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Le Bistro

120 Country Club Dr., Ste. 29 (Lakeshore Blvd.) Send to Phone
775-831-0800 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Experienced chef makes a niche for fine French cuisine in Incline Village.
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Le Bistro Restaurant Review

: Stepping inside Le Bistro’s tiny space may leave diners a bit underwhelmed, but chef Jean-Pierre Doignon’s classic French dishes help keep the focus off the décor. The five-course, prix-fixe menu ($51) offers something for every level of appetite, and features soups, appetizers, salads and entrées, finished with bite-size desserts and house-made truffles. The menu changes often, but certain specialties are revisited enough to be commemorated in art on the walls. Doignon's duck liver mousse, for example, re-created in a framed oil painting, is offset by crunchy cornichons and snap pea slivers, and served with a raspberry purée. Several add-on items are available throughout the meal: any soup en croûte is worth both the extra wait and money. Veal quenelle proved to be sufficiently rich, and the honeycomb tripe with Calvados and white wine was earthy and comforting. Although this is one of the only restaurants in the area to serve Berkeley’s Acme Bread, resist the urge to ask for seconds, but beg for additional pommes soufflé with the main course. Wine pairings are spot on; give the wine list a good look as well for hidden gems.

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