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“Nice ambience and good food”
Review of Bistro Du Vin

Bistro Du Vin
Ranked #778 of 11,377 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$75
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Orchard Road
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Went there recently for dinner. We arrived early and were promptly shown to our table. Iced water was offered along with menus quickly. The menu is good though not much for vegetarians, especially in the mains which were limited even for seafood and fish eaters. Our table had the Coq Au Vin, Beef Cheek and Salmon Trout for mains, along with mash and salad. All very good, with decent portions too. The desserts we had were Tarte Tatin and chocolate fondant - the Tarte Tatin base was not crispy enough, the fondant was very good. The service was efficient, but rather stern without much charm or warmth. Need to get better at that. The vibe of the restaurant is good, so would come back again.

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Thank Isobella_D_N
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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Went with a work team for a celebration lunch.

Started off with French bread and butter, which was crunchy. Next was a salad or soup. Most had the mushroom soup which was highly rated by all. French onion was good and the salad, without meat, for the vegetarian was good. Next came the main. The fish was on a bed of peas. It was a large portion, bigger than expected for lunch (could have been half the portion size). The vegetarian option was a tomato and goat cheese puff pastry pan fried, and was very good. Most others were jealous. Dessert was an apple tart with ice cream. It was very tasty, though the pasty could have been just a little more moist. Truffle fries were flavored just right and perfectly crisp.

The venue was moderate size and accommodated a group of 10 for lunch. Price was reasonable for the set menu.

Recommend taking a cab as parking can be tough. Make sure you leave plenty of time between lunch and you next appointment as getting a cab from near the restaurant will be challenging as it is on a one way road intersecting the very busy Scott's road.

Thank Loveforfood
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Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

I had the foie gras ravioli, beef bourguignon and floating island with pink almond on vanilla sauce. Thought the foie gras, coupled with the rich hazelnut and port wine sauce was rather heavy on the palette.

The beef bourguignon was tough to chew. Plate was too small making the food seem cluttered. It was a very ordinary main course.

Dessert was unique! Overall a pleasant experience but I wish I'd chose another main course.

Thank Rick W
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

We turned up for dinner on a week night without reservation. The restaurant was half full and we had a choice of available tables. Staff were pleasant and attentive and quickly ushered us to a table at the upper level near the big glass window.

For starter, we had pan-seared foie gras with warm marmalade to share. The foie gras, although a decent size, was quite disappointing. It was not very tender and the marmalade tasted similar to Branston pickle. My main course of duck leg confit with mashed potatoes and side dish of mesclun salad was uninspiring. My husband's main course of braised lamb shank with crushed potatoes was tasty, the cherry tomatoes added a sweetness to the dish. However, it could do with another 30 minutes of braising to enable the meat to fall off easily from the bone. Dessert of creme brulee looked and tasted fine with slightly burnt sweet caramelised topping and creamy custard.

We chose a bottle of red wine from the Medoc district of Bordeaux priced at S$80 which is reasonable for Singapore restaurants.

Dinner for two cost around S$225 including taxes.

Service was good, the atmosphere was cosy but the standard of cooking was below par compared to our previous meal there. So probably we will not make a return visit. A 2.5 star rating for the food.

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Thank pebble82
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Reviewed 23 January 2016

I don't know what this place lacks, but it lacks something. Perhaps it is just looking tired. Perhaps the lighting is inadequate. Perhaps the staff were just disinterested. But whatever it is, it should be addressed and in addition, it did not really resemble a French bistro in Paris.

So, let's discuss the food. There were 3 of us for lunch - I was the only one to order the prix fixe lunch special. The set menu at SGD34++ was not inexpensive. I had a good mushroom veloute, followed by an average duck leg confit and then cheese. The people with me both ordered a salad nicoise and then they shared a Grand Marnier soufflé, which looked quite good. Some French wine, tea and coffee rounded off the meal. Overall, the food was quite good, but a restaurant is about more than food.

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Thank Nathan1000
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