Skid | Added on: May 4, 2011
First impressions were very good, great graphics, good challenges, relatively easy start. Satisfying to get those stars to move onto the next restaurant. But, the game didn't really get any more challenging. When I finished the first restaurant, the next one had a budget that didn't really come from anywhere. I thought this should have been included in some sort of storyline, so there was actually a point to the first restaurant and so on. Most of the challenge came from managing the budget for each restaurant. What ingredients customers wanted that day, recipes to buy, seating/servicing all the customers for the day and improving decor to increase customer patience. This didn't change throughout the game. I thought they could have had a restaurant critic or fussy customers to make it more challanging (like most TM games). I think they missed some basic things here. That said, I did finish the game to see if there was anything better coming up in the next challenges. Sadly no:( Summing up, great looking game, but disappointed about the lack of gameplay progress/payoffs. Also, not much of a storyline exists.
smallfry091956 | Added on: February 9, 2012
I love everything about this game. The graphics is great. Picking out different chefs and waiters and rateing them d-a is good. Chooseing food items great. It is a must have on my list. I love these kind of games!
bushrat | Added on: May 12, 2011
This is the game of my dreams, an easy pace yet challenging. It requiers skill and thought to get those menus just right, train your staff and upgrade. I love it I am on my second round of the game, I have anew addiction :)
hankysis3 | Added on: May 9, 2011
I am only on my second restaurant. That said, this is a unique game. Choosing all of the requirements (food, recipes, service people, decorations, equipment) to get your "stars" takes a lot of planning and attention to detail. There really isn't any plot. You move from a small diner size restaurant, and level up to a full blown chic restaurant if you so decorate it that way. Spending the money wisely is the key - or you will be selling equipment back if you don't. All in all, a good "thinking" game, without a story behind it.
Lisa522 | Added on: April 22, 2011
this is one fun game. Very original and addictive. It's a little bit like Restaurant Empire but much simpler. I'd call it more of a strategy game than TM. At the beginning of each restaurant you will open, you hire & develop both chefs and waiters, plan (and discover/unlock) menu items and have to design the floor layout and design. Then when it's time to go "live", it's up to you to make the most of your seating arrangements and choices to fulfill the goals. It may not sound like much but trust me, once you start playing, you will NOT want to quit when the demo time is up. In fact, I couldn't even wait for This game to hit one of the portals (where I have credits accumulated) so ended up paying full price from the developer. Was well worth it and a nice surprise to something I thought I'd just have a quick look at. Lots of fun and can be kinda challenging (though not too hard) to figure out the recipes (you have to guess the ingredients for real dishes). Really enjoyable and it is fun even just to watch your restaurant run. Highly recommended.
ochy | Added on: May 13, 2011
I have enjoyed playing this game. It is fun. I like doing restaurant things. They are fun.
ben2706 | Added on: May 2, 2011
It was good to play a challenging time management game. This not only is a fast game but you need to be strategic and have challenges to complete. I like the fact you had to think about staff, recipes, challenges and running a perfect restaurant. It was addictive!
katiesnanny03 | Added on: May 5, 2011
I liked the fact that you had to make sure that all aspects of the restaurants had to work together to get the stars needed to proceed. Was original in it format. I also loved the fact that after you sat the guests you could concentrate on other things. It made it more user freindly.
jayjen35 | Added on: August 22, 2011
You can choose the decor, choose the dishes, hire the staff and decide who to train and when, but once the game play starts all you can do is seat customers. They are all the same so it doesn't matter who you seat first. There's no way to get the staff moving faster, or to even choose which tables get cleared first. So on the whole, the game is fun but a bit frustrating. The graphics are great, and I really had fun with the dishes & decor, but the problem is that once you've made all of the upgrades you can you can still have trouble with the "perfect day" achievement. The game advises you to "hire more staff" but hiring more staff isn't actually possible! It advises "add more decorations to increase patience" but there's no more room & you've got the most expensive decorations already! Even shuffling around the cooking equipment to eliminate unneeded items & increase others doesn't always help! It would be great to be able to expand the play area to accommodate more tables & decor, it would also be great to be able to hire more staff than the 4 chefs & 5 waiters allowed. Also, I'd be great to have a greater variety of decorations to choose from. To be honest if you went into a place that was decorated in the "high level" items en mass as they have to be in this game, most people would turn around & walk back out! Still a fun game, and worth the price!
joray2 | Added on: June 6, 2011
This game is the best TM game I have played so far this year! It's not boring and it does keep you thinking. I most always play a game once and than delete it. Not this one,I've played it over and over! Please come out with a Bistro Boulevard two. Five stars!
nifern8 | Added on: April 22, 2011
while i will admit this game starts off slow, if you give it a chance it is very addicting. i actually played through twice and was left wanting more. i liked how you had to figure out how best to stock your restaurant with food, supplies, and employees. i really liked this game!
loddy | Added on: April 29, 2011
Really nice game. Had some original features and found it highly addictive!
rat_trapper | Added on: June 27, 2011
This game is very good. I do not do much cooking myslef but suprisingly know a fair bit about the ingrediants etc. The graphics and gameplay are fantastic. Haven't quite worked out yet how to get stars within the game. But I'm sure I'll find out. Very easy to pickup.
Beebee | Added on: February 1, 2012
I love this game. I've played it through at least 4 times. The graphics are the best of any game I've seen. Wish they would make more games as good as this, the graphics and the plot.
yusef | Added on: April 22, 2011
Pretty much all you do in this game is upgrade and seat people. You spend a lot of time on upgrading--buying things for the restaurants, hiring and training personnel. Then you have to pick what you think would be the ingredients in certain recipes, and consider those recipes when choosing upgrade abilities for the chefs. You get points for having ingredients that customers' choose when they order, and you don't have any control over that except to see pictures of matches above their head. Once you seat a group, the service staff does the rest, not you. You get the option to play full screen or wide screen. Whichever you choose, you have to move the floor around to get to all of the tables, which is kind of a nuisance. Overall, I didn't find this very much fun and I don't plan to finish it, but I still gave it 3 stars because you at least get to play a little once you finish doing all the upgrades.
diamonddz | Added on: April 28, 2011
I love this game. The food looks real and you can decorate your resturant any way you want, train your staff and even choose uniform colors and much like running your own resturant. Can't get enough of this game, love the menu and recipes. Please give us a new Bistro Boulevard or maybe GameHouse Boulevard haha! wintersow
sbrownjm | Added on: October 25, 2012
I loved this game. The different restaurants are inviting and I find myself looking up recipes on my iphone so I can pick the right menu item. My only downfall is I wish they would hurry up and make a sequel. Cant wait!!!
elodie | Added on: June 13, 2011
Second time I try it but both times could not find any interesting in this game.
nanhee | Added on: February 3, 2012
I love everything about this game. It was pretty challenging but it eased you into it (i.e. the first few levels were pretty easy). And you got to control the decor, the waitstaff (uniforms and all), unlocking the food was super fun (and sometimes challenging). It was way too short for me but it is just as fun to replay!
maggs3696 | Added on: April 25, 2011
I rfeally like this game. I thought that I would be bored since all you do is seat the people and the staff does the rest. BUT...I was greatly pleased!!! This game give you the option for upgrades and figuring out how to place the tables and how to get the right amount of large and small tables in the restaurants is like a puzzle. I really enjoyed this game. I had a hard time turning it off. I am about to go and play the game again!!!!