Le Central

4.6
233 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French
French Bistro focused on local products from Sakonnet Lobsters, Four Town Farm, Walkers Farm, Scott the Bassman, Long Island Ducks, Little Rhody Eggs. We offer French classics with a modern, local interpretation.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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JOEJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite of all the good restaurants in town; French without the attitude.

JC
JonC
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine were delicious and reasonably priced. The waitstaff were very nice.

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vipkarenr
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always delicious. Service was good except we felt a bit rushed out, the server took my plate without asking if I was done, kind of a pet peeve.

RC
RCfromBristol
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Limited lunch menu, but something for everyone. Food tasty, service very good.

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yachtchef81
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Le Central, our go-to choice for special occasions, was everything we have come to expect - delicious cuisine at a reasonable price in a pleasant atmosphere.

The best steak-frites this side of the Atlantic!

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Daniel
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Le Central is overpriced for where and what it is. The ambiance does not feel upscale, but you're paying upscale prices. The food is good, but the portions are not. Bristol is beautiful and the staff is friendly, but there are much better places to eat in town.

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Dkvh
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impeccable

BS
BillS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Food was actually very good, but the portions were a little small for my desire.

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SandyC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious entres - superb service - delightful ambience - and they honored the birthday girl with apple tart and ice cream. Couldn't be better!

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JoanN
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a great relief to see that Le Central has been able to survive the past year. It couldn't have been easy, but they are as great as ever.

JB
JohnB7
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall the food was very good and our service was excellent. The only issue I’ve is that they have been running the same menu for a few years now.

RM
RobM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! This is one of our favorite date spots. Food and service are always excellent!

JC
JaneC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE COMING TO LE CENTRAL. I'VE BEEN THERE EVERY WEEK SINCE IT OPENED. THE QUIET YET STIMULATING AMBIANCE IS PERFECT. THEIR CAULIFLOWER SOUP WITH FRIED CAPERS IS THE MOST WONDERFUL SOOTHING STARTER. I'D NEVER EVEN CONSIDERED A FRIED CAPER BEFORE! SUCH A MINI THRILL!
THE STAFF IS SO COURTEOUS AND HELPFUL, I CAN'T STAY AWAY!!!

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EKsdiningexperiences
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Eggs Benedict are fabulous and worth the trip! We have had many times and they are always the best around!!

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greg
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food with reasonable priced wine list. Friendly and professional staff!

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Jeff
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, helpful staff. We will return to Le Central.

JW
JohnW
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. It had been a few years since I have been here and they held their quality through that time, especially in the times we are in now. Good job! I'll be in again soon.

SM
ScottM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the staff were both great as usual. We will be back again

MR
vipMrsRobi
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our food did not have much flavor. Very disappointed with our desserts also.

EG
ErinG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent! I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It’s a cute place and the food was good.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just lovely experience. Really good food in an elegant setting. Felt very safe: clean . Tables very far apart. Server wore a mask. Would highly recommend

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vipBerge5
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Quite. Good menu choices. Recommend the Chicken Moroccan.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful delicious meal in a relaxing atmosphere.

KK
KathyK
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and wonderful service.The menu is different and their specialty cocktails are great

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LaneyM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Le Central twice in two weeks. The ambiance is great and the food outstanding. I'd go there again just for the chocolate turtles ! I had the hangar steak and frites both times. Excellent. Steak was cooked as requested. Good wine selection. Our service person was very helpful and attentive without hovering.

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BristolRegular
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine at LC. Food is delicious and the service impeccable.

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traveler115
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here many times--never have we been disappointed

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PickyEaster
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently well prepared and special dishes. The service is professional and warm. The prices are reasonable. All of this during a pandemic. This isn't lucky, this is excellence.

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TownleyK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful, simple French fare in quaint Bristol, RI.

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2Bostonians
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are lucky to live in a small town with LOTS of terrific restaurants. But Le Central is our favorite of all. The food is always beautifully prepared and delicious. But, best of all, Chef Jesse is wonderfully innovative. There are plenty of "mainstay" menu items, such as Steak Frites, Coq au Vin, Moroccan Chicken, etc.,...all delicious. But Jesse never fails to produce a "Specials" list that includes some imaginative starters and Entrees. Unfailingly surprising and excellent. There is also a really well-chosen wine selection, moderately priced.

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vipMike
New England
78 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding drinks (Bourbon smash), appetizers (Platter), entrees (salmon and swordfish) and dessert (turtles and ice cream). Beautiful ambiance and outstanding service by Kristen. Perfect place e for a chilly Bristol night.

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vipMarkV2000
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was expensive, but very nice. The food was very good, service as well, and it was empty when we were there... due to COVID restrictions. We'll be back.

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traveler115
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Central has exceptional food and service. My wife and I have been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. The burger and fries on the brunch menu were perfectly cooked and the cosmopolitan was great. Definitely worth a visit.

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Kaitlin
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LeCentral is the perfect place for a date night with delicious food and drinks!

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vipMike
New England
78 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Thank you

TD
ThomasD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Stimulus menu (which you have to go the their web page to subscribe to) is wonderful. A prix fixe menu each week.

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vipMike
New England
78 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal drinks, service, appetizer, entrees and desserts. Do not miss visiting Le Central

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a perfectly prepared meal. Imaginative spices and ingredient combinations for salad and soup offerings. Simply a prefect burger with delicious frites.

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vipAaron
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these post-Covid times, we were craving a meal that would take us back to Paris and Le Central always has that effect on us. Traditional Parisian Bistro fare made with local ingredients and a modern approach were the perfect way to travel, even if for a moment, back to our favorite place in the world.

FAQs

Le Central offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 396-9965.

Le Central is rated 4.6 stars by 233 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.