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Bistrot d'Orsay

) #40 of 3,376 Restaurants in Melbourne €€ - €€€ Steakhouse, French, European
184 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 6498
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coq au vin” (8 reviews)
“rabbit pie” (5 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:30All hours
Steakhouse, French, European, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
184 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kinda mixed about this place. They lost my reservation, but lucky had a table for us, but it was very tight and cramped, ok move on. The wait staff were very friendly and we got our order taken without fuss. The food was excellent, my...More

Thank Sean T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another first class meal with the most attentive service from well trained staff. Great atmosphere and if on a tight schedule, they are up to the task. A wonderful Melbourne institution that simply delivers outstanding food and wine. Must go back more often.

Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked in without booking, had a brilliant French Bistro meal..beautiful Scotch Fillet, Barramundi ( fresh, perfect ) and gnocci ragu , kicked off with Veuve Cliquot. Perfect. Thank you

Thank Daniel m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the Van Gogh exhibition at the NGV, a cold night and a long trip home awaited. Then we dropped into Bistrot D'Orsay, without a booking, on a Monday night. It was only a third full. As noted by previous reviewers, the tables are small,...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this for our anniversary 5 months in advance as we were traveling from Perth and was pleasantly surprised that our booking wasn't lost in the system as like most places when you book this early. I wanted it to be special night and...More

Thank antonio092015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My goodness did I truly step from Collins Street Melbourne into a time warp of France, young waiters with a French accent so lovely to the 'Madams', goodness our waiter was so lovely even gave me the lunch menu where I chose my lunch from....More

Thank Seaton29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the scallops (3) which were large with cauliflower puree topped with a very stiff little piece of prosciutto which was OK followed by an entree sized bouillibaise. Very nice. My husband had the prawn bisque. He was disappointed and said his own is...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We popped in here after walking past and viewing the menu. We weren't disappointed, service was great too.

Thank carole1052015
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Lunch with friends at the Bistrot D'Orsay. Great Ambient and excellent food at Melbourne's heart. Great friendly service who went even out of their ways to help us to get a taxi (We were a large group)

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I dine regularly here because the food is excellent and well presented. The service is fantastic and whether you are there for a quick meal or a special occasion, the staff will look after you and the menu will satisfy..

Thank Westiewoodo
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$44 - US$87
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 184 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 6498
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Bistrot d'Orsay has been situated in picturesque Collins Street for 20 years, in an area regarded as the ‘Paris End’. The interior is instantly evocative of the French capital with trompe l’oeil ceiling and a towering vintage French poster adorning the dining room. Dark wood paneling and soft lighting completes the picture. Lunch and dinner menus are provençal Mediterranean with French bistro classics such as bouillabaisse and crème brûlée all prepared with flair. Dishes such as seafood linguini and risotto complement the Mediterranean style. With a spectacular view of the ornate Regent Theatre directly opposite, Bistrot d’Orsay can lay claim to one of the best views of any restaurant in Melbourne. The bistro has a multi-award winning, extensive wine list with expertly chosen selections from the best international and Australian/NZ regions.
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