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“Wonderful Bistro”

Le Bistro Esplanade
Ranked #8 of 997 Restaurants in Zagreb
Price range: US$9 - US$27
Cuisines: French, Croatian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Le Bistro has a strong heritage and history as the city's culinary innovator. Opened in 1986, as a small French type of restaurant, Le Bistro immediately took an important place in the everyday life of the capital. It was the first restaurant with the glass roof. Le Bistro hostesses were the first in town to wear silk uniforms. Also, Le Bistro was the first place where wine and champagne were served per glass. It is interesting that Le Bistro first served little chocolate with the coffee, and in 1989 Le Bistro was the first place in Croatia to serve the famous Italian dessert tiramisu and celebrate Valentine's Day. Today, this charming renovated restaurant is home to the legendary 'Esplanade Strukli' - traditional dish of Zagreb region - and the best in town! Le Bistro offers light breakfast, excellent coffee, awarded cakes, croissants, Menu du jour at just 22 EUR (3-course menu per Chef's choice with glass of house wine, coffee or tea), seasonal a la carte menu designed by celebrity chef Ana Grgic and seasonal promotional menus. Enjoy Le Bistro during breakfast, lunch or dinner inside or on the green terrace. Open every day from 9 am - 11 pm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice ambience and great food. The steak was great and the salmon on the Price fixe was perfect. Service was great and prices reasonable! Great wine suggestions from the servers and the desert was superb

Date of visit: July 2021
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Thank David K
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Reviewed 13 June 2021

For a bistro, it was more than we expected. My wife and i had branzino which was prepared just right. And to top it off, as a side, we enjoyed Risotto with truffles. Also, the recommended white wine was excellent and paired well with the meal. In sum, this restaurant was a joy.

Date of visit: May 2021
1  Thank Robert P
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Reviewed 3 February 2021

We spent 60 days at the Esplanade this fall. We got stuck there due to COVID lockdowns. We ate at least 50 dinners here and this is by far the best restaurant in Zagreb. I always ordered the daily 3-course menu. You would think that I ate the same thing every night, but contrary to expectations, it was different EVERY single time. The food is so good here; I was never disappointed. The staff here is even better. Ivan, Tomislav, Zlatko, Ivona, Aleksandra, and Dorijan took excellent care of us every night. I can totally recommend Le Bistro. I know where I will be eating next time I am in Zagreb. PS. Try the 3-course daily menu; you can't beat it.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 14 October 2020 via mobile

Beautiful place in centre of Zagreb, Strukli Esplanade is die for....Very friendly staff, spotless clean , romantic atmosphere at night.

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank sanja v
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Reviewed 29 September 2020

We had twice dinner at Le Bistro within the same week. The first Time was amazing. Tomislav is a wonderful professional and has been excellent with us. Because of his unequivocal passion, we went back a second time to enjoy the meals, the service, and the ambiance.
5/5 on all the points and SPECIAL MENTION to Tomislav, you are the best!
Jerome

Date of visit: September 2020
Thank jeromed66
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