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Bistrot d'Orsay

184 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 6498
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bouillabaisse” (30 reviews)
“coq au vin” (11 reviews)
“rabbit pie” (7 reviews)
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Steakhouse, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
184 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small restaurant has everything going for it. Great atmosphere, wonderful food, excellent staff and decor. If you are going early evening it is necessary to book as the restaurant is small and there are a couple of theatres on the same street. We book...More

Thank Supergran44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My adult son and I chose this based on the location and the menu. We called for a reservation on a Tuesday evening, but it appeared if we were planning to eat early we would not need one. The decor was classic and the service...More

Thank RxJP3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were 4 of us and we all had excellent meals and wine. The service was very good. Three of us had the special for the day which was the ragout which was excellent.The meals were reasonably priced.

Thank timjennifer2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ladies lunch before a show, lovely staff to greet us, a little slow with drinks, 30 minutes for water and 40 minutes when I actually asked for the drinks menu. The food was fabulous, nothing to fault here. Rich, tasty authentic french food. Lovely! Very...More

Thank ladylunchalot666
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food with some French dishes. Warm and friendly customer service. Warm cosy French brasserie type of atmosphere. A really nice place.

1  Thank XMOS69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a superb meal at the odd hour of 4PM at Bistrot d'Orsay. Our waiter was originally from Lyon, and he was excellent. I have not had Coq au Vin made using white wine, but it was as good as I have ever tasted...More

Thank magil2n
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped in to Bisro d'Orsay for a lovely dessert and cheese supper after the theatre in May. While there we were so impressed we decided to make a return trip for dinner - and in particular for the iconic steak frites. We arrived and...More

Thank Nyall G
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

You wouldn't think a French restaurant would have a fabulous salad but this one does. I don't eat meat but there's a great selection of other things, my favorite salad anywhere being their Quinoa one. Crunchy with roasted almonds and amazing dressing. So tasty. And...More

Thank FrancineZ
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Pre show dinner on a Saturday night, restaurant was absolutely full and credit to the staff did not miss a beat. Could easily have been in France, view over Collins street and regent theatre. Food absolutely fantastic, duck liver pate brilliant starter and confit duck...More

Thank ricktapp
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We have been here a couple of times - atmosphere is great, food is fantastic, staff are very friendly and service is exceptional.

Thank Family5_kids
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 44 - USD 88
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 184 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 6498
  • E-mail
Bistrot d'Orsay has been situated in picturesque Collins Street for 20 years, in an area regarded as the ‘Paris End’. The interior is instantly evocative of the French capital with trompe l’oeil ceiling and a towering vintage French poster adorning the dining room. Dark wood paneling and soft lighting completes the picture. Lunch and dinner menus are provençal Mediterranean with French bistro classics such as bouillabaisse and crème brûlée all prepared with flair. Dishes such as seafood linguini and risotto complement the Mediterranean style. With a spectacular view of the ornate Regent Theatre directly opposite, Bistrot d’Orsay can lay claim to one of the best views of any restaurant in Melbourne. The bistro has a multi-award winning, extensive wine list with expertly chosen selections from the best international and Australian/NZ regions.
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