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“A pleasant evening” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jean-Robert's Table

Jean-Robert's Table
713 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Ranked #9 of 1,725 restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 7th and Vine Streets
Cincinnati, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“A pleasant evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We went for a family dinner. A very pleasant evening.
The food was very good. For starters we had the surf and turf tartare, the seared foie gras, and the the spring house salad. All good, the foie gras excellent even thoug the small vol-au-vent it came with did not match perfectly. The entrees were the filet, the organic salmon, and the lamb chops. Very good too and well prepared. The ratatouille that came with the lamb was too salty, unfortunately.
The desserts were good but not same level as the rest. The creme brûlée was well made but the blueberry tarte was bland, almost cheese cake-like, not French at all.
The service was good but not too attentive - we had to ask for the bread and we were asked to hand the plates when we were done with the appetizers and the entrees.
In summary, a good place, we will go back. But some more attention to detail and being closer to "Frenchness" would make it better.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
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83 reviews 83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent Country French in Downtown Cincinnati”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Jean-Robert is a very talented chef, and his French Restaurant a few blocks north of Fountain Square reflects his Gaelic Heritage. A set daily menu with the standard continental entrees is always supplemented with a number of starter and main course specials. You cannot miss with his onion soup, his version of a croque and an excellent chateau burger. The salmon was very good and a veal slices special was tasty. This is the place for French in the Queen City. A small wine list fairly priced. Valet parking in the evening.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

A dear friend of mine (a highly respected food critic) recommended that I visit Chef Jean-Robert's newest restaurant, Table. How lovely in every way. My Mom & I had an amazing lunch, the service was impeccable, and the atmosphere was very "country" French. Every course was beautifully executed and the flavors extraordinaire. I highly recommend a visit, hope to enjoy a dinner there when I next return to Cincinnati. Easy access off 71, parking lot right next door.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best place around!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We went to this restaurant for the first time last night. I love French food and spend a lot of time in France.

The food, particularly the appetizers and the trout special, was delicious. I put together a meal of appetizers, which are quite large portions. The 'mussels 3 ways' appetizer and the morel mushroom appetizer were great. The lobster salad was beautifully presented and a perfect creation (but the homage to the Reds with a 'crackerjacks and peanuts' finish was a rare misstep).

The best part of this meal was that classical sauces were presented at the table by the waiter, who then left them at the table. The food was created in more fresh, healthy ways than the old classically french recipes offer. The bill for two, with a tip, came to $165.

Note that the wines by the glass are nothing special, but they were fine. We sat in a both by the window, which was roomy and comfortable. The dress code seemed to be somewhat dressed up, but not to any extreme. Summer dresses, no jeans or shorts.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“The Maisonette Redux (Step Back in Time)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

For 41 years The Maisonette on 6th street in downtown Cincinnati was the highest rated restaurant (5 star)in the country. I was disappointed to find out during my recent staying downtown Cincinnati that The Maisonette closed in 2005. Unfortunately, a victim of changing eating habits of Americans to a more casual dining experience.
The good news is that the executive chef of The Maisonette opened his own restaurant a short distance from the old restaurant and close to all the major hotels downtown. It's named after himself, Jean-Roberts Table.
It's more casual than his former restaurant, but still serves excellent French cuisine. I ordered the country trio (pork belly, braised short ribs and Au Poivre) and it all melted in my mouth.
The service was great and the atmosphere was excellent. The art work (for purchase) was very interesting.
The only downside to the Jean-Roberts was the wine list. It was very pricey. But, then again, the whole meal (for 2) ran about $200.
But if you want to know what the "golden age" of restaurants were like in Cincinnati, go to Jean-Robert's Table. (reservation suggested)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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