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Le Bistro Esplanade

) #3 of 672 Restaurants in Zagreb €€ - €€€ Mediterranean, European,
Mihanoviceva Ulica 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
+385 1 4566 611
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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09:00 - 23:00All hours
Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Mihanoviceva Ulica 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food and staff. We have some light lunch and it was amazing. Thank you and see you soon. Big + for everything

Thank DominusLittlePalace
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is cooked with dedication and a desire to please the diner. However, there is a move towards the dreadful habit of putting things in jars and dinky little bowls that really is not necessary. Let the food talk and don't let the silly...More

Thank Newyorklondonparis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great lunch. Everything was excellent, the appetizers as well as the main dish were all delicious. Great value for money. One note: be sure to make a reservation or go before the rush hours!

Thank MarilouBI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for business lunch, ambiance is beautiful, but food was limited, so we stayed hungry. Also, if you are in hurry, that may be a problem. Overall, below what this place deserves.

Thank Mirakul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I went out for dinner at le Bistro Esplanade. We had a great time due to the delicious food and excellent suggestions from our waiter. As a young couple we really enjoyed exploring the wines that Croatia has to offer (all thanks...More

Thank PietSanne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner with my family during summer holidays. Kind service. Nice place. Good choise. A must taste strukli. One main dish plus desserts for four people. In a typical bistro style informal evening.

Thank jparolin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of the Esplanade hotel, at first it isn't obvious but offers an alternative to eating at Zinfadel in the hotel and seemed a bit formal. Could not fault the meal preparation or presentation and the service from very professional waiters was excellent. My biggest...More

Thank DiggerPerth
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This bistro is a story for itself. And before I discovered the world of Parisian bistros, Esplanda created my picture - what a bistro really is. Even after 30 years, they did not break. Day after day they are getting better From food, drinks, service,...More

Thank Tanja B
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Nothing to surprise here, but local ingredients and a pleasant lunchtime scene (open for supper too, though in competition with the upstairs restaurant, Zinfandel's). Rather more expensive than most lunches you'll have in Zagreb, with a mix of tourist and business-oriented clients, but the service...More

1  Thank MKulikowski
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Elegant and sophisticated. A little pricey but worth it. Great service fine food selection and the food delivers on taste quality and freshness. Try the octopus!

1  Thank James T
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15 April 2017|
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Response from LEONAZagreb | Property representative |
Dear Jackie, Le Bistro is a relaxed type of restaurant. Dress code could be described as casual, smart casual. If you need any other information, please feel free to contact us, we will be happy to assist. Kind... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mihanoviceva Ulica 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Central Croatia  >  Zagreb
  • Phone Number: +385 1 4566 611
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Le Bistro has a strong heritage and history as the city's culinary innovator. Opened in 1986, as a small French type of restaurant, Le Bistro immediately took an important place in the everyday life of the capital. It was the first restaurant with the glass roof. Le Bistro hostesses were the first in town to wear silk uniforms. Also, Le Bistro was the first place where wine and champagne were served per glass. It is interesting that Le Bistro first served little chocolate with the coffee, and in 1989 Le Bistro was the first place in Croatia to serve the famous Italian dessert tiramisu and celebrate Valentine's Day. Today, this charming renovated restaurant is home to the legendary 'Esplanade Strukli' - traditional dish of Zagreb region - and the best in town! Le Bistro offers light breakfast, excellent coffee, awarded cakes, croissants, Menu du jour at just 22 EUR (3-course menu per Chef's choice with glass of house wine, coffee or tea), seasonal a la carte menu designed by celebrity chef Ana Grgic and seasonal promotional menus. Enjoy Le Bistro during breakfast, lunch or dinner inside or on the green terrace. Open every day from 9 am - 11 pm
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