Birthday night out
Good food. Unfortunate service. Our waiter, although very nice, was the only server for all of the patio. His section was too large and our service suffered. 2 dishes were forgotten and one cocktail for the birthday girl. Big fans of the extensive vegan menu. I wish our server had known better than to bring a table of vegans mayo and cheese covered sweet potato fries.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
We came for an early dinner
We came for an early dinner prior to an event at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. We sat outside on the patio as it was a beautiful evening. Our servers' appetizer suggestions were excellent. We shared the Sofrito salad, Garlic Shrimp, fried plantain slices with a delicious cheesy dip, and crab cakes. The very best food was the Paella Velazquez - perfectly cooked seafood, creamy saffron rice - very flavorful! We were served promptly, and the service was excellent.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Awesome dining experience
Awesome food. Great service. Cool, full of good vibes & energy.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun for the Family
My kids LOVED eating here and are always asking to go back. The food portions are big and the desserts are delicious.
3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went here before an event
We went here before an event at the Smith Center with 2 children age 3 1/2 and 6, they were welcome with open arms and catered to. Food selection is awesome for vegan selections and tapas style choices were interesting and unique. Great service and food, wonderful Las Vegas local bistro/bar!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a must go and eat
This is a must go and eat in downtown Las Vegas. The restaurant offers spicy eclectic food options. There is an art gallery connected to the restaurant.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Creative and tasty menu. Did
Creative and tasty menu. Did not sit on the patio cuz twas too hot! Seems to be a locals favorite and the locals are artisits!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The indoor atmosphere was
The indoor atmosphere was something to be desired, however the outdoor area was charming, a fire pit, live music. Our party was too large to be able to be seated outdoors and this left us as the only group indoors, so a bit scary. However, our server was very accomodating and the food was fantastic. My spouse is a Vegan and the options were plentiful and very appetizing for a Vegan diner. The rest of our group all found things of interest. The Kobe beef sliders were unbelievable, as were the fish & pork tacos. Everyone enjoyed their dinner, just wish we could have eaten outdoors. I will caution if you are cabbing it to the restaurant make transporation arrangements ahead of time, as we had to wait a very long time for a cab.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Get Away from the Strip
We were looking for an alternative from the chain or celebrity restaurants at the casinos and/or strip. What a great find! Had a nice bottle of wine and tapas on the patio. It was laid back enjoyment on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just a diamond in the rough.
Just a diamond in the rough. Easy to get to .. great food ... diverse menu ... music .. outdoor and indoor seating and will definitely be going back with other friends.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Old is New
The Bar and Bistro is old downtown refurbished into a nice dining experience, keeping much of the old intact. Loved the area, the food, and the atmosphere.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great local place!
Food was wonderful, server was great, and the ambiance was really fun - on the night we were there, there was a main painting, people selling art, a live rock band, a woman having her body painted, and some kind of biker party.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food, Good service.
I enjoyed my dinner. We didn't have much time and the server was very accommodating. Giving us suggestions on what would come out quicker. She was prompt with our bill as well. Food is av little pricey, but it does come with a show.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
After wedding party
On only 4 hours notice,Bar+Bistro @ the arts factory hosted 12 friends and family after my brother and his finance were married. Joel was wonderfully accommodating, the food was delicious and everyone had a great time!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nothing better than Sunday brunch at Bar + Bistro. Incredible food, drinks and best of all live Bluegrass to make the world right.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed this funky downtown Bistrow very much. Started with drinks in the bar and was surprised by the collection of interesting and hard to find liquors, especially bourbon. Dinner was great, we all ordered several small plates and shared. The s'mores dessert is awsome! Go, relax, enjoy!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Vintage Bike Night expecting a light crowd and decent food. Been here in Vegas 6 yrs and never heard of the place. Upon driving up, was glad we had a reservation. Nice crowd and good band outside. We grabbed a table outside and never actually made it inside. It took a while to get waited on, but once she realized we were there to eat and stay, she was attentive. Food was really good and reasonably priced. Will definitely be back next month for Vintage Bike Night. ***. We rated the Noise Level high, but we also sat right next to the band.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were on our way to a show at the Smith Center afterward, and the wait staff was super attentive and time conscious. Our server actually asked if we had a show before we could tell her, and she was attentive without being annoying or pushing us out the door. She had great suggestions on food and cocktails for us as first-time guests, and the other wait staff never let our water get too low or plates sit empty on the table. Overall, a great experience, and one I am eager to repeat, so I can try some of the other dishes.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second trip back to Bar+Bistro in 2 months and I live in Los Angeles. It's not within walking distance of the Strip, but there is free parking nearby. I brought my boss here because he's a picky eater and occasional vegetarian but I knew he'd be able to find something here. He finally decided on the Spiced Salmon and I chose the Carne pizza, with Garlic Pollo for appetizers.
All of the food was excellent, BUT YOU MUST SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT! I've tried the Warm Chocolate Ganache Cake, Catalan Cream, Donut Churros, Flan, Coco Loco Cake, and Bananas Foster Baklava and all of them are excellent. I hate coconut yet I enjoyed the Coco Loco Cake.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bar+Bistro is a favorite
Myfamily LOVES this place! It's in our neighborhood and if you make a reservation, you'll never wait! The food was great - Hubs & SIL went for the Cubanito, Daughter had the four cheese panini and I had the carnitas tacos. Love the sweet potato fries with the spicy ketchup. Everything is super fresh and the servers are very friendly & professional. We let them know we had tickets for the Philharmonic concert at the Smith Center and they made sure we got there on time. Can't wait to go back.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The server was very friendly. The food was way above our expectations. At first we were worried when we heard it had changed hands again since we were there last. Very interesting food. Our daughter got the Mac and Cheese and loved it. My husband got the rib steak I believe and loved it, I got the shrimp excellent. Our grandson got the pizza. He raved and gave us a bite so we ordered another one to split. Clean, nice atmosphere. I would recommend this place highly. Would give it a 10 out of 10. never had to wait for someone to come back to the table they did and often. We cant wait to go back. It was first Friday is why we picked there to eat.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Stumbled on this place heading out of town. Ivan was the server and was great. Liked both the tomato and the onion soups. The veggie sandwich was okay if you want something light. The steak salad was an odd take on a Cobb salad. The steak was flavored well but it isn't something I would order again.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this restaurant! The
I love this restaurant! The food and service are great. They have many vegan and gluten-free menu selections. The chief studied in San Francisco and is dedicated to serving soy-free vegan food. I come here every chance I get!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Something For Everyone
The Bar + Bistro @ the arts factory was a fun, casual, and tasty dining experience. I was interested in their plant-based (Vegan) options and my husband selected their paella. I had an appetizer of long stemmed artichoke hearts (yummy!), we shared a tasty green salad and for me, it was followed by their stuffed peppers. Our waitress was great and the rest of the staff was helpful and attentive without being intrusive. The small menu has something for everyone including those on a gluten free diet. They offer Brunch on Saturday and Sunday's and provide entertainment for your listening pleasure. We are looking forward to another visit where we can try other dishes and explore the artist's studios on the premises.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently good overall.
we go to this place monthly on First Friday. Even though the place is jammed, the service, quality of food and timing are consistently good. Also, the place is very handicap accessible and accommodating, which is a tremendous help. Weather permitting, outside is great for people watching and the occasional live performance.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's a great pre-theater dinner place. They're great at identifying those theater goers and service is excellent. We have been there several times before going to the nearby Smith Center, and the food is always great. Nice tapas selection.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bar+Bistro appears to have finally figured out how to deliver their extremely varied and ecclective food before you die of starvation after placing your order. The food has always been interesting. Service friendly. quirky surroundings with outdoor beer/wine garden with frequent live entertainment. If you require a polished environment this is not for you. If you appreciate interesting food in a bohemian. ecclective environemnt this is the best of LV.
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice neighborhood gem, perfect for Smith Center events. Food good and innovative.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Find
I was in Vegas with a group ladies and had never been to this place. There were a few ladies with special diets and this place was perfect for it. They have a great vegetarian and gluten free option along with great delicious food on there regular menu. We sat in a nice place next to the bar but it was quiet. The food came out very quickly after ordering and it was delicious. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went looking to enjoy the
I went looking to enjoy the vegan menu but was sad to find out that the menu is very limited during Saturday and Sunday. Only 2 vegan items on the menu. But the food was delicious. I did order the vegan chocolate cake and it is superb! It would've been nice to eat outside because the weather was nice and they had a band playing. But it was full so we ate inside. We sat just inside the door and yet couldn't hear the band at all. Inside was very dim and quiet. Some people like that. Overall, the staff was friendly, the place was clean and the food was de-lish.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu format change
The menu format change is for the worse in terms of usability. The tiny print is difficult for people in the far-sighted age group. I much preferred the previous book-style menu. I was told items were repeated in the old menu, plus some dishes have been discontinued due to wasted inventory of perishables. Otherwise I still like going to Bar + Bistro before attending a performance at the Smith Center due to its proximity and convenience, plus the food is quite good.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food/sloooow service
Bar+Bistro is a favorite dining spot before going to The Smith Center. The food is always excellent and the service as well. Today must have just been an "off" day as far as the service. I will definitely continue to eat here.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hip vegan spot for First Friday
I went to Bar and Bistro for a date and I couldn't be happier! My vegan date, who is never satisfied with restaurant vegan food, absolutely adored the stuffed peppers and vegan pizza. There was a fine selection of signature cocktails as well, especially the French 75. It was the perfect cocktail to accompany my meal and satisfy my date.
We went during First Friday so I expected lines or rowdiness, but we were seated promptly in a quiet nook of the restaurant. The waitress was quick to bring the drinks, courses, and suggested the perfect vegan chocolate cake. Our meal was brought in stages so we weren't overwhelmed at any point in our dining experience. Absolutely fabulous!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun place with fresh menu
Came for a late night quick bite and enjoyed it! Had the fried artichokes and the spring rolls. Both were delish! Will be back~
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM