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Bistro Garden at Coldwater

4.4
678 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Continental, French, French American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch 11:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(818) 501-0202
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
The Fireside Room with its 19th Century Scottish Marble Mantle, Crystal Chandeliers, Private Bar and Baby Grand, seats 60 with a dance floor, 80 without. Standing room allows for 120 guests. This room opens up to the main dining room for events up to 300. This is an ideal spot for private parties, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and corporate events.
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Private party contact
Gregory S. Pappas: (818) 501-0202
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Catering
Full on and off-site catering available
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Van Noord Avenue
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Parking details
Valet parking available in the rear of the restaurant @ $6.00 per vehicle
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Entertainment
Live Piano in the bar 7 nights a week starting at 6 pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom at The Bistro Garden!
3 course brunch menu $68 per person
3 course dinner menu $78 per person

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 678 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
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4.7
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

This is not my first visit to this restaurant. We ordered bottles of water which the waiter brought limes on the side. The limes were old they were brown on the edges and dry. They looked like left over from the day before. The food is okay, nothing special for the price. This place is in desperate need for a remodel. I wonder if they dust all the fake ivy and plants.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I love this restaurant and their chocolate soufflés! It's lovely inside with its garden notif and I'm especially fond of the white fish. Go There.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Modern take on the old school vibe. Insanely efficient wait staff. Water glasses never fully empty. Fresh hot bread repeatedly offered. And appetizers and main courses were all delicious.
Great vibe in general. Add the best pianist playing classic big bad ballads and you've got a magical formula.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I was terribly disappointed. I've been coming here for years, probably since the 70's, certainly the 8o's. The noise level makes conversation impossible. I know you think it makes it energetic and exciting.....it doesn't! It makes it impossible to "dine." I might as well go to a cheap restaurant for the "dining experience". It's no longer a part of Bistro Gardens. And by the way, the waiter misled me on "medium" for the pork chop. It was not cooked properly. It was practically uncooked in its center.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We went for Sunday brunch. There is free underground parking -- a real plus. This is a beautiful restaurant. The pianist was excellent. The service was outstanding. The bread basket had delicious croissants and breads. The coffee was excellent and readily refilled. But the main courses -- eggs benedict and a breakfast sandwich were both VERY disappointing. The eggs were drowned in too much Hollandaise and the flavor of the sauce seemed off. The breakfast eggs were abundant but not very good. If the chef improved, this would be my go-to restaurant. As it is, I'm not sure that I'll return.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Service was excellent and the food was delicious! Ambience was perfect!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Expensive but worth it for special occasion. Servers nice to kids. Only complaint would be that water with no ice was served in wine glasses and when busboy refilled others' water missed those a few times until mentioned. Food was excellent and ambience also.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Impeccable dining experience! Great food, beautiful surroundings and great service!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The quality of the food and level of service is and will always be superior. Excellent experience and would recommend the Duck L’Orange .

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

My recent visit to Bistro Gardens was to celebrate my friend's birthday. It was perfect. The food was great and plentiful, the ambiance was ideal. We were able to visit and enjoy every moment. I highly recommend it for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The Bistro Garden is one of my go to restaurants for special family occasions.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Best restaurant in the Valley and the most beautiful

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was the worst food I have ate in my life .
We went for Valentine dinner with my wife and we were served food that was probably prepared the day before.
We left after taking one bite.
Shame on management that compromised for a quick buck which was very obvious
This experience ruined a night that I thought would be special with my wife

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was Valentine's Day and the menu turned out to be rather limited. For the same reason the place was packed and service suffered

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Pricey, particularly side dishes. Very good service.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was a pre-fixe menu due to Valentines Day. So the meal was expected to be average instead of their usual GREAT!
As expected, the food was average..
The service was slow but everyone was very nice considering how busy they were that evening.
We will return when it’s not a holiday to enjoy their usual great food and service.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Sister in town They had never been to the valley restaurant. Loved it. I live the soufflés !

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3.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Food was fine. Ambience still lovely after all these years. Service was way off, though. We needed to get up from the table to ask for menus after about 20 minutes sitting in a near empty dining room.
About two hours later we needed to get up again to beg for a check.
Eating dinner on a light Tuesday night at 6:30 pm with my 93 year old father in law shouldn't take more than two and a half hours for two courses.
Ugh.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

As always, food, service, ambiance were excellent. Great place to relax with friends over a meal.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Bistro Garden is a special place. Warm and friendly, with great food and service. Joe was our server again and he never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

I took a dear friend to Bistro Garden to celebrate her birthday. The food was delicious, the restaurant, as always, looked lovely & inviting, the pianist played a creative assortment of pieces and the waiters were very attentive. When they brought the birthday soufflé, the pianist played happy birthday & she was thrilled. I have never had a bad experience at Bistro Garden and will return very soon.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Great food and service. AND they get the most important aspect of fine dining just right - they provide a QUIET and beautiful ambiance so that friends and families can visit and hear one another! That is rare and very much appreciated!!!

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

outstanding service and food
long time dependable favorite

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1.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Unfortunately we had a very disappointing evening. We were celebrating our mothers 86th birthday. for many, many years Bistro Garden has been a family favorite for many special events, even large private parties we have given. First of all we had to ask for menus, the first bottle of wine ordered was bad. after about 1/2 hr they told us they didn't have the 2nd bottle we ordered. when they brought the 2nd bottle we had to ask for new wine glasses as they didn't remove the glasses with the bad wine. 3 of the meals were wrong and had to be returned. the vegetables and rice were cold on every dish. I don't have any idea what is going on the this lovely restaurant but it will be a long time until we return and then only if people we trust give us a good review. Such a shame for what should have been a wonderful 86th birthday celebration.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

European restaurant, nice feeling great service. The food is very good.
They gave me free desert for my birthday, which was delicious.
We been there many time and will return again.
Not too many classic restaurant like that in San Fernando Valley.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Elegant and delicious. Lovely piano music with romantic surroundings make for an excellent date night

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

I like to come to the restaurant during the holiday. The ambiance made the restaurant. The soufflé was a special dish that I went there for. It’s the only place where I can find the grand marnier and chocolate souffle in the San Fernando valley. Love the piano player which made the dining experience so romantic and made the ambiance more along with the decoration. Very classy and old traditional New York style dining experience.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

i Always liked to dine at bistro garden it’s one of my favorite restaurants

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Bistro Gardens has been a family favorite since I was a child. The ambience is the same, though its time for a few upgrades. The fire was roaring, the carolers were amazing but, the staff wasn't on point. I asked for a dinner salad for my four year old and they brought me a prix fixed salad from my dinner (charged me $15 for it). I would have sent it back but, the waiter dropped it and ran. If it wasn't covered in a lemon vinaigrette, my daughter would have consumed some of it. They also only offered chicken tenders or spaghetti for children??? I'm not at a chain restaurant and my daughter doesn't care for either. We tried to change the pasta from vermicelli to fusilli or Orecchiette with some broccoli and pink sauce but, it showed up as vermicelli (aka spaghetti with marinara). They should have taken children into account seeing that it was Christmas Eve and it was a "Caroling Prix Fixed Meal." Still, it's close to home and has a great Holiday Feel to it. Well be back, just hope they consider the kiddos next Christmas Time.

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4.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Surprisingly the waiter was inattentive. We usually have superb service but not this time

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Old classic dining spot. Fun watching seniors not afraid to wear their furs that were purchased when it was the fashion status rage!

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Lovely place to meet, dine or just share a meal! Never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

The Bistro Garden has long been a family favorite, both the original in Beverly Hills and the current one in Studio City. It is by far the most festively and tastefully decorated restaurant just about anywhere for Christmas. The staff is well trained and the meals are always perfect.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Took my staff to Bistro Garden for our annual holiday dinner. Food was wonderful. Ambiance great. Excellent service. Excellent food. I've eaten here before and Bistro Garden never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

The restaurant is absolutely stunning and perfect for a ladies holiday lunch! The food was delicious and even though very busy the waiters were attentive. A real treat!!

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4.0Dined on December 14, 2017

We enjoyed the attractive setting, the variety of good food, the excellent service
and the relaxed and friendly overall atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

This is really a lovely place. However, on this occasion it was really noisy as I put it down to the piano playing. I don't recall this being the situation on previous visits. May be it was the season. It was extremely difficult to have a conversation with the person sitting next to you.

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3.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Had to insist strongly on a larger table. We had 5 people plus gifts for the holiday. The " table for four" with 5 chairs could barely accomodate bread plates next to dining platters, and NO ROOM for elbows. In addition, we suggested that the piano player stop giving a performance, and stick to "background "music. Didn't happen. He was not only too loud for conversation but not a very apt musician as well. Food and service good, ambience lovely. But the seating problem and overly loud music left a bad taste (figuratively ).

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

This restaurant is charming. Good food, good service, expensive. Great for a special occasion. Be sure to order a souffle.

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2.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Bistro Garden has always been a great place to celebrate and enjoy fine dining in the valley - sadly, our last visit was underwhelming, to say the least - the menu needs updating, and the service needs a polish. We want to go back but it's hard to justify the expense without some TLC from management.

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