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The Bistro

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Italian, American,
1103 E Front Ave, Bismarck, ND 58504-5654
+1 701-224-8800
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“lobster bisque” (12 reviews)
“bistro burger” (6 reviews)
“steak” (11 reviews)
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Italian, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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1103 E Front Ave, Bismarck, ND 58504-5654
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bistro is a perfect place for an evening with a spouse or friends. The bar, food and service are excellent. Unique food choices always done in a delicious manner. Yum.

1  Thank edujhe
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Went to bar for A couple of drinks and was treated like it was a struggle. Apparently there were friends to serve. It was an extremely slow evening and we were sat at a very nice table. The server seemed extremely rushed because he had...More

2  Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We went for lunch. We sat in the bar area. We watched the gal at the bar check her phone before checking on us. Food took over 20 minutes to come out. It was very good but we were getting anxious that we'd run over...More

1  Thank march959697
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Very good service, drinks and food. Two of us ordered pasta dishes that were wonderful. Definitely try the lobster bisque.

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Looking for a lite meal and the Bistro was recommend! Wasn't disappointed as the fish flaked and tasted yummy! The staff was nice! The only complaint was the food came out to fast to enjoy the evening!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

I was really excited to try a new Bloody Mary Breakfast in town, but unfortunately, this one was disappointing... The Caesars and Bloody Marys were vert good, but the food was not. My husband and I had the steak and eggs and eggs Benedict. The...More

Thank SD2012
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This place was excellent. Dinner was delicious, actually beyond fantastic and I really liked the warm atmosphere and friendly server/manager. I will definitely go back.

1  Thank Savanna F
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is an upscale restaurant with an attentive staff and an interesting menu. After looking the menu over and opted to try the kangaroo...and it was excellent, reminded me a venison steak, very mild and flavorful, very well prepared. I had the lobster bisque, which...More

1  Thank Randy B
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I was so excited to visit the Bistro for the Ahi Tuna and a nice evening out with my husband however the service and food did not meet our expectations. We have been to the Bistro before and has always been ok but Saturday was...More

2  Thank BMack2x2
PaulBismarck, Online Presence at The Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

I was saddened to read your review. I would like to encourage you to call us during business hours at (701) 224-8800 and ask to speak to the General Manager so you can share your experience directly with him. We always welcome any feedback and...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

Consistently the best food and Service in the Bismarck/Mandan area! Whether it's lunch or dinner or a Bistro Burger to the nightly special I've never had a bad meal! Great please for drinks and apps too! Enjoy!More

Thank Joe B
PaulBismarck, Online Presence Coordinator at The Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Hello Joe, Thank you for taking the time to add your review! We are always pleased to hear that we are achieving one of our main goals - consistency. Whether it is with our food or service we strive to provide an experience for each...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1103 E Front Ave, Bismarck, ND 58504-5654
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Bismarck
  • Phone Number: +1 701-224-8800
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The Bistro 1100 – An American Café was established in November of 1996 and is currently under the sole ownership of Gerard "Mo" Schmidt a native North Dakotan.The Bistro defines the difference between eating and dining. Widely known for its regional Italian cuisine and modern dishes cooked over red oak on an open grill, the Bistro truly offers unique menu items that go beyond what others can only claim to provide.Our goal is to provide each of our guests with warm, friendly hospitality and the finest food in the region.Whether you are just looking for a delicious lunch or dinner, a private party in our Board Room, or are in need of our full-service catering services we are the premier establishment in Bismarck to meet your dining needs.Eat well, laugh often, live long!
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