The Bearfoot Bistro is a simple French bistro at heart, with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients and an extensive wine list, the result is anything but simple.
I had dinner at the Bearfoot bistro a couple weekends ago. I had heard it was good. Nothing could be further from the truth. Their wine list is way too expensive, and for such a huge list I found it disappointing that they were "out of stock" on the bottle I chose. ( La Frenz Cab) The food started out good, the appetizers were actually quite nice, we finished them & I was eagerly awaiting the mains.............for the first hour. By about an hour & 15 minutes later I was beginning to get annoyed, our wine was almost gone ( along with our invisible waiter ) and we still hadn't had our main course. When I flagged down the server & mentioned to him that the food seemed to be taking too long, he corrected me & told me that at the " Bearfoot Bistro" people come to "dine" & enjoy the ambiance. He was not apologetic for the huge delay, in fact he was condescending and rude towards me. When we finally got our mains , the food was not good at all, my elk was blue rare & my wife's food was almost cold. By this point we just wanted to get through the 3 course menu & get out of there so we choked it down , crossed our fingers & waited for dessert. Dessert came and it was worse than the mains. We didn't even eat it. As the server cleared our half full dessert plates he didn't even bother to quality check. Bottom line : don't go there.......head over to Apres or Araxi instead.
The Bearfoot Bistro was recommended to us by our concierge. The service was not even remotely up to par for a restaurant of this calibre. Though it may not be typical of the service provided by this restaurant, the manager just gave us one excuse after another. A lady at the table next to us got up to serve herself water at least twice. Even while the manager was explaining all the things that were going wrong, the server came to our table and served us the wrong order. We told him that we expected better and that they should not take reservations to full capacity if they are understaffed. At least the food was superb.