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Le Bistrot is a typical French Bistrot Restaurant with a Steakhouse. You will find a large selection of home made Cold Cuts, Foie Gras, Charcuteries, Sausages, Saucissons, Pates, Rillettes & traditional French Salads. We are as well specialize import Beef from France, Argentina, Australia. Come & try our Signature dish : The Tomahawk.Pasta selection & vegetarian dishes are also available we have as well a selection of French wine & Wine by Glass
PRICE RANGE
USD 3 - USD 96
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
CUISINES
French, European, International
FEATURES
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 24 December 2020 via mobile

Very average French food, not as many posters tend to claim the best. Steak was over cooked, house wine poor.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 19 December 2020

I was in Chiang Mai a couple of times in late November, and dined again twice at this superb restaurant. First with a few of the guys I was traveling with, and then with my partner and another couple. It lived up, of course, to...my expectations as Olivier and Sao deliver just wonderful food, no matter what you order, and great laid-back but super-efficient service. As I have said before, don't expect fancy decor; it's all about the food here and the ingredients, and the honest, authentic cooking from Olivier's kitchen. If I lived in Chiang Mai I would probably eat here every week and work my way through the menu (and the wine list) -- I have yet to be disappointed. I've introduced several friends to Le Bistrot de Chiang Mai -- and they are all as addicted as I am! My favourite place to eat in Chiang Mai, and in my view probably the best European dining in the cityMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 28 September 2020 via mobile

Le meilleur resto français de Chiang Mai / the best French restaurant in Chiang Mai! Le Bistrot has a mouth-watering and diverse menu for both food and wine. Above all, quality is impeccable and Olivier's recommendations for the wine always spot-on, all at a very...reasonable price. In addition to all this, Olivier and Sao are great hosts, very nice and welcoming! A highly recommended address: we actually have indulged again and again during our week in Chiang Mai... And looking forward to our next visit (in both Chiang Mai and Le Bistrot, definitely)! 😍More

Date of visit: September 2020
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minas251, General Manager at Le Bistrot de Chiang Mai, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2020

Merci de votre review Thx so much for the review Looking forward to see you Olivier & Sao

Reviewed 9 August 2020 via mobile

i love it here. It is not cheap but of very high quality so is worth every baht. Excellent food and wine and friendly staff. The chefs wife is really very pretty! Thankyou. Jonathan

Date of visit: August 2020
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minas251, General Manager at Le Bistrot de Chiang Mai, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2020

Hi Jonathan Thx for the review The Pretty owners :)

Reviewed 24 June 2020 via mobile

This gem tucked back on a side street just off the Night Bazaar lives up to its dazzling reviews. Friendly service with a warm, inviting and even romantic environment were my initial thoughts. I had a perfectly cooked, dry-aged Australian cut of ribeye that melted...in my mouth. I’m grateful to have dined alone so that I could give attention to the flavor of each bite. Next time I’ll have try Olivier’s hand crafted cold cuts. Can’t wait for my next trip to Chiang Mai!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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minas251, Owner at Le Bistrot de Chiang Mai, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2020

hi thank you very much for the review Looking forward to see you again Cheers

Reviewed 28 February 2020

This is a new venue as far as we can tell and we enjoyed a good supper here last Sunday as a 'treat' for my birthday. Overall review would be that Le Bistro de CM offers attentive service, good food well prepared and a pleasant...atmosphere and layout with pricing that is not high for this quality although perhaps not a weekly treat. Details follow... first comment would be that quite late - for us - on a Sunday evening so around 8:30 pm there was barely a spare table in the restaurant... it is very clearly popular with the local expat population. That in itself should say a lot about this venue... ...anyway and as advertised its a 'family' run business and the French owner was very present and made himself available for all the guests, it was clearly not run as a 'hands off' operation. His wife was leading the front-of-house team and it was all very prompt, efficient and friendly, so far then, so good. Mrs D was not, apparently, wildly ravenous - having started off in the exec lounge of our hotel at 5:00pm prompt - so she picked at a salad starter whilst I went for a beef carpaccio, one of my favourites, that she doesn't really like... until now. She ate at least half of my carpaccio and the mix of excellent beef and cheese brought a big smile to her face... from the little I was allowed, I'd concur... it was very good. Mains were also beef... she ruined - as do all her compatriots it seems - a perfectly good fillet by having it well done... it is served as a Rossini with a good foie gras... I was back on the still bleating stuff with my all-time favourite, a tartare. That was ok but either my gluttony or a slight lack of seasoning meant that the tartare was good but not outstanding. Nonetheless it all came with copious amounts of sides and some lovely bread at the start as well so good food, well served and well received. Bill was as expected... given the quality of the meats served, appropriate pricing. I expect this venue will do well over time and wish them well.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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minas251, Directeur général at Le Bistrot de Chiang Mai, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2020

Dear Sir Thank you very much for the review & comment We will try to work on all details you mention Chef & his wife

Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

We went for Valentine’s Day dinner and got the French stew, foie Gras, and lamb shank. The stew was very good and I’d go back and order that but the other two dishes were sub-par. All of the food came out room temp which was...a huge part of the problem. The Lamb was the most disappointing dish (and the most expensive). The temperature and lack of flavor were unfortunate. French food isn’t cheap, and when I pay that much money, I expect the food to be excellent and other than the stew, this food just wasn’t excellent.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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minas251, Directeur général at Le Bistrot de Chiang Mai, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2020

Hi sorry for your disappointment That for sure that this night we was very busy but since we open it never happened Lamb shank is coming directly from the oven But thx for your comments Le Chef

Reviewed 13 February 2020 via mobile

Nice bar at the center of a busy intersection close to the night bazaar. Happy hour drinks at a good price and service by sugar &jaew is friendly.

Date of visit: February 2020
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minas251, Directeur général at Le Bistrot de Chiang Mai, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2020

hi I believe your review the wrong restaurant You certainly taking about Le Bistrot Terrasse at the corner of night bazar road La direction

Reviewed 26 January 2020 via mobile

After week of thai food we really wanted to get something different. Le bistrot was close to our hotel and my wife liked it. I had some doubts, if we would really ger the french cousine in northern thailand. And we got. Everything was first...class. We took rib eye with ratatouie and duck confit for main. Meat was great and by dishes too. We havent eaten such good choclate lava cake for a long time. The chief is French and he is master of proffesion. Of course the prices are much hire as in night market but it was worth.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Sakorn G, Owner at Le Bistrot de Chiang Mai, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2020

Dear Sir Thank you very much for this review Le Chef

Reviewed 5 January 2020

The lack of consistency in many places is the cause of complaints and trouble, in this restaurant you would not encounter this. The high standards of a real French chef combined with good quality food and wines will ensure an excellent experience.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Sakorn G, Owner at Le Bistrot de Chiang Mai, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2020

Thank you very much for your review Olivier & Sao

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Le Bistrot de Chiang Mai is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5