BISTRO DU VIN MANILA: Singaporean French Bistro by Les Amis x Moment Group (A Review)

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BISTRO DU VIN is a French Bistro in the new Edades Rockwell neighborhood and is a joint project of Singapore’s Les Amis group and Manila’s Moment Group. It serves good French food in a simple, friendly way, with a decent selection of drinks. Its name means “French Wine Bistro.”

I had a lunch date with the wifey at Bistro du Vin, and here’s what we think of it…

Bistro du Vin Manila French Bistro
G/F Edades Tower & Garden Villas, Rockwell Center, Makati City
Telephone: +632 958-6712
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The bistro is compact and the best tables to reserve are the ones under the high ceiling.

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The tables are simple (and wobbly), with romantic red as the predominant color, and cute French memorabilia on the walls.

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You can reserve the second floor for a private function for 20-25 people. 

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The acoustics of the resto are bad for conversations, with the sound bouncing off the mirrors. You can actually hear the loud chatter from the second floor.

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Bistro du Vin Menu: Charcuteries, Pates et Rillette, Entrees Chaudes | Les Complementaires | Plats Principaux | Desserts | Les Boissons du Bistro

I like the well-curated menu of bistro favorites, but also make sure to check the specials for the day.

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The bread was a bit hard. Wild Flour’s French baguette is still our standard for good complimentary bread.

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Soupe a L’Oignon (P335 +10% service charge). French onion soup with croutons & cheese.

The French onion soup was a bit strong and sweet from the onions. 

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 Ravioli aux Foie Gras (P665 +10% service charge). Foie gras ravioli with toasted hazelnuts & port wine sauce.

One big ravioli with creamy foie gras inside. The pasta was soft and thin, with generous servings of foie gras. The port wine sauce was good, with hazelnut to balance out the flavor.

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✮ Le Steak Frites (P1,390 +10% service charge). Char-grilled angus rib-eye, French fries, & Cafe de Paris sauce

We love the steak! Cooked medium, char-grilled, tender, and very meaty–just the way we like it.

The steak is served on a simple white plate with no presentation.

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✮ Le Confit de Canard (P995 +10% service charge). Duck leg confit, salardaise potatoes, mesclun salad.

I like the Duck confit–crisp skin, very tasty meat, and cooked just right.  

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Genmaicha (P95 +10% service charge)

They use loose leaf green tea–just what I need to wash the oils away from the duck.

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✮ Le Souffle au Grand Marnier (P290 +10% service charge). Grand Marnier souffle with vanilla ice cream (20 mins waiting time).

The souffle was very soft and quite big. You have to ask for this in advance. Best ordered with vanilla or salted caramel ice cream from Sebastian’s. 🙂

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Overall, Bistro du Vin‘s French food is done well, and its ambiance is charming and takes advantage of the novelty of its Edades location. The service is also friendly and helpful.

I recommend the Ravioli aux Foie Gras, Le Steak Frite, Le Confit de Canard, and Le Souffle au Grand Marnier. Budget about P2,000/head for a 3-course meal.

Only downside for me is the value proposition–the presentation is simple and the tables look cheap, but the food is premium priced. 

Congrats to the Moment Group for another successful restaurant opening!

Bistro du Vin Manila French Bistro
G/F Edades Tower & Garden Villas, Rockwell Center, Makati City
Telephone: +632 958-6712
FacebookBistro du Vin Philippines

Bistro du Vin opened towards the end of 2009 to deliver a truly authentic French bistro dining experience.

The charming eatery serves an array of authentic dishes from all across France. They are prepared from traditional recipes with the freshest ingredients, but without the fuss and pomp typically associated with French fine-dining. A simple yet comprehensive selection of wines is also available at friendly prices – by the bottle, by the glass or carafé.

At Bistro du Vin, guests enjoy convivial service while taking in a slice of the French way of life through the music and memorabilia decorating the walls.

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Disclosure: We paid for our meal. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here

P.S. Thanks to our server Al for the recommendations! 🙂

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