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Bistro La Bon
Bistro La Bon

Bistro La Bon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistrolabon.com
  • Phone: (704) 333-4646
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: wed - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm Dinner: monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (Bar remains open until midnight); Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Majid Amoorpour
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pecan Ave
  • Public Transit: Bus Number 9, 17, 39
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a large parking lot in front of the restaurant at the Central Square Shopping Center.
A word from Bistro La Bon
Bistro La Bon that strives to create a unique culinary experience by utilizing the highest quality ingredients and superior execution of traditional cooking techniques by the multitalented kitchen staff for a very affordable price. We focus on our small plates to illustrate gastronomic creativity to produce appealing cuisine in a way that stimulates the palate both visually and texturally while extracting the maximum amount of flavor through proper cooking techniques.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent food & the live band was entertaining. Our waiter Juan was awesome! Will definitely return for a visit. Do yourself a favor & get the watermelon beet salad! Fantastic."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "I went to brunch at Bistro La Bon following a glowing recommendation by a good friend and love it! Not only was it very cost effective but the every item on the buffet was delicious. I could tell that the chef was an expert because every dish from Swedish meatballs to the granola amd fruit salad was the among the best I ever tasted. Additionally, the buffet was constantly replenished and food was always fresh and hot! The atmosphere was very homey and classy and the staff was very attentive. This place is a gem! My fiance and I were so satisfied that we nibbled at dinner almost 5 hours later! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great brunch spot or for any out of town guests. Truly one of the best in Charlotte!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Amazing food, great service and love the new tables inside and outside."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Good food but small plates are small. You can leave hungry id you don't eat the bread with it or order at least 3-4 per person if you are not a light eater. In the future I would order small plates as appetizers and then order a main course. They need a few more reasonably priced entree selections. Bread pudding dessert was really good."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We did brunch make a reservation the place is quite busy. I had to define Bellini for the bartender but that's what you do the further south you go. The meal was just ok for an all you can eat brunch not much variety. So not too bad for the cost of the meal."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We were presently surprised by the new layout, as well as the menu. Everything was good, but the server was a bit pushy. We had already shared seven small plates (including four meat dishes), and said we'd like the eggplant for "dessert." Instead of recognizing we were ending our meal, the server told us with four people we'd need two eggplants (not true) and that we had to try the meatballs. I said I wasn't hungry, but he said we had to try them, so we said OK. We didn't have our menus, so didn't realize this was an entree dish with an entree price! Needless to say, we weren't thrilled when we got the bill. We didn't feel like he guided us very well through our dinner. And, our pregnant friend wanted a mocktail, but bartender was out."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Overall this was a pretty good place! The food was interesting. We ordered several of the small plates and shared them, and most of them were tasty. The service was fine, but not in any way exceptional. It's a lovely restaurant, despite it's location in a strip mall. I'll go back."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had a Brunch meeting and this was a great place, delicious food and excellent service."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had a travelzoo voucher for 4 small plates, but were surprised restaurant week and their menu were extended. After inquiring, we were able to try the dishes we had hoped for and were impressed with the service and manager accommodation. We chose the saffron risotto, grilled octopus, scallops, and the rack of lamb. All of which were good but we had a few suggestions for each. Risotto and scallops were under cooked and needed a little more seasoning. Octopus was the star of the dinner but required a better balance of crunch, meaning more green beans. Lastly, the rack of lamb intrigued us, but the sauce was a little sweet. Overall, excellent dinner but could have been executed better. We enjoy Bistro La Bon, and will return."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "My husband and I have been to Bistro La Bon for both their brunch and a weeknight dinner with friends. Both experiences were excellent! Great service, great food. Love their Bloody Mary Bar at brunch"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We stumbled unto this restaurant while planning a visit to Charlotte. It was a lovely experience. I would definitely recommend it. We took advantage of Restaurant Week in Charlotte. We had a delicious 4 course meal for $30. I think that deal expires on July 31."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I'm not usually a Saturday lunch/brucnch person and since I was the resident expert joining a group of out-of-towners, I wanted to make sure his place had all the based covered: brunch and lunch options? Check. Good pastries? Check. Hot tea selection for the non-coffee drinker? Check. Eclectic neighborhood/atmosphere to showcase how far Charlotte has come in the last 10 years? Check! Having been for dinner before I knew the food would be top-notch and it was. Our server, Michael was attentive, patient, funny and sweet. We need to go back more often."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Bistro La Bon during Restaurant Week and really enjoyed it. We'd gladly go back and pay full price. We wanted to try this restaurant because their menu had the most options and looked delicious. We were not disappointed. We each ordered something different so we could try as much as possible. Additionally, my hubs was really happy because, even though it wasn't on the Restaurant Week menu, (but is on their normal dining menu) we were able to get an order of Iberico ham, one of his favorites! I'd definitely recommend this restaurant to those who are adventurous and even those who aren't... there are options for all!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I recently dined two Friday's in a row and enjoyed both dinners. Bistro La Bon has been one of my top 3 in Charlotte and I enjoy the varied menus and the wine list. Plus if you desire the corkage fee is $15. so you can bring that special bottle of wine to dinner also. I need to go to a Sunday brunch as I hear that is also wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great food - the portions were a litlel smaller than the last time we did rerstaurant weeek, but the food was still awesome."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Service was very attentive....Food was fantastic.... but the bread pudding was to die for!!! We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "A fantastic little restaurant with eclectic menu and knowledgeable staff. They are good are reinventing the menu so each visit is a unique dining experience. I tried one of the cocktails that was a little sweet, but a good cool drink for summer."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Great food . Appropriate service time. Will come back."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Don't be fooled by the location... the restaurant is a stand-out and deserves its place on Charlotte's Best 25 list. We sampled the "Charlotte Restaurant Week" menu" and were VERY impressed with the selections, both in flavor and presentation. Service was very professional; attentive but not intrussive. This was our first visit, but we'll be back, bringing friends and family."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Our anniversary coincided with Queen's Feast/Restaurant Week, and we lucked into an open table. The early reservation worked out wonderfully as we had time to savor and chat. As always, the food was interesting without being outrageous and very, very tasty."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Took roommates for Restaurant Week. Food was great, service was excellent. Plan to return!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Our first time there and it lived up to its expectations. Very quaint and appealing decor. Our food consisted of gnocchi, mussels for app and lamb and sirloin for main. All were very good. Sirloin was a bit overpriced at $28, but everything else was very reasonable. Wine options sub-par. Dessert was the highlight! The brioche bread pudding is something I would highly recommend. Overall, very nice experience. We will come back!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This was a great brunch find in Charlotte! Food was excellent and the service was very good. You can't go wrong for the price!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "But was extremely disappointed. Went to Bistro La Bon during restaurant week so maybe that explains the poor quality of the food, but it was not good. Like I said, the menu sounded amazing and I really wanted to enjoy this meal, but everything had either no flavor or was so salty I could feel my tongue losing moisture. The lavender chicken looked like an airplane meal, 2 sad pieces of chicken over a creamy ravioli, and all so salty I could not eat it. The mussels would have been great, had the broth not been all salt as well. I do have to say the dessert was very good and if I ever went back it would be for that. Again, they may have just been overwhelmed by restaurant week, but I don't think I will be returning."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was a really good restaurant to eat at during restaurant week. The mussels were phenomenal!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We received a gift card for a wedding present and decided to go check it out. Bistro La Bon is absolutely beautiful and has great views of the downtown skyline through the big glass windows. We loved the decor and our server explained the menu and helped us select a lovely Melbec. We happened to go on 1/2 price wine night...bonus! We tried 4 or 5 of the small plates and their duck entree. All were delicious! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Took 12 people to Bisto La Bon for a special event. The food was wonderful, though the portions a little small. Initially, I was worried because the waiter too a long time to take our dinner orders- he took drink orders promptly. However, once we got past that, he did a great job. It's hard for anyone to serve a big table like that and he was very attentive to the older people in the group."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Drive up get out of your car and you think this just can't be the place! But the half empty strip mall with an old Family Dollar share the location with one of the most eclectic small plates restaurants you could find anywhere. So go, close your eyes when you park and walk inside you will be transported to a restaurant that fits perfectly in the East Village of New York or Silver Lake in LA. It's worth the trip!!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Bistro La Bon has a rustic charm with a downtown vibe to it. My lamb chop rested on a bed of curried lentils. I sampled the squash lasagna and the flour less chocolate dessert, but there were many other interesting sides and desserts to choose from. Nothing too ordinary. Will return, all yummy !"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The brunch food was delicious! The only drawback was the service. We literally had to chase our waitress for every request. She was so quick to come and go without providing us with the essentials. Other than that, it was a great experience."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We went for father's day brunch. The food was excellent and the service was good. It was very busy but we got good service. It's a little pricey and the coffee is not included with the buffet but the food was very good. I will definitely come back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had guest in from the Washington DC area and we took them to Bistrp La Bon! They loved it! The service was great and the food was great. We also introduced them to the Bread Pudding and they loved it!!!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I was a delight to find and truly enjoy a restaurant that servers (tapas (small Plates) of delectable food. All courses were prepared to entice the palate."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Don't be turned off by the Family Dollar Plaza location! The food is excellent-small plates of mussels in saffron cream, lamb chops, Frito Misto, and artisanal cheeses were all delicious. We took two teenagers and our 22 year old and everyone enjoyed their meal. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Excellent small plates with innovative blending of flavors and textures. Hard to find anything comparable in Charlotte. Desserts are also a high point. Good selection of local beers on draft, interesting variety of wines at fair prices. Well worth a visit - just 5-10 minutes from Uptown. Service needs minor refining."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We loved our dinner at Bistro La Bon! They have a one-of-a-kind menu featuring incredible dishes. My friends & I ordered several tapas to share. Every dish we shared was excellent! My favorites were the frito misto & the lavender chicken. You must save room for the desserts! We shared the vanilla orange creme brulee (soooo good) and the flourless chocolate truffle cake (incredible) ! Highly recommend Bistro La Bon to foodies! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I have gone to brunch here approx 15x & have noticed it going downhill. The Sunday brunch includes, in addition to the buffet, French Toast, Scrambled Eggs & Bacon & Belgian Chocolate Waffles. For a table of 4 we were given 1 slice of French Toast, & one quarter of a waffle. For a table of four! I know I could ask for more & they would bring it but what a hassle that is to do. I think we should have gotten 2 waffles and 2 slices of French Toast to start. It is so busy it is difficult to get a waiter back to ask for more. Brings me to point 2, this place has become crowded, chaotic & loud as it has become more known. We could not have a conversation over the noise. Food is good though. Still the French Toast ever! Dinner is quieter."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I've been several times, and usually closer to noon when they have $3 mimosas. This time we went at 10:15. Be a use we beat the rush, we had the best service ever. 4 different servers were attentive, and added to the fun. The food, as always, was on point. The smoked salmon is worth the price alone, but add in some French toast and grits and you'll be a happy camper too. The bacon and eggs are just ok, so if you can bypass those breakfast staples, go straight to the buffet. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "On a recommendation we went for a brunch celebrating a friend's graduation. The hostess was friendly and accommodating but the service was slow. The menu seemed limited (for Sat brunch) and the food came out luke warm. We weren't impressed, especially for the cost. Won't be going back for brunch."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Loved asparagus and avocado, lavender chicken and gnocchi. Friend had beet salad, baked brie and scallops and liked all the dishes ordered. Drinks were good too! Skipped dessert however was seriously tempted. Wait staff was fine. Both of us were freezing and wishing we had brought sweaters...we might of stayed for dessert and after dinner drinks but wanted to get outside and warm up!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014