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

Le Bistro (Incline Village) Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lebistrorestaurant.net
  • Phone: (775) 831-0800
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Fantastic experience in every way! It was so terrific we went back the next night. What a gold mine....."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "This restaurant never fails to amaze.. The chef is fantastic and a wonderful gentleman."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Jean Pierre, Silvia, David and Jody are there to make your evening dining experience exceptional and it is just that. Come hungry."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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!!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Very charming, great food and wine - top notch all around"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Each item of the fixed price menu was perfectly prepared and served by the kind and enthusiastic staff. Wine pairings were excellent."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Fantastic food and a lovely eat to spend an evening!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Le Bistro is flat out the best and an excellent value"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Had a great dinner with wife and daughter. We ordered the Prix Fixe menu and weren't disappointed. The lamb and the desserts were delicious. The lobster bisque was out of the world. Service was fantastic. Will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Dining at Le Bistro was every bit as good this time as it was all the other times we have been. They always have a five course fixed price menu with many choices. The portions are perfect as is the presentation and flavor."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We have dined at Le Bistro on several different occasions and have always found the food and service to be outstanding. However, this is a small restaurant that can become loud when it is full. We visited on a busy weekend night and had the misfortune to be seated next to a large group celebrating a birthday. They left midway through our meal, then, another large and even louder group of young men arrived. Our dining experience was not so enjoyable because of the noisy conditions. The food at Le Bistro is exceptional and we will probably dine there again, but not at a time when they are likely to be busy."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We celebrated our Valentines dinner there. The food and service was impeccable. I have nothing bad to say; it was an excellent experience. Even with a big party there at the same time, the service was timely and someone was always watching to make sure all our needs were met. There was NO DELAY and NO EXCUSES because of the large group. For the first three courses my wife and I had different choices and all were excellent. I had a wonderful Ahi Tuna Napoleon. We each had the Beef Tournedoes and devoured them. The four desert Grand Desert was indeed grand. It is our favorite place for special occasions"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food, service and total experience have kept us coming back for years to mark the special moments in our lives. The veteran staff and overall dining experience are as good as can possibly be!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a very fine experience at Le Bistro. Each course was delicious, and we left out the soup first course, and just worked from the menu instead of Prix Fixe. The steamed green bean with almond salad was unique, and husband loved his filet, while I don't remember a better presentation of lamb. We only had room for a shared sampling of little desserts, but they were all exquisite."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We have gone to this establishment for over 25 yrs and it is still the best in Incline Village. Presentation is wonderful but the taste is better. Never disappointed"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We have been going to Le Bistro for years it's our favorite The food is delicious and beautiful presentation Our service always friendly and helpful As always we had a delightful time."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We visited twice and very much enjoyed the chef's menu on both occasions. Presentation is superb; each dish a work of art and tasty, too. Everything lovely and wine with fewer sulfites, which meant no headaches for our friend the next day."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Incredible selection on a prix fixe menu. Chef Jean-Pierre trained at Michelin 3 star Lameloise in France. We had just eaten at Lameloise in October and was surprised to find Le Bistro. The food here is just as delicious and 1/4 of the cost. The presentation was exceptional. We had soup, appetizer, salad, main course and dessert. A great half bottle of wine, Cote du Rhone. A wonderful evening to celebrate our anniversary. We will return to this restaurant frequently!"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Always excellent. Chef and staff have been there forever. Great traditional French restaurant."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Although we went on a night when it wasn't crowded, we have been on a night when it was crowded. Both times, the food and service were excellent. We always get the prix fixe menu and I always leave full. The food is delicious and fresh. The staff is friendly."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Excellent quality. Creative menu. Attentive pleasant service staff. Will go back again."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "My third visit to this restaurant was on New Year's Eve and it was spectacular. The wait staff moved through the full restaurant with such grace and ease that no one felt hurried. and the food … excellent! I highly recommend this restaurant, not just for special occasions, but for when you truly want a unique dining experience with tastes that are sure to please every palate. I would not recommend this restaurant for young children. The limited menu choices might make it hard to please them."
    Dined on 12/31/2013