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Bistrot 916, Elizabeth Bay, AU-NSW

Bistrot 916

4.8
4.8
491 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

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    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

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What 491 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

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Loved For

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Innovative

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Romantic

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. N

    Nikbally

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed excellent oysters, super delicious frites and cheeseburgers!
  2. L

    Livan27

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Overall the food was good but we were rushed through my birthday meal, not handed a dessert menu when we said we’d like to order dessert, and sassed by the waiter the entire time.
  3. EK

    ElleK

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily the top three restaurants in Sydney on my list. My sister recommended Bistrot 916 for my birthday and I’m so glad she did! Thank you for a great night.
  4. JS

    JaredS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food friendly staff everything was perfect
  5. G

    Giffo

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The service at Bistrot 916 is impeccable and the wine list is short, but well curated. The location and atmosphere are charming. I did find the food however to be a slight disappointment. I found that almost every dish was overseasoned. Particularly so the chips, which became close to inedible, due to an excessive amount of salt. The food certainly isn't 'delicate' and was probably a little full on for my palate.
  6. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was superb thanks. From the Oysters to the Desserts the food was lovely. Darcy our waiter was very helpful. The weather helped but the whole day went really well thank you.
  7. SB

    StephanieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    High quality, delicious modern French food in a warm telaxed atmosphere with friendly, helpful staff - highly recommended.
  8. CL

    CarlL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent food. Caviar was worth trying if it's in your budget but the bread and butter was surprisingly good for what it was also
  9. Z

    Zainab

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food and service. A bit too pricey for what it is, but an enjoyable experience. I would recommend that servers do not prompt for tips; it is quite tacky and tarnishes the experience somewhat.
  10. D

    Deee

    New South Wales

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & drinks were incredible!!! We enjoyed a Sunday late lunch and couldn’t have asked for a better way to end the weekend!!!
  11. DJ

    DanielJ

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good we will be back but going out is getting more expensive. To come more often a few cheaper bottles on offer would make it more appealing to frequent.
  12. J

    Jiffy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, excellent food. Recommend highly
  13. LO

    LizO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Waiter needs to use deodorant, it’s not enjoyable when their BO lingers.
  14. MG

    MitchellG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as per usual loved the experience every dish I ordered was on point and didn’t miss
  15. SC

    ShannonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Came to enjoy the $1 oyster and cheeseburger deal. OMG so damn amazing. The oysters were beautifully salty and the burger was filling, epically delicious. Paired with a lovely reisling, my friend and I were very happy campers! Service was fab. Was very busy at 2.30pm so a touch noisy.
  16. LA

    LuciaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So so so yummy!! Couldn’t recommend more. I was so impressed by every dish
  17. JH

    JenniferH

    Sydney

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    had a great evening. excellent food and service and not too noisy, just nice vibe
  18. DH

    DominiqueH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as usual. Excellent service and food as usual!
  19. T

    Thommo

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, and every course was a new taste sensation. Go for the appetisers and entrees—the mains are great, but nothing special.
  20. MM

    MichaelM

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff attention, food and ambience - we'll be back! We can highly recommend Bistrot 916.
  21. LG

    LachlanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is second to none, would highly recommend.
  22. JG

    JohnG

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st wedding anniversary
  23. SH

    StephanieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Actual bistrot vibes, nice wine list and sensational potatoes
  24. SD

    SophieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am never disappointed when we done here. Highly recommend!
  25. V

    Vesper

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    Way too expensive for what it is. When did a cheap cut like a bavette/onglet hit $55. John Dory pan fried the life out of it, dry and tough. Happy to pay these prices but need care to match. Go try your conpetitor Franca, food is cared for. Good chicken liver pate though and $1 oysters always a good choice.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a friends birthday and the food was divine and all the staff were amazing especially Elia! I have been before but our lunch just reminded me why I love going to Bistrot!
  27. E

    Elijah

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful dinner to celebrate with my partner, loved every dish, especially the tuna tartare and the custard desert. Our waitstaff were impeccable and it was simply one of the best meals I’ve had. Divine darling, divine!
  28. ED

    EmmaD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing I can’t wait to come back. One friend thought it was one of the best meals she had ever eaten
  29. AM

    AmandaM

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything we tried, highly recommend!
  30. M

    Minnie68

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!! We love Bistrot 916 ❤️ The service & staff are exceptional The food is guaranteed to be great every time. Highly recommend- you will not be disappointed. Enjoy it is truly delicious!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Great service and food! Awesome oyster promotion and the return of the lockdown burger was amazing!! Love the Al fresco dining in the sun. Wish they would turn the seats and tables though to be facing the street like in true French style! Will be back!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, well trained staff on menu and general information. Food was quick and great to come out. Service was on time and quick to refill glasses.
  33. w

    wanttoeateverything

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Wrote down in my booking notes that it was for an anniversary celebration, was at least expecting some sort of notice from the staff, even a congratulations would do, but got nothing - I even saw it on screen as he was pulling up the reservation that it said 'anniversary celebration'. Food was ok, the daily special pasta didn't seem that fresh, the noodles were all stuck together. Every dish was overly salty - I can eat salty food, but this was too much. Our server was nice (a different one to the person who showed us to our table), so I still tipped for her service.
  34. g

    gary

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal Great team. Well done I’ll be back regularly
  35. GJ

    GarethJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly outstanding food - entre, main and dessert were all superb. One of the best dinners my wife and I have had - no exaggeration. Really nice ambience and pleasant service too.
  36. E

    Ebbb

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch, amazing food and service and nice relaxed vibe! We will be back for sure
  37. DJ

    DavidJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. From the moment of arrival to the moment we left.
  38. FH

    FrancesH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very yummy stakes and cocktails, great service. Accomodating of gluten free requirements.
  39. PB

    PrueB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro gets it right! Food is absolutely stunning… service was phenomenal and the Som knows his stuff. Pink table cloths and sexy cocktails Just go you won’t be disappointed ⚡️🌹
  40. GP

    GemmaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! I’ve been a few times and it’s consistently good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

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

FAQs

Bistrot 916 is rated 4.8 stars by 491 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

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

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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