Bistro Garden at Coldwater

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$31 to $50
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Continental
Descibed by Zagat as a "classic garden-like setting,The Bistro Garden is modeled after a European Wintergarden with 30 foot ceiling, glass latticework and expansive skylights. Piano entertains nightly in the bar area.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Bistro Garden! Offering a 3 course special dinner menu $115.00 per person. Regular menu not available. Call for more information!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

What 882 People Are Saying
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DL
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The place is beautiful. We went there with our friends because we were looking for a place without an absurdly loud noise level. The ambiance, service and noise level all ranked high. The food however was very average.

C
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious lunch
Very nice for a special occasion

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and delicious food.

SB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and exceptional service. The owner is always present and takes great care in providing the ultimate experience.

JP
Los Angeles
115 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Great atmosphere, piano music in the background, food is terrific, and service "old school" and wonderful. Most of the servers and other service people have been there for years! I have tried most everything on the menu and never had a bad meal.

1
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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K
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve menu. Atmosphere was perfect. Beautiful decorations. Starters were amazing. Main was a little large for us but very good.

RF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

A very disappointing experience. We have been there many times over the years...and even tho you expect a few bumps considering it is a holiday evening....this was not what expected. The menu was limited and not inviting. Even tho the ambiance is outstanding the service was poor. The dress code is non existant...guests wearing base ball caps, ladies wearing jean shorts...etc etc. You would think the restaurant would have some "class". Apparently not...will stay away from this venue

BO
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years eve

N
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating New Year’s with dear friends. Fantastic, as always!

LL
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Consistent quality food excellent Christmas decor and service to match!

LL
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful ambiance consistently much better food quality than comparable similar upscale dining restaurants. Overall excellent in all respects.

OT
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a perfect birthday luncheon; everything was excellent.
Love this beautiful restaurant, love the owners who are always such lovely people providing an afternoon to remember.
My husband and I were married there because of our fondness and our wedding was outstanding.
I highly recommend the Bistro Garden at Coldwater for brunch, lunch or dinner. You can’t be disappointed.
Karen & Fred Starr

RC
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always wonderful. It is out favorite restaurant. The room is beautiful, the piano music is just right, Most of the staff has been there for a long time. And, the food is good!

J
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Garden is my favorite restaurant in the San Fernando Valley. I love the ambiance, the food, the waiters....just everything. I highly recommend the Bistro Garden for lunch, dinner, a spontaneous drop in....
just anytime at all.

MP
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no place I would rather be than Bistro Gardens to celebrate with friends, especially at Christmas!! The food, service and venue is absolutely perfect!!!

RS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were give a table for 2 with a nice romantic setting and a noise level where we could easily talk.
The service was excellent

SK
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as usual. Food and service are outstanding. The Christmas decorations are magnificent. A wonderful restaurant.

MG
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, but Christmas decorations were spectacular

DS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a couple of decades since we have dined at The Bistro.
The experience lived up to our memories, such a pleasure.

G
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice holiday get together in a beautifully decorated restaurant. Live-streams bisque, beef bourgeon and chocolate soufflé, all excellent.

u
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent, great service and old english charm and decor. Great for our ladies lunch.

DF
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Bistro Gardens at Coldwater! Something for everyone. Classic and elegant ambiance, yet comfortable and full of charm. It is one of the last few great restaurants of an era gone by. Highly recommend. Great piano bar. Don't forget to order a dessert souffle! Fantastic! A+++

GF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Although we have gone to this restaurant for Holidays for many years, last year and this were markedly worse as far as service and the time it took to be seated.

It took a long time to get seated, despite specific reservations. Once seated, it took two requests for water and we had to wait a very long time for our food orders to be taken. My wine came very slowly and the food was not that great, although plentiful.

I would not recommend this restaurant for Holiday meals. Go somewhere else.

OT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bistro Gardens is a lovely place to celebrate a special occasion or for just a night out to dinner. We love it.

N
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bistro Garden at Coldwater was wonderful, as always. The food was fantastic and the service impeccable, as always. Just a great evening.

SP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delightful, the food was excellent, I had the special of the day , it was a very nice piece of Black Sea bass.

RP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a ‘special occasion’ place for us that never disappoints. The ambiance, food and service are always outstanding. Sure, it’s a bit pricey but well worth it!

J
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love dinner at the Bistro Garden restaurant. It is a lovely, elegant, sophisticated dining experience....the best in the area, the best in the valley. It is a very special restaurant....

e
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined at Bistro Garden on Saturday night, so the noise level was pretty high, but we could at least hear each other. Our food without exception was delicious (all four of us had seafood in one form or another), loved the souffle, and the wait staff couldn't have been more attentive (without hovering). Food was served according to their timing "recipe," so no matter who ordered what, everyone had food in front of them at the same time. Prices are on the high side ($58 for a rack of lamb??) but everything was of the highest quality. I'd recommend it to anyone who wanted a rather elegant dining experience and was not on a budget!

NN
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a beautiful atmosphere. The duck was delicious.

SS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

piano music too loud but service and food was excellent!

MS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place to have a nice quiet meal and the music is wonderful

T
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best attentive service of any restaurant anywhere! Wonderful piano player and the most beautiful atmosphere. Oh, and the food is delicious too!

PC
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It Is always so nice and special going to the Bistro Garden, The service is great. the room is beautiful and to listen to Martin's playing is extraordinary. Just a wonderful evening as usual.

J
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was just lovely. My friend and I both had some dietary concerns and each of our meals arrived with exactly what we had each requested. I had the salmon and it was perfect. We each had different desserts and loved them. Our waiter was extremely attentive and patient with our requests. The pianist added more sparkle and the dining room looked gorgeous, as always. We were pleased and will return.

IA
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I feel comfortable recommending Bistro Garden at Coldwater, as the ambiance is wonderful, the food is consistently good, and the service is excellent.

OB
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong coming here for a very lovely dinner. I am here for special occasions or a romantic evening. Joe the waiter is terrific if he is available for your table. been coming here for over 25 years and have never been disappointed. Nice piano bar. The Bistro Gardens is old school restaurant with good food, good service and a wonderful ambience. Wear something besides Jeans, but you will still be seated.

c
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful atmosphere!! Food and service wonderful

OT
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful