Le Bistrot De Paris

Le Bistrot De Paris

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Hours
Sun
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mon
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tue
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wed
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thu
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Fri
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sat
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
French
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
features
Does this restaurant offer table service?
About
En el Bistrot de París podrás disfrutar de una experiencia real de la cocina tradicional francesa. Nuestro menú ofrece recetas originales de hace más de 100 años, y platillos contemporáneos que te harán querer volver.
CUISINES
French
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles287 reviews
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18
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4
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Bob A
Walnut Creek1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We discovered Le Bistrot de Paris on one of San Jose, Costa Rica’s busiest avenues. The cozy eatery reeks of Paris with the melodic vocals of Edith Piaf flowing throughout the restaurant and pictures of the City of Lights covering the walls of this romantic little brassiere. We were greeted by the owner/manager Rowen who welcomed us like old friends. Who would have guessed that we would discover this jewel of an establishment in the middle of Central America? We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the ambience of the place. As Californians we were accustomed to well prepared meals with that extra something that makes a meal special. This is one of the reasons that Le Bistrot de Paris was such a treat. My wife had the Rib Eye Steak (Entrecote de Boeuf). It was cooked to perfection. She could not believe how tender it was with a flavor that captured your palate as soon as you took a bite. I had the Seabass with Meuniere Sauce. Unlike previous dining experiences where the fish was frequently over cooked. The bass was prepared in a way where it literally flaked off my fork as soon as I cut into the fish with a crust that was divine. The side vegetables were a hit with that wonderfully grilled flavor but not too mushy or too firm. Didn’t have time for dessert, but you can bet we will check it out the next time we’re in Costa Rica. The atmosphere at Le Bistrot de Paris is refreshingly casual yet sophisticated with a clientele that could have easily been located in the Montmartre neighborhood of old Paree! Sonny B. and Teri Allen San Francisco, CA
Written February 29, 2020
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LeBistrotdeParis
Hi Sonny and Teri. Thank you so much for taking the time of writing such a personal and original review about our place, we can not be more grateful. Please let us know next time you are in Costa Rica and we will make sure you get a 5 stars experience once again.See you soon ! Jacqueline and Romain.
Written March 10, 2020
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NatureExplorerGal
United States3884 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 none
I ate here several times while staying in the area due to the varied menu, but some of the dishes seemed overpriced. The pasta with shrimp dish needed more flavor. The steamed mussels with fries were overly salty. The salmon and goat cheese baguette was the best dish I had there. Wine was very good. Same waiter each time who was very nice and attentive.
Written February 26, 2021
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Le Bistrot de Paris
Thank you so much for your review
Written August 20, 2022
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Kat K
St. Petersburg29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 none
We stumbled upon this gem last year, late in the evening, and were surprised by the quality of the meal. This time we went intentionally, and were not disappointed. My companion had the chicken fricassée - rich in a red wine sauce with mushrooms, served with crispy french fries and a beautifully dressed side salad. I had the steak pomme frites - perfectly cooked (rare) with a dollop of butter and flavored with garlic. Steaks in CR can be tough, but this was so tender. We shared the crème brulée for dessert. Perfection.
Written December 7, 2020
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Le Bistrot de Paris
thank you so much for your review
Written August 20, 2022
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toastytimms
Los Angeles2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 family
I’ll start out with the positives: the customer service was wonderful, the waiter was really attentive. All our appetizers were delicious, we had the escargot and the beef carpaccio. The creme brulee we had for dessert was delicious as well. Unfortunately, our main courses just weren’t great. I had the veal stew and my boyfriend had the fish with caper sauce, and both were just okay. The fish tasted a little over cooked and didn’t really have any sauce on it and the veal wasn’t quite tender enough. We didn’t say anything at the time as we always feel uncomfortable complaining, but the waiter did come out and check on us after as we hadn’t eaten much on our plates and we let him know we weren’t the biggest fans of our food. He brought us limoncello at the end of the night on the house, which we thought was very sweet. Overall, we really enjoyed the ambience of this place and the staff was wonderful, but the food didn’t quite live up to my expectations after reading review after review raving about it. But go, have some wine, and try their escargot and creme brulee!
Written July 27, 2021
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Le Bistrot de Paris
Thank you so much for such a well detailed review it helps us to get better, and sorry about the inconvenience.
Written August 20, 2022
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farley840
Harpenden72 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 solo
I am surprised at the good reviews . I found the food very average. The bread basket was stale although my waiter obviously liked it as he kept stuffing it in his face in the corner the whole time. The beef bourguignon was bland and salty . Would have been better with lardons and baby onions as in France. The crème brûlée should crack when you hit it with the spoon. The top just came off in one soggy piece as the chef put too much sugar on the top. It seems like the owners and chef have never been to France. Just buying the red check bistro chairs does not change the fact the food is not great. Sorry to be critical but I have to be honest.
Written July 24, 2023
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Romain Wasier
Hello sir. thanks for your review. I am sorry you had a bad experience at the Bistrot . I do not understand why you did not let the waiter know that you were unhappy with what was served to you, we would have gladly changed the dish or offer you another option as we always do when one of our client is not satisfied. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it now . I am not against constructive critics when they are sent to help people to get better but in your case, your comments don't help at all since they are mean and subjective to your taste. For your information i am from France and from Paris and i have had restaurants for 25 years so sorry to be honest but i do believe i know a bit more about Boeuf Bourguignon and Creme brulee than you do. One thing is sure though, i do have a better education.I don't need to thrash a waiter's behaviour to feel powerful, i don't need to write bad stuff about a restaurant because i had a bad day or have anger issues then apologize for being critical. I do like to make people know what is wrong when there is something wrong, hoping they will learn from it and will do it better next time. I guess this is the norm nowadays, people don't have the honesty to say things when they can but rather like to play 'food critics' at home behind their computer.Classic. I will leave you with that review that has been posted a day or two after yours speaking of the same exact dish. Guess everyone's taste is different. I hope you won't ever come back.Needless to say you won't be missed much. Amazing food We had an amazing diner. Manuel was the best waiter and we will be coming back very soon !! Onion soup, boeuf bourginion and profiterole are an absolute must. Delicious, you will die in piece after this meal.
Written July 26, 2023
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dorip
Washington DC52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 couples
The warm refers to the welcome and service we received on 2 occasions. Delicious refers to the food which is consistently excellent! We plan a third visit before leaving San Jose in a few days.. As it’s the rainy season, eating outdoors due to COVID isn’t always possible but we sat inside next to large open doors and felt very comfortable. Recommend highly!!!
Written October 19, 2020
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LeBistrotdeParis
Thank you so much for your "warm" comments. We take proud of giving our customers the best service and the highest quality possible so we are glad to hear you enjoyed coming and eating to our place on several occasions. We hope to see you back next time you visit Costa Rica. Thanks
Written November 5, 2020
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Patricia C
Victoria1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
On a recent two day visit to a friend in San Jose, we went to Le Bistrot de Paris, 3 times. My friend who lives in the condominium building above the restaurant would not stop ‘singing the restaurant’s praises’ We enjoyed one of the most delicious pastas that I have ever tasted. The complete meal, including dessert and coffee was outstanding. Twice I went for one of their amazing coffees along with a pastry. I don’t know what the pastry is called, it was a flaky round pastry, sliced sideways through the middle. They stuffed it with a rich chocolate sauce, topped with whipped cream, and placed the other half of the pastry on top. The reason that I have described the pastry is that it is ‘the absolutely most delicious pastry’ that I have enjoyed anywhere in the world. This includes many pastries that I have enjoyed in many countries, including Europe, Asia and North America. The service was outstanding and we were made to feel very special by the staff and the owner. I highly recommend visiting this little jewel of a restaurant and you will be transported to Paris. The food is incomparable, wine list varied, the decor is outstanding, one of my best restaurant experiences ever. What a pleasant surprise - Paris in San Jose, C.R. Patricia C. Victoria, B.C. Canada
Written May 26, 2022
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Le Bistrot de Paris
i can't find the words to reply to your review. thank you so much for describing your experience with how many details and emotions. We are very glad to hear ypu have enjoyed your experience at the Bistrot and we are very grateful for you taking the time to share it here. 🙏
Written June 9, 2022
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Charlotte M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 couples
Lovely restaurant with great service. We went as a treat for our last night in Costa Rica before flying home and it did not disappoint. Great range of quality French dishes and a wide selection of wine. We had onion soup and pâté to start and duck confit and beef bourguignon and each dish was so enjoyable. 100% recommend for those wanting a nice, independent restaurant vibe with reasonable prices in San Jose for lunch or evening meal.
Written August 13, 2022
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Le Bistrot de Paris
Thank you so much for you nice comments. We are very happy to know that we have made your last night in San Jose enjoyable.
Written August 14, 2022
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Linda V
San Antonio90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
We ordered a ribeye that was cooked perfectly and corvina, sea bass, also flavorful and well cooked. Service was excellent. Manuel waited on us and was attentive to our every need. Great experience. Thanks!
Written October 24, 2022
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Le Bistrot de Paris
Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you got the best service from Manuel who s been working for us for quite some time now. We take pride of giving our customers the best experience possible so happy to hear we met your expectations. Thank you.
Written November 21, 2022
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Eric F
San Jose50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
We have had dinner at the Bistro before and thought it was wonderful. But today we decided to try their Sunday brunch. The mimosas were delicious, with a slightly sweet taste, while the Bloody Mary was stiff and spicy, both wonderful. We had waffles with tomato marmalade and croissants with salmon and eggs Benedict. The waffles had an unexpected but wonderful combination of sweet and salty. The salmon croissant perfect with delicious hollandaise sauce. We will definitely return for brunch on another Sunday!
Written October 16, 2022
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Le Bistrot de Paris
Thank you very much for your review, we will be happy to attend you again anytime you want,
Written November 21, 2022
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chrocr
Platanillo12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 solo
Whenever I'm up in the GAM I always plan a stop here for dinner if possible - really excellent and (quite) authentic French menu offerings with the classics such as Onion Soup, Entrecôte, Magret de Canard, Boeuf Bourguignon etc. all being excellent. Service is attentive, friendly, but sometimes a bit slow - but that's not really a problem if you choose to enjoy a glass of wine from their interesting wine list. Thoroughly recommend
Written June 5, 2023
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Romain Wasier
Thank you so much for your enthousiastic revew !!! Please let us now next time you are around.
Written July 26, 2023
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Sarah B
United States3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 friends
It is wonderful to find a small bistro in Costa Rica that has the real feel of France. We have eaten almost all meals there. Breakfast with café au lait to snails at night. It is refreshing to be able to have a bistro meal that is served in the old-fashioned French way of service. The owner Roman, has encouraged his capable staff in the French old style of service that wonderful. They all know our names. Fabian and Yulin in the morning and Carlos, Luis and Manuel all do an excellent job. The steak frites were as they should be, simple and tasty. Lamb stew, snails and salads, all really good. The pastries are incredible. I had two Mokas over the week we were in San Jose and will dream of them. Definitely go to Le Bistro de Paris- it feels like you might meet a great writer or artist there.
Written January 19, 2023
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Le Bistrot de Paris
Thank you very much for your much detailed review, we truly appreciate you talking about all these little things that we are constantly working on to bring the best experience possible to our customers. Much appreciated.
Written January 21, 2023
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Keith F
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 friends
This is the real thing! The food was outstanding, the service excellent, and the cheese, wine, and French onion soup were really like being in Paris. Our server recommended the chocolate torte with a red Bordeaux that was alchemy for postre. So wonderful to find a gourmet French experience in San Jose Costa Rica. I highly recommend and will return soon.
Written January 20, 2023
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Le Bistrot de Paris
Thank you for your review. It is important for us that people who have been in Paris before can actually compare and appreciate it as it is here as well, that is definately the type of experience we want to bring to our customers. Thanks for sharing and we will be pleased to attend you again soon
Written January 21, 2023
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Sandra H
Seattle2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
Two couples thoroughly enjoyed this superb dinner from beginning to end! It looks likes a small place from the street but there is indoor and outdoor seating with a few tables in between. The owner himself was there and both he and the waiter provided professional service meaning attentive but not intrusive. There was a lovely winelist with options that complimented the various dinner choices. We started by sharing the Pate as well as the French Onion Soup. Both were flavorful and served just as I remembered them in Paris. Selecting a main course was challenging because they each sounded delicious. Happily, the duck came out medium rare—just as we had ordered. Our Salad to share was so large the four of us could not finish it. After all that, I’m not sure how we saved room for desset but we did, and I absolutely loved the cheesecake! So whether you walk like we did, drive, Uber, or grab a cab, take a trip to Paris the next yime you are looking for a delish dinner.
Written November 19, 2023
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Romain Wasier
Thank you very much for your well detailed review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience at the bistrot.
Written December 3, 2023
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Monica A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
The service was amazing, our waiter Manuel was able to explain the menu options clearly the decoration of the place is gorgeous, you really feel that you are in France, and the food was great! They were really accomodating and prepared a pasta that was not on the menu and even let us take our small shih-tzu!!! Great experience overall! 😀
Written April 21, 2024
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