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Bistro J

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102 Chancery Lane, Hamilton, Bermuda
+1 441-296-8546
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Burlington, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

This is a small restaurant off the main street in Hamilton. The menu changes daily - the night we went they had four main dish options; fish, steak, vegetarian and chicken. The appetizers were delicious and a good portion. I got the fish and my husband got the steak - both very good. The servers were friendly and the price... More 

Thank mgedick
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Welcoming and friendly. They have a good menu and good wine list. The food was very good and as was the service. Very charming.

Thank Andrea L
Hamilton, Bermuda
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Seriously, this is the best value for money you will find in dining - take it from a local that knows! The quality and selection cannot be beat for the price you pay. Really there are no negatives with this place other than it is tucked away and can be forgotten! Having said that it is in the city, and... More 

1 Thank G0tt0travel
Seymour, Connecticut
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

My husband and I discovered this gem several visits ago. It's mostly locals in the cozy dining room. The menu changes daily and everything we've eaten has been delicious. You can chose the two or three course menu at flat prices. The wine list is small (aka manageable) and reasonably priced. Every time we visit there's a party of locals... More 

1 Thank CT_SweaterGirl
New York City, New York
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Extraordinary dinner here. Couldn't figure out why it wasn't mobbed. Such a refreshing alternative to the usual tourist fare. Chef menu changes daily and we finished every bite of all 3 courses.

Thank NYCBizCoach
Orange County, California
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199 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

We were looking for the Barracuda Grill, but ended up down a cute little alley and stumbled into Bistro J...fabulous find! They offer a prix fixe menu...$30 for 3 courses. As an appetizer, we ordered the Duck Confit Rangoon. It would have been perfect if it wasn't drowning in the hoisin sauce. My steak frites was disappointing...a tough piece of... More 

Thank SoVerySoCal
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Try the Passion Fruit Mojito for a refreshing take on a classic drink. Meal and service were superb and best value in Hamilton for a great dinner. Good wine list and friendly, professional staff. Fresh fish and blackboard specials, 2 or 3 course fixed price. A nice change, between the noisy pubs and boring fine diningl!

Thank Lori D
New York City, New York
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

We found this hidden gem when we were admiring some artwork recently done on a set of stairs in an alley. What caught our attention most was the intimate look and feel of Bistro J along with their extremely delicious menu. Surprisingly, this is an extremely affordable restaurant for Bermuda. The service was top notch; we had Rachel as our... More 

Thank John M
Ottawa, Canada
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

Bistro J has a limited menu that changes daily, but there is plenty to choose from for everyone from meat lovers to vegetarians. I had caramelized onion tarts with goat cheese crumbles on arugula pesto, followed by scallop penne with tomato velouté. My partner had the arugula salad, followed by the pan seared flounder which he found delicious but oversalted.... More 

Thank ArmandaMoncton
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Really liked this restaurant. Fixed price for 2 or 3 course meal (3 course was ~$32/person). Very good food. Small intimate atmosphere. Apparently owned by the same folks as Port of Call, where we also at, but preferred this restaurant over the other.

Thank TheeJAS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Chancery Lane, Hamilton, Bermuda
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bermuda  >  Pembroke Parish  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 441-296-8546

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