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.
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vipgrandmaof2
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dining at the Bistro Garden. Probably my favorite restaurant. Always enjoy Richard’s piano music.

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MargieS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was quiet and food was excellent.

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vipSheilaK
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely evening with fabulous food great service. Atmosphere is so beautiful. We dine there every month.

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Pasadenaresident
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Love this place.

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vipShortstuff
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was good. The chocolate soufflé's was disappointing as was the restaurant's failure to even acknowledge the occasion we were celebrating.

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vipBarbaraF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bistro Garden at Coldwater is an absolute treasure! Everything about it is perfect. Genuinely.

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vipGigiT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJS01
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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.

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vipRandyP
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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BruceG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always delivers on my expectations. Food not the best in town, but very good along with excellent service and ambience.

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vipSandCanyonDave
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipPaulaC
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

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

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vipDianeL
Los Angeles
85 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
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.

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vipCarz
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious lunch
Very nice for a special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and delicious food.

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StephanieB
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.

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vipJerryP
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.

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vip1gourmet
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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Katrina03h
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.

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RonF
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

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

New Years eve

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

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

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vipLouL
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Consistent quality food excellent Christmas decor and service to match!

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vipLouL
Los Angeles
23 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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

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vipRonC
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!

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vipJane
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.

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vipMarlaPR
New York Area
96 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!!!

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RobertS
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

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vipSheilaK
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMaureenG
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, but Christmas decorations were spectacular

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DenisSt
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.

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vipGettogether
Los Angeles
70 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.

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vipuk2la
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDianesFavs
Los Angeles
24 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+++

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GoodFoodForUs
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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vipNtino
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.

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SherrieP
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.

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vipRandyP
Los Angeles
12 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!

FAQs

Bistro Garden at Coldwater offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 501-0202.

Bistro Garden at Coldwater is rated 4.7 stars by 894 OpenTable diners.

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