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Le Bistro Esplanade

) #3 of 666 Restaurants in Zagreb $$ - $$$ Mediterranean, European,
Mihanoviceva Ulica 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
+385 1 4566 611
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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09:00 - 23:00All hours
Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Mihanoviceva Ulica 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This bistro is a story for itself. And before I discovered the world of Parisian bistros, Esplanda created my picture - what a bistro really is. Even after 30 years, they did not break. Day after day they are getting better From food, drinks, service,...More

Thank Tanja B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing to surprise here, but local ingredients and a pleasant lunchtime scene (open for supper too, though in competition with the upstairs restaurant, Zinfandel's). Rather more expensive than most lunches you'll have in Zagreb, with a mix of tourist and business-oriented clients, but the service...More

1  Thank MKulikowski
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elegant and sophisticated. A little pricey but worth it. Great service fine food selection and the food delivers on taste quality and freshness. Try the octopus!

1  Thank James T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best steak tartar and tuna tartar...pleasant and quite environment, excellent service. Do not miss to taste speciality of Zagreb area: Štrukli!

Thank Ivancica S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was good - food, service, interior. Had lunch in Le Bistro while staying in the hotel. Totally recommend)

Thank Ignat I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was delicious and the service was brilliant. We went for lunch. The choices are limited but you cant really go wrong. Expect typical fine dining/small portions kinda meal

Thank Mehak C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate dinner at Le Bistro Esplanade. Our waiter was fantastic and was very helpful with menu and wine selection. Our meal wasn't rushed, and all of our meals were delicious. The desserts were special!

Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasant overnight stay in Zagreb. Awoke early, and had a stroll around the City with a colleague. After a couple of hours, we returned to the Esplanade area and ordered a couple of breakfasts. Lovely dining area - beautiful and stylishly relaxed. Staff very accommodating....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food in the Bistro Esplanade is very good, but the staff is even better. We had not good experience with Croatian wines, but after a visit off the Bistro we have !! They let us taste a few off the local wines and I...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, especially stake tartar. Great house wine. Coffee is excellent. They offer very nice appetizer from the house. The restaurant is something in between the fine dining and expensive daily restaurant. No regrets after you visited but a feeling that you might missed another...More

Thank Svetlana Y
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16 April 2017|
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Response from LEONAZagreb | Property representative |
Dear Jackie, Le Bistro is a relaxed type of restaurant. Dress code could be described as casual, smart casual. If you need any other information, please feel free to contact us, we will be happy to assist. Kind... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 9 - USD 27
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mihanoviceva Ulica 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Central Croatia  >  Zagreb
  • Phone Number: +385 1 4566 611
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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
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