Le Bistro
Le Bistro
  • Address:
    4626 N Federal Hwy
    Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
    Neighborhood:
    Pompano Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary French / American
    Price: $30 and under

Le Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lebistrorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9549469240x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary French / American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Andy Trousdale
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is customized to each clients individual needs, wants and budget. We are able to provide any style of food. Please contact us at (954) 946-9240 to discus
  • Private Party Facilities: Our entire restaurant is available for Private Dining. Please contact us at (954) 946-9240
  • Private Party Contact: Elin 9549469240x
  • Entertainment: Contemporary Background Music

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NE 44th Street & NE 48th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Self parking is available just outside. We are located in a strip mall.
A word from Le Bistro
4 course prix fixe menu prices starting at $39 by our chef, Andy Trousdale, the only European three star Michelin trained chef in Broward county. Some of our reviews:
“Surprisingly Awesome Strip Mall Restaurant” (Zagat)

"Best French"
"Best Place to take a first date" - Sun Sentinel Best of South Florida 2014 Finalist

"Elin & Andy Trousdale continue to wow guests from their funky storefront French-influenced bistro." (John Tanasychuck, Sun Sentinel)...

“Le Bistro is that rare dining establishment that conveys ma-and-pa-type warmth, reflecting the earnest efforts of owners Elin and Andy Trousdale” (Rochelle Koff Miami Herald)...

“The food is stunning” (Gordon Ramsey)

...Special attention to providing Gluten Free dining.
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Le Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelQuiet
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (10)fit for foodies (8)romantic (5)special occasion (5)notable wine list (3)good for groups (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Excellent Surprise
    bieds
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Wanted to give this restaurant a try and boy was it worth it!! Love a privately owned and operated neighborhood place...with excellent food and service. Went for the pre-fixe menu. More than worth it. Each course was amazing! The lamb chops were excellent as was the escargot. The sorbet was better than I thought sorbet could be. We ordered a glass of wine, then decided to have the bottle after. The wait staff was so very accommodating. I would return and refer someone looking for a small intimate delicious dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous Discovery
    ClaudiaLovedIt
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Will certainly be back again, It was the best food, host was incredibly helpful and kind, Chef came over. FOOD WAS SUPERB!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food and service were both excellent, my wife and I will most certainly visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable Evening
    Ernie
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    A very good French restaurant, and the prix fixe meal is the way to go, otherwise it gets a bit pricy. The desserts are a special treat and even something as mundane as sorbet is amazing. The owners including the chef are wonderful, and very customer oriented. Its a great place for a special occasion when you have yen for French food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the 3 of us
    marcVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This is a restaurant I have wanted to try for a very long time but kept putting it off.What a mistake.The dining room area is delightful and the background music was wonderful.The food was even better.The Pouched Pear was to die for and the Beef Wellington was cooked PERFECT.Our guest had a seafood plate that was awesome.And our server -she was the best.This really was a great find for us and I can not wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem
    jack
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    What a wonderful experience. Great food, great ambiance and very welcoming owners. This was the nicest experience I have had dining in a very long time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We had a great experience at this charming restaurant from being warmly greeted by the co-owner upon entering, being seated at a requested table, through the excellent cuisine and service. The duck and freshly caught Grouper special were perfect and delicious as well as escargot appetizer. Desserts, were outstanding! Food is first rate! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 49 reviews are from the Le Bistro reviews archive.
  • 90TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
    norm
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We went with a party of 10 for a 90th birthday party. They were so nice to have printed a special menu for us, allow us to bring in and serve a birthday cake and overall did a wonderful job at keeping everyone happy. So much so that we plan to have another birthday party there in June! The food was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Best Cook in Town
    EUDadVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Ray gave us great service and Andy is the best cook in town. If you want a true off-the-beaten path establishment, then Le Bistro is for you. The cauliflower appetizer is fantastic -- a meal all its own...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Food & Service
    OhYesWeLikeToDine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went with a group of 8 on Mother's Day. Service was smooth, everyone loved their food. Excellent escargot. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    Eho26
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The restaurant was very cozy and romantic and the food was beautifully prepared with great flavor. Would definitely return and tell all my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Classic Gourmet Cuisine
    RetiredInBoyntonBeachVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Our third time here over the course of a year, a long schlep from west-of-Boynton Beach, but worth it, as we were reminded again. Le Bistro is small, cozy, owned & operated by a husband-&-wife who are dedicated to fine food, perfectly prepared, with the highest-quality ingredients. The "prix-fixe" four-course dinners (the main course selection establishes the price of the meal) are extremely modest in price considering what you get, presumably because of the low overhead.The wine list is an intelligent selection across a wide price range (we ordered a bottle from their list which was perfect for our table selections, but in prior visits we brought our own and the corkage service was friendly & reasnably-priced). Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The food is extraordinary and great presentation...very comfortable atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amoreVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Nice surprise. Very good food, well presented. The room is small and comfortable. The house salad has some thought behind it and includes endive and spring greens with a great dressing.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place in a pinch
    Mrgbb
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Le Bistro is a family restaurant that makes the grade as a casual place to dine and have a quiet dinner with really good food.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First but not last timers
    norm
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The food was truly remarkable, the atmosphere was very "French Bistro", the wine was delicious and we are going back for a large party in May but it will certainly be one of many occasions that we will be returning!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Recommended
    anniversary
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Had the Pri Fixe dinner with Beef Wellington. Very well prepared, and a nice portion. The poached pear appetizer had an amazing blend of flavors and textures, and was attractively presented. The mushroom soup was likely the best I have ever had. An excellent experience. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Massachusetts Groupies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We've been visiting LeBistro since the early 2000's. First, the chef is remarkable; wonderful menu, thoughtful specials, preparation and flavors always remarkable. Small and quiet, with knowledgeable and attentive servers, we always make sure we get to LeBistro. We love it for our "special occasions," but don't have to wait -- make any day special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful.
    Andi23
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Excellent food, wonderful service. Atmosphere was very relaxing. Highly recommend to everyone. The food was out of this world.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • A Gem
    cabbob
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    I was so pleasantly surprised at our over all experience at Le Bistro. It's just a store front in a strip mall until you walk in the front door. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately. The waiter came to us...advised us on our wine choice...which was delicious. Informed us of the specials, a rather extensive list of starters and entrees. There was a choice of the 4 course price prix menu or an a la carte menu. We felt the presentation, amount and quality of the food was in line with the price. The service was wonderful, friendly and very efficient. We do intend to go back to Le Bistro and look forward to sharing the experience with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food and service.
    RoadwarriorVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Both the food and service were awesome. They also offered most of their entrees as part of a 4 course prix fixe. This was a great option. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French Bistro Extrordinaire
    JvenesqVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Le Bistro is a gem. We were looking forward to dining at Le Bistro having heard rave reviews from friends. We were not disappointed. le Bistro is an outstanding restaurant. Elin & Andy the co owners are a wonderful team. They made us fell right at home. Andy is a creative, well trained & exceptional chef . It was one of the best dining experiences we have had in a long time and we eat out often !!!. We HIGHLY recommend Le Bistro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Choice
    HarryVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We found the reviews online, both thru Trip Advisor and Open Table, to be positive (there were a few negatives, and we find those occasional negatives more of a 'plant' than a real review; are they just troublemakers?). We decided to go and found the experience all around to be excellent: great food, great prix fixe, and wonderful service. We would return here again, and often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    GFdiner
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Food is prepared to perfection. Like having a personal chef. Most items gluten free, even dessert!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CLASSIC FRENCH
    ducklover9
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    WE WENT FOR A SPECIAL OCCAISION. THEY HAD A QUIET TABLE READY FOR US. WE WERE IN PARIS LAST MAY AND THE FOOD AT THIS RESTAURANT WAS JUST AS GOOD. A VERY CLASSIC MENU AND A GREAT PRICE FIXE.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • phenomenal food
    PCW1955
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Great food, great atmosphere. The best escargot that I have had in years. The rack of lamb was superb. will go again and will tell all my friends to go there. Great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro Magic
    495SVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The welcoming service coupled with intimate tables with a fresh rose on each set the stage for a wonderful meal ! By selecting the Prix Fixe menu, we enjoyed masterful poached pear appetizers with sugared pecans, and savory cheese, salads with a delicious Dijon dressing, and the Decadence entre of lobster, shrimp, littleneck clams, chardonnay, tomato herb and shelfish broth. Meals to remember and repeat again in the future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Little Place - Wonderful food
    FoodandWine123VIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Found LeBistro on open table and checked the reviews. Also checked Trip Adviser. I decided to book it for myself and a friend. Despite the strip mall location this is a really good local restaurant! Certainly cannot argue with the food, everything was delicious. We both ordered the fixed price selection - and it is a great value for the money. My friend had the ahi appetizer which was fantastic and the duck entree, and the duck was outstanding! I had the lamb chops and they perfectly cooked, juicy and delicious. The wine list is not big but there are some good bottles and the prices are reasonable. And of course being a French place you have to have dessert! Our server was really nice - very friendly and helpful.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • felt lucky to find this bistro
    AbsmomVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Last minute reservations on a Saturday night can be tricky and our party of four felt very lucky to have ended up here while in town for just a few days. Would definitely plan to eat there again.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great idea
    Nancy
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    Loved hint with Elen and Andy again. It was Tuesday night so he had time to chat with us. Great menu, terrific food. Out of town friends enjoyed the evening thoroughly.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful French Quisine
    Mirelle
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Lovely experience Attentive Waiter Outstanding food & wine Nice diversity of menu items
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quiet but empty
    daveVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    nice food, good ambiance, three customers while we were there. I like a bit more action.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Le Bistro does not look like a foodie paradise; however, once you have one forkful of anything on the menu you will see that looks can be deceiving. Everything we ate was delicious and the service was great. This restaurant is a hidden gem that really should be frequented by all in the area.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 star restaurant in a strip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    5 star restaurant in a strip mall---- worth the trip-- will definitely return
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Montreal customers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We have been enjoying Le Bistrot for 3 years now. Only problem with that place is that we need to take a plane to get there! So every time we're in Florida we make sure to visit at least twice. We have taken 2 groups of friends and the verdict was the same: will be back for: -great food, nice wine selection -good value for the price -fun interaction with Andy, Ellin and Ray (They remember us even if they don't see us that often, that always makes you feel appreciated) Favorite things: mushroom soup + beef wellington for which your don't need your knife! Will see you next time Annie & Bruno
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleased again
    Foodie
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Yet another fabulous evening. Excellent choices of mussels fit appetizer, beef Wellington cooked to perfection and a wonderful Verne brûlée. Will be visiting again in the near future
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • foodies delight
    Foodie
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    An outstanding Beef Wellington cooked to perfection and at the right temperature. Esgargots were the best I had had in years. Good to the last drop!!! Was a pleasure to have service that was impeccable and polite. This little gem has been put on the list of favorites for many a return visit. A pleasure to find good food at last in Broward county as it is not an area known for either good food, service or pleasurable dining
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Culinary gem in Lighthouse Point
    nickVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We found Le Bistro on OpenTable and thought we'd check it out. Both the Prix Fixe and a la carte menus were great, and the four of us selected prix fixe, though we all chose something different. Everything was wonderfully prepared and full of subtle tastes. The mushroom soup was delicious, as were the lamb chops. Yellowtail Snapper with capers and vegetables was wonderful! We had great service from Ray, and a fun time chatting with Ray the chef.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alwlays outstanding
    Jack
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    You can always count on Chef Andy, and Elin, his wife who does everything except cook ... to be gracious hosts to all diners. The food is always well prepared, special, and served hot. Great variety for all courses, and a good value for all meals. They have created a family atmosphere between the owners and customers.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had different expectations
    BocaBoomerVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Dined here for Thanksgiving, hosting a party of six. My wife had called the restaurant and was led to believe we were to experience the 'traditional' turkey dinner. We expected meat craved off the frame, but got a de-boned and pressed combo of light and dark meat. The food was good but not what I call 'traditional'. Service was attentive and fixed price provided a decent value.
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