French Gourmet Bistro
While offering several different events and promotions throughout the week
we boast a very open and vibrant atmosphere which is perfect for hosting events or meetings. Stop in today to try our Authentic French Cuisine & experience the ambiance for yourself! We are looking forward to seeing you soon!
It was a delightful evening. Usually I don't enjoy live music with my dinner, but the piano players/singer added a nice touch. The food was excellent and our server was perfect. Not a sour note to the evening. (pun intended)
What a great find! The food was very good and the service was excellent. This place is tucked behind a sushi restaurant and next to an Indian restaurant. It sits back off Windward Parkway. Great experience. We’ll be back.
Sauces were tasty!
Food was very good. Excellent portions but lacked a bit of flavor. Service was outstanding. Prices were reasonable. Room was very cold.
Food was extreme good. Great ambiance but could use a little greenery to give it a more intiment feeling.
We went to this restaurant for Valentine’s Day dinner and it was our first time so we had no expectations. Perhaps they didn’t anticipate the number of customers but we had reservations for almost two weeks. We had to wait 5 minutes for a table to be set up.
Once we were seated no one poured water and the server never said she would be with us shortly. Instead she was taking pictures for another couple who had already had dinner and were waiting on dessert.
We waited at least 15 min for the server to stop by and that’s when we were served water. By then we had plenty of time to pursue the limited menu and make a selection. We had to ask to order a glass of wine. And order an appetizer immediately. My fork accidentally fell in the floor and I asked for another one. When the salads arrived I didn’t have a fork and the server never looked in our direction to catch her eye so my husband got up to find a fork.
The food was served within a reasonable amount of time for a fairly busy restaurant and the dishes were well presented and a reasonable serving unless you are very hungry. Because we ordered ala carte we chose not to get dessert to keep the price under $100. With tip it was over $100 for two. One of us got soup and one got a salad. Personally I thin $12 for a cup of French Onion soup is outrageous since I can make it myself and it’s very easy. I think my husband’s salad was either $7 or $10 which again is hugely marked up.
Overall it was a pleasant night out with decent food and adequate service. Don’t think we will give it a second visit but you may have a better experience on a night that’s not a special occasion.
This is a great restaurant with great food, normally. I We went on Valentines Day like we did last year. However they decided to do a fixed menu this time and I just didn’t care for the options. The choices seemed to want to cater to the masses where we prefer the more authentic French options. Also our appetizers came out with the entrees, they took the entree back and brought them later. But you could tell it was just the same entree that had just been kept warm so it wasn’t fresh anymore and the risotto was thick and gloopy. Having said that, I blame it on just being a holiday and they were trying something new. We will be back because it truly is a great restaurant with great food. I just hope they don’t do the fixed menus anymore.
We are new to the area but already have been there several times. Excellent food and service.
The local is nice but the menu, for a French restaurant very limited. Service was OK. Food needs more flavor!
Everything about this place is great! The staff was very friendly and the service was awesome. The food was incredible!
We recently had a fantastic meal at French Gourmet Bistro! It was so nice to see interesting choices on the menu - my husband had the osso buco and I had the bouillabaisse. Both were delicious pared with a nice reasonably priced bottle of wine. We will return.
Amazing food and thank you for catering to my gluten free needs.
The food at French Gourmet Bistro was very good! Their savoury crepes (galettes) are GF, DF and egg-free which was great for my family!
Food is always excellent and service always very attentive.
My wife and I had brunch with 2 friends. For all of us it was our first time there. We all felt the food was excellent, including our 2 friends who own property in Paris and have spent significant time in France and have extensive experience with French food.
The only minor complaint I have is that it took a fairly long time for the food to be prepared, but this did not overall diminish the experience.
Quite little brunch place for the weekend! Would recommend.
Wonderful food, reasonably priced. Short staffed for a Sunday brunch but it looked like all pitched in and kept smiling.
1. Had no mussels
2. If they had had mussels the order does not come with bread (extra)
3. Ordered bread. Very ordinary. Disappointing for a French "Gourmet" Bistro.
4. Carrot soup was good but the portion was very small. Could be brought out hotter. Actually asked to make sure it was brought out hot. Tepid is what I got.
5. The crepe special is underwhelming. They use a buckwheat batter that did nothing for me. The ham and cheese was just there. Looked like something someone just learning to cook might make.
Restaurants in general are disappointing now a days. It is as if no one at the restaurant actual tastes their own food.
Truth - I can hardly cook. But what I can do I am very proud of. I make it and good Wow! Thank you God.
The description online of this restaurant was amazing. It gave the impression of a neat French Bistro with a video interviewing their two french chefs, one in French, fabulous food pics, couldn't wait to go.
I must first say that the hostess and server were faultless. Very sweet and have nothing to do with this review.
The place looks like a diner, booths al over, 0 ambiance and was empty with only 3 tables including us occupied! This was 8.15 on a Saturday night!!
The wine list is smaller then the online showed, which wasn't big to begin with. 4 Red and 3 or 4 whites.
The food was ok, we ordered the duck confit, very fatty. We got the ratatouille side instead of the roasted potatoes which I thought was not edible. How can you spoil a ratatouille?
Maybe if people actually ate there on a Saturday night it would have had a better atmosphere but we will never go back. They should however remove their online description of what seemed like a hidden jewel!
The restaurant was clean and the service was good. We appreciated the quietness to converse easily. Half the table ordered the duck confit and were very happy with their choice. The salmon was dry and a bit over cooked for my taste. The French onion soup was not authentic in that a small serving of grated mozzarella cheese was served on the side with two toast crisp to put in the soup. The creme brûlée was outstanding and probably one of the best I’ve ever had even after having lived in Paris for sometime.
Great!! So yummy and sweet staff!
Nice Brunch menu. Good pastries and coffee. Good service. Pleasant wait staff
The food was fabulous, well presented and creative. We had: the Croque Monsieur, the ham & cheese crepe (not your usual crepe), caprese salad with carrot soup, and La Provencale. Some of the lunch dishes come with a salad on the plate, so make sure and clarify so you do not also order a side salad. Hope they do really well and stay around!
The atmosphere was very quiet and relaxed. The food was good but ordinary. It was not a meal that I would rave about. I was looking to order a quiche, in a French restaurant, and they had run out of quiche. I thought this was a little odd. The service was poor. Our waitress took a long time before coming over to take our drink order. Throughout our meal, she was very inattentive and rarely came to check on us. This is an ok restaurant that I would not go out of my way to go back to.
I went here for brunch and everything was tasty. They were out of what I wanted (quiche Lorraine)...I’m assuming that’s very popular.
The staff is wonderful and who doesn’t love bottomless mimosas.
I’m excited to try this place again.
We both had the beef bourguignon and it was terrific. We had chocolate croissants for desert and they were very good, too. We will go back.
What a hidden gem! Began with a glass of Chardonnay and escargot, followed with the duck, finishing with the crepes - and each course was absolutely AMAZING!!! Very fresh and flavorful food. AND they have SUPERB macaroons ❤️
This restaurant reminded me of Paris
Nice place and delicious food. The crepes are amazing. Will be going back there soon!
Our first time in: Weekday lunch - A great variety of French favorites! It was hard to pick a starting point, but we started with two classics that are so familiar it takes a chef with courage be confident of comparison (beef bourguignon and crepe Parisienne). Both were beautiful, delicious, and felt "so French" we wished we had soft accordion music to complete the scene. The wine selection is mostly French and the list is perfectly trimmed to nice selections for a bistro. The French Bordeaux and Chardonnay were great matches for the food and, like all the selections on the list, reasonably priced.
We think we have found a new "go to" spot and look forward to working our way through the menus.
One of the best brunches in town. The omelette and quiche had a french touch for sure. Amazing taste!
We waited 1/2 for a cup of coffee and bread basket. We waited 45 minutes for our meal to be served. The water glass had lipstick on it when it was placed on our table. They were out of decaf coffee and cream. We ordered omelets and they were delicious. We did get an apology from the manager and our waitress for the long wait. If you go plan to wait. We may try again, but not for a while.
no, service was poor , food poor - will not go there again. They do not seem to know what they are doing It was mother's day so perhaps we caught them at their worst
What a train wreck. Our server really tried and was embarrassed to the point of crying. First, our drinks never came, we had to go ask about them. Our food all came at different times, and much later than other tables seated after us. My mother’s never came, we complained to the owner/manager/hostess and told her to take it off. She then reappeared with my mother’s very cold crepe. She told us that one of the crepe stations was broken and gave a very begrudgingly insincere apology. Very sad as we had high expectations after reading the reviews. Saw several other tables having to complain as well. We won’t be back.
This was the worst service we ever encountered for Mother's Day. They forgot my husbands breakfast. Then came back and made it three times. The waitress was mediocre at best. Waited 20 minutes for the bill as she seemed not to care. Can say we will not be back.
We went on Mother's Day - first time here. You would think that at the very least the staff would wish my wife, a mother clearly with her 2 kids a "Happy Mothers Day". Nope, not once, not the owner/Mgr, not the hostess nor our server. That alone might have taken the sting out of the bad service we had this morning. Our party of 4 seated, only 2 sets of silverware. Had to ask/beg to get 3 more times. Water glass with huge chip on rim replaced with barely an apology. 3 of 4 meals served and eaten before the 4th meal came (my wife's crepe). The food was OK - omelettes nothing special and side potatoes were cold! The explanation was crepes take longer than other meals. WTH? How about you place your orders at staggered times or maybe manage your kitchen so that meals arrive at a table together so that families can eat together! Again, we had to re-request for coffee creamer and side item multiple times. Train your staff! Then the bill comes with extra charges for a 5th meal we did not order. Wow! Thanks for making my wife's mothers day breakfast a memorable one. The people next to us were going through the same ! We will not be returning.
We went for Mother’s Day Brunch. The food was excellent and the service was good.
My family loves French food, so we really wanted to try this restaurant. I will start by saying that our food was delicious. But we did have to wait over ten minutes for someone to come to our table to greet us and offer us something to drink. We ordered wine. The waitress did not know how to open the wine bottle, so my husband had to show her how to use the corkscrew. We ordered the cheese plate as an appetizer. It included some great cheeses and the baguette was fresh and crispy. The problem is that when we asked the waitress to tell us the names of the cheeses, she had no clue at all. Usually when a cheese plate or charcuterie is delivered, the server will let you know what is on the plate. For entrees, we had the Magret de Canard and Boeuf Bourguignon. Both were very very good. No complaints at all about the food. But I really do wish that the waitress would get some training on the menu items and how to serve wine. Perhaps she is new or has never been a server before.
I will definitely visit again because I really did enjoy my food.
Cesar salad tasty. bread service $2.00 nice warm sliced baquette. ribeye tender and tasty. fries hot and crunchy. salmon good. strawberry tart and eclair baked off premises good. will try it again in future.
Pretty good environment, except food wasn’t that good.
Katie, our server was wonderful. Looking forward to going back and trying more of this cuisine. The Provençal Crepe was delicious, as was the Crepe Suzette!
French Gourmet Bistro is rated 4.1 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.
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