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The Bistro

1129 College St, Bowling Green, KY 42101-2618
+1 270-781-9646
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab beignets” (11 reviews)
“salmon” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
1129 College St, Bowling Green, KY 42101-2618
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Last week a group of friends wanted a nice, quiet place for a leisurely lunch with good food and good atmosphere, and we found it at the Bistro. Some dishes that I know were pleasing to my friends were the hot brown, a Reuben, and...More

Thank Cynthia L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much smaller menu. Service was poor. Had to wait a long time for check and then it was incorrect. Had to wait a long time for correction. They were not busy.

Thank Gay R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place to chill and enjoy a nice evening It is a little on the pricey side but not bad for the atmosphere

Thank keesr132017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, reasonable prices and quaint atmosphere. One of the better restaurants in Bowling Green, KY.

Thank Kathleen O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with party of 8, 4 kids, 4 adults. The meal was excellent. Creative menu and everything expertly prepared. Everyone raved. We will definitely return when back in Bowling Green.

Thank Baxydog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've eaten at this restaurant a few times when visiting friends who live in Bowling Green and we've never had a bad meal. The service is also quite stellar. On this visit, three at our table had that night's salmon special, prepared in parchment. The...More

Thank DStin0731
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family went to The Bistro based on the good reviews on TripAdvisor. The experience is quite disappointing. The food is expensive. Naturally we have high expectations. Both my husband and I ordered Pork belly rice bowl. It was way too salty. We mentioned to...More

Thank Travelwiththree
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I met a couple of my old college buddies and their wives for dinner on a recent Thursday night. Of the six of us, there were five different entrées -- and six clean plates at the end of the evening. One of...More

Thank Franklin F
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful business meal at The Bistro. Excellent selection of appetizers. Bacon wrap dates, crab beignets, and artichoke fritters are all great starts. The salmon was well prepared. Located in a historic type home makes for a very nice setting. Smaller selection of beers...More

Thank gmkrug
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

The is the best local restaurant. Gourmet and good fish. They gave a nice outdoor deck to eat when the weather is nice. It's also close to wku campus. It has a good wine list too!

Thank Ellen B
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22 May 2017|
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Response from GaryG33418 | Reviewed this property |
no reservations needed---at least it was the case , when we went in march. Dress code was casual
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1129 College St, Bowling Green, KY 42101-2618
    (Barren River Health Department)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: +1 270-781-9646
  • E-mail
Located in Bowling Green, Kentucky's historic downtown district, 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. The Bistro menu features Mediterranean-inspired dishes with a unique twist. From perfectly grilled ribeye to moist stuffed salmon, our menu has something that is sure to delight even the pickiest of tastes. Be sure to also enjoy craft beers, wine, and specialty cocktails from our full bar. Wedding receptions, office parties, birthdays, whatever the occasion, let The Bistro make it memorable. Private dining is available upstairs in a 1,800 square foot space that seats up to 50. For elegant outdoor functions our private courtyard is the perfect setting. We offer full-service catering and will help you plan a menu that fits in your budget.
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