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Le Creuset Bistro Grill, 12.5"


Enjoy the delicious taste of grilled meat and veggies—rain or shine—without the hassle of firing up the outdoor grill. Le Creuset’s cast iron grill works with any heat source—including induction—and delivers excellent heat...Read More

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EXCLUSIVE Enjoy the delicious taste of grilled meat and veggies—rain or shine—without the hassle of firing up the outdoor grill. Le Creuset’s cast iron grill works with any heat source—including induction—and delivers excellent heat distribution for amazing results every time.

Exclusive to Sur La Table, the Bistro grill pairs a large cooking area with a slim profile for space-saving storage, and adds a touch of classic French beauty to any kitchen or table.

Features Hide

  • Create delicious outdoor-grilled flavors right in your own kitchen
  • Perfect for grilling chicken, steaks, fish, fajitas, vegetables and more
  • Delivers even heat distribution and superior heat retention
  • Ribbed cooking surface allows fat to drain away and creates appetizing grill marks
  • Black enameled interior requires no seasoning and resists scratches
  • Colorful, long-lasting exterior enamel resists chipping and cracking
  • Handles are designed for added comfort, balance and easy lifting
  • Goes effortlessly from stovetop to table for beautiful presentation

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Le Creuset
  • Material: Enameled cast iron
  • Dimensions: 12.5" x 1.25"
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty
  • Made in France

Care & Usage Show

  • Dishwasher safe
  • Oven safe to 500°F


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Customer Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
57 Reviews
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Lightweight and easy to clean
I have been wanting a new cast iron grill pan. I love cooking on it because they can get super hot and heat up evenly. I love this one because is big enough for two large steaks but still fits in the dishwasher nicely.
April 15, 2015
Used at Sur La Table Cooking Class
A few weeks ago I took a Korean cooking class at Sur La Table in Portland, OR. We used this pan to grill the rib-eye steak for the Korean lettuce wraps. The pan worked very well and heated to a high heat evenly. We were all impressed with the outcome. Also you can grill vegetables on it and then take it to the table to serve it on the pan.
May 8, 2015
over 3 years ago
The best LeCreuset pan I own!
This is the most useful pan I own. Great for steak tips, chicken, and salmon. Add some "herbes de Provence" and you get the best "grillades" without stepping outside and regardless of the weather. A household favorite!
July 18, 2015
over 3 years ago
Grill is Great
I use this Bistro Grill for grilling, steak, hamburgers, chicken, etc. Heat it well first and spray with a little oil. It cleans easily.
June 28, 2015
over 3 years ago
Best Grill ever
I have been looking for a grill like this for a long time. It is the perfect size for burgers, steaks and vegetables. The surface heats evenly and cleans up easily.
July 21, 2015
over 3 years ago
This is a fantastic pan. It is the perfect size to fit 4 tortillas, 4 small or 2 large pieces of meat, 4 sandwiches. Terrific item!
Heats evenly, easy to handle and clean. Fits in dishwasher! HIGH QUALITY.
January 11, 2016
SO hard to clean!
Cooks evenly but so very hard to clean. I thought it would be an improvement from my previous grill pan, but sadly it is not.

I wish I could return it. It was not worth the money
June 8, 2016
over 2 years ago
it's "OK"
Very heavy and difficult to clean between the ridges
May 14, 2016
over 2 years ago
Great Grill Pan
I love this grill! I especially like the low profile and the all-in-one handles. Heats quickly, cooks evenly, and cleans up easily. I bought the yellow pan - and it's gorgeous to boot! My only minor complaint is that I find it to be quite heavy, but that's the nature of a cast-iron pan. I highly recommend this grill!
April 7, 2016
over 2 years ago
Great for cooking turkey burgers
I love my bistro grill! I use it regularly to cook turkey burgers. Using this is a great alternative to using an outdoor grill because it still gives flavor to the meat and cooks quickly and evenly. On medium heat, I am able to cook 4 turkey burgers for 5 minutes on each side. So easy!
March 20, 2016
over 3 years ago

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
Arturo I on Nov 12, 2018
I have 2 other Le Creuset pieces that I love. I'm having fun collecting them and this one has been on my list. Merry Christmas to me :-)
Lisa D on Nov 12, 2018
Arturo I on Nov 12, 2018
Tired of braving the weather all winter to grill outside. We'll see.
elaine b on Nov 12, 2018
I have 2 other Le Creuset pieces that I love. I'm having fun collecting them and this one has been on my list. Merry Christmas to me :-)
Lisa D on Nov 12, 2018
I needed a grill pan
Laura N on Nov 12, 2018
great price
Shannon B on Nov 12, 2018
Saw this from an IG blogger that I follow.
Jennie H on Nov 12, 2018
Its winter and I want to do some indoor grilling with my induction top
Richard B on Nov 12, 2018
I love the Le Creuset brand. I have a Le Creuset round Dutch oven and use it all of the time. Foods cook quickly and evenly and clean up is a breeze.
Laurnet S on Nov 11, 2018
I love to grill, but get lazy to turn on the grill outside. Hopefully this will be a great way to get grill marks indoors.
Dianna T on Nov 11, 2018
We have a cast iron rectangular grill. Works great, but a real mess to clean. This in addition to the fact that it is hard to use the portion of the grill seated on the back burners. I wanted a grill with an enamel surface, this plus the fact that the shape is perfect for one burner. Can’t wait to receive this product and get cooking.
Jay R on Nov 9, 2018
I wanted a grilling pan to use on my new induction cooktop. This seems to fit the bill. And I was able to buy a quality product on sale.
Patricia H on Nov 9, 2018
Seems to be able to get grill marks on food, and has good quality.
William M on Nov 9, 2018
Great deal on this item!! Also, this grill pan is a great alternative to using an outdoor grill and it is extremely space efficient.
Janelle O on Nov 9, 2018
I've been wanting a grill and the reviews for this item were great.
Maria C on Nov 9, 2018
Searing after sous vide
Josepha S on Nov 9, 2018
Price & utility
KATHY A K on Nov 9, 2018
I've been looking at it for awhile and your sale was just at the right time; the reviews clinched it. I love my le creuset!
Kathleen A on Nov 9, 2018
featured on one of the instagram bloggers I follow, Kristy Wicks. I was in the market for a high quality indoor grill pan.
Lori C on Nov 9, 2018
I am a Creuset fan and I am building up quite a collection- nothing beats them!
Nana N on Nov 3, 2018
i need a new one and hope this works better than the last one i bought which is AllClad.
Pamela B on Oct 23, 2018
easier than using the grill
Deborah C on Sep 30, 2018
live in manhattan and miss our grill when we are stuck in the city
Lisa S on Sep 30, 2018
reputation for the brand and wanting to try a new method for cooking!
Joanne H on Sep 26, 2018
Social media giveaway
NeEtta G on Sep 26, 2018
Love Le Creuset products and I want to be able to grill inside for dinner sometimes!
Jennifer R on Sep 25, 2018
I love this brand and needed a grill pan.
Laura L on Sep 25, 2018
great product
germaine p on Sep 23, 2018
Love how large this grill is, Le Creuset is the best cast iron. Definitely an investment but last more than a lifetime, if you take care of them right. My whole family uses these.
Linh L on Sep 13, 2018
Used in cooking class
Jeffrey M on Sep 9, 2018
Let Creuset is beautiful as well as functional. It will stand the test of time.
Tina S on Sep 3, 2018
I was looking for a grill pan that did not have a non-stick coating. Love the Provence color and the quality of Le Creuset.
Theresa S on Sep 2, 2018
It was time to replace an old grill. Le Creuset is a great product. I own several of the pots.Have been cooking with Le Creuset since 1969.
Elaine M on Aug 30, 2018
Looks easy to use and clean!!
Joanne T on Aug 30, 2018
I live in Arizona and don't use the grill outside much in the heat of the summer. I chose this pan to get the grill marks on salmon, chicken and burgers.
Terry K on Aug 30, 2018
Love this product...
Eva M on Aug 12, 2018
gift for my daughter. Life is too short to buy cheap cookware!
Kim T on Aug 9, 2018
Was on the brides gift registry.
Margaret K on Jul 31, 2018
Daughter wanted one like mine for a wedding present.
Lesia P on Jul 27, 2018
I chose the bistro grill because I can cook by my favorite method - grilling - without the necessity of having an outdoor grill.
Michele R on Jul 26, 2018
My son-in-law loves to cook so I’m putting this away for Christmas.
Emily L on Jul 17, 2018
Needed grill
Cheryl O on Jul 16, 2018
It is the perfect indoor grill
Ana L on Jul 15, 2018
Christmas gift because it was mentioned by the person I bought it for and I have been very happy with this Le Creuset products in my own kitchen
Robin H on Jul 15, 2018
Good price great reviews!
Barbara M on Jul 14, 2018
I've wanted for a while and was able to get it at the sale price.
Deborah G on Jul 13, 2018
To grill steak on the stove, finish in the oven.
Jane B on Jul 7, 2018
I needed a Stovetop Grill & have a friend who has one, it cooks perfectly
JOSE N on Jul 4, 2018
Own one like this and use it so often I wanted one for our second home.
Christine A on Jul 3, 2018
Le Creuset makes a good product and I need an indoor grilling pan. Love the cerise color!
Leslie G L on Jun 29, 2018
To grill items in the house
Jeanne M on Jun 27, 2018
Tired of braving the weather all winter to grill outside. We'll see.
elaine b on Nov 12, 2018
I needed a grill pan
Laura N on Nov 12, 2018
What is the difference between the bistro grill, skinny grill and square grill?
Rania S on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The difference is simply size. The square grill has higher sides & a helper handle. The skinny grill is shallower & has loop handles. The bistro has the upturned handles, is thinner & has a larger cooking surface.
Can you use them one an electric flat top stove?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have cooked on my glass top stove and it is fine. - I lift mine off the burner - don't drag it as it may scratch the glass
where does the grease go? all over the range top/oven?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This grill has very shallow sides so meat which is being grilled does spatter all over the stove top. Using a spatter screen is possible but only if food being grilled is "thin"; otherwise, the spatter screen sits on top of the food or the edges of the handles. Be prepared to clean the entire stove top, burners, etc after using.
can you use this on an induction stovetop?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I use mine on an induction range.
What size is this, maybe 26?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The answer is in the product description, 12.5" diameter ( measured from outside edge through the center to the opposite side.
can it be used on an outdoor grill?
Russ O on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes! I've used a few of my Le Creuset pieces on the grill. They get a little charred on the outside, but it has also washed off clean.
I understand that these are cast iron but have an enameled interior. Do they require no seasoning because they are pre-seasoned or do they require no seasoning because of the enameled interior?
A shopper on May 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Enameled cast iron requires no seasoning. The enamel is basically a glass coating on your pan.
will it work on induction stove?
A shopper on Apr 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes! I use this on my induction stove and it works wonderfully.
Is it 12.5 inches with or without the handles?
Shirley P on Jul 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Round area is approx 12.5-12.75 with a 12.25" actual cooking area. Dimension including handles is 14.5. Hope this helps!
Was at your store today and noticed that while some of the Bistro Grill 12.5 surfaces was in matt finish and some glossy finish, regardless whether they are in the box or on display.
Asked your staff what is the difference, the answer was that it is due to the items being on display and being exposed!! Is this possible?
A shopper on Mar 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, ordinary exposure or "out of the box" time effects the appearance of the nonstick surface. This effect is entirely superficial and can be undone by regular cleaning (which is often not done in store).
Does this exist in the flat grill?
A shopper on Sep 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, this is a ribbed grill pan.
Is it hard to clean? I have a Lodge one with ridges and my chicken sticks to it, so I have to scrape it clean after each use.
A shopper on Aug 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: A little bit. The neat and grill should have oil. I use coconut oil. I just soak it in warm water.

I love it and use it every night.
Is there a lid that would fit this grill to turn it into a steam grill (like the Staub steam grill)? I am preferential to Le Creuset!
A shopper on Nov 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I suggest taking the grill to a kitchen supply store and comparing the lids for different pans i.e. Calphalon, Analon and others, I've purchased a few different pans and occasionally use lids on other pans than originally intended. You might also try a resteraunt supply store (if there is on in your area) there is a large variety of items which could fit the bill. Out of the box thinking really helps in finding solutions to needs like these. Good luck! R.
What is the best way to clean it and with what?
A shopper on Apr 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We cooked a steak, and have found absolutely nothing that will get all of the grease or the stain off the grill. We are about to find out if we can return it. We love Le Creuset, but not this grill.
Is it deep enough for the juices to accumulate?
A shopper on Jul 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No not really. There is only about a 1/4 of an inch between the food and grooves below. You might have a tiny bit of pour over. I mostly grill vegetables. It is a great way not to use much oil and keep the calorie count down. Hope this was helpful.
Can you use this on an outdoor gas grill?
A shopper on Mar 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Although I put aluminum foil under the pan to keep it protected from flare ups. That way you can continue to use indoors and on the grill
I bought mine at the store, but there was no box. What was in the box?
RENE B on Jul 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The only thing you missed is the little catalog of care instructions that comes standard with any LC purchase. I'm sure all the same info is available onlne.
I preheat the grill as directed and have the gas heat on medium/medium high. I am getting nice grill marks on boneless chicken but the inside and edges remain under-cooked even after several minutes on each side. Any ideas?
Colleen S on Jul 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Whenever I cook chicken breasts or legs (Which I brush with a favorite BBQ sauce, I grill first to get the charred flavor and crispness of the skin. I turn to gill on all sides of the pieces of meat. After the chicken is charred by the grill, I put it in a preheated 350 degree oven to finish the cooking inside. I cover a baking pan with foil, and just put the chicken pieces in the pan (NO COVER). This usually takes about 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the meat. You could probably grill thighs completely on the Le Creuset grill since they are a much flatter portion of meat. It really makes the chicken taste extra delicious using the grill to char the chicken.
How do you get the grilling pans clean?
Elizabeth P on Nov 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: per other reviewers, and now proven in my own home: I wipe out food crumbles, then use Dawn & warm water to soak inside the grill as it cools down & I enjoy the food ~ meal over? washes out easily.
how much does this weigh?
Eileen on Feb 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: According to my scale : 6 lbs 13 oz
Is there a Cook Book for this grill? I cooked a steak on mine last week and it was awful - still don't know if it was the meat or the grill.
A shopper on Jun 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine came with a small instruction book which had some general information. It does require a long preheating time--which of course will vary with the stove and temperature of the burner. The meat should really sizzle and spatter when it hits the grill. If not, the meat will not sear properly and can be dry and tough. I have to admit that I returned this grill due to the really long preheat time and the difficulty in cleaning it.
Does it come with a lid?
A shopper on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not that I know off, but you really do not need one and by the way it is the best for grilling salmon....!
Can I use Le Creuset bistro grill on an reg gas stove??
Elizabet M on Sep 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We have this item but have a glasstop electric stove. However, per the manufacture’s website, you are suppose be able to use all of their cast iron items on all cooking surfaces. Just remember that it’s cast iron and you many find you don’t need to use as high a flame as with other cooking pans.
Can it be used on a glass cook top
A shopper on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The enameled cast iron is ok for use on a glass surface. I believe it even says that in the details on the Le Creuset page in the description of their enameled cast iron pieces if you want the answer from the manufacturer (I didn't see the Bistro Grill in their grill pans, but did see that description on all the other pieces).
What kind of cook surface works best with the Bistro Grill?
A shopper on Oct 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have only used it in my oven and it is fabulous - cooks steaks to perfection. It is a heavy utensil and delivers/transfers heat extremely well. I am very happy with my purchase! The ridges are fat/moisture reservoir's that allow the liquid to escape and keep it from affecting the cooking time/food quality.
Does this fully cook meat in a reasonable time? I have used grill pans in the past that just never cooked meat through, certainly not in a timeframe similar to actually grilling it.
Brenda M on Mar 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I bought this pan when living in an apartment and had no choice to grill out doors. Even though I have a grill now I still use this pan for quick grilling of fish and veggies.
To be more specific I really like the pan for thinner items but a thick steak or chicken I prefer my outdoor grill.
can this be used on a gas grill?
Linda V on May 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, ALL Le Creuset cast iron products are safe for ALL heat sources. I would be careful with wood burning or charcoal fires as they tend to get too hot and could crack your enamel coating.
Can it be used on induction stove?
A shopper on Jun 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All heat sources are perfectly suitable to cook with the Le Creuset cast iron cookware. This includes induction stoves. I use the Bistro Grill on my glass top stove and in the oven.
Can u use this on electric glass top without damage to top?
A shopper on Apr 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I use it in the oven, and rarely on a glass top induction stove. You should take great care not to slide it, as I'm sure it will scratch the glass surface.
Will the grill pan work on my glass cooktop?
Julie on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I use it on my glass cooktop with no problems.


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