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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)
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
French, Steakhouse, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Hours: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
NE 44th Street & NE 48th Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contemporary Background Music
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.
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.
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
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!!!
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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