Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.01mi
  2. Distance: 0.30mi
  3. Distance: 0.36mi
  4. Distance: 0.41mi
  1. Distance: 0.01mi
  2. Distance: 0.30mi
  3. Distance: 0.36mi
  4. Distance: 0.41mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.01mi
  2. Distance: 0.30mi
  3. Distance: 0.36mi
  4. Distance: 0.41mi
  1. Distance: 0.01mi
  2. Distance: 0.30mi
  3. Distance: 0.36mi
  4. Distance: 0.41mi

About Le Bistro

Voted Best Restaurant North Broward.
The moment you walk into Le Bistro you feel relaxed at this South Florida quaint gem. Owners Andy & Elin Trousdale treat each diner as if a guest in their own home. Great pride is taken in the food quality & preparation delivered by friendly and professional staff.
Relax, order a fine bottle of wine from an extensive list. Refined dishes cooked to order by a fabulous European chef. Wild seafood, local produce, great steaks. Gluten/dairy free & vegetarian choices make Le Bistro a great choice for all.

“Surprisingly Awesome Strip Mall Restaurant” (Zagat)

"Best Place to take a first date" - Sun Sentinel Best of South Florida

"Elin & Andy Trousdale continue to wow guests from their funky storefront French-influenced bistro." (Sun Sentinel).

“Le Bistro is that rare dining establishment that conveys ma-and-pa-type warmth, reflecting the earnest efforts of owners Elin and Andy Trousdale” (Miami Herald)

“The food is stunning” (Gordon Ramsey)

4626 N Federal Hwy
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Hours: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
NE 44th Street & NE 48th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 946-9240

Website:
http://www.lebistrorestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Contemporary Background Music

Catering:
Catering is customized to each clients individual needs, wants and budget. We are able to provide any style of food. Please contact us at (954) 946-9240 to discuss.

Parking Details:
Self parking is available just outside. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MOVE AN ORANGE CONE in front of our restaurant to park your car. The spaces are reserved for our customers. Valet is available at the South End of Main Street Plaza. Additional evening parking is available at 4400 North Federal Highway. Thank you.

Executive Chef:
Andy Trousdale

Additional:
Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Le Bistro Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
See All
Authentic (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Cozy (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Casual (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Sort by
S
228 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Tasteless overpriced food and bad service. What more do you need to know?

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service1
value1

 
 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a beautiful dining experience at Le Bistro. We ordered the Beets n Blue app along with a special of the day app, Trumpet Mushrooms and each was delicious and well prepared. We enjoyed the Beef Wellington for 2. It was perfect, cooked exactly as ordered, medium. For dessert we had the Strawberry Russe. Slightly disappointed with this dessert. It looked delicious but it came out almost completely frozen in the middle which had us confused so we checked with the waiter who assured us it was suppose to be very cold. It tasted very good but we couldn't eat a large portion of it, it's for 2, because it was frozen. Cappuccinos were made well. Our Sangrias were good too. Overall, we were very happy with our dining experience, the food, and the service. We will most definitely return to try more of their delicious food!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2018

First time visit. The goat cheese appetizer was very good . The mushroom risotto and the petite fillet were excellent. The man who brought water and cleared the table was very funny and helpful. We will return and recommend the restaurant.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were very happy. My lamb chops were over cooked and was immediately replaced graciously.
Will return.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our first visit to this restaurant for many years and we were hoping the service had improved but unfortunately this was not the case. The food is good but overpriced for the surroundings and the service. We were offered several specials and then a few minutes later told they were no longer available, we waited 10-15 minutes for our drinks to be served and then another 10-15 minutes before our order was taken. We had to pour our own wine and the waiter nearly spilt my bowl of soup in my lap trying to serve it across the table. The quality of the food itself is good but priced as that in a a higher end restaurant with better service, we won't be rushing back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service1
value2

 
 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent French Food & service was attentive. Small bar area but very cute, we definitely would recommend it to our friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I wanted a quiet place where old friends could reconnect without having to shout over background noise..and Le Bistro was perfect! Cozy setting, very professional and attentive wait crew, wonderful food, nice wine list. I highly recommend it!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Terrific spot - hands down best swordfish I’ve ever eaten. The chef convinced us to try the chocolate mousse on the way out the door and it made me want to stay and finish it! The hosts/owners couldn’t have been nicer - it was a slow night. I will go again!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Every bite just melted in my mouth. Fabulous appetizers, delicious dinners and authentic desserts!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Traditional French cuisine. Expertly prepared.
Not much ambiance but friendly.
Service can be overwhelmed with a full house as if is a very small staff. Hostess, waiter and chef handle it all.
Only about a dozen tables.

Everything prepared to order
Save room for dessert.

Tags: Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very disappointing. My husband ordered prime rib that came out charcoaled. Caesar salad was a bowl of head lettuce, Parmesan cheese, and 2 anchovies. Swordfish was delicious. Very slow service as only 2 people waiting on tables, clearing, and serving. Very uncomfortable chairs. Would spend my money someplace else before going back

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service2
value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I was worried because the place was empty when we got there. But the food was great. The server was a bit inexperienced. But nice place. Would go back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The New Years Eve 3 course dinner was amazing! Every dish came out perfectly done at a table of six with the restaurant completely full. Great gluten free and vegetarian options. Happy New Year!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I must preface this review by stating that this reservation was for a table for 7 on New Years Eve 2017, so I did not expect the restaurant to be "perfect". I was however, very dismayed, with how poorly planned and managed the restaurant was for what should have been anticipated as a busy night. On a normal night perhaps 2 waiters and 2 assistants may have been acceptable in this very small 10-15 table restaurant, but on a night such as this the restaurant was inadequately staffed. The kitchen was overwhelmed with orders, so we were told that we would have to wait for a little bit until it caught up. We waited so long that several of our party went down the street for a mixed drink (wine and beer only here) and returned when called that the appetizers were on the table. Our waiter was a kind and efficient young man who made every effort to apologize for the delay but the problem wasn't his to carry. His manager/owner should have planned for this and either have spaced out the reservations better or hired additional help for the evening.

While the food was good, it was not overwhelmingly good! The restaurant had a menu for the night ; appetizer, entree, and dessert for $75.00 which was very reasonable. However, the fact that it took a good 20 minutes for the waiter to come to our table, a long wait for bread after asking for some and then presenting one small basket for a 7 person table was disconcerting. Then add that during this extended wait, no one refreshed our water glasses or attempted to serve the wine. Finally, after over one hour of waiting, our dinner and appetizer orders were taken. Perhaps the food would have been much more palatable, if the overall experience of the restaurant had been more pleasant.

I don't know for sure if I will give this restaurant another shot on an "average" night but I will try to keep in mind that the occasion itself was the reason for my distinct dissatisfaction.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service1
value1

 
 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good food a little overpriced. Noisey with party of 8 guys near by. Seemed like only one waiter for resturant

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We live in the neighborhood and always try to support local businesses. This was our third trip and it was really good (Christmas dinner). I decided to try something different and ordered the duck breast. OMG so tender, so good. Anything on the menu is a solid bet. I’m generally a steak girl, so that’s always a pick; and the escargot—YUM! Salads are very good. Sign up for their email list—-sometimes they do last minute prix fixe menus for an unbelievable price (cheap).

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Good food, gentle service, simple and nice ambient.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was our first visit to LeBistro in Lighthouse Point. The restaurant owners were very welcoming and hospitable. We went for a Christmas Eve dinner that started with an amazing mushroom soup and a creative green salad. We enjoyed a flavorful turkey dinner with all the trimmings for our main holiday course. Portions were very generous. Dessert choices were a chocolate mousse and a fruit trifle - both were delicious. We look forward to returning to LeBistro.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food. Every fresh and cook to order. Service was outstanding and prices very reasonable. A place to come back

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service was excellent. Food was extravagant. Seating was very comfortable. Cant wait to experience again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful place. Very romantic.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was very good, although one dish was undercooked and sent back, came back fine. My dish was overcooked but I did not send it back, still very good. Restaurant was (literally) empty from the time we got there untill we left and service was solicitous but slow, so can’t imagine if crowded. Desert came out inedible. Server adroitly removed it from the table, and off the bill, and brought another at no charge which was superb. Lots of conflicts here (did I mention it was empty.) All-in-all this is a fine restaurant, that said it is way over priced for the food and location (maybe that’s why it was empty.) Dinner for two was $225 with 1 glass of wine. Can’t justify that with so many other excellent options in the area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service4
value2

vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Le Bistro had prepared a special Thanksgiving dinner menu with options; all of the courses were delicious and the service was excellent.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Gourmet, delicious food in intimate setting
Varied menu with expert presentation. Deserts are fabulous. French pastry is superb

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

.What can i say? The food is superb, a touch of classic French with nouveau cuisine in the New American style. Nice atmosphere, perfect for out Anniversary. Great service, owners are friendly and staff s attentive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 13, 2017

As usual we found the dinner to be extraordinary and the service to be outstanding. The portions were large and the quality was spectacular. So many gluten free options that it was hard to choose. The lamb was perfectly cooked!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Lovely dinner on a rainy night in this small, cozy restaurant. From beginning to end every dish hit the mark. The chef/owner came by to make sure we were happy, a nice touch. Our servers were outstanding, there when we needed them and unobtrusive when we didn't. All four of us enjoyed the experience and plan to return. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Caribbean)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excelent food better service by their owner ,a Paris bistro in Florida

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent food, wonderful service, I highly recommend LeBistro.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on July 26, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at Le Bistro. I felt comfortable dining on my own and very relaxed. The food at Le Bistro is very flavorful and the portions are ample. Service is friendly, professional and non-obtrusive. Thank you for a wonderful solo dining experience. I will return soon with family, friends and business associates.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Excellent quality of food cooked by the owner/chef! Wonderful lamb chops and steak dishes. Great creativity.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on July 11, 2017

The personalized service, and delicious food was exactly what we hoped for our anniversary.

The grass fed rack of lamb was the best we’ve ever had, the petit filet was delicious. The flavors were unbelievable and the service impeccable.

Worth the trip from anywhere in Broward for sure! A little pricey, but you get what you pay for. And Le Bistro will not disappoint. This is a quiet, romantic, French bistro with personal attention to every detail, and a fantastic staff! Thank you Ellen for making our experience so special.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 2, 2017

As always the food was spectacular! The service was great. Special dietary needs are no isssue. Always fresh food and the owner is a gracious host and wonderful chef.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 30, 2017

What a find, although it has been there for over 15 years , the restaurant is using locally sourced ingredients, and the menu changes often. The food has a French flair and and because they wish to honor Florida produce , it is fresh and worth a visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Always excellent! Delicious and cooked to order. Creative combinations of fresh food and vegetables!

Tags: Good for Groups, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Best meal I've had in the area for many years. It is an oasis in the middle of the strip mall. Highly recommended.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on May 2, 2017

The food was amazing! We had several apps which were unbelievable and the Beef Wellington cooked to perfection. The owners (husband and wife) were very friendly and welcoming! We will absolutely be going back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Disappointed in restaurant. Servings were extremely small. Cramped quarters. Our waiter not well informed about the menu and lacking any polish whatsoever. The gelato dessert was not gelato in any way. They should not have it on their menu, very poor quality.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience1
service2
value2

vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Amazing food with most of the menu gluten free. Terrific value for the price. Daily specials and just amazing service and care to detail. Food was a work of art.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Love taking guests to this special place. Nearby and excellent food & service

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.