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R Bistro & Pastry

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334 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532-2318
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Brighton, Tennessee
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We discovered this little gem a few (or more) years ago. The owner encouraged us to try the BBQ Shrimp appetizer. I am not a BBQ seasoning type, but I gave in. Oh my!! You get this delicious what I would call a gravy (sauce) with shrimp and baguettes to dip. It is delicious. Now we go to get this... More 

Thank Becky F
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here with my husband last night. Lovely little spot. Very intimate and upscale (collared shirt, gentlemen) with not a lot of space BUT that makes it even more reminiscent of Europe. The steak was yummy, hubby cut it with a butter knife. Desserts out of this world and very nice service people: funny and attentive. Lovely.

Thank Amber B
Winter Park, Florida
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273 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must say that the pastry selection looked fabulous and it was hard to decide...but throughly enjoyed my dessert!! Started with a glass of white wine to accompany my lunch of shrimp and grits. Tasty, with a mushroom twist, but too rich, thick gravy..needed a little more grits. Service was relaxed, and the atmosphere good...could do without the TV.. the restaurant... More 

Thank claire s
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a couple of times. The food is well prepared, seasonal and fresh. The small restaurant makes it a great place to bring your significant other for a special evening. Last visit we order the fish special and we're not disappointed. Oh, and order Gumbo or the Crawfish Gravy. Really good stuff.

Thank Gojags85
Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't begin to describe how delicious the food at R Bistro was for us and the welcome we were given was probably the warmest and kindest I've ever experienced. From the moment we walked in we were treated a bit like special guests, even being given little tasters of the incredible dishes to help make our minds up. I... More 

Thank Calcolcal31
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90 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We both liked the small quaint atmosphere of R Bistro, and the service was good although odd ( more on that later). But our impressions of this place divided when our entrees came. My partner had the shrimp and grits and loved the dish, I had the snowy grouper and was less than impressed, fish was overdone and tasted less... More 

Thank miopinion
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Fairhope with my fraternity for our formal and my girlfriend and I, along with another couple, were looking for a good place to eat. We had had gained some interest the night before after passing the place for dinner. After getting all dressed up we walked down to the Bistro and asked for a table. Every single... More 

Thank Matt S
Mobile, Alabama
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the Shrimp & Slaw for an appetizer and the Frenched Chicken and Shrimp & Grits for our meal! For dessert we had the Bama Mud Torte & French Lemon Meringue Tart! It was absolutely delicious!! Service was wonderful!!

Thank arivers658
Foley, Alabama
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104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

R Bistro is a small and very nice restaurant to enjoy in Fairhope, AL. The Shrimp and Grits are the best I have ever had and the Bronzed Salmon and vegetables were perfectly done. All the taste were perfect. The service was really outstanding. The staff is small but they do a great job and made our meal outstanding. Not... More 

Thank James B
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In our party of three, two of us ordered shrimp and grits and the other had beef Stroganoff. For starters we had salads and lobster dumplings. Everything tasted great. The cheese and grits featured large shrimp, mild cheese, and an outstanding (and unusual) crawfish sauce. We try shrimp and grits everywhere, and this may be the best-ever recipe! The only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 334 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532-2318
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
  • Phone Number: 12519282399

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