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Jimmy's Bistro

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9 S Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444-3653
561-865-5774
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: At Jimmy's Bistro... the menu is ever-changing featuring fresh, hand made...
At Jimmy's Bistro... the menu is ever-changing featuring fresh, hand made pastas, cheeses, sausages and pates as well as meat, fish and seafood dishes with French, Italian and Asian influences.
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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food- Service needs to be improved

I have eaten here twice-- once in December and then again last night. Each time the food was very good. Other reviewers have commented on the tight space and lack of ambience. I had the same server both times. I can't tell whether he has a miserable personality or no personality. In any event it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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BOca Raton
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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BOca Raton
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here twice-- once in December and then again last night. Each time the food was very good. Other reviewers have commented on the tight space and lack of ambience. I had the same server both times. I can't tell whether he has a miserable personality or no personality. In any event it will keep me from coming... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Jimmy's Bistro is a small restaurant (seats about 40 people at most) just off Atlantic Ave. in downtown Delray Beach. The food served here is outstanding, with many specials each day that are really good (don't just look at the menu on the Interent). We had the sauté Tilefish with a delicious Buerre Blanc sauce. Probably one of the best... More 

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new providence NJ
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Our meals at Jimmy's were some of the best we have had in the area. The shrimp ettouffe was excellent, good strong flavor, but balanced and not overpowering. Highly recommended. Excellent service too.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Our friends told us about this place emphasizing to dress very casually as it is a "joint." I deliberately chose not to read reviews in advance of our dinner on Friday evening. My first impression was that their description was correct and that I would have to look further to find what they were raving about. I loved the vibe... More 

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Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My family of 5 dined here twice over the Christmas holidays. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the wine on each visit. I love étouffée and when the server described it differently than I remembered in New Orleans she added that it had been on the menu since the opening day. It was delicious. My wife had the duck and... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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734 reviews 734 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A real find. A small storefront restaurant on a side street. Limited menu but well executed. Reservations are a must because of the size The food is 5* but the service is lacking., otherwise it would be an excellent restaurant. I started with an excellent local ceviche with homemade potato chips. My wife had the Roasted Beet And Goat Cheese... More 

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Irvington, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Chef is owner and totally committed to his clients. He offers a different menu each night and a great imagination and skill highlight the creativity at work. The restaurant is a destination with no parking and a small and crowded seating area, which all add to the ambience. There is no ambiance otherwise, and that is part of the charm.... More 

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south florida
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333 reviews 333 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The food at this small side street joint in Delray is some of the best in the area.....what does it lack....a wine list with good stems, and the ambiance that can increase revenue and foot traffic. The food is outstanding and the service is adequate. He has a counter where you can sit or you may have a table which... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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244 reviews 244 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My husband and I always seem to end up at Jimmy's for dinner each time we are visiting Delray. The place is always packed and yet they always seem to manage to squeeze us in. The food has always been fantastic - probably one of the best places to dine in all of Delray. Menu items continually change. There are... More 

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Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My first time there, and it was a pleasant experience. Wait staff knew their product, and the food was very good-, The beet and goat cheese salad had a warmed, breaded, fried, piece of goat cheese on top. We had the steamed dumplings, and Ravioli with chicken, whichwas amde with home made pasta, and was quite light. .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 S Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444-3653
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Delray Beach
  • Phone Number: 561-865-5774

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine

Description

At Jimmy's Bistro... the menu is ever-changing featuring fresh, hand made pastas, cheeses, sausages and pates as well as meat, fish and seafood dishes with French, Italian and Asian influences.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?