Welcome to Bistro La Bon

Located in the heart of Plaza Midwood, Bistro La Bon stands out as a shining jewel in the Queen City by offering a one-of-a-kind dining experience that celebrates culinary influences from all over the world. Bistro La Bon is proud to serve locally sourced products and offer a selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. Join us for daily specials and weekend brunch.


By the time he moved to Charlotte in 1999, Chef Majid Amoorpour had already completed two years of art school and had spent eight years working in the kitchens of some of Sweden’s finest restaurants. He felt he was at a crossroads, with both art school and culinary school beckoning. His move to Charlotte would ultimately encourage his passion for food.

Amoorpour began with a job making bread and pastries at Dean & Deluca. In 2001, he became the pastry chef at Noble’s, working alongside Brian Stockholm, who now owns the food truck Papi Queso.

“He is one of the most passionate food people I know,” Stockholm says of Amoorpour, “It has been interesting to see him grow as a chef and come back from his travels with new skills.”

Amoorpour set out to hone his culinary skills through experience rather than school. He moved to Chicago in 2003 and worked for chef Charlie Trotter for eight months. He moved on to working at another upscale Chicago restaurant, Tru, with acclaimed pastry chef Gail Gand. He also trained in England with chef Jean Jacques Martin, who was the sous chef to Amoorpour’s idol, chef Alain Ducasse.

Amoorpour returned to Charlotte and in 2010 he opened Bistro La Bon where he continues to apply everything he’s learbed throughout his travels to create inspiring and innovative dishes. Amoorpour recalls that even the art school played its part, “Food is a way of art… You create something using all of your senses. You can see it and feel it and taste it and smell it. The only thing you can’t do is hang it on your wall.”

Our Chef: Majid Amoorpour


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Menu

Enjoy our seasonal and locally sourced menu and featured items.