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Bistrot d'Orsay

184 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 6498
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bouillabaisse” (35 reviews)
“coq au vin” (14 reviews)
“rabbit pie” (11 reviews)
Steakhouse, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
184 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is full of quality produce and tempting dishes that scream ‘ooh la la’ — but I must admit to being a big fan of the steak frites ... classically simple steak, garlic butter medallion and lashings of hot crispy frites (fries). I’ve been...More

2  Thank Suellen T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called and booked in super early before the dinner rush, friendly, accommodating and efficient staff. So helpful with very swift service and kind to the children. Sophisticated elegant decor and simple diverse menu. Perfect for any occasion

Thank sarah00sarah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for my birthday and I can say I'm a very happy customer. The beginning to end experience was very pleasant accompanied by very high standard of food and drinks. I had the steak tartare, Coq Au Vin and pear tarte tartin while my...More

Thank Trinh L
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

After walking to several restaurants that didn’t accept reservations, the husband and I came upon Bistrot d’Orsay with an extremely kind, welcoming and professional staff. We ordered the rabbit and beef cheeks - both delicious! Authentic and tasty- merci beaucoup. Highly recommend!

1  Thank Adrienne M
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We booked the Bistro while in Melbourne for a few days. Not having been there before we didn't know what to expect but it was a wonderful evening. Beautiful food and a lovely atmosphere. Good selection of wine to go with our dinner and the...More

2  Thank RobandCherie
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

The ambience is certainly in keeping with a French bistro. We had a table against the wall with a bench seat on the wall side, wooden chairs on the other. Service was efficient and friendly. The food and wine we're really pretty good and the...More

Thank 0591TimS
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Every time I am in the city I always drop by in particular for the bouillabaisse. Authentic French menu and atmosphere. Even the waiter is French. Elegant and understated class. Love it.

1  Thank EvaB63
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

In Melbourne briefly I revisited the Bistro. Tuned up 1845 after theatre rush. Easily accommodate. Treated as if special guest. Water promptly arrives and menu and a Brut. Settled in good. Pleasant burnt of fan noise from the kitchen for some reason but just background....More

1  Thank RobinB320
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I had a lovely dinner at Bistrot d’Orsay. A business trip into Melbourne led me to consult TripAdvisor for a dinner recommendation. Thanks fellow diners for directing me to this gem. It is a cosy and friendly spot, so booking looks to be a good...More

1  Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

I had the eye fillet for lunch and it was really good however I have asked from medium rare and the meat was cooked over medium.

Thank Belgaizi
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 184 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 6498
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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. The bistro has a multi-award winning, extensive wine list with expertly chosen selections from the best international and Australian/NZ regions.
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