farzi, If it works like all other NCL ships it isn;t really an a la carte menu, but an extra service charge. The $10 is worth every penny in my mind. Give it a try,but make reserveations for one of the first nights. It is easier to get in then..........Happy cruisin, newmexicoNita
We ate at LeBistro twice on our trip to Alaska last year. It cost $10 per person. We both had the filet, on both nights, which was excellent. The first night we ate there was on "Formal Nite" to escape the mad crowds in the dining rooms! Since we enjoyed "Free Style" so we could eat at a table for two, we knew we would be out of luck getting a table for two on "Formal" night in either of the main dining rooms without a long wait, so we chose LeBistro instead and made reservations the day before--excellent choice on our part! Also noticed the captain and crew decided to get away from the crowd too, since they ate at the table next to us. The second time we ate there was on the final night of the cruise. The food again was excellent, but the service wasn't as good, (but adequate) as on the formal night (maybe cause the Captain wasn't there that night and the crew was looking forward to the end of the cruise?). I would recommend LeBistro as a wonderful alternative to "Formal Night". Enjoy your trip!