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24, 4th Avenue | Parkhurst, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa
+27 11 327 4558
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12:00 - 21:00
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Brooklyn, New York
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here our fist night in Johannesburg and it was just a really lovely way to acclimate to the city. I love the small room, the service was warm, and my steak frites was quite good. We also had some very nice wines. And it's on a nice little strip of cafes and bars, so there are places to... More 

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Curry's Post, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

A very different meal but delicious. Service was good and as always the atmosphere in the area was great. Worth going back to.

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Thank Sue I
Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Having been a patron on Bistro Vine for many years, I was disappointed by the manager's pathetic apologies and total lack of interest in our patronage. He actually told us the kitchen was not willing to wait 10 minutes before bringing our main course and when it did arrive, it was dry from sitting under the warmer. No attempt at... More 

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Thank stuarthg
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This little restaurant is the perfect place in Joburg you consider yourself a "francophile!" We have eaten here quite a few times over the years and have never been disappointed. Its a true french bistro in every sense - chalkboard menus for the wine list (incl superb french wines) and daily specials, in a small setting reminiscent of Art Deco... More 

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Thank Estea P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Anyone who's lived or worked in Paris will know that a bistro's decor can be quite tacky. This is not like that at all, it's got classy classic French decor in an intimate setting with prompt and well-trained service. Atmosphere is great for a date night. The wine menu is good, with a short list of French wines included. The... More 

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Thank MartinP1974
Krugersdorp, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Went their for valentines and the place was crowded for a small restaurant like that, the person sitting next to you could've literally eaten out of my plate that's how close the next table were to ours, also didn't like to walk through the kitchen to go to the ladies so it wasn't as nice as we expected for valentines... More 

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Thank Natasha F
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

One of the many on the Parkhurst strip, this small eatery offers something a cut above the rest - Classy, elegant, and with probably the best wine list (local and imported) - With a carefully crafted small menu catering to all tastes, and daily specials. From the table appointments to the tasty and interesting food and excellent service, you will... More 

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Thank Ken H
Stockholm, Sweden
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

What a cozy evening! Fresh oysters, foie gras, perfectly cooked sirloin steak and fries with a creamy pepper sauce! Our dinner at Bistro Vine was wonderful, I really liked the warm and laid back atmosphere of the restaurant and that it was a small venue that felt authentic and not over decorated, the opposite of an impersonal concept restaurant. Next... More 

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Thank Une_Petite_Critique
Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Love this restaurant for excellent food and attentive service. Chef Daniel is a great host and his team switched on. Great spot for lunches on the sidewalk - and people watching on 4th Avenue. Also great for dinner. Best to book to ensure getting a table outside. Time for a bit of an interrior update though - everything is exactly... More 

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Thank jphansen81
Johannesburg, South Africa
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We've been to Bistro Vino twice and both times they were able to accommodate us despite being completely full within minutes of our arrival. Both times we were so impressed with the service, the food was outstanding and the price was more than fair for the experience. It's got a lovely ambiance, not too noisy and very friendly staff. We've... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24, 4th Avenue | Parkhurst, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 327 4558

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