Although it was noisy, the food and service were terrific. Eclectic menu and everything we ordered was delicious. This was our first visit, and we'll be back.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Nicely decorated. The place has high ceilings which causes the noise to echo (seems many places do this now...) and the TVs in the bar area can be a distraction to those in the dinning area (not for me, but it was for my date). Took a long time to get appetizers - waitress came and told us our order had gotten "lost" so she brought us complimentay prime rib sliders - they were very good. We also had a cheese plate and salad which too were very good. For main course the BBQ salmon was fantastic, as was the chicken breast. Even though our order was "lost" we had a nice dinner - the food was very good, the waitress most attentive and the price was reasonable.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food - cool ambience
Great food - cool ambience but can be noisy as it seems like voices/laughing/noise echoes throughout the restaurant. The "couch" tables look very comfy (we sat in a booth). Service was good and they also have a wide selection of drinks - both speciality drinks, as well as draught beers. The ahi sashimi appetizer was amazing as was the lobster risotto. Will definitely be back!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Still way too noisy. Unless
Still way too noisy. Unless you sit next to someone, you will have an extremely difficult time having a conversation.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
We are from Denver. So, I
We are from Denver. So, I needed Open Table to help me find a good food, good wine, good vibe place to have dinner. Well, we got the food and vibe. Wines - not so much...
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
We want to thank the staff
We want to thank the staff and the chef for the very gourmet food served hot and beautifully presented. The comments I heard were that the meat was tender, seasonings perfect, sauces delicious. We were celebrating the end of tax season on April 15th and we were a group of 26. The appetizers were great. Next time, I would ask to have the Hawaiian Poke labeled so that folks would know what to expect. (spicy ceviche?) Garret was a great server and the chef obviously is an expert in a great variety of areas.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Although the atmosphere was
Although the atmosphere was fantastic and the food great, the service could have been improved. Both couples ordered a split salad and a whole salad was brought and no extra plate provided - we had to ask for an extra plate. We ordered a bottle of wine but when the waiter came to our table and asked how things were, he should have noticed that our glasses were empty and offered to pour the wine. Of course we poured our own but it would have been nice for him to have done that.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my second time at
This was my second time at the Bistro and food was absolutely delicious. We were a group of 4, all ordered different meals and none were disappointed. Absolutely delicious. The desserts however could use some help :/
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place!!
LOVE the French Bulldog!!! We go here frequently and have not had a bad experience yet. The food is wonderful and the drinks are amazing!! For the most part we have had excellent service. We will definitely keep coming back and bringing more friends!!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Based on some of the reviews on Yelp, I wasn't too sure if I should give this a try when family was in from out of town, but I have to say, I will most definitely go back. Food was excellent! Yes, service was a bit slow, BUT the staff did everything they could to make our experience there pleasurable.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, but service lacking
This is my second visit to the French Bulldog. Both times the food has been very good, especially the hangar steak and caprese salad. Both visits the service was very poor. We were greeted by our server when seated. Both servers were friendly. The wait staff is either poorly trained or simply does not value customer service. We waited 20 minutes before being able to give our drink order. The food order wasn't taken for another 20 minutes. The restaurant was not busy, and we were only a party of 3. The server disappeared for long periods of time. I have no idea where they were or why. It was hard to get water refilled or place a dessert order. Coffee served with dessert was cold by the time it arrived at the table.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not a dog!!
Good food, well seasoned, a good variety on the menu, nicely presented.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food as always!
The French Bulldog has become the bright spot of dining out for us in Camarillo. We simply love their food! Everything on the menu is always excellent regardless of what you order. Every time I try something new I want to get it again the next time we are there.
The atmosphere is also great - casual and very comfortable. The service is always very good - better at some times than others. Parking is not great but that is to be expected on Ventura Blvd and we would never let something so trivial stop us from eating there.
We highly recommend it!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu is different and food is good. Love the beet salad! Just prepare to hang out for a while because service is always on the slower end!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sort-of off night
We've been to the French Bulldog several times before. The food this time was superb, but the restaurant was pretty busy and the service bordered on poor. It was also very noisy. We'll be back because the food is terrific and the service is normally gracious.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef Gael does a great job. Beet salad is one of our favorites anywhere. Portions are very generous. Everything meticulously prepared.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant in Camarillo...
Fun place to sit back and enjoy a glass of wine with friends, or watch the game. But if you go a MUST have (or must try) the Lobster Mac and cheese, chef has knocked it out of the park with that dish.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service is wonderful!!
We have eaten here multiple times and each time we have had a great experience. This time our friends wanted to take home leftovers, but the busboy didn't hear their request. They asked our server and she came back to the table and said that since the leftovers were thrown out, she had the chef make them another dinner to be able to take it home!! Outstanding service and food!!!!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Give it a try
Very good food, good service, reasonable prices for level of food you are getting, comfortable atmosphere. Who could ask for more?
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was good and the waitress kept the drinks flowing at brunch. The service was slow and the beignets were not offered (I had to ask for them) and they came out cold and very greasy. The lobster eggs benedict was excellent. I'd like to go back on a another day and try the regular menu.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Serge's wine dinners are the best!
Attended the Opolo wine dinner orchestrated by Serge. They are not to be missed!
Staff was accommodating to gluten free options.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Camarillo's Best
Good ambience except it can get rather noisy, depending upon the activity in the bar area. Food is excellent and fairly priced & service is always very good. Have not had a bad meal yet. One of Camarillo's best choices.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was a little slower
Service was a little slower than usual but the food was superb!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
"Sorry, we don't have that"
The food is terrific. At three visits, at least one or more of the menu items were not available at 7pm. And one or more of the specialty cocktails were not available, at each visit. It was too cold inside at each visit.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Food and a great price,
Amazing Food and a great price, Very friendly people. A real Surprise. The good way.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the second time I've eaten at The French Bulldog. I love the food! It was a bit busy and noisy since there was a HUGE party next to us. I think that the Waitress was overwhelmed as well. She came up as we were waiting for the bill and said our food will be right out! We laughed.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was in town for a night and looking for a date night restaurant and came across this after looking over the menu on the Internet I was hooked! Now after eating there I'm completely won over this place is amazing food is excellent and fresh service is wonderful and after dinner the chef csme out to greet me it was a beautiful experience here I'm actually going to make the trip back up to camarillo just to go back there
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have enjoyed the food the
Have enjoyed the food the times we were there. The service was good and the bar waitress was attentive. Good overall.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM