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Le Petit Bistro

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1405 West El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040
+1 650-964-3321
17:00 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Sunnyvale, California
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has been here for many years, but somehow I only visited it recently. Very impressed with food, service, ambience, and value. The menu features the best of traditional French cuisine done beautifully. For an extraordinary taste of France, visit Le Petit Bistro! Reservations advised.

Thank RDB27
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

It's not every day you see french restaurant run by actual french people and they are doing it so well! The food is great, the ambience is warm and welcoming and on top of that you get blackboards on walls to explore any ideas that you'd otherwise forced to draw on napkins! Loved the place.

2 Thank Anton G
Kennesaw, Georgia
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

First visit to this bistro and the food was so very good! I am picky about French cuisine and the chef did not disappoint throughout the entire meal. We will absolutely return. Do not miss the coq au vin...exceptional.

Thank Stacey C
SF Bay Area
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134 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Just reviewed this place only a few months ago, but our recent Bastille Day experience was too special not to mention. On that day, they offer, in addition to their regular menu, a special bouillabaisse, which we've never tried. It was superb! As was the peach torte, also a special, with creme anglais. As usual, the service was warm, gracious... More 

Thank babubenj
Bangkok, Thailand
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We used to frequent this place often but have not been back until recently. I forgot how nice Le Petit Bistro is. Quiet little place with good service and wonderful french cuisine. We will definitely start going back more often.

Thank Rick R
Palo Alto, California
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215 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

This place is small, quiet and very enjoyable. I have been there twice and so happy I went back again. The first time was somewhat disappointing due to the waitress not wanting to work that nigh, I think, and not the food. She spent very little time with us and never introduced us to the specials. The second time we... More 

Thank Iamalwayslost
Mountain View, CA
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

We eat at Le Petit Bistro quite often and are never disappointed. The escargot is wonderful. Even my 15 year old grandson tried it and had two! The menu changes each night with specials. The French owners are the chef and his wife who will take your order with her wonderful Frence accent. Try it. We think you'll like it.

Thank Traveler333999
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Really cosy quaint restaurant which is tucked away and easily missed. The food is incredible, very French, very rich, very decadent but also bloody lovely... We ate here twice in three nights with highlights such as the crab tart starter and the knock out coq au vin followed up with lovely cheese and a brûlée that just makes you smile.

Thank kerry_dow
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

We seem to have been coming here for ever (in my husband's case since the day they opened!), and it feels like coming home each time - but with better food! Traditional French cuisine, generous portions, wonderful service. We've introduced many friends to this restaurant over the years, and they always send us messages when they're there, so we know... More 

Thank CheshireWandererl
Singapore, null, Singapore
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107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

local, not pretentious, French traditional family style cooking small restaurant. price is below average for California French restaurants (inclusive wine list). Cooking is simple and very much like what i would find on the table of my parents on Sunday lunch (i am French and only visit here). a few surprising decision (breaded\pan fried sole ???), service could be a... More 

Thank 645DavidS

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
French, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1405 West El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 650-964-3321
Serving traditional French cuisine since 1989. Le Petit Bistro experince is all about enjoying your favorite French cuisine in calming atmosphere with a slight tone of the romance in the air . The superior service will also leave you satisfied as well as full. The waiters/waitresses answer any questions, suggest meals and wine and are overall nice to talk to. Bon appetit et a bien tot ! - Jean Michel

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?