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Bistro Mediterranean & Tapas Bar

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383 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512-2835
+1 203-467-2500
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bistro is amazing on all fronts; great service, food,drinks, prices, atmosphere, everything. There is not a bad dish on the menu. You can have a full entree, just tapas, or both. Some of my favorite selections are the filet mignon tartare, brussel sprout salad, cheese croquettes, the PEI mussels, and pretty much any daily special. Their tres leches cake... More 

Thank Kristen P
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Bistro Mediterranean & Tapas Bar for a family gathering and had a wonderful experience to say the least. Hugo was our server and he did an incredible job and helped make our evening a very memorable one. The food was also top notch and presentation to match. This restaurant is a little gem in the heart of EH,... More 

Thank Kristen A
East Haven, Connecticut
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

What a great place to eat, dinner or light snacking. Staff is awesome and they always make you feel welcome.

Thank 2015mikeandlaurie201
East Haven
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Get great appetizers, and even more wondeful food. Reasonable prices, and the staff is attentive and super friendly. Our favorite restaurant!

Thank YESfan11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The food is excellent and the pricing is reasonable. I like the grilled octopus and seafood stew. My wife likes the chicken croquetes and steak tips. The lentils under the croquetes is tasty.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Have eaten here numerous times and food is always good. The appetizers/tapas are always fresh and delicious. Main courses are solid too.

Thank Francesca J
East Haven, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough about Bistro. The food is amazing, full bar and a great selection of wine and staff is wonderful! I highly recommend the tapas. My personal favorites include the steak tartar, octopus special and brussel sprout salad but I've tried everything on the menu and always been satisfied. Definitely a MUST TRY!!

Thank gettinaway123
Branford, Connecticut
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222 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Everything was very good. The service, food, overall cleanliness all ranked very high on my list. Two of us had the clams and shrimp, one has the mussels and the forth had a special seafood dish. The Brussels sprouts appetizer was excellent.

1 Thank Squawbrook
New Haven, Connecticut
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We have been here about 3-4 times. Each time has been extremely good from their house Sangria to Tapas to Dinner. The staff is more than friendly which is always important. The food is so well prepared--Fresh, fresh ingredients are always evident. Attention to preparation and detail as well. A bit pricey but well worth it! I suggest trying everything!

1 Thank E C
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stopped here before a hockey game. The service was excellent, food was delicious and prices are very reasonable. Definite winner.

Thank MamaHoban

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 383 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512-2835
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-467-2500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?