Le Grand Bistro and Oyster Bar
1512 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80202Neighborhood:
Downtown / LoDo
FrenchPrice: $30 and under
Le Grand Bistro and Oyster Bar
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Phone: 3035341155x
- Hours of Operation:
This Business is Closed Permanently
- Payment Options:
- Cuisine: French
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Private Party Facilities: Le Grand offers everything from exclusive space for up to 100 guests - fully equipped with all your audiovisual needs - reception space for up to 125, large party dining for up to 175, & premiere event space for up to 500 guests
- Private Party Contact: Christine Martinez 3035341155
A word from Le Grand Bistro and Oyster Bar
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for three great years!Continued
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Le Grand Bistro and Oyster Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since May 22, 2014
- Ambiance3.7Noise LevelModerate
great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
- I had the Roasted ChickenVickiHVIPDined on 10/13/2011I had the Roasted Chicken Brie Tartine for lunch, and it was absolutely wonderful. Service was great, too.Special Features:
- Lives up to the hypegastropubgeekDined on 10/10/2011Started off with something they are calling Lyonnaise Wings which is I'm told is a chicken Lyon recipe from France. Vinegar and a little spice with a side of a tangy creme fraiche. Different and delicious. My wife and I then shared an Arugula Salad with a fresh Farm Egg on top. Great. I then had an Alsatian (NE corner of France) Beef Braise which is a beef stewed in Pilsner beer. The best of all. My wife had a spicy Marseille style Shrimp Stew. All service was timely, the prices were lower than expected after all the great things I'd heard about his place. It's worth the hype. Apparently they do breakfast. Our server, Jamie, said that they do a French Toast custard type dish. I didn't understand what she meant but gonna try.Special Features:
- We tried Le Grand after walkingSkatchmar1Dined on 10/10/2011We tried Le Grand after walking by one afternoon. The service was excellent and met our many requests. The food, while a bit pricey, was definitely worth the price. The portions were great without being overwhelming. We especially enjoyed the duck proscuitto!Special Features:
- It is difficult to accuratelyOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 10/9/2011It is difficult to accurately assess our experience at Le Grand Bistro because three of five in our party had pre-selected (from their on-line menu) the Moules et Pomme Frites. AFTER we had ordered and been served our first round of drinks and several appetizers and then ordered our entrees we were informed by the waiter that they were out of mussels! This was extremely disappointing and I, for one, wanted to leave, but was overruled by the group since we were well into the meal. The substitutions we chose were very good as were the appetizers. Our server provided excellent service and he made some excellent suggestions regarding the wines that we selected and enjoyed(I would have rated the server "excellent" had he made us aware-see below
- Mediocre at bestOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 10/9/2011Ran out of 3 of the items on the menu before we ordered. Service was slow and inattentive. Items were missing from the plate and we had to ask for them separately. Food was extremely salty. Mediocre at best. We were disappointed and had hoped for more because of the reviews and hype.Special Features:
- Food, service, convenienceOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 10/8/2011Food, service, convenience to the theatre was above average. Wait staff was very attentive.Special Features:
- My son and I went for brunchGailVIPDined on 10/8/2011My son and I went for brunch on a rainy Saturday. I had the veggie eggs benedict and my son had the duck confit huevos ranchero. Both were excellent. Our server, Dana did a fantastic job.Special Features:
- Wonderful place to have dinnerOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 10/6/2011Wonderful place to have dinner before theater. Love the fact that the old Bauer's restaurant features are intact. The ambiance is great and the food and service are above average.Special Features:
- I had a pre-theater meal atNatalieBVIPDined on 10/4/2011I had a pre-theater meal at Le Grand on a tuesday night. When I walked in the restaurant I was pleasantly surprised by the change in the decor from the stuffy Baur's. It is now sort of french-chic. We ate in a lovely booth in the bar and had a very charming French server. For an appetizer we had the cheese platter and all 4 chesses were delish, as well as the accompanying items. For entres, I had the salmon and my husband had the pork. Both were very good with delicious accompaniments! We decided to pass on dessert, but asked our server if they had any moscato by the glass and although it was not on the menu, he was able to accommodate our request. Only negative I found was the large size of the restaurant- not very "French bistro."Special Features:
- Overall an enjoyable restaurant.OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 10/4/2011Overall an enjoyable restaurant. The mussels were average but the oysters sublime. My companion enjoyed the tartar so much, she ordered another round. Nice wine as well.
- We really liked our food,OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 10/1/2011We really liked our food, but the service was not good at all. We had to wait a long time to be acknowledged and to order a drink. The wrong salad was brought to me followed by no silverware with my main course. We had to ask for a second glass of wine and my husband's glass arrived when he was nearly finished.Special Features:
- Menu wasn't very broad - veryPerdynhVIPDined on 10/1/2011Menu wasn't very broad - very "meat" focused. My steak was very overcooked. The service was good but seemed frazzled.
- Le Grand - Not So GrandOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 10/1/2011I wanted to like this restaurant but it fell flat in almost every area. Poor service and cold and uninspired food. A better alternative with a similar menu is Bistro Vendome.
- Best in Denver!LucyPDined on 9/29/2011I can not believe that Le Grand Bistro just opened! They have really got it together! The ambiance and energy were great! My wife and I have been in the restaurant bussiness for years and we know a good thing when we se it! Food was amazing, service was on point and the cocktails were great. All of the staff were freindly and management was very attentive! I would deffinately reccomend Le Grand Bistro to all my foodie friends. Maybe the best new restaurantin Denver!Special Features:
- Very Special Restaurant. Thank yougastropubgeekDined on 9/25/2011I live in Denver but travel often for work. I'm afforded the opportunity to experience restaurants in NYC, Seattle, Chicago and the better dining markets around the country. As a Denverite, I'm ecstatic that Le Grand opened here in Denver. Some of Denver's dining choices lack an international feel. Le Grand reminds me of the bistros and brasseries I've eaten at in Chicago and especially NYC; and we finally have something like that here in Denver Steak Tartare was spicy but had an elegant sweet cracker. Beet Salad had delicious little bits of granola for texture. Braised Lamb Shank with Fennel Puree. All bistros, in my opinion, can be judged on how well they braise meat. If I'm correct, Le Grand is a Star on the rise.Special Features:
- Top Notch DinnerOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 9/25/2011Heard about this place recently and wanted to give it a try, And i am glad we did. Before a show my lady and i dined and had one of the best meals we can recently remember. I had a Braised Lamb shank over a parsnip puree with carrots and a veal jus. It was fall off the bone amazing. My lady had the watercress soup and the salmon entree. I feel like she orders salmon everywhere we go and she said it was one of the best she has ever had. Our server was attentive without being obtrusive, they were doing half off bottle wine so we enjoyed a great cote de rhone. To finish we had the opera cake and what a great way to send us off. I thought about that cake all night i wish it was bigger (portion size was great) Overall great experience thankSpecial Features:
- Le Grand is Magnificent!!OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 9/25/2011Our Sunday Brunch was exceptional!!! We booked a birthday gathering for 5 and the staff went out of their way to make it festive for all of us. The food was marvelous, especially the Duck Confit Hash. I could have this every weekend, besides the nice mix of flavors, it is so nice to finally find a Bistro that knows how to truly poach an egg. French toast as a side was heavenly and the deserts were rich and satisifying. I can't say enough good things about Le Grand!!Special Features:
- Pre-Theater DiningOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 9/23/2011We decided to try Le Grand before seeing a play. The location is great for pre-theater dining. The food was very good, in fact, it was incredible. Great flavors and presentation. The only negative I can come up with is the per oyster pricing. I would much rather see prices for 1/2 dozen and dozen. Bottom line is Le Grand is a great new addition to the Theater District dining scene. We will be back!Special Features:
- I so wanted to love this restaurantbrickwomanVIPDined on 9/20/2011I so wanted to love this restaurant. My husband and I dined there for my birthday. Cocktails were great, but service was extremely slow. Oysters were fabulous but escargot lacked the expected garlic punch. My dinner, the garlic sausage with lentils (a french bistro standard)arrived undercooked & so salty I could only take 2 bites. M'g'ment handled the situation gracefully but said that the sausage, provided by a special NY vendor was problematic. Why keep it on the menue? The replacement Provencal mussels were good. We ended the meal with a too dry peach bread pudding. The huge restaurant was mostly empty. In order to fill such a large room, Le Grand Bistro will have to improve the food & service.
- Excellent food and service.TrigeekDined on 9/17/2011Excellent food and service. I am not normally a French food guy but the salmon with lentils was awesome.Special Features:
- The food was outstanding,OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 9/16/2011The food was outstanding, perfectly prepared (we had lamb shank and steak frites as well as the bone marrow and a foie gras app special.) I was a big fan of Brasserie Rouge and like the the idea of "everyday French." So I'm glad this place exists! The space is WAY too big, we were there on a Sat night at 8pm to a dining room that was about 20% full. Service was fine, as has been mentioned it might be nice to see something besides a splattered black t-shirt on my waiter when I rack up a $250 tab!
- Chicken was undercooked andOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 9/14/2011Chicken was undercooked and ribeye was a thin cut and overpriced for just meat and no sides. Laurent was fabulous.
- Service lacking. Staff isOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 9/10/2011Service lacking. Staff is nice enough, just service is slow. Suspect they are understaffed or have some kinks to still work out.
- Food is good, service is good.OpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 9/10/2011Food is good, service is good. Wish they didn't feel compelled to have televisions!!!Special Features:
- Really enjoyed dining here.GetEmsDined on 9/9/2011Really enjoyed dining here. Service was amazing. Perfect place to dine before the theater as it's only 2 blocks away. Unique menu options that allow for small portions and trying new things. I wish I had a bigger appetite I would have tried more things on the menu. We sat out on the patio which is always nice to do in the city when the weather is nice.Special Features:
- Simply amazing!OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/7/2011This is by far one of my new favorite restaurants! The decor and ambiance is spot on and the food speaks for itself. Try the burger, you'll be pleasantly surprised.Special Features:
- It is very interesting whenOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 9/6/2011It is very interesting when you go into a place that considers themselves an oyster bar and they DO NOT serve horseradish sauce with the oysters. The food itself was nothing spectacular, the crepes were average at best, meaning they were dry, the shrimp cocktail was over-cooked, the mussels were pedestrian, and the food service was really slow. The kitchen dictates when you eat, I do not understand when the place was less than a quarter full. This place is cutting corners in little ways that greatly affect the overall feel of the restaurant. Bread in paper napkins so it gets cold. No happy hour away from the bar. This is a restaurant that will not survive unless they figure things out quickly. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE.
- Great new place in downtown DenvertgablehouseVIPDined on 9/4/2011Remarkable in that for only having been open a few days the place ran very smoothly. Will definitely be back.Special Features:
- Dinner c'est magnifique!OpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 9/3/2011We had a wonderful dinner - the mussels were perfect, the filet superb! There is a choice of sauces offered for the steaks, which is an additional charge. I had the au poivre(peppercorn), but felt the steak was tasty enough on its own. The service was attentive, yet not overly so.Special Features:
- For being open one week whenRobertDined on 9/3/2011For being open one week when we dined, this place was firing on all cylinders. Knowledgeable service to walk you through the menu and specials, good pre-theatre setting, and fantastic food. Go.Special Features:
- I think our server was usingOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 9/2/2011I think our server was using a fake French accent. Food was sub-par.
- Great new addition to Denver!OpenTable Diner Since 2004Dined on 8/30/2011I was so impressed with Le Grand when I went this past Tuesday that I ended up going back on Wednesday! The food really is fantastic, with a nice balance of traditional French items (foie gras, escargot, pomme frites) and French-inspired entrees as well. The bar is also quite incredible; I personally recommend the From Lyon With Love, a fantastic cocktail made with cognac and Parfait Amour. The mussels are fantastic, as are their steaks; mine was perfectly cooked with a wonderfully rich au poivre sauce. The service is still finding its balance and can be a bit slow, but you're at a French bistro, after all. So enjoy it!Special Features:
- Wonderful location...justOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/27/2011Wonderful location...just one block off 16th Street Mall...beautiful building and architecture...authentic French bistro menu as well as a nice variety of steaks and seafoodSpecial Features:
- great new place!OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/27/2011We had an excellent meal, in good ambience with service that was attentive and friendly. Only criticism, the table was a bit dark, could have used a candle - but the creme brulee more than made up for it!Special Features: