Bistro Mediterranean and Tapas Bar - East Haven

4.3
26 reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
The Bistro Mediterranean and Tapas Bar of East Haven, CT has a simple philosophy to provide an exceptional meal with superior service. We hope that every guest at the Bistro Mediterranean and Tapas Bar will enjoy the warm and relaxed Mediterranean-style atmosphere. As in the Spanish and Mediterranean countryside, we provide you a fine dining experience and attentive, leisurely service so you may take the time to enjoy your meal in pleasant surroundings. By using Spanish and Mediterranean influences, we delight in creating innovative dishes, using only the freshest ingredients in the Mediterranean style. Our dishes are not only a treat for your palette but also considered one of the best diets for your health.
What 26 People Are Saying
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4.3
Service
3.8
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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RobertL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great. Great recommendations for wine and food

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Zygopterans
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

All tapas all the time . . .that's our motto, and the Bistro hasn't failed us yet. Great food, great value, great service.

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Enjoysdining
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good; excellent service. Weather was beautiful; sat outside.

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Pallas
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Good to meet up

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and the food was excellent. Would definitely go again when I’m in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent seafood dishes and reasonably priced too. Nice wine list also well priced

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vipPhilly
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good good, great service! We have been there before and we were glad we made the choice that evening.

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DonnaM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious and fresh. Highly recommend the grilled calamari and the seafood risotto. My Mom had the steak and loved it! Great service, lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

The food was good.
The atmosphere was quaint in the dining room- perhaps the bar area would have been more appealing (admittedly I did not go look around there but it seemed nice from a distance)
We had a 7:15 reservation but didn’t get seated until about 7:45; which was understandable for how busy the place was.
It took a while for the staff to come greet us after we were seated and it was slow overall, disappointingly slow.
The food overall was nice, the steak was cooked well and the meatballs app was great. One of our party got the lobster ravioli but it wasn’t the best and unfortunately was not enjoyed.
Overall I will go back again but might consider a different night than a busy Saturday night; it felt as through the experience took a hit because of the restaurants busy-ness; which may be unfair to judge off of one visit

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Clairemes
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first bar visit since Covid hit, and it was absolutely amazing. The bartender was incredibly friendly, helpful, and excited to work with us - plus, he was playing an incredible playlist! Food was delicious and service was so quick. We will definitely be back next time we're in the area.

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vipmarian85
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have been going to this restaurant for years. Always great food and service. There are specials on the menu that are also very good and diverse.

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piggyeater
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Glad this place is thriving even in the midst of a pandemic. We have visited this place way before the pandemic for a long time, and it never disappointed us. Even under these circumstances, this place delivers great food (large portion) and friendly services. We especially love their fried artichoke salad and the roast duck special. I am so glad that they are doing well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Excellent service!

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RoseannB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fabulous everything we ordered was so delicious out of this world 🌎 absolutely fantastic food and service lovely people I will definitely be back at this restaurant the whole night was epic 🙏💕🥰

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vipYvetteZ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They make their own bread and it’s really good! The food is great and the service too! The owner is super nice. Would love to go back again some time soon. Highly recommended!

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vippckl11
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience. Unrushed service. We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food delicious and wine too
Love the atmosphere
We sat in bar area
Staff very cordial and friendly but seemed a little understaffed
We were in no hurry and enjoyed our evening
Will be backing

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CarolS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food is very delicious but a little overpriced and the music was turned up to an uncomfortable volume at the end of our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place is awesome

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vipRebeccaD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a favorite of ours and this meal was no different! The service is always spectacular and Miguel the bartender always remembers our drink order and makes is feel welcome. We sat in the patio which is beautiful. The artichoke appetizer was amazing. I often order the skirt steak which is always cooked perfectly and accompanied by seasonal veggies and amazing fries. My fiance ordered the pork which was spectacular. We love this place!

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SusanM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our luncheon was fun and the food and drink were awesome. You must try the brussel sprout appetizer!

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GinaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience and service. Food was fabulous! We got in and served just before the rush which slowed service considerably.

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vipCecileGM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

Very friendly service. Unfortunately nothing Mediterranean about the tapas: lacking flavors, dry Spanish tortilla, uninteresting sauces thickened with corn starch. The fish itself was fresh and good. May have been a favorite in the past, but does not provide an interesting food experience now.

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VickiL
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had guests who will be returning their son next week.
My octopus was exceptional.

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MichaelH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Service was superb. Special attention paid to accommodating our 4-year-old grandson. Food was excellent - abundant, hot, nice presentation, delicious. We had roast duck leg, chopped tuna apps and stuffed lobster and halibut entrees. Everything cooked perfectly.

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vipBeck63
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant amazing food and service awesome band played tonight take two and call me in the morning. You should definitely have them back

FAQs

Bistro Mediterranean and Tapas Bar - East Haven offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 467-2500.

Bistro Mediterranean and Tapas Bar - East Haven is rated 4.3 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.