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R Bistro & Pastry

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334 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532-2318
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Tupelo, Mississippi
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting Fairhope for our annual girls trip. This was our fist time to stop at R Bistro. The food was wonderful. The venue is a bit small so be prepared to wait. The owner's daughter is a French trained pastry chef. Many confections to choose from. My favorite was the flowerless chocolate cake.

Thank gopannell
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hungry for a real lunch, we ordered the only items on the menu that looked adequate--beef stroganoff and the grande shrimp and grits ( which we were told would contain 7 shrimp!). While both dishes were tasty, they were very small and extremely overpriced. In the future we might stop by for desserts, which looked luscious, but not to have... More 

Thank KittyG40
Lincoln, Illinois
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there because of the great reviews for the beef stroganoff. Waitress must have been new as she served the stroganoff without noodles or rice. She did bring rice when asked. My preference is it is still better with noodles. I liked the servings are smaller sized. Also tried a couple of the pastries and they were good.

Thank Sks1251
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very expensive and small portions! If you like spicey great, if not better ask before you order. The deserts looked great but I did not have time to try them. I am not one to wait while someone is on a cell phone when im waiting to be seated but that was the case today. Our waitress was very nice... More 

Thank Theresa O
Fairhope, Alabama
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cozy spot with nice service. Love the quiche, croque madame, croque monsieur, beef stroganoff, chicken salad.

Thank tnf1953
Point Clear, Alabama
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

R. Bistro is a very special experience. A great ambiance and a very comfortable place to dine. We love to eat at the bar and engage in conversations with the staff as well as the owners, Joe and Misty. I love the sweet sounds of smooth jazz in the background also. Great foods both in taste and presentation. Pastries are... More 

Thank Charlie W
Omaha, Nebraska
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My travel companions weren'to sure of my choice but they went anyway. The waitress took time to explain some of the menu items that we weren't to sure about. She was great, I thought she owned the place she was so thorough in her explanations. She was just enthusiastic about all their wonderful food. I had the lobster dumplings, and... More 

Thank Sandy S
Madison, Mississippi
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197 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

R Bistro is rated as the number 1 restaurant in Fairhope and our meal was excellent. My wife and I both got the grouper special and it was great. Desserts are really nice as well. This is not our first time here and another dish that I recommend is the shrimp and grits with the crawfish gravy.

Thank CPARebel
Thibodaux, Louisiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best shrimp and grits EVER! We have had this dish in many places, but R Bistro has exceeded all others. The service was superb and the prices fair for the excellent food!

Thank cabuisson74
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in while in town for the Mardi Gras parade. It was good food but too expensive. It was also very cramped space and hard to get around. The staff was friendly and that was appreciated. Our waitress was new and did a great job.

Thank IlovePC72

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 334 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532-2318
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
  • Phone Number: 12519282399

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?