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Bistrot d'Orsay


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Steakhouse, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings

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Bistrot d'Orsay has been situated in picturesque Collins Street for 20 years, in an area regarded as the ‘Paris End’. The interior is instantly evocative of the French capital with trompe l’oeil ceiling and a towering vintage French poster adorning the dining room. Dark wood paneling and soft lighting completes the picture. Lunch and dinner menus are provençal Mediterranean with French bistro classics such as bouillabaisse and crème brûlée all prepared with flair. Dishes such as seafood linguini and risotto complement the Mediterranean style. With a spectacular view of the ornate Regent Theatre directly opposite, Bistrot d’Orsay can lay claim to one of the best views of any restaurant in Melbourne.
US$39 - US$78
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Steakhouse, French, European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Short walk from the hotel down Collins. Inviting atmosphere, a very friendly welcome. Cool Prosecco for a start. The crispy iceberg lettuce salad with oil and white vinegar and a Quinoa salad to beginn with. Calamar and a tender filet steak from the grill with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CUB-1806
Reviewed 1 week ago

i usually dnt life goat cheese but,i did try my first goat cheese souffle as entree starter,it was divine never thought it will be that tasty..and main gnocchii and my bf had seafood linguini..10/10 and bruleee to finish oh godness...and service by wait staff that...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank maggiie00
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bistro d’Orsay proved to be a good choice for a celebratory dinner. Closest restaurant in Melbourne to a Paris bistro, the food, wine and service were very good. As starters, the carpaccio of tuna & Atlantic salmon and the scallops (three) pan seared with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank FunTimes030
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic little French bistro attached to the grand old Atheneum Theatre in the heart of Collins St. been here many times, always great food, wine and service. Simple, elegant and very, very tasty meals! Our favourite restaurant in Melbourne.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BillD01
Reviewed 19 January 2019

We booked a table to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we very pleasantly surprised at the special treatment we received. The food was just so delicious and the service went beyond our expectations. We will be back!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jeni L
Reviewed 11 January 2019

We had an almost perfect experience. The service was excellent the restaurant had a great atmosphere and the food was delicious. We found that the restaurant was quite warm (it may have been where we were seated) for a Summer Friday Night and the steak...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank davidfailsattech
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

This was our best dining experience in Melbourne. Amazing atmosphere (the interior and music really felt like a night in Paris), very warm and attentive service. But the key factors of course were quality of food and wine. I truly recommend to try cheese soufflé-...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bastet79
Reviewed 7 January 2019

I was sceptical of this restaurant due to its theatre restaurant position, but it's excellent. The food, service and wine were all very good - I recommend it highly.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 6 January 2019

A cozy place close to centre of the city. Tables are very close to each other which can be a little off putting when the restaurant is busy, but still worth the visit and actually encourages conversation with other diners who you don't know. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank dannyn1987
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

After a movie we wondered down Collins St and discovered this gem. It was NYE and 8.45pm so i expected my request for a table for 2 to be flat out refused however the delightful maitre d welcomed my mother and i and seated us...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mayonays
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corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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