Bistro Garden at Coldwater
The Bistro Garden at Coldwater is an absolute treasure! Everything about it is perfect. Genuinely.
Classic California Café ambience and menu. Food is consistently good. Never have had a bad meal there. It still is an absolutely lovely environment - light and airy with high ceilings. Service is top notch and the live piano music during brunch makes for a special meal. My favorite thing about the menu is that this is one of the last places you can order a chocolate or gran marnier soufflé for desert - both are delicious. This is a great place for just about any occasion - or just if you feel like having a great meal.
Absolutely the most beautiful restaurant in the city- without a doubt. Overall, dinner was great. Choices for Valentines Day in most places are fairly undesirable but here as an example I had salmon carpaccio. It was very good and plentiful even though the slices were unevenly cut and rather thick. Served in the center was spiral and thinly cut, marinated cucumber. Definitely good. I chose a filet mignon. It was a very generous portion served with something I chose from a different entre (risotto and broiled tomato) . Honestly it was too much and I took it home to enjoy tomorrow. The dinner completed with a chocolate soufflé. It want the best I’ve ever had, but it was good.
Drinks were a fair pour and there is a piano-man playing just the right amount of music.
A lovely dinner and experience.
This is rapidly becoming our “go-to” restaurant whenever we want a really special evening. From the moment we arrive, everything about Bistro Garden is outstanding. The food and service are consistently exactly what one should expect from a fine dining experience.
Last night was particularly memorable because the owner actually sent one of the valets to purchase a bottle of scotch for me that I’d requested the last time I visited that he had forgotten to stock. As extraordinary as this gesture was for me personally, I believe it typifies exactly what makes Bistro Garden so unique. Five stars!!!
Always delivers on my expectations. Food not the best in town, but very good along with excellent service and ambience.
Old Style elegance and service makes this a great place for a special occasion. Very comfortable and no rushed pace so you can dine and converse with your date for a wonderful evening.
tThe service was so bad that I had to remove our dishes & bread basket from our table.
3 of us ordered another round of drinks and I had to remove the glasses from the previous
order. We sat in the lounge,the music was beautiful (if it weren't for the music we would have left.
I remember the bar and lounge was always full (it hasn't been for so long).
We all love going to the bistro,but they need to get a new bartender, So sorry
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.
Excellent service and delicious lunch
Very nice for a special occasion
Beautiful restaurant and delicious food.
Always good food and exceptional service. The owner is always present and takes great care in providing the ultimate experience.
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.
New Year’s Eve menu. Atmosphere was perfect. Beautiful decorations. Starters were amazing. Main was a little large for us but very good.
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
New Years eve
Celebrating New Year’s with dear friends. Fantastic, as always!
Consistent quality food excellent Christmas decor and service to match!
Beautiful ambiance consistently much better food quality than comparable similar upscale dining restaurants. Overall excellent in all respects.
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
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!
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.
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!!!
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
Lovely as usual. Food and service are outstanding. The Christmas decorations are magnificent. A wonderful restaurant.
Always great, but Christmas decorations were spectacular
It has been a couple of decades since we have dined at The Bistro.
The experience lived up to our memories, such a pleasure.
Nice holiday get together in a beautifully decorated restaurant. Live-streams bisque, beef bourgeon and chocolate soufflé, all excellent.
Always consistent, great service and old english charm and decor. Great for our ladies lunch.
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+++
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.
The Bistro Gardens is a lovely place to celebrate a special occasion or for just a night out to dinner. We love it.
The Bistro Garden at Coldwater was wonderful, as always. The food was fantastic and the service impeccable, as always. Just a great evening.
So delightful, the food was excellent, I had the special of the day , it was a very nice piece of Black Sea bass.
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!
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....
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!
Excellent food in a beautiful atmosphere. The duck was delicious.
piano music too loud but service and food was excellent!
Love this place to have a nice quiet meal and the music is wonderful