Le Bouillon
Le Bouillon

Le Bouillon

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://bouillonomaha.com/
  • Phone: 4025026816x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bar Menu 3:30-5 M-Sa
    Dinner Menu 5-Close M-Sa
    Brunch Menu 10-2:30 Su
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Paul Kulik
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Le Bouillon
Located in the heart of the Old Market, Le Bouillon offers a return to the great regional culinary heritage of France. In a lively, airy room that offers tables for groups of any size, Chef Paul Kulik presents his take on the comfort foods of rural France. Sourcing the best ingredients from local producers, set in a open, alluring space, Le Bouillon is sure to fit any occasion.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Le Bouillon reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (73)romantic (66)special occasion (66)neighborhood gem (45)notable wine list (44)great for outdoor dining (34)great for brunch (30)good for groups (20)hot spot (18)scenic view (14)late-night find (10)great for lunch (8)vibrant bar scene (6)Show More
  • Service wonderful, food fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    What a wonderful little resturant! Service was fantastic, staff was kind and patient. Food was refreshingly different and delicious! My family and I had a relaxing time. I recommend the brunch pastries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    Michelle
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    2 of us dined- first time there for Restaurant Week. Love the Boiler Room so was looking forward to it. The food was very good except for the beef with mushroom reduction. Had a bad taste. The server was not that attentive or trained. Chef came out and apologized, removed it from the bill. Though the restaurant is described as more causal, it was overpriced for the service and food. I will give it another try as everything else was pretty good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid local French fare
    Micaela
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Nice to see the old French Cafe transformed into a classy yet approachable place. The food was great, service knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    drdana16
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Le Bouillon was top notch. The service was exemplary and the food was even better. I will say the dishes are quite rich, so having both a first and second plate was far too much for me. I had the vichyssoise as my first plate and the cassoulet as my second plate. Both were quite rich but certainly delicious. The pricing was perfectly reasonable for the food we got. I will absolutely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The oysters were pristinely fresh and clean. Duck breast with whole grains and sauce was memorable, with the sauce enhancing the grains beautifully. Our waitress was attentive, sincere, and competent. We are going back next week for oysters at the bar! This is a find, a most enjoyable place to have a meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thoughtful and Delicious
    colefam
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The menu had some surprising takes on classic ideas. We really enjoyed ourselves and had superb service. The prices were extremely reasonable for the quality of food. We had a delicious bottle of wine with dinner that was a perfect recommendation by the server. Overall, it was so fun and I strongly encourage everyone to make a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best
    WineIsFood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Omaha has some really excellent restaurants, and Le Bouillon has to be ranked right up at the top. Chef Kulik and his crew have crafted a small menu big on flavor and satisfaction. The sausage duet was tasty and well complemented by the sides (as well as the lovely red wine recommended by the very knowledgeable young waiter, Robert). My uncle enjoyed his steak, which was cooked to perfection, and my husband loved his pork dish. The only real problem was narrowing the menu choices down, I cannot wait to go back and try more of the options available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we tried it
    mamabehr
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The duck confit was so yummy. The Isastegi Cider was basically a glass of vinegar, we sent it back and they removed it from the bill. The Bon Homme's complex flavor was interesting. Bread and olive oil de Provence was nothing special the bread was toasted which did not make sense if you are supposed to dip it in the oil, toasted bread does not absorb oil. Beet salad in caper vinaigrette was basically beets mixed with cottage cheese. Bistro Steak ordered medium was cooked correctly but the meat was lukewarm when it arrived. The red wine jus was delicious, I asked for some bread, not toasted, to soak up the the yummy jus. The bread a French Batard was very good. The wine list was large but very pricey. Check it out for yourself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Romantic Spot
    RandomMan
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went here with my girlfriend for a special night out, totally rocked. The service was attentive. The food was really great. The duck was KILLER. Highly recommend. I also suggest getting one of the toast appetizers. We had the pork toast (better than it sounds I swear) and it was amazing. I wish out entrees came with just like one side of something whether it was greens or mashed potatoes but that's super nit picky on my part.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • WolfHowlettVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Innovative French comfort food. If you like sardines get the starter with the "crispy return." The entrees will warm your soul. I look to return in the cold days of an Omaha winter for food that tastes like it was prepared in a hearth in a French country house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Farm Fresh French
    CFborn
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Lovely room, attentive service. Interesting cocktail list, including a daily "punch" and a local, seasonal menu that includes lots of small plates, perfect for sharing. The heirloom cherry tomato w/anasazi bean puree toast was amazing, as were the fried green tomatoes. Not as successful was the grilled romaine w/leek, sheep's cheese, which had an odd sour taste, and the squash blossoms, which were very salty. I sampled the Bistro Steak and it was very good, another diner ordered the Berkshire Pork Presse (pork shoulder slow cooked, then "pressed") which was very tender and delicious. The Steak Tartare, served with a light refreshing parsley cream, was a hit. Love the mis-matched plates. Would love to visit again and try other menu options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we will be back
    BasilRathbone
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food and drinks were creative and delicious. Ambience was simple and serene, elegant but not pretentious. Service smooth and attentive, but not overly so. This is a new venture in the Old Market and is one of those places that should be a neighborhood gem-bustling with people, conversation and good food. We almost hesitate to leave a review because we want to keep it all to ourselves. A very satisfying simple meal can be had for not too much money, or you could pull out the stops and have a special occasion dining experience. The staff will make your experience what you want it to be-either way, it will be excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique brunch menu
    DayLilysandblueSky
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Everyone in our party enjoyed the meal, first time for most of us, came highly recommended by one of our party
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent dining and service. Really good old fashioners from the bar too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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  • Perfect date night
    LolasDad
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was my first time dining at Le Bouillon. It was very good. Our waitress knew the menu well and was able to make excellent recommendations. She listened to our food allergies and made sure the kitchen knew. She knew the wine list well, and since we were not familiar with French wines, brought us two to try before we chanced ordering anything. All of the food, from the crab salad to the toasts to the Spanish tortilla to the large dish pork was wonderful. It was a slower meal, which was fine by us, but it was a great romantic night out on the town. I look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Each item was perfect
    TooTallSidVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The Bon Homme bourbon cocktail was a surprise - lemony yet still bourbon. The gazpacho with almonds & grapes really worked. The sausages were not too spicy, so flavorful, and many little sauces and sides to accompany them. The recommended Spanish red was perfect taste between sausage bites. And overall, our server was a delight. Attentive, smart, but unobtrusive. We look forward to going again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    luvfrenchfood
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food was masterfully prepared and served. Different brunch than the ordinary places and they did a great job!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dante Italian takeover
    Dinner56
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Wonderful experience - enjoyed the dinner and wine pairing. Will be back to try the full dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    Omahaeater
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great service, great food, lots of character ambiance. Very creative menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bartender
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Devon was awesome. He introduced us to a couple twists on traditional cocktails.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodhound
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was interesting but good and there are things I would like to go back and try. Unless you intend to drink wine your options are limited, do not carry much in name brands of other alcohols. I drink Grey Goose martinis, they only had 2 types of vodka, neither top shelf or very good.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Must Try
    BirthdayTime
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The dining experience was so wonderful! It is unique on dining experience and the staff is delightful! The Chef came over to our table to visit with us, impressive. All the dishes we ordered were so good! And drinks paired with dishes was right on!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ravenoaksduo
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My foodie mother-in-law and I like to check out the new restaurants in town and this was a gem. The menu is very eclectic -- many interesting variations on a French food theme. An excellent wine list, although, we will need to brush up on our French wines, since the vast majority are French. The appetizers were inspired -- we ordered the rock shrimp on toast -- and the small plates very filling. The oysters were exceptional, the sardines, for our palettes, a bit too salty. But that's a small matter. Our server was both knowledgeable and delightful. We will definitely return, with other family members in tow.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Outstanding
    robinpbarberVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My second visit. The staff was amazing. The shrimp toast was to die for delicious! Server was informative and made spot on suggestions. We shared clams and pork belly. We will be back soon and as often as we are in Omaha.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Give it a try!
    jneats
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Really good variety on the menu, and our server was awesome. She was so helpful and knowledgeable about everything from the food to the wine. We got a handful of non-entree items to share (the Dungeness crab salad being tops), which was perfect. Everything was very good but noticeably salty. If you're salt-sensitive, maybe ask to have the seasoning taken down a notch, if possible. If you're looking for a quiet place to be taken care of by a staff that seems to really know their stuff, give Le Bullion a try.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • a lovely evening
    upscalediner2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had a great evening at Le Bouillion.....the pate de Maisson was awesome....rock shrimp toast, yummy......Prices were vere reasonable for an upscale restaurant...Our server was very informative......Highly recommend Le Bouillion
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasions.
    OmahaEater
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I took my wife to Le Bouillon to celebrate our anniversary. We had a reservation and were seated right away. Our server was friendly and was happy to explain menu items and pairings. The courses of duck, soup, and clams were wonderful. The desserts of macaroons and pot de creme tasted great but were not astonishing. Overall, we had a very enjoyable experience.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Spacious French Dining!
    WDLAKB
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My wife and I had forgotten about the spot where the French Café used to be. Decided to try Le Bouillon and were so thankful we did. The food, the wine, our waiter – fantastic. I don’t believe I have ever bothered to write a review for a restaurant, but it truly was a wonderful place to dine. I highly recommend you try it!
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Goodeater
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We are very familiar with sharing small plates. Haley was prompt, skilled and knowledgable about the wines. And she listens. She went and got chef Paul from the kitchen as we requested. He was very agreeable as well. We will recommend and return. Lovely experience and not too pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome & Sublime Dining Experience
    Danny
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Words cannot describe just how wonderful our dining experience was at Le Bouillon. My wife, Margaret, visited it on the occasion of my 68th birthday. We simply cannot get enough of that wonderful place. We enjoyed Les Petit Plats: House Lardo, steamed clams, grilled romaine, Crispy Sweetbreads, and a wonderful desert the name of which I have forgotten. But what we enjoyed the most were the Whole Sardines. Those are not readily available in Nebraska but they are especially delicious and done to a fare-thee-well at Le Bouillon. We enjoyed the deep fried bones after eating the fish. And the service was impeccable. We cannot wait until we are able to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great ambiance food wine
    jxcx
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    love this place. wonderfully renovated. charcuterie was fab. wine was well recommended. portions are very substantial. already looking forward to going back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and friendly staff
    Maggie
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    They made my wife's birthday dinner out a special one. Our server was awesome and deserved the 50% tip I gave her. Would go back any time we are in the mood for French style cooking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    One of the best brunches that we have had in Omaha!
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Have been wanting to dine here for some time and chose it for a special occasion. Had to send the clams back because they were gritty. They were in a fois gras broth that was just didn't work- not good. The arroz a la plancha was delicious but better as a smaller portion because it's rich and heavy. I ordered the Piedmontese bistro steak that was cooked perfectly but overwhelmingly SALTY! Could not eat much of it. The waitress removed the clams and steak from the bill but it kind of ruined the night. Macaroons and rum cake were excellent. I hope this was an off night. I might go back if they get good reviews in the future. But no time soon. Now I'm hesitant to try the Boiler Room.
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  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We very much enjoyed our experience at this wonderful Omaha French Restaurant. Upon our initial greeting from Haley, who was our waitperson to the wonderful cuisine, our experience was outstanding and memorable. We were extremely impressed with Haley, her knowledge, her commitment to ensuring our experience in her 'restaurant' was the best ever. Special kudos to her for exhibiting outstanding customer service. Loved our experience and the Bistro steak and duck breast were sensational... run, don't walk to this delightful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Friday Evening Treat
    2dine4
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our night out was really special. It began with a Manhattan, perfectly concocted by attentive staff, and continued to delight with the "toasts", duck, pickled onion and pork rillette, all delicious and generously proportioned, more than enough for two. Our entrees, Fisherman's stew and Beef short ribs, arrived in a timely fashion. My stew was full of clams, mussels, white fish and shrimp in a rich creamy broth. My partner's ribs were initially too salty for his taste and were subsequently replaced with an entirely new plate, cooked to perfection and graciously presented by our concerned server. It was a great experience, enlivened by Sam Mercer's artwork and thoughtfully selected music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Carly
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The wine selection is only French wines which we were not familiar with but sampled a couple and they weren't good enough to order considering the price. The food was not that great except for the beet salad. The entrees were way too salty. The best thing it has going for it is the charming atmosphere but unfortunately that isn't enough to get us to come back again.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Special Wine Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The Loire wine tasting meal and wine pairing dinner was outstanding. In particular, the duck breast main course, with confit, Brussel sprout and strawberries was memorable, a real winner. Mussels were best I have had in Omaha and broth was delicious. Thank you.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chik
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Just okay, my third time and the food is always just okay. The building is beautiful and the decor.
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    good for groups
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  • Kulik does it again!
    winesnobVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent dinner at Le Bouillon on Saturday. Service was outstanding. Whole sardines were very good as was the grilled romaine salad. Husband had the Bistro steak and although not really unique in any way, it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.