Bistro La Persaud
Bistro La Persaud
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Bistro La Persaud

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lapersaud.com/
  • Phone: 7807586636
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm;
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, French
  • Executive Chef: Emmanuel David
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full catering service, food and beverage, onsite in our private banquet facility or delivered to your door or event location.
  • Private Party Facilities: Reserve our complete restaurant space and facilities or private banquet rooms for up to 250 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Keith Persaud 7802894282
  • Entertainment: Friday Night Blues & Jazz.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 86th Avenue
  • Public Transit: Edmonton City Transit bus stops located directly in front of our building: La Cite Francophone.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Bistro offers a private covered parkade facility on the North side of our building free of charge to our guests. On street parking is also available.
A word from Bistro La Persaud
Experience the elegant ambience, relaxed atmosphere and international award-winning culinary flair of Bistro La Persaud, an exciting, full-service restaurant located in the heart of Edmonton"s French Quarter. Bistro also offers fabulous catering delivered to your door, or on-site for up to 250 people, perfect for office parties, business meetings, wedding socials or gala banquets.
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Bistro La Persaud reviews from OpenTable diners
  • The food was great...and presentati
    ELakoVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    The food was great...and presentation was awesome. We found the service to be lacking though, especially when requesting drinks. We left feeling a bit ignored and the atmosphere of the whole restaurant was strange. Not warm and inviting but kind of cold.
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  • A wonderful, modern classical
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    A wonderful, modern classical French restaurant. The food is wonderfully prepared and presented, with distinct and selected flavours and textures in each item. By "modern", I mean that the sauces are much "lighter" than in classic cuisine. Because it is classically French, the portions are very small by Alberta standards - don't expect the 1.5 pound steaks or deserts that fill a soup bowl here. In fact, the main courses come on very oversized plates that would, to the inexperienced, seem to overpower the food. But they are wonderful. As well, if you can, get a table in the back - I would think that if sitting at a table at the front, the outdoor courtyard might be distracting.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellenthow the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Food was excellenthow the room, ambiance etc let the experience downneeds a make overalso locationwould be better served being closer to the other good restaurants in edmonton
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic food, Chilly service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    The food presentation was delightful and beautiful. Smoked raisins in the waldorf salad exquisite. The duck breast with pistachios & the duck canneloni "c'est bon" but could have used a few more veggies with the dish though the salad and entree were filling enough. The canneloni portion was slightly on the salty side, but didn't ruin the dish entirely. Service didn't enhance our experience unfortunately. With so much effort going into preparing the food the hospitality really didn't match. It felt like the server that night was just going through the motions. She seemed unable to reccomend a wine unless she knew what we were eating and insisted that we ordered everything at once. The spacing and timing of the courses were slightly rushe
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    fit for foodies
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  • awful service with high prices.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    awful service with high prices. Great food but the snotty service made me feel unwelcome. Food reminds me of paris but is not worth the attitude. not coming back for sure
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  • When we went to use groupon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    When we went to use groupon told we had to order two mains to use it. Some entrees were $45... a little over our budget. So the waitress said she would only honour the amt of the groupon. Then automatically added $15 gratuity - then asked do I want my change. So I wasn't happy to have spent $ 40 - would have definately gone somewhere else./ Waitress was a little short at the end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, ambiance poor
    Homecook
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Our meals were wonderfully flavourful and excellently presented. Other reviewing diners have commented on the small portions. We found the portions quite generous but very heavy on the protein with just a taste of vegetables. Perhaps offering a selection of al a carte vegetables would provide a more balanced meal. Service was attentive if not always appropriate; I blame the end of term exam season. The main detraction for for our party was the poor quality slide show advertising the restaurant's services. The transitions between the images in the slide show had the effect of a strobe light in the otherwise dimly lit restaurant. It was very distracting and did nothing to enhance the ambiance or our opinion of Bistro La Persaud.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • food was bland, not justified
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    food was bland, not justified with the price, appetizer was only item that we enjoyed . overall , not at all recommendable .
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  • What a surprise. The Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    What a surprise. The Bistro has a well appointed space that upon entering is very warm and welcoming. The food stands on its own. The dishes were simple, full of flavor and artfully plated. The shining star for me was the lemon curd parfait-the best dessert I have ever had, hands down. It is a place that I will return when I want to dine in an intimate environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • best chef in Edmonton
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Chef Ryan O'Flynn is a world class chef that we're extremely fortunate to have back in Edmonton. The tasting menu is a must for serious foodies and fine diners!! Without a doubt the best food in Edmonton, but unfortunately there's a disconnect between the food and the ambiance...the food is awesome but the decor is uninspired. The food more than makes up for it however, and I'll certainly return again, and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Interesting menu. Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    Interesting menu. Excellent food and service. A bit expensive for the amount of food on the plate. Would go again for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not comme ci comme ca, just bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    I was actually quite disappointed with Bistro La Persaud. For the prices we paid I would expect food of a significant better quality. The lobster was overdone, main courses were adequate and desserts lacked depth and variety. I would not return nor would I recommend to friends or other food lovers.
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  • We were at the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    We were at the restaurant about eight months ago and loved the experience. We found the menu was smAller this time. Prices were higher so we expected the dishes to be extraordinary. The portions were smaller and the food was barely warm when it was served. We had to request a wine menu and were not asked if we wanted a drink until the meal order was being taken - again we had to ask if we could order a drink. Considering the cost of the evening - there were six of us we all came away dissapointed
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    romantic
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  • Vegetarians beware
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    My husband loved his meal - he ordered the chicken and it was the moist consistency that he really loved. I'm a vegetarian and there was only one entree available - Pommes Anna. It was tasty but I expected more than a crispy creamed potato, a couple wedges of beet, and two mushroom slices. The potato was filling but for $29 ...?....not a happy restaurant choice for me. Cut the potatoes in half and add extra mushrooms, asparagus or broccoli maybe some protein... then change the price point. Are chefs really so unskilled that they can't come up with a good impromptu vegan or vegetarian meal and actually add a statement to the menu that more options are available by speaking with the waiter or chef.... then go ahead and charge $29
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As usual an elegant, beautifully
    mac4me
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    As usual an elegant, beautifully paced meal. The little extras such as a pate and a sweet treat with coffee that come gratis, make the Bistro a very special outing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Food was okay, and presentation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    Food was okay, and presentation lovely. Beautiful room and very attentive service.
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  • The food was absolutley amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    The food was absolutley amazing. Chef Ryan O'Flynn is incredible. The hostess could be friendlier and smile. It would certainly enhance the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant is hard to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    The restaurant is hard to find, from the outside it didn't look much of a restaurant.Our friend who lives close by the restaurant didn't even know where it was & got lost.The decor was too modern for a French restaurant.Since we had the 7 course sampler, we had a great time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were celebrating my husband's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    We were celebrating my husband's birthday. My husband had the prime beef and very much enjoyed it. I had the chicken and it was good but not great. I did not like the texture of the chicken. It did not see really fresh. Otherwise everything else was excellent.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed the tasting menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    We enjoyed the tasting menu paired with wine. Can't think of enough wonderful things to say about it! Monique our server was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • My scallop and lobster tail
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    My scallop and lobster tail appetizers weren't too bad, and they were just enough for dinner. My husband's dinner selection of pork loin was only average and for the price charged, he was still hungry. Dessert prices were high so we went to DQ for dessert!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • On the plus side, the appetizers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    On the plus side, the appetizers and entrees were excellent - well prepared and very tasty. The waiter and the chef were attentive to food allergies noted by one of the diners. The physical menu is a big improvement over the old ring binder arrangement, and the location and parking convenience make La Persaud a neighborhood gem for anyone living south of the river. On the downside, prices have increased significantly, yet the place still looks like a bistro; there are placemats rather than table linen, a plastic bread basket with inexpensive rolls and a young and cheerful, but somewhat inexperienced waiter. Given that dinner for two is $150+, these are inconsistencies that the restaurant will need to address for future success.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Romantic evening in French style
    Cate
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    I had enjoyed Le Persaud at lunch and decided to make a return visit to treat my husband to a special birthday dinner. I was surprised that the restaurant was not full, but did thoroughly appreciate and enjoy the service and the food.We had appetizers, a main course and dessert and each course was a delight to the senses. The portions were appropriate and while there were some new tastes, the presentation for each dish was excellent. The chef adds a little mousse between courses and that night's choice was delectable, and different. One dissappointment - we had planned to hear live music, and discovered that the musicians had been cancelled due to a slow night. It was unfortunate for those, like us, who chose the restaurant for the music.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Le Persaud- pretentious and bland
    AsianFoodie
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    The food at Bistro Le Persaud was pretentious and bland. The food was pretty to look at but the taste was dissapointing. Our 2 course meal came out to $137.00, what a waste of money!
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  • Food was excellent, but service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Food was excellent, but service was a little on the slow side. Loved having the jazz band there on Friday night. Had the frozen lemon parfait for dessert, which we both agreed was probably the best dessert we have ever had.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ryan O'Flynn cooked his heart
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Ryan O'Flynn cooked his heart out, the food was some of the best to be had anywhere. but the decor is so bad it makes it hard to really enjoy the food , someone please do something for the decor or find Ryan a more suitable room.....
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    fit for foodies
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  • La Persaud - A Unique Romantic Venu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    One of the most unique dining experience I have had the chance to experience in Edmonton! The menu is quite unique and can satisfy anyone's taste... The food was fantastic, service was great and friendly, ambiance was magnetic (makes you want to stay there for the next meal!) Loved it! Strongly recommending to anyone who wants to setup a special dinner... Great place for a romantic dinner... Martin Dinel
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • The food was fabulous however,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2012
    The food was fabulous however, the ambiance leaves a lot to be desired. At times we felt like we were sitting in a food court.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Not the best experience.
    Jill
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Not the best experience. They we all out of the primer wines riight off the bat. There was a lot of noise coming from a wedding just down the hall, and as we were near the open door, it wasn't enjoyable. The dessert was a new dish that I tried, and when I went to cut the pineapple with my fork, the whole piece flew off my plate. I never was able to cut a piece of it, so I can't say how it tasted. We were fairly disappointed by thr experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was impeccable.
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    The service was impeccable. We were served quickly but never felt rushed. You must try the lemon dessert when you go. It was unbelievable.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French food is overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    Portions were far too small, such little food for great cost! Not worth it!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hard to find. Located in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2012
    Hard to find. Located in the basement of a building in Boonie Doon. I had the pork and pork belly dish which, was OK. It would have been superb had the chef used a tenderloin rather than the cut selected. It was very chewy and I couldn't finish it.
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    fit for foodies
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  • No power when we arrived,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    No power when we arrived, this was not their fault BUT you can get small lamps that are battery powered so you would have a back up should this happen again. Our food was cold , and the portions were very small, the bread was so hard we sent it back! It was served in a plastic basket, very tacky! For a place that want's to make you think this is fine dinning at it's best. Dessert was wonderful but also over priced. At the prices that are charged I feel we did not get what we paid for . This was not what I expected at all. The service was good , staff friendly and helpful. However that was not enough to make up for the disappointment of the rest of the dinning experience. I will not be going back.
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  • My parents and in-laws were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2012
    My parents and in-laws were there for their respective birthday in the month of October and I arranged for them to be a La Persaud...they found the experience simply amazing! Other than parking issues, they said that the evening was flawless, from the service to the wonderfully prepared and excellently presented dishes (duck, fish, and beef). So I myself cannot speak to the experience, but my family thought the restaurant was fabulous!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our First Foray Into Fine Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2012
    It was kind of difficult to find, we drove past it a few times before we saw the little stand-up sign. Beautiful place once we found it. It was quiet, with good music, and not very busy midweek 7pm. We each had a tasty drink and we really enjoyed the house bread. We were given an adventurous experience with the on the house amuse bouche - very interesting and a new experience for us both, which was fun. My husband is a picky eater and basically came to keep me company, but he ate the chicken appetizer and really enjoyed it and ate every little bit, even the greens which he normally wouldn't. Pleasantly surprised. I had the pork dish and it was extremely tasty, I truly enjoyed it. Dessert was good. We'll be back :)
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Pricey. We will not rush
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    Pricey. We will not rush back. It was a choice for a birthday dinner and because we had Groupon vouchers. We invited special friends to join us. Somehow none of us could get very excited about being there, perhaps in part because we were the only party in the room for a good part of our stay. There was just no buzz to the atmosphere. Finally after more than an hour a couple came in. Why??? Prices? Location? The food was good but not exceptional. Nicely presented. The hostess was very attentive, friendly, and paid special attention to my wife because of it being her birthday. Certainly not a disaster but also not memorable.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Blaze
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    The food presentation on the plates was the best part very elegent,one of our party had the pork tenderloin which was not tender at all, but (tuff) although it was a decent good portion. The rest of us had the beef tenderloin & ribs which were very tender, but very skimpy portions,at the high prices it was not a great deal.
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  • This was the first time we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    This was the first time we dined at La Persaud. We enjoyed our night out, food & service were excellent and we will return in the near future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey menu, good food, ok service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    Small cozy restaurant in the French quarter. We had venison, sable fish, duck breast, and pork strip loin. The sable fish was by far the best - tender and juicy. Everything else was good but really not worth the price tag. The dessert was the pleasant surprise - the macaroons that came with our chocolate cake were very quaint. The restaurant was small enough to only have one server - she was polite but not warm. Had the service been exceptional we might consider returning, but as it were I don't believe we will.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Confusing dining experience.
    Gmdh
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    New menu, overall food was great. Had the foie gras and rabbit appetizer and the venison, which was very tender. Bit of a discord between a $45-49/plate and bread being served in a plastic basket, diner quality coffee in a diner mug and service (though friendly) not on par with other restaurants charging this much for an entree. IE. plates being cleared at different times, not when entire party has finished eating a course, butter was forgotten to be served with bread, water glasses went empty.
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    • Noise LevelModerate