Le Persil Bistro
Le Persil Bistro

Le Persil Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lepersilbistro.com/
  • Phone: 5704764324x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Saturday Brunch : 11:30:am - 3:00pm

    Sundays Closed. Open on Special Holidays such as Valentine's Day, Easter Sunday, Mother's Day, and Private Parties.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Jorge Gardin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We offer full service off-site catering for all occasions.
  • Special Events: Easter Brunch, Mother's Day, Bastille Day and more...

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N 5th St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking available on Ann Street, right behind the bistro.
A word from Le Persil Bistro
Le Persil Bistro is a BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) establishment, located right across the street of the Sherman Theater, in the heart of historic downtown Stroudsburg. Our menu includes typical French dishes such as Salade d’endives et poires, Coquilles Saint-Jacques au beurre blanc, Steak frites with béarnaise sauce, Boeuf Bourguignon a la Ancienne, Coq au Vin, Crêpes Suzette and avec des fruits, Crème Brûlée and much more.

Reservations for dinner are strongly recommended for Fridays and Saturdays.

We invite you to experience the flavors of traditional French cuisine in a happy and relaxed atmosphere.
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Le Persil Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.6
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)special occasion (12)fit for foodies (11)romantic (10)great for brunch (5)late-night find (3)good for groups (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • A Culinary Oasis
    DineAnon
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    And there it was, a small BYOB French restaurant in a most unlikely area. What a joy - very simple decor, appropriate music at a level that allowed quiet conversation, a bit more refined than an ordinary bistro. The menu had variety that was not so 'lofty' as you sometimes find in a large city where the cuisine is fine but is someimes accompanied by a bit of haute cuisine attitude. Le Persil Bistro is a MJST if you are in the area and enjoy well prepared French food. At Le Persil Bistro you dine't eat; you dine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Touch of France
    theinn
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    A nice quiet restaurant serving an array of French cuisine. From the white table cloths to the background music, it made for an enjoyable evening. We have dined here many times and always satisfied.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, quiet, and intimate
    sirsachs
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Best French food in the Poconos. High quality ingredients and excellent service. The restaurant is BYOB so don’t forget to bring a great bottle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ponoco's gem
    debsnite
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My wife and I did a quick get away and headed to the Ponoco before picking up our son at MDA summer camp. After reading all the reviews for restaurants in the Stroudsburg area we went to Le Persil Bistro. It was a BYOB which was awesome as we had spent the day exploring the Vineyards in the area and had the perfect bottle of wine. It was a small restaurant adding to the ambiance. Jen our server was awesome, friendly and inviting. The food quality was that of the better NYC restaurants without the price tag. I guess the real question is would we return, and the answer is definitely, we really enjoyed our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    First time for brunch. Was as good as their dinner menu
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Surprise
    JimS
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Wanted a new restaurant in an area that's not known for great cuisine. The restaurant turned out to be a real gem. Food was terrific, hostess and waitress extremely personable as was the chef. Very nice variety of dishes, as well as a nice interesting specials. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place!
    Rudy
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great menu and great food! The hostesses/waitresses are terrific young ladies who really make you feel welcome and see to your needs. I am so glad my wife and I found this little gem! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Rudy
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    It had terrific items on the menu and they tasted equally as great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One concern
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We've We brought friends with us this evening and one ordered the Coq au vin and top she said it was warm but not hot. Then top piece fine but bottom piece very pink and "wet" so she didn't eat it. She told the waitress who spoke to chef. He dud not come out but had waitress inform her that the pink was cartilage and often pink so it was fine to eat. She was full and not looking for more food but still believed not fully cooked. I was going to call you today as thought you should know and thought he could have responded differently.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Thought I was back in a cafe in Paris. So glad to have this restaurant here in Stroudsburg. No need to travel to NYC for an authentic taste of Paris.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful place.
    Super1place
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Sorry I didn't know it was there sooner. Food was so delicious. The owners daughter was waiting on us and she was great. Very attentive. It is a very very clean . White spotless table cloths .....white dishes....soup bowls simply decorated. Classy. I have no complaints.....just a suggestion ..I think some warmer decorations...maybe somehow give it more of an old time Paris Cafe look.....more plants in the window..stuff like that.....though believe me...the place is great and sure doesn't need my suggestions. Yes I'd go back and will!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great food! Great service. Great location in the burg.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The service, food ,and ambience were great. Prices were reasonable and we could not have been happier with our fisrt time experience with this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Have patience
    pakathy
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Food was delicious. Restaurant wasn't busy so I don't know why meals took a very long time to be prepared. Understand that food is freshly made and perhaps if we had appetizers while we waited, we might not have noticed as much. I'm not sure how long we would have been there if there were more diners. I can recommend le Persil for the food but don't go if you have after-dinner plans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food; poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our first visit and we were mostly very impressed. Charming appearance at street level--our first visit to Main Street in Stroudsburg, which was delightfully surprising. The décor and furnishings are simple and elegant. Feels very authentic French. The bi-lingual menu is a nice touch, but I was disappointed that our server, a pleasant young woman, did not know a word of French, so when I attempted to order en Francais, she was flummoxed. Overall, the meal was quite nice. The service was about the worst I can recall having in a long time. Server was inattentive when attention was needed. Long waits for various things, including the check. Never offered dessert. The restaurant was not full. Despite the poor service, I would return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best in town!
    Mare
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was excellent! Great find. The best food in town. A true gem in Stroudsburg. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 71 reviews are from the Le Persil Bistro reviews archive.
  • Yummy in my tummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Delicious food! Butternut squash soup amazing ! Chocolate mousse amazing! Chicken cordon bleu amazing ! I love that we could BYOB .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Merci!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had a wonderful time here for Mother's Day brunch. I had the poached eggs with hollandaise sauce and they were superb! Also, the ambience is very nice and the wait staff was very friendly/nice. My parents remarked that they felt like they were in Paris again. A great gem for Stroudsburg.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French bistro haven
    Annie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We were here for the first time for lunch and I cannot give a honest review until I have eaten about 3 times at the same restaurant. The interior is cozy and French music is playing. We had the roast red beet salad, nice, and coquilles St. Jacques with mushrooms and onions, served with French bread slices. Lemony and very tasty with big pieces of scallops. Then mousse au chocolat, liked it but prefer a dash of liquor in mine like Grand Marnier. The waiter was friendly but did not get our order correctly, he forgot my entree and I had to eat it while the others were finished eating. So overall, I would certainly go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I was very pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the food. We had two really good dishes followed by good desert. Would come here again for service and food. Only downside it was very quiet, but as they build customers this should be better. Being from out of town I would return if I'm in the area again. Good find! Worth going!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine French Dining in Stroudsburg
    JJVV
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I've gone to Le Persil twice now and can happily say both visits were superb. The french cuisine is highly authentic (real gruyere on the french onion soup!) and excellently prepared. The restaurant itself is fairly small and never seems to get too busy, although I've only gone during weekend brunch hours. Nevertheless, if you're heading into PA - I highly recommend stopping by Le Persil for a quick and delicious lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dined here when passing through
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Dined here when passing through on a road trip. Bit surprised that no wine in a "French Bistro" (BYOB). I should have checked first. Not busy on a Monday evening..I was the sole diner, so a bit short on ambience. However the food made up for any negatives.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food. Slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Food is good overall and portions small. Fish was a touch overcooked. Service was slow for no apparent reason. Only 4 tables filled at 8pm on a Friday night. Would probably avoid if the place was packed.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service was great!
    Nonmu
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Food and service was great! Limited space as it is small. This can either be to crowded or nice and cozy depending on one's outlook. Would visit again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite weekend spot
    Sunny
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I have been here many times now, and the food is consistently top quality. So rare to say that I have liked, and usually loved, every dish I've tried! Though it is a long drive for us, it remains our favorite weekend dining spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French gem in downtown Stroudsburg
    kddm
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I was so excited when I realized this was a French bistro, not Italian. Our meals were exquisite. The sauces were silky smooth and scrumptious. The creme brulee was perfect. It's BYOB which makes it as affordable as going to a bar & grill where you pay $6-10 per drink. We will definitely be going back! Very happy to have found this restaurant so close to home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden gem
    Heinz
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We enjoyed our evening at Le Persil and the food was superb! We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    Happy
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    When we get the opportunity to eat out, Le Persil is our choice most of the time. The food is excellent, and we always enjoy the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our First Time Here Won't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Our First Time Here Won't Be Our Last. What A Find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We moved here from NYC 2 months
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We moved here from NYC 2 months ago, and this is the best restaurant around. Dinner was better than any NYC French Restaurant . Menu had many choices and the food was OUTSTANDING.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    We had some friends from Phila come to stay with us and we wanted a restaurant that was cozy, BYOB, had good food and was quiet enough so we could catch up with our old friends. We had it all!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French Yippee!
    Mommabear
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    We are in desperate need of a French restaurant in this area. We went on a Friday night, it's a BYOB which is nice, the food was great, the chef came out to greet us which is rarely done, but the personal touch made us feel welcome. I had the lobster ravioli and it was fantastic, the best I've ever had. My husband had the coq au vin, the sauce was rich and delicious, the chicken was tender and moist but the chicken tasted like it was previously refrigerated and reheated. My husband had the crepes suzette which was really delicious! I had the fresh fruit crepes which was also great, the crepes were light with just a hint of vanilla, yummy! I want to go back and try all the deserts, they sounded wonderful and I am a desert lover.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location was good, complete
    Anne
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Location was good, complete with parking lot next door. Service was good and food was good. Prices were fine and menu was extensive enough. Ambience was a bit lacking esp since my boyfriend and I went for a romantic dinner. Being a BYOB is a big plus.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must visit
    LPinNYCVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    This was a charming place in the Poconos. The food was exception. Service over the top. I had a business lunch and the team did just amazingly well to accommodate our working lunch. Food was exceptional. Can't wait for dinner next time and to visit again. This is a must if you are in the Poconos !!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food, Few Frills
    cnorrisl
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    Le Persil Bistro presents itself exactly as a French Bistro should -- buttoned up but casual, simple yet elegant, and just enough energy to keep out the stuffiness. We (two of us) started off with the roasted beet salad. I am dubious about whether the beets were truly roasted, however, the salad was a good portion, had a nice simple dressing, and the cheese they used to top it with was really high quality and flavorful. . We split the Filet and Bourguignon entrees; both were flavorful but not too salty (as French food sometimes is), and the Filet was cooked exactly as we ordered it. Overall, this restaurant is excellent in terms of food, service and ambiance. Hint: take advantage of the BYOB and visit one of Penn's local wineries!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem in the Poconos
    sirsachs
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    A charming little restaurant with excellent french food. Most restaurants in the area are geared to college students focusing on burgers, wings, and cocktails. This is authentic french food with excellent boeuf bourguignon, mussels in white wine and garlic, escargot, and crepes. There are even some dishes that require a days notice to prepare such as poached peaches and pears, a delicacy rarely found except in the most expensive venues. The prices a very good for the quality of the food. Also, the restaurant is BYOB, with the restaurant providing corkage and wine buckets for those bringing champagne or white wine. This is a great find in to Poconos and could easily succeed in Manhattan or Philadelphia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh ma, the mahi mahi!
    Brian
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    I am working my way through the menu *again* and had the mahi mahi on this visit. It was prepared with capers, grape tomatoes, a little onion and the best buttery lemon sauce - light and delicious. It was served with a choice of starch. My choice this evening was the mashed potato, possibly the best I've ever had. Finished with the chocolate mousse. A great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful gem in stroudsburg pa
    pa2nc
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Le Persil is a wonderful restaurant with great ambience. The food is superb and the owner and wait staff are very gracious and efficient. We only wish they were still open on Sundays for brunch - more time to enjoy their delicious fare!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unexpected find - #1 choice!
    food4everVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Happy, fortuitous find in Stroudsburg! Wonderful and welcoming staff, delightful French menu, and eager-to-please chef made this a special dinner in a corner of PA otherwise not known for much culinary to say the least. Linen tablecloths and quiet ambiance to boot. The BYOB policy made the whole meal very reasonable (liquor store with good selection just 2 blocks away). For anyone visiting the area - this is your #1 choice!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linen tablecloths and gentle
    theinn
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Linen tablecloths and gentle French melodies add to the flavors of the foods. A little taste of the Old World can be had in this small birstro. It certainly will be an enjoyable evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate