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Bistro Mediterranean & Tapas Bar

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383 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512-2835
+1 203-467-2500
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been coming here for several years. Always have great service & great food. We have eaten at the bar & dining room with large parties. All family & friends we have brought here love it! Every dish on the menu is well prepared & presented nicely. Wine & drink selection is awesome. If you don't like a drink,... More 

Thank Patricia R
Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited this restaurant recently, and wouldn't come back due to extremely poor service. And, if I hadn't walked up to the hostess more than a half hour after we were seated, we probably would have been there past closing without having even our drink order taken. Never even an apology! While the food was excellent, it wasn't enough to make... More 

Thank LisaAnn59
New Haven, Connecticut
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gift certificate that was given to me brought me here, but the good food will keep me coming back. The choices all sounded good and we had a hard time deciding. Although we were the only ones in the place the waiter seemed impatient to take our order. Despite his somber manner I enjoyed the place and will return.

Thank Nadine L
Chicago, Illinois
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3,142 reviews
2,455 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 525 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Three of us stopped for dinner at Bistro Mediterranean & Tapas Bar. It was busy, so we chose to sit at the bar, rather than wait for a table. Our bartender/server - Miguel, was very friendly and efficient and even remembered us from the last time that we had been in there, some time ago. We tried a bottle of... More 

Thank Allen21096
Branford, Connecticut
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the Bistro Mediterraneo today for lunch. I had a lovely red wine from Spain recommended by Miguel, Seafood Fettuccine and Seafood Risotto and cheese Croquettes as an App. Food was very hot, perfectly seasoned and delicious. The service was efficient, quick and personable. All in all-a perfect 10! I feel so healthy- I will definitely be back.

Thank Momothom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The Bistro is amazing on all fronts; great service, food,drinks, prices, atmosphere, everything. There is not a bad dish on the menu. You can have a full entree, just tapas, or both. Some of my favorite selections are the filet mignon tartare, brussel sprout salad, cheese croquettes, the PEI mussels, and pretty much any daily special. Their tres leches cake... More 

Thank Kristen P
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Went to Bistro Mediterranean & Tapas Bar for a family gathering and had a wonderful experience to say the least. Hugo was our server and he did an incredible job and helped make our evening a very memorable one. The food was also top notch and presentation to match. This restaurant is a little gem in the heart of EH,... More 

Thank Kristen A
East Haven, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

What a great place to eat, dinner or light snacking. Staff is awesome and they always make you feel welcome.

Thank 2015mikeandlaurie201
East Haven
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Get great appetizers, and even more wondeful food. Reasonable prices, and the staff is attentive and super friendly. Our favorite restaurant!

Thank YESfan11
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The food is excellent and the pricing is reasonable. I like the grilled octopus and seafood stew. My wife likes the chicken croquetes and steak tips. The lentils under the croquetes is tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 383 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512-2835
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-467-2500

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