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St Germain Bistro & Cafe

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156 Calle Sol, San Juan 00917-1223, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-5830
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a bistro type of dining. This is definitely NOT a bistro.... Too mediocre for dinner... Atmosphere: not great at all Quiche was served at room temp. Bread served with it seemed old and squashed/hopefully it did not come from someone else s plate? But their salad was good Not sure why this place had high ratings

Thank Laura B
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent. One of the best meals I had in 9 nights in San Juan. From what I know it's not PR cuisine but damn good. Service was super nice but not overwhelming. I had the Panino which is a ciabatta bun then sliced tomato, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, and pesto. Hummus and pita bread was excellent. Brownie and ice cream desert... More 

Thank Justin1015
Washington DC
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool spot that delivers a Prix fixe brunch that exceeds expectations. Coffee and sparkling drink lelolai, sparkling wine and guava was delicious. They use local coffee roaster Quattro sombas. Food was delicious, filling but doesn't weigh you down for the rest of the day.

Thank bmp514
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far my favorite spot in Old San Juan. The first floor is a lovely dining establishment with a good menu and mid range prices. The second floor is a posh lounge with a good cocktail menu and the third floor is a small rooftop lounge with tapas and a limited wine menu. You could start for happy hour on... More 

Thank Edie27
Ladysmith, Canada
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46 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I found ourselves dining at St Germain Bistro & Cafe 3 times in our short stay in Old San Juan. The place may be a just little cramped but the lively, friendly atmosphere and excellent food and drinks make that minor issue disappear. The owner/manager is the perfect cheery host and his pride and professionalism add to... More 

Thank ceibaforest
Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
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477 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stopped here for lunch after walking around old san juan in the morning. We got here by 12 noon and we were lucky to be seated immediately. In about 10 min after our arrival, all seats were full and there was a huge wait. The drinks are out of this world - the ginger margarita and the basil mojito... More 

Thank Shanker B
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate on New Year's Day. The place was packed. It seemed the servers and kitchen staff were overwhelmed. We went there for lunch at 1:00, were told to come back 1/2 hour later. Waited another 1/2 hour, partially because tables were not leaving, but primarily because they weren't getting plates cleared, checks processed, etc. in a reasonable time frame.... More 

Thank David94070
Avon, Connecticut
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for lunch or dinner, salads, pizza, sangria and sandwiches. The service was also excellent.

Thank jstaines72
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place. Great service. I have been here a few times and love the atmosphere. Light and delicious menu. I love to have the fresh sandía water first. I also had the lentil soup and quiche with a fresh mint tea. Yummi!

Thank veronicaesperanzam
Rye, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small place with wonderful service in Old San Juan. 7 of 7 plates were excellent and the in-house fresh-made mojitos and margaritas, Ginger and Basil, were something special.

Thank Robert W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
Caribbean, Cafe, Puerto Rican, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Calle Sol, San Juan 00917-1223, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-725-5830

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