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Monday, March 10, 2014

Restaurant Review: Bistro Bleu! Fantastic French Food in Anaheim!

This is my new favorite restaurant! Bistro Bleu is a charming little place in Anaheim! The front is very simple.
The inside is very simple as well. I am a big fan of simple!
Started off with a few drinks. I had a Stella and my friend Heidi had an Elysee, sparkling wine with strawberry and passion fruit essence.
Heidi went with the planche de fromages. You can choose from six different cheeses and go with a three cheese or a five cheese selection. Heidi went with three choices. The board also comes with fruits, nuts and toast. All of the cheeses were excellent and combining them with the rest of the board made for a great appetizer. I could have this and a glass of wine and be totally content.
I went with the moules - frites which is mussels and fries. You get a massive bowl of PEI mussels prepared one of three ways with a bowl of fries and some toast. I had my mussels prepared in the classic way of white wine, garlic, shallots, butter and fresh parsley. This dish is absolutely amazing and I could eat it and drink the broth all day long. The serving size with a beer would suffice as a meal for pretty much anyone. The fries are not really necessary in my opinion.
My friend Anthony ordered les escargots a la provencale. The escargots are slow-cooked in garlic, white wine, tomatoes and mushrooms, It is finished with creme fraiche and fresh parsley. I have never had escargot before and it reminded me of abalone, a bit tough and chewy but absolutely delicious! If it wasn't for the mussels I would order this one as my appetizer!
My friend Rachelle who wasn't too hungry ordered the beet salad. Chilled beet salad with spring mix, smoked Meunster, toasted hazelnuts and an orange-dill dressing. A great mix of flavors for anyone eating light.
Heidi ordered the French onion soup as her entree. It looked perfect on a cool evening!
I ordered les cotelletes d'agneau, the marinated lamb chops with a fresh rosemary/red wine sauce with vegetables and mashed potatoes. The lamb chops were so soft and tender and literally melted in my mouth. I was so happy to have ordered this and I almost didn't want to share.
My friend Anthony ordered the steak frites, a juicy marinated hanger steak with herbed butter, demi-glace and fries. The steak is marinated in the same sauce as the lamb chops and the herb butter just made this dish perfect!
I loved this place so much I came back for another visit just a few days later. I got le steak au poivre, a grilled Angus New York steak with a 3-peppercorn brandy cream sauce, fresh vegetables and mashed potatoes. Another perfectly cooked steak that once again literally melted in my mouth. The sauce is light and flavorful. Another winner for sure!
Anthony ordered the creme brulee which was light and delicious! When you aren't sure what to order, you can never go wrong with the creme brulee.
I went with the chocolate souffle. Please allow 20 minutes to make one. It came out pipin hot and with chocolate sauce and whipped cream to pout into the souffle. One of the best I have ever had and will order this one again and again!

Great service with fantastically delicious food make this hole in the wall a must go to restaurant! I am already planning my return!

Bistro Bleu
Address: 918 S Magnolia Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804
Phone:(714) 826-3590


Hours

MonClosed
Tue12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SunClosed

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