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About The Bistro
Elegant. Sophisticated. Fine Dining. Located in Bowling Green, Kentucky's historic downtown district, just two blocks from serene Fountain Square, The Bistro welcomes you to one-of-a-kind dining. The two-story restored 1893 Fletcher House plays host to both first rate meals and service whether you are enjoying dinner for two in the restaurant, drinks with friends in the bar or a private function in the upstairs meeting space.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Barren River Health Department
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Fridays and Saturdays 6-9 PM Enjoy live piano music to add to your dining experience. Local artist Donna Cherry offers jazz standards along with hits from the 50s through 80s for your listening pleasure. Requests always welcome. Also available for special events. Happy Hour Monday-Thursday, 3-6pm 25% off Appetizers and Drinks
Private Party Facilities:
Wedding receptions. Office parties. Birthdays. Anniversaries. Whatever the special occasion let The Bistro make it memorable. Private dining is available upstairs in an 1,800 square foot space that seats up to 50. There is a separate bar, and choose between a pre-selected menu, or open menu for your guests. For elegant outdoor functions our private courtyard is the perfect serene setting. With space for over 150 guests, there's even an beautiful arch for picturesque "I Dos." Separate restrooms and a bar add to the list of convenient amenities.
Private Party Contact:
Roberta Elliott: (270) 535-7359
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
The Bistro Ratings and Reviews
The Bistro is located in a charming older home in Bowling Green. We chose It because of the good reviews from Trip Advisor. We had the crab beignets as an appetizer. They were good but a little bland. My husband had the Prime ribeye which cost $38. We expected a better cut of meat than he received. It was not worth the price. I had the scallops which were delicious however the side was squid ink risotto. The risotto had a good flavor but it looked terrible. I couldn’t get past the black color. We had Baileys chocolate mousse cake which was good but not memorable. I doubt we will return.
Beautiful old building, lovely decor. Disorganized staff. They were not too busy, but waitress seemed very disorganized. One of our group is on a low salt diet, so we asked if the item he was interested in could be made without salt. She went to check and came back and told us No (not a problem for us, totally understand that some things have all ready been prepped) , so we asked what Chef had suggested. She said she didn't ask, but thought anything else on the menu. She was wrong and had to come back again after we ordered to tell us he had to change his choice. She forgot to bring our appetizer, and it was given to another table. We got it after the salads. Dinners sounded good, bu prep was mot as flavorful as description. Ordered the Pecan pie, way too sugary.
We were traveling through town and arrived at The Bistro around 3:45; an awkward time as the restaurant was about to close for lunch and prep for dinner. The hostess was incredibly gracious, and treated us like welcome guests. The food was excellent, restaurant decor was charming, and I ate my lunch wishing I could stay for dinner. Definitely recommend!
We were in the area to view the eclipse and chose The Bistro randomly for dinner. So glad that we did! Cocktails and food were excellent! Delicious artichoke fritters, crab beignets and steaks. My daughter thought it was one of the best steaks she's ever had and particularly liked the potato croquettes as the side dish. We had a very charming and attentive waiter also. I doubt we'll be back to Bowling Green any time soon, but we would definitely eat at The Bistro again!
We enjoyed this restaurant on our eclipse treat. Had they been open Sunday night, we would have gone again. Dishes were creative, wait staff were efficient. The only complaint was that the wine was warm. They brought an ice bath to remedy that situation. A very nice find!
Interesting food choices available, all tasty! I had the roasted red pepper soup and Reuben sandwich. Also shared some crab beignets with others in the party. Yum! Not crowded, but mid-afternoon on a Monday, so that was nice! Good atmosphere, too bad it was so hot, would have enjoyed sitting on the porch!
Wonderful atmosphere for celebrating our anniversary. The presentation of the food was great and only eclipsed by the flavors. Our server was polite yet personable. Very pleasant. My wife and I agree that the experience could not have been better. We will be back and highly recommend to others.
First time visiting the area. Found a Groupon and it had good reviews. It was our Anniversary and wanted someplace special. We went at 6PM, and was not crowded, but it quickly filled afterwards. My salmon and collard greens were a special for the night, and it was delicious. My husband ordered a pasta dish, which he liked very much also. The dessert was scrumpcious!
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