Le Bistro (Incline Village)
Le Bistro (Incline Village)

Le Bistro (Incline Village)

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lebistrorestaurant.net/
  • Phone: 7758310800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Jean-Pierre Doignon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: TART stop one block away. Summer time there is a free Trolley which uses the same stop as TART.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: We are located in the back of the Country Club Center, the parking is the public parking for the center.
A word from Le Bistro (Incline Village)
Internationally renowned Chef Jean-Pierre Doignon invites you to experience contemporary French cooking at its best
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Le Bistro (Incline Village) reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (39)special occasion (38)romantic (35)notable wine list (26)neighborhood gem (24)good for groups (8)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 5 Star
    Boise
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Excellent food and service. This was our first time, and we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great, intimate dining experience
    CBWR
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Le Bistro is a fine alternative to big hotel dining and busy, noisy local restaurants on north shore of Tahoe. It's a fixed-price menu with ample choices that delivers very good value for the price in a small, intimate dining room. Venison entree was a favorite. Tuna in appetizer was overwhelmed by accompaniments. Otherwise the eight different items in the five-course meal were tasty. Service was appropriately slow-paced. We came to dine, not to chow down. Many diners appeared to be regulars, in town Thursday at the beginning of a long weekend. Make a reservation, especially if you prefer to eat after 7 pm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful experience!
    travelingTexan
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My husband and I were vacationing in Incline Village, and decided to try Le Bistro, based on the reviews and ranking. We were expecting a good dinner and experience, but our meal surpassed all our expectations. This may have been one of the best meals we've had in years, and the overall experience was outstanding! The prix fixe dinner was a great way to sample the chef's full range of talent. It is hard to believe that such a treasure is tucked away in the back of an unassuming retail center in Incline Village, NV.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    Tony
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    They are consistently excellent. The food is prepared exquisitely, and the service is excellent, also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent prix fix dinner. All 5 courses were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Evie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Le Bistro's cuisine is right up there with the finest restaurants in New York and Paris. Each course was beautifully presented and delicious. Very good wine list - and reasonably priced selection. Excellent servers. A hidden gem in Incline Village!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    wonderful meal, small tasting portions, many plates equals a fantastic meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!
    BeautifulVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Felt veey catered to. Five course selection very good. It was our anniversary and they wrote a special "Happy Anniversary " in chocolate on our dessert plate! Really sweet touch! Would definitely recommend visiting on any trip back to Tahoe!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a wonderful expereince
    recommendVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Le Bistro never ceases to please. Wonderful food, great service, French charm. Recommended it highly!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rosiep
    Rosiep
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Lovely little spot for a special occasion, great food and friendly atmosphere. Pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great meal. Great service. Great atmosphere. The menu selections are numerous and outstanding. The wine selection is very good and our waiter was very helpful in our selection and very careful to ensure that we were aware of the prices of the wines recommended. A wonderful experience. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tahoe Treat
    eattreats
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Love the atmosphere, small and friendly. Food presentation was photo worthy. Soup was delicious, salad fresh and tasty. I had the lamb - very tasty but a little chewy and my friend had halibut which was great. Delightful sampler desert. Service very good but did feel a little rushed, overall a lovely experience and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    sonoman
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Superb food, and beautiful presentation, by chef Jean Pierre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Real Gem!!!
    FoodFanVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Fantastic experience in every way! It was so terrific we went back the next night. What a gold mine.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    burg
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This restaurant never fails to amaze.. The chef is fantastic and a wonderful gentleman.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome food and service!
    cheese4ever
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The restaurant provided a wonderful dining experience. Excellent service, great 5 course meal, wonderful atmosphere ... We go there every time we visit Tahoe (an annual pilgrimage) and wouldn't miss it for the world. Kudos to David for the excellent treatment we received! The only reason we didn't give the food an outstanding rating was because the sauces for the venison and tenderloin were very good, but not as fantastic as we had expected. We're a tough crowd, though. Fantastic place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Over Rated
    PhotofiendVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We finally decided to try Le Bistro after seeing so many highly rated reviews. The best way to describe our meal is that it was pleasant. The meal was $55 for five courses and was worth the money. Aside from a really bad plate of appetizers, all dishes were OK, neither very good nor very bad. On the plus side, everything was cooked and finished as requested. The restaurant is attractive and quiet and the wait staff competent. Le Bistro is certainly not the best restaurant in the North Tahoe area and does not deserve the accolades it has gotten. For serious dining I would avoid it. If you want ordinary food in comfortable surroundings at a fair price, then this could be your place.
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  • Best Meal in Incline Village
    RobertandDenise
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have going here for every summer for 17 years and always had a great meal with great friendly service. Jean Pierre and his family run a great restaurant with great French food at a good value
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Needs updating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The restaurant has been open for 23 years, and it feels like the menu hasn't been updated in 23 years. It is decent French food with no flair of innovation or inspiration.
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  • Best in Incline Village
    WineAddictionVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    In fact, Le Bistro is the best food to be found around Lake Tahoe. It's an exceptional bargain at $55 for 5 courses (!), with a large and varied French-oriented menu. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable service, and a smart wine list. If you can find the place, you'll have a wonderful time and an excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and Value
    RobertandDenise
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Been going there for 17 years on my visits to Lake Tahoe and never disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great and Good
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were enticed into the 5 course Prix Fix menu (although you can do a la carte ordering) - a lot of food! The appetizer, soup and salads were outstanding in taste and presentation. The main entrée was cooked well, but was overpowered by the sauces and accompaniments - a little strong for our tastes. Deserts were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best on the Lake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Jean Pierre, Silvia, David and Jody are there to make your evening dining experience exceptional and it is just that. Come hungry.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Continues to be Excellent
    JandDL
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    It is always a treat to dine at Le Bistro, Incline Village! It is consistently amazing in flavor and presentation. The staff is friendly and helpful!! A lovely, relaxing evening!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Birthday Dinner
    carolscrits
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I celebrated my birthday with some friends at Le Bistro. Everything, from the complementary appetizers to the "Grand Dessert" was delicious. We chose to order a la carte, because, even though the prix fixe dinner was reasonable, it would have been too much food for us. Younger, hungrier people could make it through easily, though. I had the escargot salad and beef tournedos. Fabulous! Our table tried almost everything from the menu, and loved every morsel. We had wine by the glass, and every selection was a "perfect pairing"! The food was amazing, but we did find the room a bit crowded and noisy. They were probably loving their dinners as much as we did, and that small matter won't prevent us from returning for our special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pretty good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    only complaint is that it's a fixed price, 5 course menu. I'd much prefer an ala carte menu where i can pick my own appetizer, enree, and that's it. 5 courses is just too much food, in my opinion. Otherwise we thought it was good, food and service both good to very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dogsmom
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Very charming, great food and wine - top notch all around
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of our best meals ever!
    eileeng
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    After a grueling 7 hour drive to Lake Tahoe we called Le Bistro to let them know we would be a bit late. No problem they said. We were welcomed warmly and given a small plate of delicious appetizers while looking at the menu. Every course of the 5 course "Prix Fix" menu was beautifully presented and amazingly good with incredible depth of flavor. It was truly one of the best meals we have ever had. The service was excellent and we were not rushed even though we were the last people in the restaurant. We asked to see Chef Jean-Pierre so we could thank him for such a wonderful meal and he graciously came to our table. As foodies (I'm a chef) and food snobs, we highly recommend this little jewel for a romantic, incredible meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impecciable Food and Service
    NWYummer
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    French dining at its best. The five-course dinner had several choices per course and everything was delicious. Enjoyed the soups, salad, appetizers the most since this the mot inventive (loved the mackerel!) but the steak and veal was excellent too. The wine list was as excellent as Wine Spectator promised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & friendly staff
    Tahoe
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We go regularly to Le Bistro and always have a wonderful meal. The husband and wife team are always friendly and hospitable. Recommend it to everyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I thought I was in France
    kis4koriVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I haven't had food that amazing since being abroad, the decor could use some updating, but I went there for the food not the decor.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    barbzhVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Each item of the fixed price menu was perfectly prepared and served by the kind and enthusiastic staff. Wine pairings were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 178 reviews are from the Le Bistro (Incline Village) reviews archive.
  • Fantastic food and a lovely
    Benji
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Fantastic food and a lovely eat to spend an evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful 5-Star Prix Fixe
    SactoJohn
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    I had a fantastic meal here for a very reasonable prix-fixe price. Five course meal with alternate courses cleansing the palette for the next. Try the watercress salad. I'm also not usually a lamb fan, but decided to give it a shot here since it's a French restaurant. It was absolutely amazing and I'm glad, now, that duck confit wasn't on the menu that night. The Matire'D made me feel very comfortable and was great at small talk (I was dining alone); also made the perfect wine recommendation. The atmosphere and seating is French country with an open floor plan, but was quiet nonetheless. The chef came out in person to greet. The presentation here was authentically French (very pretty).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection at its best!
    partyers
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    As we entered the restaurant, we noticed how small it was. 4 booths and several tables, each one beautifully set with china and fresh roses! Happily greeted by David, who was the host and waiter. He was so personable, that he made us feel like we were with a welcomed friend. Our service started with an amuse-bouche,which was delicious. The dinners are prefixed, with a 5 course tasting menu, and incredibly reasonably priced. Most of the fruits and vegetables are organically grown and their French bread is from Acme Bakery in Berkeley, and prepared with organic flours. I can't say enough how delicious and beautiful each dish was. Some day when we go back to Lake Tahoe, we will make sure to return to this fantastic gem of a restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tahoe's Hidden Treasure
    Karen
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We love this little romantic restaurant! The food is fabulous, we love the unique French flair. Dining here is always a memorable experience! Come hungry!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Night Dinner
    Whataboutbob
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    My wife and I had a fabulous meal at Le Bistro recently. We have been to this restaurant before several times, and the chef continues to deliver a very french culinary experience, and this night was no exception. Each of the 5 courses was prepared with creativity along with wonderful flavor and attractive presentation. The desert course is also not to be missed. Although the 5 course meal is pricey, with the high quality and wonderful food, i felt it was a worth value as well.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    burg
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    This restaurant is very very special. The food is fantastic. This particular evening my husband had the monkfish. And he kept raving about it with each bite. I had the boeuf bourguignon the wine sauce was reduced to a delicate finish. Marvelous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a liesurly dinner
    recommendVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    With its well priced "prix fixe" menu, Le Bistro is a place to enjoy the many small delicious courses at a leisurely pace. Great for spending time with others or a romantic dinner for two. Always reliable in terms of food and service. Good wine selection too!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Tahoe
    TsssteveVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Le Bistro is flat out the best and an excellent value
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.