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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%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1129 College St, Bowling Green, KY 42101-2618
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I tried The Bistro while in Bowling Green. We had the appetizer which was a zucchini cornbread topped with beef brisket and a fruit chutney. The brisket was so tender and had a wonderful smoked flavor. Chicken Marsala for the wife and...More

Thank karatepunk816
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This was the worst experience I have had in my life. The owner has no manners, yelled at our table for his poor service and made all of his tables worried with his outrage. Saturday our food took 50 minutes to be served. When food...More

Thank M R
Reviewed 22 April 2018

When I want wonderfully creative food, well prepared, or if I want to impress folks, I come to The Bistro. Their bar is comfortable for relaxing and because of the table spacing, you never feel crowded in the dining room.

Thank Madlake
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Visited on Easter Sunday with my son. The space was decorated to look like a cute European bistro. Food was absolutely delicious and sized perfectly. Where my annoyance comes from is Open Table reservation. Open Table made it appear that the place would be packed...More

Thank Maureen1771
Reviewed 2 April 2018

when I pay these prices, I expect the service to match. I'm willing to over look serving Pepsi ... not offering sweet tea ... and not having the only beer on their list I would drink in stock that night .... the waiter acted like...More

Thank NotARounder
Reviewed 13 February 2018

We are pretty picky about food. Even though we were just passing through, I chose The Bistro because I wanted something more than standard food. We had had a long day on the road so we were ready to kick back. It was great. Our...More

Thank Christa W
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Great place to eat! We all loved our entrees! I had the salmon, it was amazing! Most flavor on a dish I have ever had at a restaurant. Janee was a great server. She handled our 10 person party with ease. Definitely will be coming...More

Thank Chesney R
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We were traveling across the country & found ourselves in Bowling Green for the night. My wife located the Bistro through TA & went there based on the high rating & were not disappointed. I had the bacon-wrapped scallops on a veggie bed & my...More

Thank JRGidaho
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I recently had dinner here. We had reservations which we really didn’t need even though it was a Saturday night. We were seated immediately and our waiter brought us water soon after we sat down. Our orders were taken quickly and the...More

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We ate here as it is supposed to be on Bowling Green's top restaurant list. The food was ridiculously priced and wasn't even true to what was represented on the menu. I had the scallops ($25 a plate). I was shocked when I saw there...More

Thank Wendy C
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23 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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