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Bleu Rendez-Vous Bistro

2430 Periwinkle Way, Near Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3207
+1 239-565-1608
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (45 reviews)
“profiteroles” (24 reviews)
“vol au vent” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Wine Bar, French, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2430 Periwinkle Way, Near Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3207
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is always a Happy Birthday when we celebrate at Bleu Rendez-Vous. Our dinner was just wonderful and Mari and Christian are the very best hosts.

2  Thank Pat T
Reviewed 4 days ago

We waited all week for them to open--and it was amazing! We can't wait to go back next year. Everything was excellent, service, food and ambience. What a charming jewel on Perriwinkle! Wow!!

1  Thank Linda D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was fantastic! From the escargot to the seafood au vant and the dark chocolate mousse. It was exquisite. Highly recommend.

2  Thank Wendy M
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We were on a brief summer get-a-way, and decided to stop in for the summer petite dinner. The limited menu could not have been more perfect starting with fresh mesclun salad in a lite flavorful dressing. My husband had the French version of a Fish...More

1  Thank Melissa M
Reviewed August 1, 2018

A wonderful dining experience from beginning to end! We started with the foie gras two ways. It was truly the silkiest and most delicious foie gras we have ever had! My husband had the seafood with the puff pastry and said everything was perfectly cooked....More

3  Thank LMJTucson_AZ
Reviewed July 30, 2018

My girlfriend and I dined on a Thursday night and arrived, somewhat, early We liked the décor and felt like we had our own private staff and cook. Service attentive and not intrusive. Food excellent and the Cream Brule is fantastic! Will dine there again.

3  Thank BCW1967
Reviewed July 26, 2018

We really wanted to believe the good reviews of this restaurant as we love French food and usually spend our anniversaries going to different French restaurants. This being our 19th wedding anniversary was no different. Wanting to try everything, we ordered the tasting meal. From...More

Thank ScottRhonda
Mari V, Owner at Bleu Rendez-Vous Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Dear Scott & Rhonda, Happy Anniversary. As you may know true French food is not a short order business. We take all review to heart and are saddened that you did not have the best experience. We are locally owned and managed husband / wife...More

Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Great friendly service and very tasty food and good portion size not your usual over bearing size that you get in the USA I would recommend the seafood parcel you won’t be disappointed overall a great placeMore

2  Thank Stewart C
Mari V, Owner at Bleu Rendez-Vous Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Bonjour Stewart C. and thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about our local bistro. We want all our guests to feel welcome and enjoy our tasty food. Chef Christian is Parisian (my husband) and he puts his heart and soul into every dish....More

Reviewed June 27, 2018

We dined there last nite and had osso buco and mountain brook trout--sauce of osso bucco was new to me and quite good--different from Northern Italian restaurants--we've been eating here for past 3 yrs as locals and always find Chef Christain's offerings excellent!More

2  Thank troutner
Mari V, Owner at Bleu Rendez-Vous Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Hello Troutner, We are glad you dined with us and enjoyed our special "Osso Buco" with the tomato paprika white wine sauce and the Idaho Mountain Trout Almandine. We are so happy that the locals like you enjoy our cuisine, it means alot to us....More

Reviewed June 20, 2018

A charming local restaurant, greeted by the owner, attentive and knowledgeable staff. From the French Rose to the quail, sweetbreads, bone marrow and sea bass, each dish was expertly prepared with amazing sauces and presentation. Be sure to try the vanilla sundae with Belgium dark...More

2  Thank Chris F
Mari V, Owner at Bleu Rendez-Vous Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Dear ChrisF, thank you so much for your kind words about our Charm and Attentiveness as well as the detailed description about the taste and preparation of your dishes. We couldn't have said it better. Local restaurants like ours go the extra mile to make...More

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Questions & Answers
March 26, 2018|
Response from Mari V | Property representative |
Bonjour, we have gift certificates available. Just call 239-565-1608 and speak with me and I'll be happy to personally take care of it and mail it right away. Merci, Mari Vivet (Co-Owner)
March 21, 2017|
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Response from Mari V | Property representative |
Bonjour Kathgal55, thank you for your question about our wine list. We have French and Domestic wines available. Our French chef has a special interest in Bordeaux so we have an extensive selection priced conservatively for... More
February 17, 2017|
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Response from Mari V | Property representative |
We have an open floorplan without separation of dining spaces. If you have an interest in booking our space as a venue for your number of guests, you would need to reserve the entire restaurant for a catered event. Please... More
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2430 Periwinkle Way, Near Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3207
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-565-1608
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Intimate Bistro Dining with classic cuisine favorites, Petite Plates, Prix Fixe Menus and A la Carte. Make a Rendezvous with French Chef Christian and Mari Vivet on beautiful Sanibel Island.
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