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
- FIRST TIME, BUT NOT LASTNyblettVIPDined on 12/13/2013Had a pre-theater dinner and we were very satisfied. Our waiter, TJ, was a gem and help us make some good appetizer and food choices.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fine dining in DenverOzVisitorDined on 12/12/2013Inventive menu that delivers the expectation to the dining customer of quality prepared food. Complimented by a very good wine list. An after dining departure experience when Le Grange reported to Open Table that we had not turned up for our confirmed reservation. As well, poor consideration by the restaurant in the offered table considering the reservation was made 2-weeks earlier. On arrival, staff were preoccupied with service to two private parties and we were greeted like an off the street walk in customer. Le Grange's admin needs to match the quality of their food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DISAPPOINTEDJudyneveDined on 12/12/2013I took a friend there for lunch because my husband and I have had some very good lunches there in the past. We hadn't been there in over a year and things have really changed. The lunch menu was very limited and basic and not "french" at all... not even "french comfort food". I was so disappointed. It would have been a completely all around disappointment were it not for the dessert (Napoleon) which was excellent. I cannot foresee the restaurant "making it" in the competitive downtown lunch scene. They either need to ante up their lunch menu or not do lunch at all and rely on dinner and bar scene. Don't know what dinner is all about but I would hope it's much better than lunch.
- Skimpy portionsAwesomeVIPDined on 12/10/2013Food was ok. Portions were very small. The farm salad was good but small. The butternut squash soup was good. The French onion soup was good. The steak & fries was very good. Three of us ordered the grilled fish over cauliflower purée & pepper salad. 1 pepper doesn't constitute a salad. The piece if fish was a child size portion & the cauliflower was way to heavy with cream.
- Great pre-theatre spotLeallemandDined on 12/7/2013Been there twice now for a pre-theatre dinner and both times we were loving the place. Great french bistro food, perfectly executed with the right amount of creativity, too. Nice wine, beer and drinks list. Between out two visits we've had the Steak Tartar appetizer with a side of their excellent Frites as a light entree, Steak and Frites, Braised short ribs and Mushroom Ravioli. All were excellent. The staff has always been friendly and good at accommodating our needs to make it to the theatre in time. Also, a notable mention to the Blackberry Pear Duet dessert. Delicious.Special Features:
- what happened?llynnVIPDined on 12/7/2013Our exercise group has been coming here for Saturday brunch for quite awhile, it had always been our favorite. But this past Saturday, it was awful, they changed up some of the sides, one of the dishes had switched in Chipped beef for Ham (??), the veggie Benedict has always been my go to dish, but it was served cold, and on a frigid day!! Needless to say, we will have to find a new 'favorite', as I am sure we won't be back to Le Grand Bistro.
- DelightfulFoodie2Dined on 12/1/2013The restaurant is very energetic. We asked to be placed away from the center/ away from noise and were accommodated as well as possible, but it is a boisterous place. The food was delightful. The flavors complement each other nicely and food was well displayed. Our waitress was friendly at first, but seemed to get a bit flustered as she got busier. She didn't check back on drinks and then when we were able to order another, she forgot to bring them and got a bit snitty about it. Overall, however, it was a pleasant dining experience. We had brunch before a Sunday matinee and were not rushed out. The creole benedict was particularly yummy and the mimosas (grapefruit and cranberry) and the fresh juice (juane) were divine.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good enough to bring me backOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 11/24/2013We love Sunday brunch at Le Grand Bistro. It's nice, unhurried, we can make reservations, the food is consistently good. I would like to see a little more variety, but am looking forward to going back soon. It's worth the trip from the 'burbs downtown!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Solid placeRichDined on 11/23/2013Not sure what some people are complaining about, because his place is great! Reasonable prices and I've never waited for a table, so great place for Friday or Saturday last min. The duck was epic and oysters were wonderful. Been there 5-6 times and always enjoyed it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Will ReturnCoolheatVIPDined on 11/23/2013First time dinner diners. Smoked trout mousse was very well done. French Onion soup and fennel salad were both yummy. Pork chops were prepared just to the right doneness and were moist and flavorful. Rabbit risotto was a nice item to have on the menu. We will be back. Only real drawback was the restaurant's choice of music...not appropriate in my opinion.Special Features:
- Eh- just okLuvANiteOutDined on 11/22/2013We came here base on yelp reviews and basically got what we expected. The appetizers and cocktails were great but the service was incredibly slow and the portions were tiny (we're not heavy eaters but $200 later all 4 of us left hungry). We probably would not return here given all the other local options. I put in the notes that we were celebrating a milestone birthday and it wasn't acknowledged by the restaurant.
- Great Pre Theater SpotAStrasVIPDined on 11/22/2013You can't beat a dozen "Happy Hour Oysters" and entrees just the right size so you don't sleep thru the symphony at a reasonable price.Special Features:
- Mediocre at bestCriticDined on 11/22/2013Great setting, but limited menu and horrible service! Steak was standard, nothing special, French Onion Soup and Rabbit reminiscent of France though. Waitress was unfriendly to say the least. It took 20 minutes just to get all our drinks and service ran so far behind we were almost late to our play. There was no time for desert or the planned birthday celebration. Love the location and so happy they haven't made any changes to the space itself or changed the historic touches. Still great for groups, but overall won't be rushing back especially with Bistro Vendome nearby.Special Features:
- EatingMargeDined on 11/20/2013Good place to eat before a show at DCPA. Good service, food OK,.
- Improving constantlyOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 11/19/2013This restaurant keeps getting better every time we dine here since John B. took over the kitchen. Bravo.I would recommend this to a friend.
- waited one hour for 2 sandwichesredcardinalVIPDined on 11/17/2013waited one hour for 2 sandwiches and a quiche of the day (obviously already prepared and just needed heated) sandwiches (croque-monsieur) were not very good quiche was a nice texture, but bland service was ridiculously slow, with little attention paid to us by the waitress would not recommend as a "before theater" dinner; you might miss the show will not go back
- Fabulousjoy2eatDined on 11/16/2013First time visit at this restaurant with my family after the theater and we were so pleased. The waiter was very attentive, suggested food items to try, and drinks. We enjoyed the appetizer, meals and dessert. Everything was perfect!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Our favorite pre-theatre brunchMatineeQueenDined on 11/16/2013Our favorite pre-theatre brunch or evening finale. Always good food, great prompt service and tasty wines.Special Features:
- Great place for dinnerCarolynDined on 11/15/2013It's like stepping back in time.... classic interior, elegant yet relaxed. Good service. The food and wine were fine. Loved that they poured bubbly water for all. We will go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Close to Performing arts Center..goNikkiDined on 11/15/2013Close to Performing arts Center..good way to start the evening with good service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pre-theatre biteDukeDenverDined on 11/12/2013This was a great meal right before the theatre, and so conveniently located.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not as expectedlifedancerDined on 11/10/2013We had dined here before and the food was good. This time the food was bland and unappealing. We wondered if they had lost their chef. Will not go back unless we hear different.
- Brunch, not lunchSnowellenVIPDined on 11/10/2013Although we enjoyed our meal, we hoped for a lunch or dinner menu, not realizing only a brunch menu was available at the time.
- We are big fans of Spuntino,tkettleDined on 11/9/2013We are big fans of Spuntino, co-owned by John Broening, so when I heard he had taken over as executive chef at Le Grand Bistro, we were eager to give it a try. Food was good, but didn't have the attention to detail that we've enjoyed at Spuntino. i don't know if it's the volume, as Le Grand Bistro had a full house. Apps were good, we shared trout mousse, duck liver pate, and cauliflower tartine. But main dishes of short ribs and duck confit were a little skimpy in the serving, and the duck confit, a little dried out.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Before symphony good choiceEMcCDined on 11/9/2013Lively crowd Appreciate the friendly service Tasty food!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Convenient to the Denver PerformingSnowballDined on 11/9/2013Convenient to the Denver Performing Arts Center for a quick dinner before the show.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Issues with serviceJojobearsDined on 11/8/2013My partner and I have been to le grand bistro twice and had the same issues with service. This past occasion, we waited 20 minutes for drinks and 45 for our appetizer. Our theory is that the restaurant books more tables than they can handle during the pre theater dinner rush. After 7:30 we were one of two tables still seated on a Friday night! If you have tickets to a show at the DCPA avoid this place for pre show nourishment. Other nights maybe different but we plan on never going back.Special Features:
- Perfect for Pre-TheaterHBoulderDined on 11/8/2013The food, wine and wait service were fantastic. The bar seemed a bit backed up and our wine took longer than expected to arrive. Our entrees also took longer than expected requiring us to eat them quickly to catch the show, but otherwise, it was great!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AwefulDisappointedDined on 11/8/2013I had a reservation for 8 at 5:30. We had tickets the DCPA at 7:30. We left the restaurant at 7:20 and didn't get our entre and barely got the appetizer and soup and salad. We couldn't get our check and the manager barely said she was sorry. It was a terrible experience. I used to use this restaurant a lot to take customer before the shows at the Denver Center and I will not use them again.
- Nice ambianceBriarwoodFanDined on 11/7/2013We ate here pre-theatre and our service was very attentive/helpful/timely; however, we all felt the menu was a bit limited.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food was a little slow comingMisseyDined on 11/6/2013Food was a little slow coming out of the kitchen. Didn't have time for dessert. Server knew we were going to a play after. Food was very good.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Option for Pre-TheaterAllysonKDined on 11/3/2013Our party of five came for an early dinner before going to a play. Very convenient to the DCPA without the high prices of on-site restaurants. Very pleased with the steak tartare and duck pate as appetizers. Salads were excellent and main courses very tasty. The ambiance is true to a bistro except that the seating isn't elbow to elbow as you would typically find in France. They offer a wonderful common/large group table as well.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Really like the bistro decorJudyDined on 11/3/2013We were a group of 6 and everyone was happy with their choices.Oysters, mussels, french onion soup, bistro steak, fennel salad. Prices were reasonable and nice French choices. Service was good, but did have to ask 3 times for more bread and a 2nd glass of wine came at the end of the meal and they didn't appear to be that busy. I would defintely try them again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Outstanding mealOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 11/2/2013The food was unusual, original, creative, beautifully presented, and, most importantly, delicious. An adventure. Our waiter (Jim) was friendly, informative and fun. This was a birthday celebration, and the Le Grand made it the best.Special Features:
- Good food at good pricesLifeIsTooShortDined on 11/2/2013We enjoyed all of our dishes, including the bread which was amazing. This is our 4th time at Le Grand and we have been please everytime. Keep up the good work.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- One of my favorite restaurantssmth700VIPDined on 11/2/2013We had a lovely dinner here. This is one of my most favorite restaurants in Denver! The food is delicious and memorable, the atmosphere is romantic, and the wine is good! Highly recommended!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- ahhhh, ParisBizzygirlVIPDined on 11/2/2013Found this gem while looking for something French to go with the Passport to Paris symphony concert. Food was interesting, well prepared and perfect portion size. French but with a modern and fresh twist. Very thoughtful presentation. The oysters were some of the freshest tasting I've had in Denver. Country paté was nicely seasoned and a good texture (I've had some that were too firm). The duck confit was a touch salty, but perfectly crispy and paired nicely with a veggie-laced lentil side and a flavorful, chunky tomato jam. The chocolate napoleon had a good balance of sweet, creamy/bitter, crisp, though the pastry was a touch tough (hard to cut through with a fork). We all have decided to return to sample other offerings soon.Special Features:
- FinallycobuffjensenDined on 10/30/2013I had wanted to try this restaurant for the longest time and had the opportunity before going to see The Book of Mormon. The steaks that my wife and I got were very delicious and well cooked, to our liking. I would have preferred thicker fries, but the ones they gave us were fine. The chocolate dessert we got was amazing! Happy to have finally tried this place out and will definitely go again.Special Features:
- The food was good but we hadOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 10/27/2013The food was good but we had to wait an excessive amount of time for it to come.
- Only negative thing aboutOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 10/26/2013Only negative thing about it was the music...not the right music for the type of restaurant at all.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.