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About Bistro Saffron
Serving fine Asian fare with flavors and inspirations from around the world.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Asian, Thai, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
The wine room is available for semi-private dining for groups of up to 20. There is no charge to reserve this space. For larger groups the main dining room may be reserved, please contact management for pricing.
Private Party Contact:
Bryan Suntrup: (573) 651-1398
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bistro Saffron Ratings and Reviews
We were in the mood for great sushi and Bistro Saffron has it under the capable design of Paula. Paula creates amazing sushi rolls not on the menu that will leave you wondering why you ever settled for California rolls. She asked us if we liked shrimp (we do) and how many rolls we wanted. We then allowed her to surprise us. The sushi most definitely did not disappoint!
Our party of 7 secured reservations through Open Table. We arrived promptly for our reservation and we were seated immediately. Our waitress was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. We started off with 2 orders of Saffron Toast (which our waitress recommended) for an appetizer. The bread is crusty with a sweet taste, the cucumber relish added on top gives the toast a nice spice level. The consensus of the group was the items we all ordered were tasty but we all longed for more flavor and seasoning. We ordered a variety of menu items including Pan Stemmed Dumplings (I was told this item tastes more like fried dumplings and not the stemmed kind she was hoping for but still tasty). Also ordered was Chef's Fried Rice (good but bland). 2 orders of lettuce wraps (good but bland). Salad with Ginger Dressing (delicious). 2 orders of Eclipse Sushi Rolls (delicious). Octopus Salad Sashimi (delicious nice flavor level). Child's portion of fried rice. 2 Orders of Miso Soup (average Miso Soup, still yummy). We did not order dessert. 5 stars for the staff they are wonderful. 5 stars for atmosphere. 3.5 stars for the food (well prepared but a few items were just too bland to be memorable). Overall, I would still go again and recommend Bistro Saffron.
We had house guests who wanted sushi for dinner. Our 12-year experience has been that Saffron has consistently good sushi, and we have had sushi in Japan and everywhere from NYC to SF. Brian, the long-time manager, was the sushi chef. We ordered off the menu chef's-choice sushi dinner for four. The first course was a tuna tartar salad with red and white tuna, followed by a sashimi platter with red and white tuna, salmon, yellow tail, and avocado. All the sashimi was high quality, very fresh and tender. This was followed by a series of unique makizushi (rolls) a la Brian. The entire experience was excellent from beginning to end, including a junmai ginjo from their sake list. Brian asked for a critique, but we were speechless with satisfaction. We briefly considered their signature dessert, fried ice cream, but we were already quite full.
My husband and I hadn't eaten at Saffron's in a number of years, so since we were in town for an appointment we decided to give it a try. We used to love the Panang beef. This time we ordered it though it was fairly disgusting. It had a strange, unsavory tang to it, an overt tomato flavor and the beef was tough and rather chewy. Not at all like it used to be. That said, the service was good and we were there at 3:30 pm, a time when restaurants in general aren't always at their best. In any case, though, I don't think we will be back for another long while. On the bright side, our server was very nice and attentive.
I have no qualms with the food itself. It was good. Nothing extraordinary though. The service seemed almost too attentive at first, not even allowing us time to order. Then, once we'd made our selections and put down our menus, our waiter didn't appear for more than 10 minutes. Quite the mood killer... if the mood wasn't already killed by the lack of any notable atmosphere, the boisterous clientele, or the mere fact there was a drive through window...
I paid almost 90 dollars for some halfway decent food. If you're planning to spend that much money on dinner, go somewhere else.
We recently had a wonderful dinner here. My fiancé does a great deal of cooking and catering, and she was impressed by the freshness and quality of the food. I have eaten here before and have always been impressed by the food and waitstaff. A really great place to dine. The plum wine we had greatly complimented our meal.
This place used to be really good, but has become marginal at best. The food comes out barely warm, and although our server on this night was attentive, oftentimes service is lacking of late. Bottom line--this place needs more servers, including those whose job it is to deliver the food when it is ready, not when an overworked server gets to it.
My spouse and I travel to southeastern Missouri a couple of times a year and always make a point of dining at Saffron. Lovely interior space, attentive service, and excellent food with an Asian emphasis. Excellent and diverse menu. Probably not a great place for small children, but for everyone else, a genuine pleasure.
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