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The Bistro

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1129 College St, Bowling Green, KY 42101-2618 (Barren River Health Department)
+1 270-781-9646
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while traveling for business. Dining area was clean, and food was good. I got the Bistro Burger of the day, it was a good patty cooked medium well using house ground prime cuts of meat according to the menu. The patty was well seasoned and on this day featured a brown bourbon bacon aioli. The burger... More 

Thank RandyMelinda7
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here to eat on the way down 65 from Louisville to Nashville. The ambiance of the place is quite lovely but the food was just ok - nothing special. The salads are uninspired so don't pay the $4 to add it to your meal. They should have shaved Parmesan on the Caesar and not the powder stuff. My husband... More 

Thank cardfankelly
Nashville, Tennessee
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the best food in Bowling Green, a city mostly made up of strip malls and restaurants like Red Lobster, Rafferty's and the like. Fountain Square in the old part of town is beautiful, and you can walk from there to this gem on College Street, if anyone still does that sort of thing. Cuisine...eclectic, with superb... More 

Thank elaniii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the restaurant on a Tuesday night. Our server was absolutely the best! He was very attentive, and did a superb job. The food was delicious. The drinks were great. We dined with our 10 year old and 15 year old. They made a special dish for our 10 year old since their kids' choices are limited. Prices... More 

1 Thank leonatravels
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once again used TripAdvisor to find a good restaurant in a new city and we were not disappointed. I would highly recommend. Arrived 20 minutes before dinner was served but we were greeted warmly and offered a table. Instead we decided to start at the small bar area where we could order drinks (half priced wine for happy hour) and... More 

Thank Sparty92708
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Trip Advisor we found this lovely gem of a restaurant while on a lengthy road trip. The ambiance, food and service were all warm, delicious, and friendly. The evening at The Bistro made our stop in Bowling Green quite memorable. I highly recommend this reasonably priced innovative dining establishment.

1 Thank Aliss M
Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

You will be spoiled at The Bistro! Excellent food, wine and drinks. Not cheap but not overly priced...just right!

Thank Tim L
Davie, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We were a party of seven. We were very fortunate to have Heidy as our server. 2 people in our party had been here before, but the rest of us had never been before. We heard about the amazing Filet steak, so we has at least 3 of these at our table. It was everything we could have imagined! Highly... More 

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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The pork belly rice bowl was highly recommended and feeling a bit adventurous, I obliged! Wow. Such a wonderful combination of flavors. This is a MUST. My husband had creamy pasta with shrimp....the meal was delicious! This all started with a mouthwatering wedge salad. This was our first visit and we will be back! Jen, our server, was a doll... More 

Thank Tammi T
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We went on the recommendation of the owner of TylerAdamsHouse-- where we were staying and literally walked 100yds to the front door of the establishment. You can tell as you enter --that the original building had to be close to 100 years old It was very tastefully remodeled , keeping with the integrity of its past history. They have a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1129 College St, Bowling Green, KY 42101-2618
    (Barren River Health Department)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: +1 270-781-9646
Located in Bowling Green, Kentucky's historic downtown district, The Bistro welcomes you to one-of-a-kind dining. The two-story restored 1893 Fletcher House plays host to both first rate meals and service whether you are enjoying dinner for two in the restaurant, drinks with friends in the bar or a private function in the upstairs meeting space.

The Bistro menu features Mediterranean-inspired dishes with a unique twist. From perfectly grilled ribeye to moist stuffed salmon, our menu has something that is sure to delight even the pickiest of tastes. Be sure to also enjoy craft beers, wine, and specialty cocktails from our full bar.

Wedding receptions, office parties, birthdays, whatever the occasion, let The Bistro make it memorable. Private dining is available upstairs in a 1,800 square foot space that seats up to 50. For elegant outdoor functions our private courtyard is the perfect setting. We offer full-service catering and will help you plan a menu that fits in your budget.

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