About Le Persil Bistro

517 Main St.
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
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Le Persil Bistro is a BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) establishment, located right across the street of the Sherman Theater, in the heart of historic downtown Stroudsburg. Our menu includes typical French dishes such as Salade d’endives et poires, Coquilles Saint-Jacques au beurre blanc, Steak frites with béarnaise sauce, Boeuf Bourguignon a la Ancienne, Coq au Vin, Crêpes Suzette and avec des fruits, Crème Brûlée and much more.

Reservations for dinner are strongly recommended for Fridays and Saturdays.

We invite you to experience the flavors of traditional French cuisine in a happy and relaxed atmosphere.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturdays: 4:00pm-10:00pm

Sundays Closed. Open on Special Holidays such as Valentine's Day, Easter Sunday, Mother's Day, and Private Parties.

Cross Street:
N 5th St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(570) 476-4324

Website:
http://www.lepersilbistro.com/

Catering:
We offer full service off-site catering for all occasions.

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking available on Ann Street, right behind the bistro.

Executive Chef:
Jorge Gardin

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Easter Brunch, Mother's Day, Bastille Day and more...

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
May 8th is Mother’s Day! Celebrate Mother’s Day with family and friends and leave the cooking to us. Serving Brunch à la carte from 10:00am to 3:00pm

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4.3

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4.2

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3.9

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Not quite good enough

Dined on April 15, 2016

Half the meal was delicious and half was not. The filet was delivered cold and obviously had sat a while. It was returned overcooked possibly just a bad cut of meat. No apology or consideration given for poor dinner. Very disappointed

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

This is a little gem of a restaurant. Al ...

Dined on March 27, 2016

This is a little gem of a restaurant. All our selections were exceptional. Enjoyed the variety of choices and so glad we were able to relax and savor the food without feeling rushed. Desserts are a must!!!

food2
ambience3
service4
value2

The menu sounded great but we were disap ...

Dined on March 26, 2016

The menu sounded great but we were disappointed by the seafood dishes we ordered. The mussels in wine and garlic was bland and too watery. The scallops were overcooked and yet somehow also mushy on the sides..We really wanted to like it and it was for my mother's birthday so was especially disappointing, particularly given the expense. Maybe seafood is not the specialty of this restaurant? The grilled vegetable salad was very good though. Sorry.

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Great spot for a date night

Dined on March 6, 2016

My boyfriend and I went here for the first time and we were very impressed. The atmosphere was perfect including the music and the lighting. We also really enjoyed our food. We both had the onion soup and it was incredible. I had the lobster ravioli and it was probably the best I had, and the portion was perfect. The sauce it was served with was also really impressive. My boyfriend had the salmon and veggies and he loved them too. Unfortunately we were both too full for dessert but we will definitely be heading back soon!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A gem

Dined on February 18, 2016

We loved the food and the service. The owner made us feel like house guests. We'll be back

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

a gem of a restaurant in Stroadsburg P.A

vip
Dined on February 17, 2016

We enjoyed everything we ordered! They were very accommodating to the 4 children we had too. Loved the BYOB! excellent french onion soup, coq a vin, steak frites , beef bourgoine, chocolate mousse, chocolate soufle, and crepes suzette!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4

Online it said the prix fixe was $45 but ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

Online it said the prix fixe was $45 but it was $50 plus an automatic 20% gratuity. Not fair, Le Persil.

food5
ambience3
service1

Absolutely top quality food. However our ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

Absolutely top quality food. However our server was very odd. Totally unprofessional..which made us feel uncomfortable,however she seemed quite junior. We were subsequently served by a very efficient server so much was redeemed

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Wonderful dining experience

Dined on February 13, 2016

Went here for a romantic dinner/date night with my husband, we were both extremely pleased with the entire evening. The food was amazing, and it was cooked to perfection, even difficult items like salmon, scallops, escargot and chocolate souffle. Flavors were pared well together and serving size was just enough to feel satisfied. BYOB allowed us to bring a bottle we wanted, and the service and ambiance were pleasant and added to the dining experience. We will definitely be going back for any special nights out!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

GREAT PLACE!!!!

Dined on February 13, 2016

Our fourth visit to this Pocono gem. Food is great, perfect ambiance and great timely service . Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you..

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

A good find

vip
Dined on February 7, 2016

We were looking for a place to eat and found this restaurant on OpenTable. We decided to try it and we were pleasantly surprised. The decor is a bit challenging and could use something but the food and the service were superb!!I wish I had paid attention to the BYOB since in PA you cannot buy wine just anywhere. We had a great dinner and never missed the wine!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Awesome find in Stroudsburg

Dined on January 10, 2016

We discovered this little French bistro last summer and returned again last week. The food is excellent! The first time I had the Coquilles St Jacques and Coq au Vin and my husband the Escargots and Crab Croquettes-all delish. Last week we shared the Shrimp with Avocado Salsa appetizer and had Bouef Bourguignon and Poulet Cordon Bleu as entrees; all we wonderful. We can't wait to go back and try something else! Surprisingly the BYOB was nearly empty at our last visit-hard to figure since this is extraordinaryly good French cuisine.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Romantic and Delicious

Dined on January 9, 2016

My husband and I were in Stroudsburg, PA for a wedding, and we needed a place to eat dinner. I chose Le Persil Bistro randomly. I haven't eaten many meals in my life that produced joy. This one did. The food was exquisite. Delicious. Uncomplicated. Good ingredients lovingly prepared. Highly recommend.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic
food5
ambience4
service5

This was our 2nd visit. We were extremel ...

Dined on December 7, 2015

This was our 2nd visit. We were extremely pleased both visits. Best French onion soup ever. It was flavorful and not dark and salty. My friend had escargot appetizer both times and said it was the best he ever had. The entrees were all delicious. I just have to say heads up on some desserts that need to be ordered morning of reservations like apple tart as well as some others. If we resized that we would have although the crepes with berries were delicious.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience2
service3

The food at Le Persil was good, but the ...

vip
Dined on November 28, 2015

The food at Le Persil was good, but the room was a little too bright. Perhaps if they dimmed the lights a bit then the ambiance would have been more suited to the restaurant fare and overall atmosphere. The Escargot was delicious and our waitress was very attentive!!!

Tags: great for brunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience3
service5

Excellent minimalist experience. This lo ...

Dined on November 25, 2015

Excellent minimalist experience. This lovely small French restaurant is clean and intimate. The young lady who served us was excellent and very accommodating. The food (this is where the minimalist comes in) is traditional French classics served without fuss or frill but cooked to perfection. From the escargot to the franchese and the filet. All perfection. We will certainly be back.

food5
ambience5
service5

Thanks OpenTable!

Dined on November 21, 2015

My boyfriend & I were staying in the Poconos for the weekend. We were looking for a good restaurant to have dinner. I opened my OpenTable app & the first restaurant listed was Le Persil. We looked at few other restaurants but this place had the best reviews & the menu was most appealing to us. When we arrived, we were greeted right away. Our hostess was also our waitress & she was very corteous & attentive. My boyfriend ordered the steamed mussels for appetizer & I the caesar salad with bacon. Both were delicious. For entrees, we ordered the salmon & pasta with grilled chicken in an alfredo sauce. Delicous as well! For dessert, we order the creme brulee &, you guessed it, delicious! Great service, great portion sizes & loved the ambiance! We would definitely return on our next trip to the Poconos. The ONLY con was the parking. There was a small lot but other than that your other option was street parking so give yourself to find a space when you visit. Enjoy!

Tags: romantic, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Wonderful experience

Dined on November 14, 2015

Great service and Excellent food. Definitely going back

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience3
service4

Good but misses the mark for us

vip
Dined on October 31, 2015

We had dinner there last Friday. Our soups were served at such a hot temperature that it took too long to eat before our main course and we also burned the roofs of our mouths trying to hurry up eating it before the main course. The main courses were nothing special - the chicken paillard and filet mignon. We wish that the menu were changed up a bit. Also, the restaurant dining area itself was so cold - something minor perhaps but also one more thing that attention should be paid to.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5

This is the absolute best place to eat i ...

Dined on October 26, 2015

This is the absolute best place to eat in Stroudsburg! Everything from the waitress to the last drop of sauce was amazing as always! The waitress is attentive and personable. My only complaint is the dessert selection was almost sold out. We will definitely be back!

food1
ambience2
service1

Didn't get our dinner in time.

Dined on October 24, 2015

Our reservation was at 6:00, at 7:50 we still did not have our dinners. We were going to a show at 8:00 (which the restaurant was aware of), so we paid for the appetizer and salad (which took over an hour) and left.

food1
ambience3
service4

Cute and trying hard, but it just didn't cut it.

Dined on October 24, 2015

Food was just okay and prices were high. Very small, food took a long time to come, staff was very nice-but that doesn't make up for mediocre food.

food2
ambience2
service2

Each time we visit the feedback goes now ...

vip
Dined on October 23, 2015

Each time we visit the feedback goes nowhere We waited one hour and twenty min for steak dinner and crab cakes. 3 tables taken in entire restaurant. Beet salad has hardly any dressing. Spoke to waitress and basically nothing in response other than I'm sorry. We will not go back

food2
ambience3
service1

Wouldn't recommend.

Dined on October 10, 2015

It took about 40 minutes to be served our appetizers. Food was fair at best. One meal was missing a side. Waitress was aware but never brought it. Atmosphere was nice and quaint.

food5
ambience4
service5

Ken S.

Dined on October 3, 2015

Delightful! My wife and my favorite restaurant in Stroudsburg. We enjoy the French-style cuisine and the quiet, clean and unassuming atmosphere. The waitress was extremely nice and attentive. The historic window front adds a touch of charm to the room, providing an interesting view while also inviting interest for those passing by without being intrusive. Someday (in better weather) I'd like to try to outside dining for lunch. It the street and neighborhood across the street is improved, it would be hard to beat this place and location. Since Antelleo's in Del Water Gap town closed, no restaurant compares to this place.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

One of the excellent restaurants in the Poconos

Dined on September 19, 2015

Love this outstanding, small, quiet spot with excellent french food. BYOB. Food is always very good. The Poconos is not know for great restaurants, this is one of the few.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Who knew you could find a little slice o ...

Dined on August 22, 2015

Who knew you could find a little slice of France in NE PA! The food.....OMG!! A most memorable culinary experience. Thank you!!

food4
ambience3
service4

A good find

Dined on August 1, 2015

We definitely enjoyed our meal at Le Persil and will go back and try some other things. I had the Coquilles St Jacques as an appetizer and was disappointed-it was not creamy and I did not think the watery broth complimented the scallops. My entree, Coq au Vin, was superb and made up for a so-so beginning. My husband had the Escargots as an appetizer and they were delicious-best he's ever had he said. His entree was disappointing, however. He had crab cakes which contained a good deal of breading. I think the rule of thumb here is to stick to the French dishes of which there are many to choose from.

Tags: fit for foodies
food2
ambience3
service3

I had hoped the food would be good.

Dined on July 31, 2015

The restaurant was cute and with byob relatively inexpensive. I had hoped the food would be good, but it was very mediocre. The beets in the beet salad were almost inedible and the onion soup just so-so. The entrees were decent. The potatoes au gratin for an extra $12 as a side were lousy.

food2
ambience3
service2

It must have been an off night

Dined on July 26, 2015

We went to the restaurant after seeing so many good reviews and were really excited for dinner, but were disappointed with the food. Our waitress was nice although every other table had bread and we didn't, we weren't able to catch her attention although she walked by us multiple times. When we did get it we had been waiting at least 20 minutes and it was very hot so maybe they were baking it but we had reservations so I feel like they should have been prepared. The french onion soup was lacking in flavor, and we ordered a parmesan risotto that we had to send back because it literally had zero flavor, it was severely undercooked but at the same time tasted like white rice mush. The boef bourguignon was incredibly salty however the cordon blue was good. We got red bliss potatoes with both entrees but they were so chewy we almost couldn't get through them. In the end we opted not to get dessert because we didn't want to risk it, which is sad because they dessert menu looked delicious. I'm hoping we were just there on a bad night, but as it was a special occasion dinner for our anniversary it definitely dampened the mood.

food4
ambience4
service4

Food was very good and worth the trip. O ...

vip
Dined on July 21, 2015

Food was very good and worth the trip. Onion soup very good also but onions could be cut smaller

food3
ambience3
service2

Le Persil Bistro ehhhh

Dined on May 30, 2015

I went to Le Persil Bistro on a Saturday night and I had high expectations because of reviews I had read on other websites. Unfortunately, I had a so-so dining experience. The ambience is nice and the food was decent, but my main problem was the service. All four people in my party ordered appetizers, but only 3 appetizers came out, so obviously the person whose appetizer didn't arrive, was very disappointed, as he had to watch everyone else eat but his never came so he cancelled it. The chef even came out and apologized and told us the waiter was new, and had made a mistake by putting the appetizer on with the main dishes so it wasn't scheduled to come out with the other appetizers. They did offer to give the appetizer complimentary but we declined. In any event, it's a very nice, cute little restaurant, but we just didn't have the best experience... when you're paying a higher price tag for food, you're expectations are a little higher so I was a bit disappointed.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5

Did Not Disappoint

Dined on May 16, 2015

Had a wonderful dining experience at Le Persil. Went for dinner based on reviews we hade read. For us, it was everything we were hoping for. The food was delicious, the place was clean and the service was on point. Finally we have a nice place to dine out in in this area. Highly recommend.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service4

Wonderful all around

Dined on April 11, 2015

This is our go-to place for a special occasion with family, a date or where we bring out of town guests. It is simply charming, being reminiscent of a NY Style French Bistro. The food is seasoned for an incredible taste and the menu offers a nice variety of different choices. Desserts are excellent. BYOB is an added bonus for us. I would go here again and again and am so grateful for this petite gem making our town an even better place to live. :)

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Now I see why there are so many perfect reviews

vip
Dined on April 7, 2015

Service that was completely attentive, but very natural; lovely, simple atmosphere; and every. single. dish. was. perfect. Seriously, I've paid literally three times as much for meals which weren't anywhere near as well-executed as this one. I went there on vacation; this place is two hours from me, and I specifically plan to begin visiting the town just so I can go to this restaurant. It's worth it.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Twice

vip
Dined on March 7, 2015

This was our second trip to Le Persil Bistro and it was, again, a lovely experience. Located in a modest storefront in Stroudsburg, the restaurant serves classic bistro dishes lovingly prepared. Escargot in shell, flavorful and light onion soup, coquille St. Jacques started our meal, all were delicious. Coq au vin, chicken cordon bleu and Beef burgundy were all well prepared, very tasty and brought to tge table hot and with a smile. Lovely place, give it a try. BYOB.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service3

Has potential

vip
Dined on March 1, 2015

We visited on a Saturday night while staying at Shawnee for a ski weekend. At 730 there were only two other occupied tables in the small restaurant which I thought was surprising. We enjoy French food and the menu had many choices that appealed to us. My husband started with the escargot which he enjoyed and I had the beet salad. The dressing on the salad was bland but the blue cheese was very good and was plentiful We both had seafood- salmon and mahi mahi. While well prepared, both needed salt and I am not one to add salt at all. However, after adding salt, the flavor shone through and I enjoyed my meal. Our waitress was very sweet but service was slow which I imagine was the kitchen. It was 50 minutes before we received our appetizers. Overall, I think this could be an excellent place but it needs some attention to detail.

food5
ambience5
service5

A second chance and a different experience

Dined on February 24, 2015

After a not so good experience my wife and I decided that this was a locally owned business and we may have hit it on an off day. That happens occasionally. We wanted to give LePersil another go. WOW, are we glad we did. Our appetizers, entrees and desert were to die for. The seasoning and sauces were clearly from a home recipe. We will definitely will return and highly recommend this fine restaurant if you want an amazing dining experience and superb food. The owner was there and we could tell she cared deeply about her food and the personal recipes used to prepare them. In these times I say support local restaurants. Especially when you can be sure of a terrific dinner. Don't miss this place.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience3
service5

We ate here with another couple on Valen ...

Dined on February 14, 2015

We ate here with another couple on Valentine's Day for the first time. Although it was a special menu for the holiday, we found the choices for appetizer, main course and dessert quite pleasing. The butternut squash soup was delicious. We were very pleased with our entrees (chicken cordon bleu and braised beef shank). My friend said it was the best escargot he has ever had. The chocolate mousse and chocolate souffle were delicious. We will certainly plan to eat at this restaurant when we are in that area.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service3

Good food, reasonable price

Dined on February 10, 2015

This is our 3rd visit. There is a problem they have not resolved. In winter the restaurant is cold. Although the thermostat was sent over 70 it read in the low 50's. They have one space heater that does not help much. It is nice to have a French restaurant in our area that sells French comfort food at a reasonable price. The coq au vin is $19 and the steaks are $29. We made a reservation on a Tuesday for ^PM and we were the only people there. The escargot, which I had previously and enjoyed, we tough and chewy. There were only heated rolls, no French baguette which one would expect. The coq au vin was a reminder of France as was the chocolate mousse. Lastly I would recommend this restaurant, not in the winter, for a typical French meal.

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