Lakewood >Food & Dining > Cafe Bisque
224 Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO | Directions 8022839.717912 -105.132471
Monday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Union Square, Union Square
$14 Fish Taco w/ terrible service!! – I wish I could give ZERO STARS.
I arrived with two coworkers and we waited for at least one minute to be seated because the employees were in a conversation with one another about the night before. We placed our order at 12:30. We still did not have our order at 1:05. But the chef had made a hamburger and French fries for the two girls (one was our server) behind the counter and they got to eat!
I went up front and I said they would have to box it up because we ran out of time. This took until 1:15. We never got drink refills in the 45 minutes we waited for our orders. We got back to the office and opened the boxes and in the order of fish tacos, there was ONE FISH TACO for $14.
I don't mind paying for good food, but really?? So I called a manager and was told "Patty" was not in. She never called me back. I called again and the girl that answered the phone hung up on me.
We have used Cafe Bisque in the past for catering and gift cards for clients. NEVER AGAIN. Don't waste your money. Go next door to 240 Union. For $5 more, you can have great service and great food.
Third Time Was Not the Charm – If I could avoid rating with any stars I would. Determined to discover what the rave reviews are about, we tried Cafe Bisque one more time-and last. We've now dined there for all three meals they serve and all three meals and the experience dining have been more that disappointing. In fact, tonight they were downright irritating. First our request for 5:00 reservations for two were honored because they were "completely full all night." We showed up anyway and were 'fit' in. We were there for 90 minutes; for that entire time there were 7-10 tables open. Additionally, the cleaning of the adjacent coffee shop permeated the air-a bit more than a capful of bleach was used. All three times we have dined at Cafe Bisque, we have exited smelling like a cheap diner as their hood and ventilation system is weak at best. Never a good thing to make your guests' eyes water as a result of bleach, raw onions, and sautéed meats. My dress will be taken to the cleaners tomorrow. As for the food, although tasty they seem a bit pricey for what you get-an Angus burger for 15.00; chicken with a mushy, soggy black bean cake. Our waitress was the highlight as she was prompt, efficient, attentive, and friendly. I truly have no idea why this establishment stays open except perhaps there are few choices nearby. Sorry Cafe Bisque, but we will not try a fourth time.
Just the thing! – I couldn't be happier with my experience at this cafe. The chef has created wonderful blends of flavor and texture, and is very willing to have a discussion or make a modification if requested. After a business lunch, I returned the same night for dinner to try something else unique and enticing on the menu. Just the right amount of food, nice blend of spices, wonderful wine pairings, and a pleasant atmosphere. A nice surprise, given a few reviews preceding mine. I would say it was absolutely cute, fabulous and artsy. Give it a try!
worst – I have always frequented this cute place for friendly service, unique atmosphere and fabulous, artsy dishes yet ????? none appear to be important anymore? Grumbling service, frigid nonchalance and sloppy food execution. Other patrons seem to express the same as of late:, not an isolated incidence. NO thanks!
Bad Bad Bad Bistro – The food was horrible. they squeeze their ceaser salad in a glass and it was gross with a disgusting whole egg in it . 10.00 dollars and it tasted like Marie's salad dressing too. The 23 dollar kobe? burger was well down and was worse than McDonalds. Acrually McDonalds would have been better. No server our poor hostess ran around and the food was cold. No bathrroom had to go out of the restaurant and go tKona Coffee next door.
Skip this bistro is was terrible and very pricey.and I love to eat at great restaurants. I should have gone next door to 240 Union but the previous reviews were good. Hey previous reviewers are we eating at the smae bistro or what?
Clearly a chef inspired restaurant!! – We ventured here for dinner on a recommendation from friends. They were so right. This little bistro is small, quaint and very charming. It was pretty full, but the attention from our server was great. The chef changes the menu every couple of days and the approach is very fresh and seasonal. I had the duck, which was absolutely delightful, and the other people people tried a lobster risotto dish along with a flat bread of the night. Our appetizers were great and the prices are very reasonable for what Bisque has to offer. The wine list is somewhat small compared to a steak house, but quite affordable with nice selections. The Malbec I had was nice and surprisingly, our server was pretty well informed about the list. This is our top choice for dinner on the west side of town going forward. By the way, the reviews and some people I chatted with say they have a killer Sunday brunch. Well, were going back next Sunday. If this place can execute dinner that blew us away, brunch should be great!!
Sublime – I haven't reviewed a restaurant on here before, but this restaurant inspired me to. The food, service, and atmosphere were all outstanding. I visited this restaurant last yea while in the area on business and had a good experience, but this time, it was incredible. I've eaten at a number of prestigious restaurants in the San Francisco area and would put this restaurant in the same league but at half the price. I will definitely come back the next time I am in the Denver area. My only hope is that once this restaurant attracts the crowd it deserves I'll still be able to get in!
Charming bistro – About three months ago, we came a lunch group to Cafe Bisque. Since then, they have just won me over with wonderful coffee, breakfast and lunches. Thursday was our first time for dinner and our food was spectacular. Love the decor, food, and the wine list is very nice. The server did a great job also. In this little space, it seems that the staff waltzes around. It gets packed for lunch, but try dinner, it's really a fabulous alternative to the chains and 240 restaurant next door, just much more intimate.
Best restaurant on the west side. – We have visited Cafe Bisque several times over the years and have always been impressed with the breakfasts and lunches. This year, I saw on Channel seven news that the restaurant was voted Best Brunch in Denver, again. Well, we finally tried them for dinner on Friday and truly had a wonderful experience. The Lobster Cobb salad is their specialty, and in the summer it's pretty amazing. I would put it at the top of my list. My husband had the pork chop with some type of spicy sauce and he loved it also. Our server was very astute about the wine list and recommended a nice pairing. Our friends tried a pasta and a risotto dish. The comment was finally a restaurant that knows what a risotto texture should be like. Dessert was completely amazing. The white chocolate banana cream pie was shared by all of us. It is heavenly. We are going back next week for the Early supper, two entrees and a bottle of wine for $30, what a deal! This restaurant is just a small jewel out on the west side.
Wonderful atmosphere, great food! – Cafe Bisque reminds me so much of what its like to eat a REAL meal. One that has been made with love and precision. I could actually see the chef putting the final touches on my plate before it was brought to me! It was as if I was in someones very own kitchen and they were making dinner just for me! The food was great as well, I got the Penne Bolognese which apparantly was adapted from a recipe belonging to the chefs wife.. how special is that? :) Our server was excellent, very knowledgeable of the wine list and was able to tell me what would compliment my dinner. I will definately be returning to try breakfast and lunch!
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