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“Great bite before show”

Bon Vie Bistro & Bar
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Ranked #176 of 2,477 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$27
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Went to eat before a show at the Funny Bone. Had a reservation but not sure it was needed as it wasn’t busy and it was 5:30pm. Our server took great care of us and the manager even offered to box up our leftovers. Food was seasoned well and very tasty. Looks like they had a great bar although we didn’t order any alcohol. Very relaxed, friendly joint. Would return in the future.

Thank Nadia L
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

My best friend and I celebrated her birthday today at Bon Vie had an absolutely wonderful time. We will return soon.

Thank nancyhH4550RJ
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Haven't been here for about two years but a *special* dinner. So, first, the service - and this could simply have been the individual, not the restaurant policy - but this guy acted like he just wanted us out of there ASAP. He literally asked us what we wanted to drink before we had taken off our coats and sat down. Seriously? Then trying to remove dishes before we were finished and, a classic, delivering the check while we were still eating dessert, 'no hurry'. The food? It was okay but anything *extra* was really extra. A locally brewed bottle of beer (they don't have drafts) was $6.50, yes, that's a SIX. Tiny little portions of ketchup, tartar sauce, salad dressing. C'mon, Bon Vie, I know you pay extortionate rent at Easton but are you going to live or die over five cents worth of ketchup? I had fish and chips which were okay and a less than adequate wedge salad; wife had a very dry salad and steak which was very tender but very, very salty.
Final conclusion: There are many, many better options available within fifteen minutes of this restaurant.

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Thank slowtime
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

While in Columbus Ohio to take care of some family business, we walked through the Easton Mall in search of someplace interesting to dine. My husband chose Bon Vie because the ambiance appealed to him. The menu was not extensive; but, what we had was great. While enjoying a glass of wine and the warm bread that was delivered to the table, we lost track of time, when the manager came over to us with an appetizer "on the house" because of the long wait. I didn't realize the wait was unusually long because we were enjoy the wine, bread, salad and conversation. There was a mix-up in the kitchen and the order was slightly delayed. Again, the manager came over and told us that she would comp my dinner which was the crab cakes. I have to say these were the best crab cakes I have ever had .

Thank Joanne M
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for an early dinner on a Sunday afternoon. The restaurant was nearly empty so we had excellent service. Our server recommended the Cajun Shrimp Pasta and the Beef Stroganoff and we were not disappointed. The pasta was spicy with just the right amount of shrimp. The stroganoff was rich with very tender beef. Both plates were ample size and served with bread. We’d definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank 3CTraveler
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