Paris Bistro
Paris Bistro

Paris Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.parisbistroparkave.com/
  • Phone: (407) 671-4424
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Hours

    Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm

    Dinner Hours

    Tuesday - Wednesday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

    Thursday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

    Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:00pm

    Brunch Hours

    Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Executive Chef: Sebastian Colce
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairbanks
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Paris Bistro
Bonjour! We are inspiring contemporary french cuisine to excellence right in the heart of Winter Park's infamous Park Avenue! Join us for lunch, dinner or perhaps even weekend brunch! Eat, Live, Love, Enjoy! Bon Appetite!
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Paris Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (12)special occasion (11)fit for foodies (10)neighborhood gem (7)great for outdoor dining (7)great for lunch (4)notable wine list (4)good for groups (2)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • We had the place to ourselves
    KenH
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We arrived late for our reservation due to limited parking. Wow - one table was occupited - the rest was available. It was cold out, and there was an event going on at the time. The server was nice, not as formal as other French places we have visited. I did not like the paper liner over the white table CLOTH! (personal pet pieve). The food was good, but the price was a bit high for the whole experience. I will give it a try for brunch some day. I would recommend for any romantic event.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Young couple School Dance Dinner
    Mother
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My daughter had a special dinner with a new friend for Homecoming Dance Night. They enjoyed themselves for their dinner out. I was close by and enjoyed a dinner at a table outside. Waiters and entire staff couldn't have been nicer to all of us. Always had a big smile and willingness to do anything for our family to make it a successful evening. Food is always outstanding. Thank you for assisting me with the reservations and plans for them. The restaurant manager was wonderful. Kay
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can't go wrong with French cuisine!
    Phyl
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Ended up here bc the 'in' 'trendy' places were not able to take seven people. Thank God. Paris Bistro was a lovely setting, good food, great waiter, and we could HEAR our conversation. Later we passed by those other places and know we were lucky. And the bill was easier on the wallet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We were there for special occasion. Food was good, but in my opinion food could of been hotter. I had veal. portions seemed small for price. Bread for a French restaurant could of been better presented and it tasted like crispy toast squares, crepe had one bite was awful, nothing like the crepes I had in Paris recently, made right in front of you. my table mates loved the food. I loved wine and ceasar salad. noise level high as a wedding party controlled the floor.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Paris Bistro ist Wunderbar
    Bobnailer
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary by dining on Park Avenue at the Paris Bistro. Service was excellent, the food was too. She had the seafood over fettuccine with pesto and I had filet mignon with shrimps (surf n turf). She had white wine and I had beer. We had no dessert as we were stuffed. We arrived at 7pm, perfect for a Fall evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-So Lunch
    LunchHappy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Who could resist a French inspired lunch for $11.95 (3 courses including dessert)? On the up side, the creme brulee was wonderful, as were the layered potatoes served in a small ramekin. The down side.....the Coq au Vin was just so-so. True, we were wanted it was served as two chicken drumsticks, but the issue was with the lack of flavor. My table mates ordered the crepe du jour which was chicken and mushrooms in a creamy sauce. They seemed pleased with their choice. One of ordered the Lapin Aux Pruneaux, slow cooked rabbit in wine sauce which seemed to please him. The $11.95 bargain lunch is only available with the purchase of a beverage. Will return to try again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service, Food & Ambiance
    Melissa
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The flounder was delicious. So was the cheese plate and the ahi tuna. Wonderful service. Great ambience. I think this place is known for its lunch and brunch but dinner was also great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Sassy222
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    My husband and I went here for our 10 year Anniversary. It was such a great experience. From the recommendations of the best dishes, to the wine list, to the ambiance... I couldn't ask for more. Our server was attentive and he showed just the right amount of respect for our privacy. I can't wait to go back. It is a hidden little gem in Winter Park, and I can't believe they aren't slammed every single night. I will recommend this as a great place to take anyone out to dinner or lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find
    DELight
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Paris Bistro was wonderful and will definitely return. Good for a couple or small group. We went before going to a play. Loved setting, food, and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great
    robdog
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I understand now why the place was practically empty on a Sunday evening at 7. Was hoping for an amazing French cousine experience but didn't get one. The filet is not what you would normally expect. Quite a bit of fat and the meat had the taste and texture of a really good pot roast. More than one of us at the table concurred with this. The salmon dish was ok but nothing special. I had the seafood vol veat (think that is the correct spelling) which was pretty good. Bananas Foster was nothing special and never did understand why a minimum of two orders was required. btw, not a flambé lit at the table. Wasn't served that way to us. It is a nice little restaurant and the service was great. Not sure I'd bother going back though.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 34 reviews are from the Paris Bistro reviews archive.
  • Awesome Mussels!!
    WPFoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great service--Josh in particular. Best mussels in WP! Paris Bistro is hidden, but find it and enjoy it...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dishonest
    Foodie52
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our service was very good and the food was as well. However, my coq au vin was under seasoned though the other members of my party were pleased with their meals. We had a $20 dining check from Open Table that the restaurant refused to honor. They gave a very weak excuse claiming that they had just opened an open table account and couldn't process the check even though they have reviews on open table dated back to March. Clearly, they have not just opened an account. The check even says right on it to process as a traveler's check. They were clearly just not willing to accommodate this customer and that's poor service. I will not be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Paris Bistro
    Tink
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    One if my mothers favorit restaurants for brunch and lunch however it was her first time going to the Paris Bistro for Dinner. Over the Fourth of July it was surprisingly quiet. If you dont like crowds apparently Winter Park is the place to go! My husband and I enjoyed strolling down Park avenue with out the normal number of crowds that come to this area over weekends..so finding a good restaurant during a holiday weekend was a welcomed joy! The food was great, moderate wine list, great ambience,(it's hidden in a little alcove mall) delightful! We had attentive service, and for those that need special changes to your entre' of choice they were most accommodating!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mussels Heaven!
    WPFoodie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    For whatever reason, all three diners ordered the mussels as an entree. We all agreed that these were the best in Winter Park, perfectly done, with broth that forced us to order bread twice for dipping. Outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paris Bistro - a must
    Newfavoritefrencheatery
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    It was our first time there and we will definitely go again. If it's available on the menu their cream of carrot soup is a must have. Whether for just walking off the street dining or a special occasion Paris Bistro is a gem for the city of Winter Park.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This was my first visit and I will be back. This place is top drawer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Ginnyc
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Want great food?This Winter Park gem offers French cuisine that doesn't disappoint.The wine list is extensive. We were a family of 5. We started out with 2 orders of escargot to share. It arrived with bread just slightly crusty, perfect to soak up the flavorful wine sauce. Most of our party ordered fish, from scallops, to shrimp, & flounder, which arrived in various sauces typical of the French. One person ordered the crusted rack of lamb. All outstanding as we shared bites. The list of sides (two included) made it hard to choose. I liked the potato's augratin, broccoli souffle,& sauteed mushrooms, but as I said, we shared & all were good. We chose Kenwood Chardonnay,which was affordable & nice. I would definitely go back. Superior service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food, but too slow for kids
    laced
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I love the bistro for lunch, especially dining on the sidewalk under the tree under the roof .. it's the best of outdoor dining with all the ambience and none of the sun damage. Unfortunately, my experience there for dinner after a special event on a weekday evening was a little disappointing. The food was good and traditional, but the service was slow and a little off (missing setups, bread came late, etc.). I recommend it for a leisurely lunch outside, but I don't think I'll be returning for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paris Bistro
    Delicious
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Great food! I had the Seafood Vol au Vent, my wife had the Coq au Vin. I greatly enjoyed my seafood! My wife described the chicken (Coq au Vin) as "flavorful and rich." We also had the frog legs in the garlic herb butter as an appetizer. I can't say I enjoyed the frog logs, but by no fault of the restaurant - just a matter of personal taste. The garlic herb butter was amazing and I would have ordered a glass of it if I could have. The ambience was very nice too. The restaurant had a classic feel to it, with red plush around the room and mirrors and chandeliers. The service was also pretty good. Our waiter was attentive and prompt to greet us. He described the chef's specials very well - enough to convince me to get it. No complaints!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Ambiance...good food
    Stephen
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The location right off park Ave is excellent. You can sit on the Ave or eat inside. The interior is pretty cool, with high back booths that are a crushed red velvet feel. It's a good place for a date, with a good selection of wine and nice menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very disappointed
    Jpl3992
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    It had been about 6 months to a year since our last visit, which we enjoyed. Prices seem to have gone up and quality went down. Doubt that we'll go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Riche Cuisine Française
    Lares
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great French Food! Hats off to the chef! The food is delicious with French authentic flavors! The male hostess was welcoming but the waiters working at the tables in the restaurant need to be more attentive to the guests and provide stellar customer service Délicieux!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice birthday lunch
    booloo
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Took my BFF there and we each had the 3 course specials with a glass of wine. Fantastic food and service. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely to pretend to be in Paris!!!
    deuxamisbaker
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    A lovely lunch for three while on vacation ... I adore Paris so this was a fun visit to pretend for a couple of hours...the interior setting is very authentic!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fit for an anniversary
    Cobont
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary with friends...2nd year in a row. Thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant, our server John, and everyone enjoyed their meal. We'll be back next year and, I'm sure, before.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trainee did well.
    SnapJack
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    My guest and I enjoyed our business meeting over lunch in a nice setting without unnecessary interruptions from service staff. We found the veal special an excellent value. Presentation was fine, however the crème brulee wasn't the best.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food; very poor service
    MaddiNordi
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I booked a party of seven for my boyfriend's birthday recently. The food was phenomenal! We had the lamb, rabbit, duck, and the seafood pasta as entrees and were very pleased. Soups and salads were also above par, though the restaurant was out of creme brûlée at 7 on a Saturday night, despite a nearly empty dining room. This was very disappointing. Additionally our server was pretentious, unattentive, and was irritable when asked about the menu. He was only working two tables, so he shouldn't have been stressed or pressured at all. He really damaged the entire experience. The food, however, was amazing. We will definitely try again in hopes of better service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paris Bistro is a great place
    jjim
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Paris Bistro is a great place for that "special" occasion...The ambience is remarkable, and the food is delish...The rack of lamb was cooked perfect to order, and the scallops were very tasty...Our waiter was right on target with each course, and most importantly, never let our wine glass empty... Thanks Paris Bistro for a GREAT experience :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday brunch
    mike
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    food is good. love the bottomless sparkling champagne during brunch !!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Odd start, but good food.
    Jason
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The host thinks he's a bouncer and stopped us at the sidewalk. He stepped in front of us to ask if we had a reservation, and then could not find our reservation on his clipboard. We saw this happen to two other couples while we were there. To our surprise, we sat outside the restaurant at tables that look as if they were purchased at Lowes. This is an elegant French restaurant, not a BBQ joint. Our server waited 5-10 minutes before he showed up. He was slow all night. We immediately found out the French restaurant was out of French onion soup. How? My wife's chicken was excellent, as was her mushroom soup. I had the rabbit and it was exquisite. My escargot was oily. The 2 desserts we tried were quite good, as was the wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • maybe another time
    firsttimeinWP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    . Our waiter informs us that they are out of the clam chowder; as hospitality professional, I know this happens. Informs us they do have a cream of carrot soup as a substitute. Menu was a 3 course Prix Fixe deal. choice of .2 apps, 4 entrees and 2 desserts. Was looking forward to the Rack of Lamb as advertised and my date ordered the Salmon. Was a bit disappointed as I was served 4 individual lamb chop "lollipops" each grilled separately and not roasted like a whole "rack". The chops were cooked medium as requested but underseasoned and the sauce was unremarkable. Mashed potatoes were disappointing as well. My date's Salmon was cooked moist but she did not enjoy the red pepper coulis or the potaotes either.Dessert was best part of meal
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food & service.
    goodeats
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Excellent food & service. Visited for wife's bday & enjoyed the experience. A bit pricey but worth it for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas
    StNick
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and our waitress. We come to Winter Park on our way to Tampa (and sometimes on the way back) each year, and we love coming to Winter Park. We had not chosen your restaurant before, but we will again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food beautifully presented
    Younggreys
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    My wife and I are over from the UK and dined at the Bistro following the excellent reviews that we had read. The Bistro lived up to expectations, it is intimate but not over the top, services was attentive but not intrusive, highly recommend for couples. The food was very good, we enjoyed a variety of choices all very well cooked and presented.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    I used to frequent this restaurant when it was located in a strip mall off Aloma Ave. near Goldenrod. This was the first time I've been to it since it moved onto Park Ave, and I was quite disappointed. The food took almost an hour to come out, and one of the three entrees was very overcooked and had to be sent back. Once the Mahi Mahi was recooked, it was a 7/10. The peach duck, and the coq au vin were solid 6/10 from the beginning. Nothing in particular was wrong with the dishes, they just failed to leave an impression with great flare or flavor. It's very hard for me to stomach giving this place another try at their new location, seeing that our meal for three with no alcohol topped $100, and was nothing to write home about.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tasteless in wp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    The food at the paris bistro was sooo boring. I have eaten frog legs all my life, but the frog legs here had no flavor at all. Same with the rabbit.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Champs-Elysees in Winter Park, FL
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    The small restaurant recreates the feel of a French bistro in the middle of an American town, complete with authentic French decor, garçons in French attendant attire, and deliciously prepared cuisine. We had the pâté de foie gras and escargots as appetizers, and they did not disappoint. We even dipped our baguette in the buttery sauce of the escargots, leaving nothing behind! For the main course we had the seafood vol au vent (the filo dough was divine with the scallops and shrimp), the rack of lamb (moist, tender, and melts in your mouth), and the steak and shrimp (done to perfection on a bed of mushroom sauce). I am sure we will return again during our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winter Park Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Outstanding food and service awaits you at the Paris Bistro. Excellent selection of entrees, salads, appetizers, and side dishes. Not your standard fare, but delicious with every bite. Retaurant is small, but it adds to the romantic ambiance. Outside seating is avaliable, at stree level, just as if you were in France. Great experience and highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic
    Hunt2find
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Beautiful dining spot. Excellent service and FOOD divine. 5 star dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An amazing find!
    Megan
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    From the moment we entered from Park Ave. we were made to feel special. The entire staff greeted us, explained specials and gave us plenty of time to make choices from an interesting wine list. This was a great choice to celebrate my son's promotion! Both food and atmosphere were as advertised.....wonderful!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.