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La Bonne Vie Steakhouse
La Bonne Vie Steakhouse

La Bonne Vie Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.presqueisledowns.com
  • Phone: (866) 374-3386 x8359
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner~ Close Sunday - Tuesday
    Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - Close

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Arnold
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I 90 Exit 27
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at Presque Isle Downs & Casino, as well as a free parking public parking area. Should you choose to valet, Sensory 3 will validate your ticket upon your request at the restaurant. If parking in one of the lower parking areas located at the Casino, there are complimentary shuttles available.
A word from La Bonne Vie Steakhouse
Welcome to Sensory 3. You are about to embark upon a unique culinary journey that has been designed to stimulate your senses and spark your imagination. You will view interesting places, movies, and landscapes from around the world and throughout history. Sensory 3 features a variety of visual expressions such as video clips, images from impressionistic painters, captivating graphics, beautiful photographs, and more; all of which are set against a collection of intriguing music for your viewing and listening pleasure as you enjoy your dining experience.
The Menu…Our new feature dishes will change often but our dynamic, yet timeless favorites of La Bonne Vie will live here in perpetuity. A more social way to dine is to share an array of Tapas with friends. Sensory 3 features a variety of Tapas that will change from time to time so let us know of your favorites.

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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a wonderful time at La Bonne Vie. The food was flawless, the wine was perfect and the service was impeccable. I will absolutely be going back and recommending it to others. Made a great birthday weekend even better!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The menu is outstanding. $160 for dinner for two, but the food is definitely worth the price. Server was very attentive. Wasn't impressed with the appearance of the restaurant, but I was there to eat, not sight see."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "We visited Erie for the weekend to celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary. We attended a show at the Erie Insurance Arena and later eat a late supper at La Bonne Vie Steakhouse (previously called Sensory 3) in the casino. The food and service was very good. The cost was moderately priced. The only criticism I have is that the location is inside the Casino. There was no outside entrance, at least none that I found."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "La Bonn Vie Steakhouse is located within a casino. Be prepared to walk through a slots area that is smoker-friendly. It has been changed back to LBV from Sensory 3 and the physical changes are not yet completed. The fillet Oscar was a perfect medium rare. A bit less Dijon and a bit more tarragon in the Bernaise sauce would have made it outstanding. The creamed baby spinach is another story. Given the large clumps that came up while trying to share a serving, it may have been more mature spinach. Also, the cook had a very heavy hand with the minced garlic and the cream part was errrrr, not creamy. The chocolate desert and wine met all expectations. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. Overall very good and I'll be back."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Reverting back to the original, traditional steak house format, La Bonne Vie has not hit the target. Though they've restored the wood paneling look, and are using the TV monitors to show classic art pieces, the non-stop Frank Sinatra music, and average service & food fell well short of their former level. Our service was slow, both on orders from the bar and kitchen. Our food was average. I'll give the waiter credit for delivering our vegetable and immediately telling us he'd requested another order because the first was overcooked. The restaurant wasn't busy, so that's no explanation. The prices here are on par with steak houses in Chicago, but neither the environment, delivery nor food was worth the cost."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "began at the bar, had to wait for a glass of wine as the bartendar had to go somewhere to get it, --bar not stocked and this was a saturday--there is no ambiance, very non-discript, paneled walls no art work the place has TV's all over the place with pictures that change every few minutes, they were bright colored scenes and were actually distracting and ugly--waiter was un-friendly and did not make us feel welcome at all, very monitone and brought no enthusiasm to our experience, made us feel like we were just a job to get over--ordered the top of the line 60 dollar aged steak, it was horrible, tough, rubbery, i have had aged steaks and this was not aged had pasta on the side over cooked-therrible experience, will not be back"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the steak & salad. The dessert was wonderful, too. Great night out after the WV Derby."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We came back because they served the best steaks. Disappointed in the premium steak. I've eaten at the notable steak houses in Washington DC, Ruth Cris, Mortons of Chicago etc. Your restaurant should be an equal.................."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. I am so glad that it went back to LA Bonne Vie. The noise level and atmosphere is so much more to our liking now. Also Christian our server was fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Menu should indicate items that fell off the the Sensory 3 menu can still be available...... now there is no sweet potatoe....when I asked they said you must order when making reservations, but this was not noted on the reservation site or the menu which is posted online...I also inquired about the infused oil for dipping & it was kindly provided for my party, since I bragged about the greatness of this dipping oil were looking forward to this.....Thank you for that. My complaint at this time is that the server clears the "entire" table while we are still seated, rather awkward, almost like "your time is up, move on"....I understand clearing the dirty dishes but the water glasses and unused silverware & napkins....ugh!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Sensory 3 at Presque Isle Downs and Casino recently reverted to La Bonne Vie Steakhouse, and a great place became even better. The noise level is down, the table arrangement more private, and the fabulous filets and cheese biscuits are still on the menu. I missed the baked sweet potato but was told that I could still have that previous offering by letting them know in advance. On this occasion, our waiter was absolutely superb. We look forward to returning soon."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were pretty disappointed in the food. The streaks lacked flavor and any seasoning. It is a very expensive restaurant that we expected much more from. The service was good. The only restrooms are across the casino floor. We won't be back."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I've been to La Bonne Vie many times. The service is usually pretty good, and the environment is romantic and is great for a special night out. The food is usually very good most of the time. I've never had a bad meal, but there are times the food could be a little better. I know this will probably sound petty, but for example, on my last visit my baked potato and my date's potato were EXTREMELY crusty and hard on the outside. The potatoes were obviously old and should have been discarded. Again, this didn't wreck the meal and isn't some kind of major complaint. However, when I pay $100 for a dinner for two...I would expect ALL of the food to be AMAZING - not just really good. It seems like an old potato should have been caught."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We go here three time per year. No change yet to the new name. I wish they had a dress code. Expensive food and people next to you wear t shirts. very high wine prices but they have the best steak in Erie."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "food and service is outstanding.Bar and bartender a great asset!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Our meals were A-1 . Since we play at the casino where this is located, they gave us some nice comps for playing. All in all, the dinner cost $800 but I cant blame the restaurant for that."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My steak was ice cold , the waiter was bothered by waiting on a party of two and it is very loud . I could not talk to the person sitting across the table from me unless I was yelling"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The steak needed more seasoning as it tasted bland, also need to offer au jus as the steak seems dry."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "First time dining here. To begin, the staff was very friendly, professional and helpful. We met the chef and he answered our questions and even sent an appetizer for us. The waitress was very helpful and nice. We were celebrating my wife's birthday. My wife had steak and I had sea bass. Both meals were outstanding. We also had a bottle of wine which was excellent. We look forward to returning for another great meal."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Our waiter, Terry, was incredible! My husband and I will be and request his section. The food was outstanding and the ambiance was great but it was unbelievably noisy. That took away from the atmosphere a bit. Hard to have a romantic dinner when you have to yell. But we will be back. Terry was the best. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This was not my first visit to Sensory. I brought 3 guests with me... Prior visits were always outstanding in all categories. This last visit was a poor showing other than for the service. The BLT salad had 1/2 pc of hard bacon; minimal dressing and soggy green tomatoes. The 8oz filet looked less than 8oz and was too heavily salted; it was, though, prepared as ordered; the garlic mashed potatoes were flat and pasty. Definitely not worth the value, irrespective of how much was "comp"... "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "first time at sensory 3. went for my birthday, i wanted lobster, and few places in erie serve lobster. The waiter was attentive and helpful. the kitchen seemed to be undersstaffed. we had a lovely lobster fondue for an appetizer. a little runny, but very tasty served with grapes,and assorted bread. My lobster tail came with crabstuffed ravioli and a side of spinach. The lobster tail was tasty but seemed tough, over cooked, the spinach was very salty, and the ravioli was over cooked. Hubby had the seafood fussilli, it was delicious, he enjoyed it. We share a dessert and it was on the house and very good. room was nice, but a little noisy. It was kind of pricy for the overall quality, but again it did seem the kitchen was understaffed."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The restaurant was beautiful! Walking in I was very impressed but as my experience went on it quickly changed. Service was mediocre. Waiter gave a thorough intro but then disappeared for long periods of time with out checking back on the table. Food was over priced for the quality and taste and the reservationist was continuously on her phone. Not professional. Rather dissapointed. The casino buffet ended up being 10xs better and a third of the price. Restaurant has lots of potential just not what I expected."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The décor is relaxing and sophisticated. The menu is extensive has a large variety of menu selections to chose from. The service is attentive and professional."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Excellent food and exceptional service. We went on a Wednesday evening and it was not busy. We thought the prices were very fair and the dinner was wonderful. We will be back."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food & service was out of this world. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "we always bring friends with us and they love to come when ever we invite them had a great time and great food"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Once again Sensory 3 did NOT disappoint. So very happy with each visit & would continue to use this as our go to restaurant for all our special occasions. ❤️ Thank you"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This was my second dining experience at this establishment within the year. I choose it this last time to celebrate my 65th Birthday because I enjoyed it so much on my last visit. The food, service and wine list were outstanding. I even received a candle in my ,which was on the house. Great experience would recommend it highly."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "As this restaurant is attached to a casino, the potential for big fun is right outside the door. The food, particularly the steaks, is about as good as you can find among public restaurants in the Erie, PA area."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We drove in from Cleveland to do a little gambling and celebrate a birthday. Good gambling and great food! Our server Katie was excellent. We plan to do it again!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our experience was great. The service was outstanding along with the hummus appetizer. My husband's T-bone steak was wonderful, but my salmon was a bit too salty. Other than that, our evening was wonderful."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The food at Sensory 3 has been consisently delicious. There have a couple of dishes that have missed the mark, but they have been few and far between. We look forward to the dining experience and plan to return in the very near future."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The filet came out a little over cooked but was still a good meal. The loaded mashed potatoes were out of this world and the service was over the top. They made it right when we let them know the filet was over cooked."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The food was great all four of tried something different everyone was pleased with taste, presentation and service we will keep coming back to try different things this was our fifth trip"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the evening to talk and enjoy a good meal."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Food was very very good. Our waiter was not attentive enough, he served me the wrong drink....I ordered an Amaretto w/soda and a twist of lime, easy on the ice and I received a Amaretto Sour. I drank it and did not complain. Then when our meal was completed he was no where to be found to remove the dirty dishes. When another person came to remove the dishes we asked for waiter. When he finally came back to table, he had the bill and did not offer us dessert????? We did get dessert and then couldn't get the bill. Finally got the bill and left money and tip in the money holder and left......No good byes, no Thank You,,,,,Nothing..........Not good service with this waiter."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "I've eaten at this restaurant several times. The food is very good, but over the past year or two, the quality has seemed to dip a little bit to be honest. The noise level inside the restaurant is a disaster. I took a date there and we could barely hear each other. We were almost to the point of yelling at each other. To be honest, I found myself a little disappointed with this last visit."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Atmosphere and service were very good. I will say that both my wife and I were tremendously disappointed in the the Ahi Tuna appetizer. The Ahi Tuna is a favorite of ours, but I was not impressed with the grade of tuna or just how small of a portion that we received. The strips were small and lacked flavor. The melon salsa was good, but I ordered this for the tuna and for $17 dollars I expected better. For the entree I had the NY stripand asked for Pittsburgh style rare. Now my at first sight I thought my wife got the Pittsburgh rare and so did she as hers had a nice char and mine did not. I had trouble cutting my steak as the cut had a lot of gristle. The flavor and accompainments were very good and so was the bottle of wine."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We dine here frequently and the food is usually pretty good. It can be pricey with wine and drinks but overall it is a nice place. Unfortunately it does not have its own restrooms and you are required to leave the restaurant and go onto the gaming floor in a haze of smoke and oxygen tanks to use the restroom. The steak I had was somewhat tough but other times it has been great so it may have just been a bad cut that day."
    Dined on 1/25/2014