations based on dietary allergies and chef accommodated willingly. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bistro Cloclo-Oui Oui!
    McFly5585VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We dined for Orlando's Magical Dining Month, assumed the portions would be downsized for the prix fixe menu, but were pleasantly surprised. THe bread brought to the table was hot, crusty and delicious. The mussels were flavorful, the scallops cooked well and a decent size and the steak was HUGE! The desserts more than met our expectations- let's face it, the French know dessert! The service was extremely friendly and playful; the owner acted as though he were waiting for us to arrive and hoped we would be back. I have no doubt that I WILL return as there were many other menu items I am anxious to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Siverangel1964
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was excellent and so was the service. Best steak I ever had!!!!! First time dining at Cloclo, will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time at Cloclo
    DaveL
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went to Bistro Cloclo during the Magical Dining month. The host/owner was extremely friendly and welcoming, the appetizers were excellent, as were our entrees and desserts. The ambience was overall very good, with the only drawback being the location (in a strip mall). The walls inside displayed very nice artwork for sale. I highly recommend this restaurant for a date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place and great host
    JoannmVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We went for magical dining and were impressed with the host. He really made us feel special. They were out of the wine we choose so he came over with two (much more expensive) bottles and offered it at the same price. That was very nice, I enjoyed my mussels, my fish menuire and my creme brulee. My friends all liked the scallops that they got. All in all, will go back!
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  • Food 5, Service 2
    NotThatPicky
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We sat outside. The busboy brought our water and spilled one of them over one of my friends. We smelled cigarette smoke. They didn't tell us they allow smoking outside. We moved inside. I had delicious escargot and my scallops entree was fantastic. My husband had the ahi tuna and the steak, which was perfectly done. One of us had the mussels and wanted a straw for the broth. Our desserts, creme brulee and the chocolate mousse, were a perfect ending to our meal. While the food is a 5, the service is a 2. The waiter spilling water. Smoking outside. The servers who leaned over us to serve us our meals, pick up our empty dishes,etc. We were in a table, not a booth. There was room to walk around our table rather than doing it the lazy way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Satisfied.
    amlisbeth
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I loved my experience at Bistro Clocko. The staff was friendly and very knowledgable of the food and wanted us to have a great time dining, and we sure did! The food was amazing! I had the mussels, sea scallops, and creme brulee. I left feeling full and satisfied without breaking the bank. Next time I plan to come back for brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BESTYET
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE. DEFINITELY A TOP THREE RESTAURANT IN OUR BOOK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meals experiences
    BonChic
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food coming outbox the kitchen is average for a French restaurant. It took one hour to get our appetizers, then when the food finally arrived, it was not prepared as expected. For example , asked for a Seared/Rare Pepper steak with extra pepper sauce. , which was not seared at all . There was hardly any pepper sauce and little peppers. We wanted French Champagne and French wine by the glass and there was nothing of quality French available for wine and champagne by the glass. You should look for a successful French Brasserie menu , copy and execute it well and consistently . Then you will be consistently successful.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magical dining
    NY01
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    First time here. Outstanding food and service. All entrees appetizers and desserts were great. Party of 5.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    Paul
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This was our first visit to Bistro Cloclo and we were very pleased with the food and friendliness of Paul and the rest of his staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I wanted to try this place for a long time. Finally made it and I can say it definitely exceeded my expectations. food was amazing very flavorful, our server Santiago was fun. me and my friends had fun and will definitely come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ENJOYED THIS NEW RESTAURANT
    McLeanEater
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great decor, welcoming atmosphere, perfect service. My food was satisfactory .... good enough moules, nicely presented; grilled scallops were dry (overcooked) but on a bed of amazing black rissotta; creme bruele was OK but undistinguished [wish I'd had the chocolate mousse ... it was delicious]. Glad we went, left satisfied, but not impressed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Solid Experience
    Harley
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    While the food was delicious and the service acceptable, there still seemed to be something missing from our experience at Bistro Cloclo. Our appetizers--the Tuna Tartare and the Escargot--were both excellent; the scallops (Coquille St Jacues) and steak were both quite good. Both desserts, creme brulee and chocolate mousse, were perfectly serviceable, but not particularly out of the ordinary. Of the service, all I can really say is that it is a great place to eat if you do not like being harassed by servers with questions regarding your food or experience. The only time we were spoken to was upon arriving, placing our order, and receiving the check. All in all, it was not bad, but a touch pricey for a fairly unremarkable experience.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Glad to have found this place
    Episcodiner
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I'm not sure why but it seems French Bistros are slightly out of fashion. Bistro CloClo bucks the trend- friendly people, well prepared food- tuna tartar, mussels, fish mieniere, excellent steak au poivre, etc. The staff are attentive and not stuffy. People are happy to see you. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    localjoe
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We visited on a Wednesday evening. There was a live jazz duo (keyboard and clarinet) and they were really good. The food and service were excellent. A definite "keeper". We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GrandmadVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We went for the magical dining month menu, and really enjoyed the food. There were 6 people in our party, and everyone enjoyed their meal. Great service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ILoveSunshine
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Went for a late lunch. Everything was excellent. Wait staff knowledgeable and chef available to answer questions. Will go back again.
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ruined our Anniversary
    gatorgirl
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Told them it was our Anniversary and they gave us a table inside by the kitchen. Asked to move outside since we had to yell to hear each other. No problem with the move. Except the waiter they gave us had no tables but us outside. He came and disappeared with intervals of at least 10 mins. One time it was over 25 minutes. Never got past the apps. He delivered the wrong wine. Never got the correct one. 1st escargot cold...2nd attempt even colder. So when we had sat there and basically had only bread and water for over an hour we decided to leave. The manager offered a free bottle of wine...but it was a little to late. They should have never assigned this waiter one table outside when all rest were inside. Poor management!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Alternative to the Usual
    DavidC
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is a good alternative to the crowded restaurant row on Sand Lake Road. Good food, good ambiance, and nice hostesses with a French accent. The service was good but they tried to be more upscale than they can deliver. Overall good food, good price, and something different in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MbbMarie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Wonderful appetizers, entrees are prepared perfectly!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great dinner, great food, only opportunity is that the inside is a little tight, one too many tables, hard to maneuver around for servers and guests. I would highly recommend it for dinner!! Very much enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • weekendfoodwarrior
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    another great french restaurant, loved it. will go again.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate