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Bistrot 916, Elizabeth Bay, AU-NSW

Bistrot 916

4.7
4.7
780 Reviews
$41 to $100
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

7:00 pm


Booked 33 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • 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
  • Area
    Potts Point
  • Cross Street
    Macleay Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Kings Cross Train Station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 780 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sydney

    Romantic

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Ambience

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Romantic

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Most Booked

780 Reviews
  1. DrewB

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the burgers! Great ambience and great staff!

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  2. Katie

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were a absolutely amazing and the food was delicious

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  3. JPGS

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Two of us came for a birthday lunch, which they knew about. A nice touch would have been a glass of bubbly or a token dessert for the birthday person;however, this was not offered. The food was superb, the service very good . Pity that the printed menu isn't the same as the menu on the restaurant's own website. When this was pointed out, the waitstaff said they would pass the comment on to the owner. I certainly hope they do!

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  4. Westy2

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and attentive service. Would recommend highly to friends and colleagues.

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  5. cmaree

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing food, service and all round great dining experience - highly recommend

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  6. WilliamM

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    admittedly it was valentines day, but we had the most delightful romantic evening. food was superb!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LITERALLY THE BEST MEAL I HAVE HAD IN SYDNEY. We will be back.

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  8. cicci123

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant! Classic food done incredibly well. Thank you

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  9. PreaE

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is incredible, the atmosphere is awesome and the staff were so friendly and informative! Highly recommend

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  10. jelama

    Tasmania

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Ok experience. Food is very good but we had an issue with one of our mains being forgotten.

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  11. JohannesLoinger

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a really great dinner! Best food, highly qualitated, paired with top wines. The boss is very guest-oriented and very friendly. It’s a pity, that we - expected - will‘not attend again…. 😥 All the best to the Bistrot 916 Team

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  12. CharlotteJ

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good as always! Great staff and delicious food. Will be coming back again

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  13. MarkandNicole

    Gold Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for casual French bistro style dining.

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  14. harryS

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Vinyl Lounge is a great room for a fancy dinner. The staff are super knowledgable about their products and the food and drinks were superb.

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  15. IsabelleD

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was a bit slow. We had the Cordon Bleu, a whole quail cooked perfectly. It was crunchy on the outside, tender and tasty inside served with a creamy sauce. The spinach was a tasty accompaniment. Our meal ended with a wonderful creme caramel cooked with a French sweet wine. Highly recommended these 3 dishes.

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  16. KathyG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were fabulous, kitchen were on point with timing & quality & flavours outstanding

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  17. KathrinN

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bistro is one of my all time favorites. Service and food are superb and very worth the price. Absolutely outstanding dining experience!

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  18. NicoleC

    Sunshine Coast

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Bistrot 916, food was delicious, service terrific. Highly recommend

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  19. SusanW

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! The entrees we probably the highlight, especially the chicken liver parfait!

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  20. WillyRow

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening for my birthday - we all enjoyed ourselves. One thing (as a 15yr ex-chef), the steak was really chewy and a fractioned under seasoned - and I'm sure sauce Veronique has white grapes in it - something I noticed in my girlfriend's trout dish but all in all superb (just make sure whoever's on meat section has it down pat). Well played to the entire team

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Nottingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Duck fries is a must try! Best meal in whilst in Sydney

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  22. MarkD

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food I’ve had for quite a while, definitely worth a return visit.

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  23. AliceM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it ! Great food and beautiful restaurant . Such a lovely waitress and really good steak frites !

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  24. AadharM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Comfortably the best food we’ve ever had in Sydney.

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  25. NorrelleG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Quality, interesting, approachable food, reasonably priced. Interesting wine list. Unpretentious vibe and service.

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  26. RobynO

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From The start to the finish it was a fantastic evening. Thank you to Caitlyn who looked after us so well. The knowledge of the menu was fantastic making out choices so hard to make! Food and wine was perfect’ We will definitely be returning

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous food excellent & attentive staff unexpectedly great value for Potts, would recommend as a great date night restaurant .

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  28. phyllisd

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A true French bistro, outside of Paris. Sitting inside or outside, the ambience is perfect. A simple menu, friendly staff and a knowledgeable sommelier! 2nd time feasting, look forward to going again.

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  29. VandaF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always flawless. My personal favourite French restaurant in Sydney!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food & wonderful waitress called Caitlyn. Good value food.

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  31. Smartiemcr

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose to try this well-regarded restaurant for New Year's Eve and we were delighted we did. Great, attentive service and attention to detail was followed by outstanding classic French dishes like tartare, duck frites and Breton cheesecake. They were also able to cater for one of our party who requires dairy and gluten free. All of the food was delicious! Great wine list too. We shall be back!

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  32. Keelie52

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit but will definitely be back. Great food and great drinks.

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  33. FrankP

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner, great service by an amazing team

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  34. KathrynN

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best fish I’ve had, excellently cooked steak also

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  35. NatM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Christmas Eve lunch. The bread/butter and steak frites were some of the best I’ve ever had. Service was wonderful and our waiters recommendation were spot on.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food service and ambience. A big disappointment was several items on the online menu were not available on the day to order.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! Lovely atmosphere and great service

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  38. AllyC

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely amazing and the service unbelievable. New favourite restaurant.

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  39. MickA

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another quality experience at this destination; food was delicious and presentation is always so good. The team were very accomodating (we varied our dining time), always pleasant and our server, Christian was wonderful..... This is a destination of delight....

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  40. SteveW

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and good value for money. Friendly neighbourhood bistro for a fun night out.

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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 4.7 stars by 780 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

7:00 pm


Booked 33 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
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • 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
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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