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Chez jean

#106 of 1,896 Restaurants in Bordeaux
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1 Place du Parlement | 1 Place du Parlement, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 44 44 43
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wolfville, Canada
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505 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got an outside table (and it was a night for heaters, so we appreciated that they had them, and that they were turned on). We enjoyed our meal - the service was good, the food well prepared and tasty. I really liked the Rigatoni with Goat Cheese, Sun Dried Tomato, Pine Nuts and Cream. The only issue, because the... More 

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Cornwall, England
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were heading for a TripAdvisor recommendation in the Parlement area - but it was closed. So we spotted where the locals ate, and we were not disappointed. Excellent lunch and good value for money.

Thank Farnsfield
Shaldon, United Kingdom
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610 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice staff, good service. Hungry and looking for somewhere to eat on a busy Saturday night. Filled the bill adequately. Biggest and most delicious cream puff in the square. Nicely presented food. Nice table in bar area. Hit the spot nicely.

Thank shish57
New York City
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Restaurants are on 3 of 4 sides of this square, and Chez, Jean is the one with the "reputation." If you prefer to eat inside to avoid the noise and smokers on the plaza, you will find a small, simple room with 3 tables close to the door and several more up a few steps further inside. The food was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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569 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

A very busy Sunday night...the upstairs was booked by a HUGE noisy group. Luckily, we were seated downstairs and for most of our dinner, almost by ourselves, very quiet, like a private dining room. Same waiter as last year. This guy definitely deserves an award for best waiter ever. We were well taken care of and he noticed every little... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

The meal at Chez Jean was disappointing at best. We were given a nice table just outside the door. While deciding on dinner we ordered a glass of champagne which comes in a lovely looking, if not slightly odd glass which would be very nice except it was only half full for a €9 glass. Not sure if this was... More 

Thank LostSpecs
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

We had dinner on a warm evening on the terrace. Service was up to standard. The square (place) is wonderful. This is the real Bordeaux. Mix of tourists and locals in the restaurant. The food is traditional, but still original. We can recommend the "cochon noir du pays basque", which reminds of pulled pork, but in much more refined and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Were able to secure a table outside without booking although our table was next to the door so there was a lot of toing and froing which detracted from the experience. The food, wine and service was good. Both my husband and myself chose from the set menu. I would eat here again.

Thank vicky755
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

What a nice referral from our hotel. Small restaurant with 10 out of 10 food and service, right in an open square, centrally located, easy to get to by foot. Great choice.

Thank Hal C
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We dined on our last night in Bordeaux. The location is great - right on the Place du Parliament. Spoilt for choice with the menu but we couldn't go past the Plat du Jour for the evening. Great food, great wine list and excellent manager and staff. Fun night had by all!

Thank Georgina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Place du Parlement | 1 Place du Parlement, 33000, Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
  • Phone Number: +33 5 56 44 44 43

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?