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Joel's Bistro - CLOSED

806 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719-5047 (West University)
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Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: West University
Most recent review
- Jun 15, 2013
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: West University

12 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Eggs Benedict at Joël's--traditional, with lobster, or vegetarian--is a perfect, although calorie blowing way to start the day. Good for lunch too. Nothing cloying about the Hollandaise, and the accompanying potatoes are scrumptious. Substitute fruit for less guilt. Service is unwaveringly cordial and friendly, although sometimes harried. There are other goodies here too, including croque monsieur, salad niçoise, quiche, soups... More

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Yuba City
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I had breakfast and lunch a Joel's during my week at a nearby hotel. Large portions of homemade tasting high quality food. Low prices and eager service.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
285 reviews 285 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Quiet ambiance awaits you at this laid back breakfast place where service is fast and efficient and very friendly and the breakfasts all extremely well prepared and your coffee cup never empty. We each had eggs benedict, one lobster and one veggie. Both were wonderful and served with fresh italian bread on the side. The preparations were unusual and very... More

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Bay View, Michigan
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Our bike group goes to Joel's Bistro as one of our destinations. Joel's has inside seating and patio seating. It seems that their business may outstrip the ability of the kitchen to keep up, so, during the lunch period, the time for service can lag.

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Tucson, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

This is the best breakfast/lunch spot that is very close to the University of Arizona. The eggs benedict, salads, and sandwiches are amazing. You wont go wrong with it. You wont be disappointed. Great for families or for curing a hangover. It's fresh, healthy, and they offer classic French and American foods.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

I had not read the reviews about this place before visiting in mid-April 2012. However, I agree with the review that said the lobster omelet was the best omelet she had ever had in her life. It was the best omelet I have ever had in my life and I plan to take friends there soon.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

The food was great, I recommend the tomato basil soup. But the service was VERY slow and thinks like water refills had to be requested repeatedly.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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73 reviews 73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

My husband and I were visiting my son and his soulmate in Tucson this June. My son had been telling me about Joel's Bistro for quite some time. We went for a late breakfast and could have had lunch but all of us opted for breakfast fare. My son and I had the lobster omelet. His girlfriend had another omelet... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2010

Small little house with crowded seating, but food is quite good and service was decent. Go here to have a nice breakfast or lunch -- not too pricey and close to campus.

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Tucson, az
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2009

The first time that I went to dine at Joel's Bistro was when I was in Highschool and even back then, I remember being impressed by the time, effort, and detail that Joel puts into every dish. The flavors explode at you, and your nostrils tingle with delight from the wide array of aromas that fill the room. If could,... More

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