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Bistrot 916, Elizabeth Bay, AU-NSW

Bistrot 916

4.8
4.8
368 reviews
$A41 to $A100
French
A French neo-bistro: Bistrot 916 brings a cool, understated elegance to its landmark Challis Avenue site in the Paris end of Potts Point.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 37 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 9167 6667

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Dan Pepperell & Mikey Clift

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What 368 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Ambience

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Hot Spot

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Outdoor Eating

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Romance

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  1. J

    Jane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was great, the service was even better ! Would recommend for special occasions.
  2. RB

    RichardB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, great service, killer tunes and great vibe.
  3. A

    Aml15

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and professional service we had a great night. Loved the lighting, food and general ambience-staff very friendly and knowledgable
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service!
  5. EG

    EthanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my partner here and we both loved it so much highly recommend the scallop dish, our server Kurt was extremely helpful as well.
  6. 1

    1959

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Came for duck - no where near delicious . Desserts tasted almost weird. Generally on the salty side. The best was perhaps the baguette w butter
  7. GB

    GuyB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Go there weekly. Excellent for a date night or any special occasion for that matter and you won’t break the bank
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at bistro, was absolutely stunned by how on point everything was. Very sorry about showing up late though! Hope it didn’t effect your service in anyway. We felt very catered to, didn’t feel like we waited too long or if the food was too came out to quick the timing was perfect! Shout out to our bartender “Guy” sorry if I spelt it wrong, he was absolutely amazing, very knowledgeable and attentive. What a venue!! Will be back!
  9. J

    Jared

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, the food was perfect, even the wine was exquisite.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great ambience and super attentive service - but mains were nothing special (steak frites). Entree was very good (escargot and chicken liver parfait)
  11. RD

    RubyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal of our lives. Thank you to the bistro 916 team!
  12. JY

    JohnY

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Welcome and service were outstanding. Entree Lambs Brains superb. Scallop Quenelle lacking flavour. Duck frites - the duck OK; the frites far too salty. Mushroom frites - both far too salty; left most. The bread and bottarga butter excellent. Mandarin sorbet excellent. Wines excellent selection. Could have scored 8/10 if the chef moderated his enthusiasm withe salt. Also the music should be toned down. Foodies like to talk
  13. AY

    ArielY

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could make the name of the restaurant more clear from outside as it was not easy for me to find it at night when I came for the first time
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The staff’s are nice And we enjoyed the vibe and foods as well But steak was not that warm… Except that, everything was perfect
  15. JP

    JimP

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There are no words other then perfect. Wouldn’t chose any other restaurant in Sydney but Bistrot 916, yo.
  16. B

    Bronte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely venue for a special occasion - standout dishes were tuna tartare with beef fat potatoes, duck frites, bread and bottarga butter… and if you’re feeling adventurous try the lambs brains which were wonderful. Excellent service and wine list. Lovely cosy sophisticated atmosphere
  17. JF

    JoshuaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Would recommend it to everyone!
  18. MC

    MeriC

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We would go again and again I would rate the spicy margarita as the best I’ve had, staff are amazing and the vibe so energetic great for celebrating special occasions
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server made the evening, knowledgable and attentive without being intrusive or pushy and made good recommendations. Food and drink were all on point, catered for a coeliac delightfully and will definitely be back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was a taste sensation. Great atmosphere and service first rate. Can’t wait to return!
  21. s

    susans

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our evening & will return. however, difficult to find restaurant on street. No street number, and name of restaurant not easy to see at night
  22. JB

    JacquelineB

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I was so looking forward to dining at Bistrot 916. It was good, but Macleay Street Bistro is far better.
  23. J

    Jake

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All I’ll is would return and recommend. Great experience.
  24. 0

    0000

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Staff were great, unfortunately the tables were on top of each other and we were in between two couples which felt like we were on a group date and could hear each of their conversations. I would highly suggest having the sauce for the lobster on the side not drenched in it as I was unable to eat it and then was a waste.
  25. r

    rhhhh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good experience. Tasty food and excellent service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely meal all around. The staff was very accommodating to our vibrant table of six with a very well paced, relaxed service. Impeccably prepared dishes, frites to die for, and delicious wines. Will definitely go back.
  27. J

    James

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic French food, great atmosphere and service
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite meal, presentation and service top notch. I’m glad I found this restaurant for tonight’s dinner!
  29. DG

    DebraG

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    if you want good food with a parisienne ambience this is the place to go
  30. LX

    LorraineX

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really satisfied with everything Food is great especially the duck All the stuffs are very friendly
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined here with my Partner for his Birthday, the experience was exquisite. The service is top notch, and the servers are friendly and attentive. Since arrival we were seated, jacket was hung and menu’s placed. The server recommended Mocktails which were divine. The Lamb Brains with their version of the mayonnaise was delicious, the bread was nice and the butter well seasoned. Must say the highlight of the evening was the steak Frites as well as the duck frites which were both tender and wonderful to eat. Both were accompanied with well seasoned fries, we also enjoyed the Potato grenobloise which was seasoned nicely and tasted great. The desserts were also lovely, we had the White Chocolate Mousse and Mandarin Sorbet both beautiful. Overall Highly recommend, food is beautiful and the serveres are so friendly.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love love
  33. C

    Carlos

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate here last night - we had a selection of entrees - scallop quenelles and escargot - excellent - for main courses we had fish x 2 (also excellent) and 2 x steak frites - the steaks exceeded excellent - not an ounce of fat and prepared as requested (medium rare) with a wonderful peppery sauce and great frites - ended with a couple of shared deserts - all this complemented by a few bottles of French wines - reasonably expensive but well worth it for the quality and preparation of the food and attentive service - a memorable dinner which we will repeat very soon
  34. Y

    Yottie

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A little bit of Paris in Potts Point. There are other French cuisine establishments in the area but none seem quite as authentic as Bistro 916. It even looks the part from outside. It's hard to fault the product and the only criticism I have relates to the background music; it's not particularly French in genre. The food is superb, beautifully presented too. Serves are reasonably generous as well. Small wine list though some offerings are somewhat astronomically priced. Nice buzz and atmosphere. Would recommend to any homesick French people and incurable Francophiles.
  35. J

    Jonatan

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    what a lovely place to have dinner on a Monday night!
  36. MV

    MoniqueV

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cannot flaw one thing. Service was attentive and food was impeccable. Will be returning over and over again!
  37. G

    Gareth

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. The steak was cooked perfectly. Service was good too
  38. CW

    CarolynW

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an excellent dinner and a lovely evening. Thank you to the crew!
  39. ND

    NeilD

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible book and service to match. Some of the best steak I’ve had. The mahi mahi fish with beurre blanc sauce was also a hit.
  40. DB

    DaphneB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's hard to put into words what I love most about Bistro 916....is it the intimate urban village vibe? Is it the menu, the cocktails, the wine list? Or is it the incredibly accomodating and pleasant staff that make your evening effortless and delightful. All in all, this is one of my absolute go-to choices for a beautiful long lunch to share with friends, romantic evening with my husband or a drink in the quiet bar in the back after a long week. Love what Andy's done here!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Bistrot 916 is rated 4.8 stars by 368 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for Bistrot 916

22 Challis Ave Elizabeth Bay, AU-NSW 2011

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Macleay Street

  • Area

    Potts Point

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Kings Cross Train Station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Dan Pepperell & Mikey Clift

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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