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Bleu Rendez-Vous French Bistro

2430 Periwinkle Way, Near Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3207
+1 239-565-1608
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Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (45 reviews)
“profiteroles” (24 reviews)
“vol au vent” (20 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Wine Bar, French, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
2430 Periwinkle Way, Near Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3207
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Reviewed yesterday

Welcoming staff, well-prepared food. Cozy atmosphere - although it can get noisy if the space is packed.More

Thank HVK3541
Mari V, Owner at Bleu Rendez-Vous French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded today

Merci beaucoup to you HVK for taking the time to write a quick review. Glad you enjoyed our atmosphere at the bistro, we look forward to your return. You must come off season as well if you happen to be on the island. Au revoir,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment you walk in you are greeted with a smile. The service was on point and the food was wonderful. I had the steak frite and we ordered a lovely bottle of wine. Love this place.

Thank Amy Z
Mari V, Owner at Bleu Rendez-Vous French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded today

Bonjour to you Amy Z and thank you for your kind words. We aim to please and are so glad you felt welcome in our space and enjoyed your dining experience. Please come back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was fabulous. Did not have reservation but were seated right away. Service was excellent. Food was prepared perfectly.

Thank MELewis85
Mari V, Owner at Bleu Rendez-Vous French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you MELewis for joining us and we are glad that you visited us. Reservations are helpful but not always required. Glad you enjoyed your dinner and that the service was excellent. Please come again when you are on Sanibel Island!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All food was prepared to perfection! Tastes and textures of our meat, fish, potatoes and vegetables ALL outstanding! Home made dessert was a strong finish to the meal. They also had a 7 course prix fixe menu for a very reasonable price that we will...More

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Mari V, Owner at Bleu Rendez-Vous French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded today

So glad you enjoyed your food, the tastes and textures of all. It's all about the EXPERIENCE and Chef Christian works tirelessly to prepare each dish to his exact specifications. The Tasting Menu is an exciting, fun way to try a varied selection of dishes...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From gracious greeting on arrival, thru wonderful delicious food, to talking about what a perfect dining experience for days. Can't wait to go back and plan to eat there more than once on our next vacation. Lobster, country pate, bread basket, duck and orange, veal...More

Thank linpc
Mari V, Owner at Bleu Rendez-Vous French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for taking a few minutes out of your day to write a review. We can't do any better than PERFECT, the Chef and I are so grateful to have guests like you that enjoy what we do. Come again soon and...More

Reviewed May 14, 2018

I tried very hard to make a reservation anytime after 7, but I was told we needed to eat earlier because their other reservations were around 6. It was suggested that I join them the following night, but that was Cinco de Mayo and the...More

Thank TourGuideKathy
Mari V, Owner at Bleu Rendez-Vous French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello TourGuideKathy, Please do not write a negative review when you haven't even dined with us. Our restaurant is small and reservations are scheduled so that our diners have the best experience possible, great cuisine and service is crucial to us as we have our...More

Reviewed April 26, 2018

A well coordinated menu with terrific service, food, and ambience. The owner is the chef and is Paris born & bred. The food shows great attention to detail and was delicious.More

Thank sargeanthilary
Mari V, Owner at Bleu Rendez-Vous French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded today

So kind of you SargeantHilary to write this review. Yes, Chef Christian hails from Paris where he grew up and also went to cooking school. He puts his heart and soul into his food and I try my best to give you southern hospitality as...More

Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit to this restaurant. We had dinner here last year and were so happy with it we had to return this year. Just a wonderful little restaurant with a very welcoming staff. We started with escargot and Foie Gras two ways...More

Thank David H
Mari V, Owner at Bleu Rendez-Vous French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded today

Bonjour David, Thank you for visiting our bistro on Sanibel Island. You certainly get what we are all about and the way you describe our cuisine shows that you are a true Foodie. Thank you for joining us and we look forward to the next...More

Reviewed April 18, 2018

As soon as we stepped inside we were back in Paris. Aaahhh ! Foie Gras two ways with a delightful Sauterne. Duck ala orange and a Filet with Bernaise sauce followed with WHAT else but Profiteroles - the entire dinner, service, ambiance was delightful. You...More

Thank TravelingOtter
Mari V, Owner at Bleu Rendez-Vous French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded today

Oh Traveling Otter, you had us at Aaahh! So glad you enjoyed the Foie Gras with Sauterne plus the Duck a L'Orange and Filet Frites. Glad you were able to enjoy a TASTE of Paris without the jet lag. We look forward to your next...More

Reviewed April 8, 2018

This is a small but excellent restaurant. Reservations are in demand because there are a lot of restaurants on Sanibel, but only a few really great restaurants. We're snowbirds with a home on Sanibel so we sample all the good restaurants during the season. If...More

Thank Rick B
Mari V, Owner at Bleu Rendez-Vous French Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello Rick, Yes, we do have a smaller restaurant which helps us stay in touch with our diners. Many enjoy our Open Kitchen Concept so they can watch the chef in action. Thanks for your kind words and for your review. Reservations are certainly suggested...More

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capefam
March 26, 2018|
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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)
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kathgal55
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
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ml70115
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

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$38
Meals
Dinner
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
Description
Authentic French Country Bistro Dining with classic cuisine favorites, Petit Plates, Prix Fixe Tasting Menu as well as A la Carte. Make a Rendezvous with Chef Christian and Mari Vivet on beautiful Sanibel Island. SIMPLY FRENCH!
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