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Chez Olivier Le Bistro, South Yarra, AU-VIC

Chez Olivier Le Bistro

4.9
4.9
49 Reviews
$41 to $100
French
Located on Toorak Road, South Yarra, Chez Olivier is the most authentic French Bistro Melbourne has to offer.
Transport yourself to Paris whilst you indulge your senses with elegant and innovative French cuisine, enjoy our seasonal specials, and savour an international selection of wines and aperitifs from our extensive cellar. Whether it is casual lunch or a romantic dinner in Melbourne - or even a sumptuous function in your own private Dining Room - Chez Olivier is the place for classic French dining.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    French, European, Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0432 188 133
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Mother's Day

    $109.00 per person

    12 May 2024 only
    Experience an unforgettable Mother's Day celebration with a touch of French Elegance at Chez Olivier Bistro. Treat your mom to a refined menu inspired by French cuisine, featuring exquisite dishes prepared with passion. Reserve your table noe to celebrate this special day and give your mother a moment of happiness and French sophistication. Set menu available only for lunch. Chez Olivier Team is looking forward to welcoming you Happy Mother's Day !

What 49 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Inner City South

    Best Overall

  • Inner City South

    Best Food

  • Inner City South

    Best Service

  • Inner City South

    Best Value

  • Inner City South

    Great for fine wines

  • Inner City South

    Romantic

  • Inner City South

    Good for special occasions

49 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was remarkable. Food is always tasty and traditional

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  2. SteveF

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit and it was as good as the first time. The food was great and they cater well for coeliacs. The waiting staff were very professional and friendly. The crepe suzette and crème brûlée were flamed at the table too.

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  3. MichalA

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, lovely atmosphere, we love the place

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  4. John

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favourite restarants. The snails are excellent and Crepe Suzette superb.

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  5. FredB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was okay, the stuff were a little inexperienced! The menu was basic.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you can really appreciate great food, then you can’t go past Chez Olivier. No matter what you desire on the menu, the resident chef of 12 years in this magnificent establishment along with his talented staff, will give you one of the best experiences Melbourne has to offer. I always leave delightfully satisfied and excited about what I plan taste the next time I visit. Greg.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, an amazing dining experience! Food, beverages and service outstanding.

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  8. JamesR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the nicest meals we have had I a while . And the service was excellent also.

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  9. ElizabethD

    Sydney

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were excellent. The young French waitresses were absolutely delightful . As a frequent client the new chairs changed the ambiance but is remains a bit noisy! Highly recommend!!

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  10. Emckenzie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked a table for my parents they were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary, they said it was an amazing experience! They’d definitely go back again, they loved the food, drinks and the dessert 🧁. My mum loves French food , she loved every bit of it. Thankyou for making it a night to remember for my parents.

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  11. John

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's it go to restarant. Excellent food, staff and ambiance.

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  12. MarkS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very tasty and well cooked. Drinks ordered were quickly received and meals came out well presented and in good time. Wait staff were very attentive and considerate. Dessert was less tasty, not quite as expected, but did not detract from the wonderful meal overall.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful experience. The staff were very attentive and made the night amazing. They gave us outstanding recommendations. It was the finest French restaurant outside of Paris.

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  14. Stella

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food was amazing. I will be definitely be coming back.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. ElvisenS

    Melbourne

    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 and hospitality. Worth the price for sure!

    1 person found this helpful

  16. MaryL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Classic full of flavour dishes. Attentive, enthusiastic, helpful staff.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. Peter

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Magnificent dinner/evening - thank you very much 😊 - looking forward to our next visit.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. Slideorama

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, great food and great service! If you haven’t been here for a while or it’s your first time give it a try

    1 person found this helpful

  19. Shoshi

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been quite a number of times. Never disappointed. Lovely food, service and atmosphere. Best escargot ever!

    1 person found this helpful

  20. WinterBunny

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is really delicious and improved a lot as compared to seven years ago when we first dined at the previous location in Prahran. I remember the last time the food was really salty but this time they have reduced the salt level which is good. We had onion soup, seafood bisque as starter;coq au vin, canard A L’orange as main; fondant au chocolate to share. Seafood bisque and canard A L’orange taste much better than France Soir. Desert is nice too. The ambience is good and quiet. Less crowded as compared to France Soir. The waitresses were really friendly even though we did not order wine.

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  21. Baybeblu

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing! Chez Olivier never disappoints. Our local go-to for the past few years.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. RobynC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I highly recommend Chez Chevalier. I seldom write reviews, but the meal and service we received on Christmas Day were special. Everyone was so kind and happy and the food was delicious, especially the John Dory with lemon sauce. I could eat it any day. The tables are well spread out, and the noise level is enough to have an intimate conversation. All in all, it was a wonderful experience for a special occasion. I wouldn’t hesitate going again.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. DanielS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, thanks very much!

    1 person found this helpful

  24. NeilB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Good service. Polite and attentive staff

    1 person found this helpful

  25. GaryH

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food and service was excellent. The only complaint on the food was the green salad was pretty poor as the dressing was on the bottom and the leaves limp. Music was also a bit loud and didn't fit in with the french theme

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an excellent dining experience. My partner and I commented how we wanted to order everything on the menu, it looked that good.

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  27. MischaA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The steak was was lovely, if I was dining alone I could have eaten all 750 grams by myself. My partners ability to pair wine with red meat is of the highest standard and the selection of wines were outstanding. We also had the pleasure of witnessing a first date between two young men of which I felt wasn’t going all that well. However I do feel if they had of ordered the steak as well they too could have enjoyed the same level of connection and romance we did upon arriving back to her boudoir. Overall I would recommend Chez Oliver for a fancy free and footloose lunch or dinner. Spectacular!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food that’s beautifully presented. Serving staff were attentive without being obtrusive. The noise level was a little too high for our liking but it didn’t diminish our enjoyment of the evening.

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  29. markg

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service under pressure from lack of staff Too noisy in the up stairs

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  30. PaulineP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully presented and well cooked French food. Excellent service. Great staff. Our go to restaurant for celebrations.

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  31. Leho

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food were fantastic and good portion. Service was great and very attentive! Wine list wasn’t extensive but offers great value choices. Great value for money! Highly recommended and we definitely will be back!

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  32. MarinaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing as always! Food was delicious, staff friendly and atmosphere very cosy.

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  33. Kate

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy dining at Chez Oliver. Food is amazing and service is top notch.

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  34. DavidB

    NT

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little French restaurant, very good selection of traditional dishes and other more modern dishes to select from, with friendly knowledgeable staff, atmosphere and reasonable prices for such good quality of food and wines. One of the best French restaurants I’ve been to in Melbourne and Sydney.

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  35. RachelB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff and delicious food! They were friendly and helpful

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  36. DELPLANQUEQ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nous avons passé un très bon moment. La cuisine est de qualité, le service chaleureux et l’ambiance est cosy, je recommande pour un date où même un dîner en famille. 😉

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  37. Sare

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for dinner. Was a busy night, food was great. Escargots, Tartare, Coq a Vin & Duck special, Chocolate fondant & Tarte Tatin. Good service & wine list Would recommend.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our favourite French bistro! The food is Amazing especially the steak tartare and tornado Rossini will always come back here!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and desserts were of a very high standard and the staff were friendly and helpful which added to the ambiance. Thank you.

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  40. Jude

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice little restaurant with excellent food and lovely service. Highly recommended.

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Chez Olivier Le Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 49 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 7 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Chez Olivier Le Bistro

268 Toorak Road, South Yarra, AU-VIC 3141

Additional information

  • Area
    South Yarra
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    French, European, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
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