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The Bistro, Lebanon, MO

The Bistro

4.8
4.8
102 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
At The Bistro, we want to introduce you to new flavors and cuisine styles, but in a comfortable and familiar fashion! Executive Chef Ford Martin is bringing his years of experience and travels to Lebanon showcasing a truly unique menu, sure to entice any palate.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bistro, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Bar Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (417) 532-2269

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ford Martin

  • Neighborhood

    Lebanon

  • Cross street

    We are located at the corner of Dove Road and South Hwy 5

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 102 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was amazing! Both the food and service were fantastic. The chef even visited our table and visited with us about our meal. I highly recommend eating at the Bistro!
  2. KristinK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with an amazing dining experience! Can't wait for our next trip back!
  3. AmyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing! The portions were large and the food was delicious! The desserts and appetizers were amazing! Highly recommend!
  4. LarryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the service and food was outstanding. High marks for the concept of providing upscale dining as a means to support a sustainable farm to table community food Bank. The atmosphere is open and comfortable. I would highly recommend The Bistro.
  5. Willie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food! Chefs are the best. One of the nicest dining experiences in the Ozarks.
  6. Asbowl

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service!!! Tracy was fantastic. Our group likes to visit and she just really went above and beyond to keep everything filled and checked back appropriately. Kuddos
  7. VernaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an amazing place. Food is wonderful and perfectly cooked. Service is spot on.
  8. B0M0

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A very good vibe, food, and service. A complete 10/10!!
  9. TonyaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great menu and always enjoy my visit here.
  10. TimM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We went on Valentine’s Day and they had a limited menu. The food was outstanding! Can’t wait to go back and try their full menu. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a good new restaurant to check this one out.
  11. Fartinmymouth

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made reservations two weeks in advance for their ‘valentines dinner’, 3 course meal event. I am so glad we did, because they sold out and people without reservations were turned away. Shortly after arriving, it was obvious why they are in high demand. The atmosphere, service, and food are absolutely amazing. This is the best kept secret in Lebanon, MO! I am already excited for our next visit, and plan on trying everything on their menu over time.
  12. RodneyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! Atmosphere was great! Can't wait to return and try Happy Hour and brunch!
  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at The Bistro! The food, ambiance and service were all top notch. This is such a fantastic hidden gem in Lebanon.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was really good.
  15. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food establishment in Lebanon, MO. Excellent staff and good eats!
  16. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bistro is a charming establishment not far from the City of Lebanon, out away from all the hussle and bustle of a small city. It was warm and inviting from the moment we walked in. We were there on a Sunday for the brunch, and we had a difficult time deciding what to order. Everything on the menu sounded delicious and appealing. We settled on the Migas for me and Biscuits & Gravy for my husband. Before you roll your eyes, these are not the “diner usual” biscuits and gravy. This recipe has been amped up. We enjoyed chatting with the staff and didn’t feel rushed at all. It was a very relaxing delicious dining experience. We highly recommend the brunch. We made reservations to come back in a couple of weeks to experience the evening dining options.
  17. EdwardL

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pork chops were delicious, as was the crispy shrimp. Good value for us.
  18. KimL

    Lake of the Ozarks

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent and served in a timely manner.
  19. KathleenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    High end dining right here in Lebanon! I’ve never eaten better food. Though it’s a bit pricey, it’s worth the quality and quantity of food you receive. Our server was excellent, very aware of our needs throughout the dinner. Couldn’t be happier!!
  20. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always great food , service, and lovely setting!
  21. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was outstanding, drinks were good as well, but service offered a refund even for unsatisfactory ones. The prices were on the higher end but for a nice night out, couldn’t expect different. The only downside was the temperature, it was excessively cold in the seating area.
  22. KennethF

    Miami

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Food was great. It took 15 minutes to get our drinks and a little longer for a glass of wine. Too long. Need more heat. It was high 20s outside and we had to keep our jackets on to be comfortable. Didn’t help that the main door opens directly onto the first table, with no wind barrier, blasting them every time it opened. I felt bad for those people. The food was great. We had tapas, almost one of each on their menu, and all of them were tasty.
  23. Pumpkin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    It was freezing! Ask twice for the heat to be turned up, not very fun eating with your coat on. There were Christmas lights on one side of the hall but they were not turned on. Two of the party ordered the steak and it was tough, one ordered the pork loin and it was very chewy. The pork shank was the only tender piece of meat we had. In this area it is unheard of not being able to get sweet tea! Really how hard is it to make sweet tea! Was very disappointed and had invited friends that drove two hours to go with us!
  24. Becca

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family took our parents to The Bistro for my mom’s birthday and they were so kind to accommodate all of us. The food was excellent and so was the service! Try the brussel sprouts, they are amazing.
  25. RonO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit. We were seated in the small dining room and I cannot commend the staff enough for a more caring, inviting attitude despite having a completely full main room. The appetizers, Baked Brie, and the Charcuterie Board was very well presented and had very generous portions. Our entrees, the Pork Tenderloin and Spaghetti with Bolognaise were both excellent, and to be honest, they came home as leftovers because we were pretty full from the appetizers. The evening was perfect, friendly staff, outstanding food, presented beautifully, and a great wine selection.
  26. JenniferG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    A quite venue to have a nice dinner whether you are a party of 2 or a group of 8.
  27. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bistro has the best food at a great value!
  28. BrendaS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were both great! The baked brie is definitely worth a try.
  29. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food😁
  30. SherylS

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had great service from Samantha. The food was piping hot and delicious. I had the spaghetti. The meat was juicy and flavorful, and not at all spicey. My husband had the pork tenderloin, it was in the best sauce and very tender.
  31. Rebecca

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, the food was excellent. The server did a wonderful job and had just the right amount of attentiveness. The facility was very cold. Most diners kept on their coats.
  32. LynnW

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bistro is a wonderful addition to experience dining in Lebanon. We sat in the bar which is lovely with an inviting atmosphere. The food was fresh and delicious. We went for brunch. Can’t wait to try the dinner menu. We will soon!!
  33. LisaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations but arrived early. They were very nice and seated us right away. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Did a great job without pestering us. Our food was excellent. Prices are very reasonable. Can’t wait to try brunch on a Sunday.
  34. ClairK

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service, excellent atmosphere!!
  35. FoodCritic

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We had the Brie which was good except the bread was too hard, my wife couldn’t even bite it. The caprese salad was good. I ordered the Steak Frites, which was very tough, the onions had no flavor and the mushrooms were supposed to have Marsala, but they also had no flavor. My wife didn’t care for what she ordered as well, just not much flavor in the spaghetti, and the meatballs just fell apart. The atmosphere was perfect for a date night…especially if we had chairs next to each other to help keep warm. My wife was freezing the entire time, which made her want to hurry up and get home!

    The BistroResponded on November 13, 2022Hi FoodCritic, I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations, especially for a date night. I would love for you to give us another try. If you would give me a call at 417-532-2269 and ask for Nathan - I'd really like to see if we could get you to come back and give us a chance to impress. We really do appreciate your giving us a go - and want to make sure that you know your review is appreciated and acknowledged. ~ Nathan

  36. CullenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. It is certainly a unique taste Lebanon!
  37. VanessaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable evening. Nice atmosphere and a very accommodating staff. Good was beautifully presented and tasty. Thank you!
  38. Fartinmymouth

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Sunday brunch, I made a reservation for five adults, and one toddler. We were seated right away, and our server even helped keep my toddler occupied while we were waiting for the rest of our party.. I had the chicken fried chicken, my toddler, had blueberry pancakes with bacon. We even had a chocolate flourless torte for dessert. Everything was fantastic. This is officially my new favorite place to enjoy a family dinner with a comfortable and clean atmosphere.
  39. Jennifer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Carne Asada and Steak Frite were amazing!! The owner came and checked on us, made conversation and was so pleasant and friendly! Will be sure to visit again. Reservations highly recommended.
  40. MICHAELH

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    4 of us eating dinner and out of 4 somebody always have something bad to say but not here the food was out of this world. Will spend my money here again

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 102 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Bistro

21021 Dove Rd, Lebanon, MO 65536-6036

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    We are located at the corner of Dove Road and South Hwy 5

  • Neighborhood

    Lebanon

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Bar Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bistro, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ford Martin

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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