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De Gaulle Square Bistro & Bar

12 reviews
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$30 and under
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Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic

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De Gaulle Square Bistro & Bar (previously known as Village Cafe Lafayette) serves innovative farm-to-table cuisine in a casual and inviting space. Executive chef Jeremy Conner helms an eclectic dinner menu that includes appetizers, salads and creative entrees such as hanger steak and shrimp pasta. De Gaulle also offers beer, liquor and a tasteful selection of wine to complement its meals. A hit with the locals, this neighborhood restaurant is an ideal pick for almost everything, from a quiet dinner to a group outing with family and friends. The white table bistro also provides a charming backdrop for a romantic date or a business dinner. De Gaulle Square Bistro & Bar is open for lunch and dinner Mondays to Saturdays. Sunday brunch is available on Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Southern, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(337) 981-8085
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeremy Conner
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Private party facilities
Available starting June 2015, De Gaulle Square Bistro will offer private dining that will seat up to 40, or cocktail reception for 60.
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Private party contact
Courtney Vincent: (337) 981-8085
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Cross street
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Parking details
Parking is available on street in front of restaurant and lot in rear of the restaurant.
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Special events & promotions
Private Dining Room can host up to 60 guests for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, business meetings, etc.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 12 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.6based on all time ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on February 15, 2016

The food was very good, however the portions were on the small side and so it was a little more expensive. The drinks were good but again they were expensive. The atmosphere was very nice and the staff was very friendly. While the food was very good not sure if we will return in the future as it was priced as if they were in Los Angeles.

4.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Valentine's dinner at DeGaulle Square Bistro was enjoyable but not as intimate as we would have wanted for a special evening. Ordered a bottle of Bordeaux but it wasn't available so the Sommelier offered an excellent substitute.

The off the menu foie gras appetizer is top notch. The wedge salad is large enough to split and was tasty. Short ribs entree was a bit fatty for our taste.

Overall a good meal however the high top table by the front door is the worst seat in the house as you will be constantly interrupted by the comings and goings of the restaurant throughout the meal.

5.0Dined on January 30, 2016

This is one of my favorites!! When I think about a happy place with great food, especially for a special occasion, this tops my list.

5.0Dined on January 9, 2016

I had the steak and it was AMAZING!! love this place always a treat!!

3.0Dined on December 18, 2015

All of our food was extremely "salty" like excessively so. I ordered pork loin and got an over cooked boneless pork chop. It may have been just a bad night for the kitchen but would NOT RUSH BACK !! Way too many other much better places to eat in Lafayette than here.

5.0Dined on November 13, 2015

Stumbled upon this venue and we were pleasantly surprised. Waiter very attentive. Exceptional wine list. Excellent food at reasonable prices. Very cute place for a date night.

4.0Dined on October 22, 2015

We went to De Gualle for dinner and requested outside dining. It was great as there was a great band playing in the square for "Rhythms on the River". We were with our good friends and got to visit with others as they came by. The food was very good beginning with the bread basket filled with hot bread and cornbread. The menu has a good range of selections from high end to average pricing. The food was far from average though. I had the grilled shrimp plate with salad, roll, and sautéed veggies. It was cooked and seasoned perfectly and was just enough food. The service could have been a little better, but it didn't bother us much as we were otherwise entertained.. The owner came by several times. I will be back!

5.0Dined on October 17, 2015

Our two favorite things about this restaurant are the ambiance and the service. The pork tenderloin was excellent. Our salmon was a bit disappointing. We highly recommend the Portobello fries and the farmer's salad. A must is the pot d'creme for dessert.

5.0Dined on September 19, 2015

The mussels in butter sauce was incredible. The hangar steak was cooked to perfection. There was tuna at our table, we requested the temperature to be "black and blue" and sure enough, perfectly prepared by the chef. The wine list is superb.

I will go back again. If you have not experienced this place, you are missing out.

5.0Dined on August 5, 2015

This was our first time to eat here. Everything we had was delicious! The staff were all super friendly and very accommodating. We will definitely be back.

3.0Dined on July 22, 2015

There was nothing wrong with our recent visit, the service was very attentive, the setting pleasant and not overly noisy, but it just wasn't what I had hoped in terms of the food. While one of our party enjoyed the fried chicken (boneless - which to a purist means 'chicken tenders'), the shrimp was described as 'just shrimp', and the salads were equally unexciting. The cobbler dessert was well worth the calories though. It could be a great little place, and I'm sure it does plenty of business with some. I'll go back, but not before I've gone elsewhere.

5.0Dined on June 21, 2015

Delicious food, generous portions, great service, nice atmosphere