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Bistrot d'Orsay

184 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 6498
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bouillabaisse” (28 reviews)
“coq au vin” (11 reviews)
“rabbit pie” (7 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Steakhouse, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
184 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a return visit to this bistro which I rate as one of the best french restaurants in Australia, purely because the food is fantastic with generous sized portions, the prices for good french wine isn’t over the top and good quality and the...More

Thank DifromBrisbane
Reviewed 5 days ago

A classy place with delicious Italian style meals. Attentive wait staff make the experience even better. Excellent wine list. Handily situated right near live theatre venues.

Thank Mondo Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decor: Lives up to the "bistro" component of it's name, inside & out Menu: Covers all the bases - fish, fowl, beef, lamb, pasta. Even a rabbit dish! Service: Poor Quality: Good - especially the linguine with seafood Value: Could be better - given small...More

Thank Pacificisles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we called in to make a reservation for the following day, there was a sense of arrogance from the male behind the bar whom we assumed was either the host or owner (could be wrong - but if it was an employer, he should...More

1  Thank JanaLot
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This small restaurant has everything going for it. Great atmosphere, wonderful food, excellent staff and decor. If you are going early evening it is necessary to book as the restaurant is small and there are a couple of theatres on the same street. We book...More

1  Thank Supergran44
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My adult son and I chose this based on the location and the menu. We called for a reservation on a Tuesday evening, but it appeared if we were planning to eat early we would not need one. The decor was classic and the service...More

1  Thank RxJP3
Reviewed 6 September 2017

There were 4 of us and we all had excellent meals and wine. The service was very good. Three of us had the special for the day which was the ragout which was excellent.The meals were reasonably priced.

1  Thank timjennifer2015
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Ladies lunch before a show, lovely staff to greet us, a little slow with drinks, 30 minutes for water and 40 minutes when I actually asked for the drinks menu. The food was fabulous, nothing to fault here. Rich, tasty authentic french food. Lovely! Very...More

1  Thank ladylunchalot666
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Excellent food with some French dishes. Warm and friendly customer service. Warm cosy French brasserie type of atmosphere. A really nice place.

2  Thank XMOS69
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We enjoyed a superb meal at the odd hour of 4PM at Bistrot d'Orsay. Our waiter was originally from Lyon, and he was excellent. I have not had Coq au Vin made using white wine, but it was as good as I have ever tasted...More

1  Thank magil2n
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$43 - US$86
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 184 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 6498
  • E-mail
Bistrot d'Orsay has been situated in picturesque Collins Street for 20 years, in an area regarded as the ‘Paris End’. The interior is instantly evocative of the French capital with trompe l’oeil ceiling and a towering vintage French poster adorning the dining room. Dark wood paneling and soft lighting completes the picture. Lunch and dinner menus are provençal Mediterranean with French bistro classics such as bouillabaisse and crème brûlée all prepared with flair. Dishes such as seafood linguini and risotto complement the Mediterranean style. With a spectacular view of the ornate Regent Theatre directly opposite, Bistrot d’Orsay can lay claim to one of the best views of any restaurant in Melbourne. The bistro has a multi-award winning, extensive wine list with expertly chosen selections from the best international and Australian/NZ regions.
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