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Guilford Bistro and Cafe

1016 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437-2607
+1 203-453-0736
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1016 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437-2607
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It's been a while since I last reviewed Guilford Bistro. Nearly ten years later, it's still a wonderful place to have either lunch or dinner. Go during the week and avoid the crowds, the seating is comfortable, the service friendly and quick, and the food...More

1  Thank JCArchT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, good service, comfortable surroundings. Nice enough for a special meal, casual enough to swing by just because you’re hungry.

1  Thank Bob K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go to the Bistro quite often and think the food is very good! The service is typically also very good however on busy nights it can be a bit slow. It is a byob establishment (with corking fee) however they also have a very...More

1  Thank Dan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have never been told at a restaurant that I could not have dessert at our table because others were waiting for it. We had our table for just under 2 hours, but our dinner order was not taken for at least 20 minutes after...More

Thank Mario C
Reviewed 14 January 2018

While visiting friends in Branford, we dined here at their recommendation. The BYOB fee is very reasonable, and all of our appetizers and entrees were extremely tasty and cooked to perfection. We will definitely want to return here on our next trip to CT.

1  Thank MikeOstr
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Love this place. Small spot without much atmosphere but great food. Make a reservation or you'll have trouble.

1  Thank LGTony
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I don’t like to rush through dinner, however I don’t want to wait an hour for an app and a dinner either. The place is very cute, but totally turned off by the service. Waited at least 15 minutes before anyone took our drink order....More

1  Thank Dmonaco62
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Our experience was excellent as usual. Very friendly atmosphere and always Greeted very Specially. The Food is always consisted, cooked to perfection. This is a restaurant that we always recommend to others.

1  Thank Robert T
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Great food !!! Wine is fabulous!! The service is spot on!!! It's a hidden treasure in Guilford!! The atmosphere is very cozy.. nice for a quite dinner...

1  Thank Debra R
Reviewed 19 September 2017

can't speak to the mains- we shared 2 salads ["signature" and caesar] and 2 appetizers [spicy/sweet calamari and mussels in white wine], along with drinks. the food was good- tasty, interesting. not up to an "excellent," but good enough that i'm pretty sure we'll be...More

Thank jeffry k
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1016 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437-2607
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Guilford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-453-0736
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