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The Bistro

1129 College St, Bowling Green, KY 42101-2618
+1 270-781-9646
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1129 College St, Bowling Green, KY 42101-2618
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great dinner and wine at the Bistro. Service was excellent, especially the helpful bartender who helped us with our wine selection and was very good to us. The dining room is very nice and intimate. Great for date night. There is outdoor...More

Thank coloradocowgirl2016
Reviewed yesterday

Celebrating Monther's Day with a dinner on Saturday May 13, 2017. We had reservations at 6:30pm. Service was quite slow. Food was good, but dinner took over two hours to get served and eat. Restaurant management did not offer a reason for the slow service...More

Thank Mike2264
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been in Bowling Green for 3 months on business so I have pretty much eaten everywhere. In my opinion this is the best restaurant for atmosphere and food. I have ordered multiple items and all have been fantastic.

Thank Motellife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bistro location is one of the oldest homes in Bowling Green, KY where the local doctor of the late 1800's lived. Our server really knew the menu items and was very professional. The food was fresh & most excellent. The Bistro is a great...More

Thank Ron A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while traveling for business. Dining area was clean, and food was good. I got the Bistro Burger of the day, it was a good patty cooked medium well using house ground prime cuts of meat according to the menu. The patty...More

Thank RandyMelinda7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here to eat on the way down 65 from Louisville to Nashville. The ambiance of the place is quite lovely but the food was just ok - nothing special. The salads are uninspired so don't pay the $4 to add it to your meal....More

Thank cardfankelly
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is by far the best food in Bowling Green, a city mostly made up of strip malls and restaurants like Red Lobster, Rafferty's and the like. Fountain Square in the old part of town is beautiful, and you can walk from there to this...More

Thank elaniii
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We went to the restaurant on a Tuesday night. Our server was absolutely the best! He was very attentive, and did a superb job. The food was delicious. The drinks were great. We dined with our 10 year old and 15 year old. They made...More

1  Thank leonatravels
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Once again used TripAdvisor to find a good restaurant in a new city and we were not disappointed. I would highly recommend. Arrived 20 minutes before dinner was served but we were greeted warmly and offered a table. Instead we decided to start at the...More

Thank Sparty92708
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Trip Advisor we found this lovely gem of a restaurant while on a lengthy road trip. The ambiance, food and service were all warm, delicious, and friendly. The evening at The Bistro made our stop in Bowling Green quite memorable. I highly recommend...More

1  Thank Aliss M
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Do you have to have a reservation? What is the dress code?
22 May 2017|
Response from Geographer08 | Reviewed this property |
No reservations needed. Most people were pretty casually attired.
Is there a dress code?
25 July 2015|
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Tony M
Hello. This is not the menu I had when I visited The Bistro the other night. Why the discrepancy??
7 February 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1129 College St, Bowling Green, KY 42101-2618
    (Barren River Health Department)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: +1 270-781-9646
  • E-mail
Located in Bowling Green, Kentucky's historic downtown district, The Bistro welcomes you to one-of-a-kind dining. The two-story restored 1893 Fletcher House plays host to both first rate meals and service whether you are enjoying dinner for two in the restaurant, drinks with friends in the bar or a private function in the upstairs meeting space.

The Bistro menu features Mediterranean-inspired dishes with a unique twist. From perfectly grilled ribeye to moist stuffed salmon, our menu has something that is sure to delight even the pickiest of tastes. Be sure to also enjoy craft beers, wine, and specialty cocktails from our full bar.

Wedding receptions, office parties, birthdays, whatever the occasion, let The Bistro make it memorable. Private dining is available upstairs in a 1,800 square foot space that seats up to 50. For elegant outdoor functions our private courtyard is the perfect setting. We offer full-service catering and will help you plan a menu that fits in your budget.