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The Bistro

1129 College St, Bowling Green, KY 42101-2618
+1 270-781-9646
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab beignets” (11 reviews)
“salmon” (16 reviews)
“penne rustica” (5 reviews)
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10:30 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
1129 College St, Bowling Green, KY 42101-2618
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

When it was served, salmon, sitting over Bed of vegetables, was hot and it really brought out the flavor, so delicious!

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This place is tucked away on a very quiet street but worth a visit. The bar tender is very friendly and takes pride in preparing your drinks. Ask about daily specials. While I was there the martinis were half of Mondays. The menu is simple...More

Thank Arek S
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Wonderful service...the people were friendly and extremely helpful and attentive. Easy to talk to I almost asked the waitress to sit with us and the one recognized that my husband and I might want a quieter table away from the large group before we sat...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This restaurant is in a lovely restored older home -- with both inside and outside eating on a covered patio. Close to both WKU's campus and the "old" downtown Bowling Green. Nice menu choices and a nice wine selection. Service is very good and helpful...More

Thank HintonTN
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We've been visiting Bowling Green for 18 years and just discovered The Bistro, which stands a good chance of becoming our #1 choice for dinner. Wednesday night's dinner was so terrific we decided to return on Saturday. Both meals were outstanding, easily the best food...More

Thank RoanokeCorvette
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The menu is interesting, unique, and more sophisticated than most area restaurants. Excellent choice for special occasions.

Thank enorms
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This is the place to go for quiet and intimate! The chef has a few items on the menu that rotate daily on how they are prepared. Our server was very knowledgeable on the specials. We both elected the same Teriyaki Walnut Encrusted Salmon. I...More

Thank Kristina W
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a wonderful location on the square in Glasgow, KY. The food is great, flavor is outstanding, daily selections change and is great.

Thank Lisa G
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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, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, 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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