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Joelles French Bistro

4423 State Street Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152-9338
+1 315-685-3063
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
French, European
4423 State Street Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152-9338
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

When we see the description “ Fine Dining”, our thoughts are mostly of the food quality, but at Joelle’s it is so much more. Pastoral views, soothing music, excellent food, pleasant and efficient service, what more could you ask for?

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

The food was exquisite , staff was friendly, the owner was very descriptive and the overall experience although pricey, was worth it. Desserts were also killer

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank maltmanks
Reviewed May 11, 2018

We dined here during a spa vacation on a freezing cold, snowy night in early April. The food was wonderful, especially the creme brûlée Joelle made to celebrate my birthday. Alain, the owner, was kind and charming and made the whole evening feel really special....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank DaisyQW
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

We came into the entrance where we were warmly greeted with the fireplace and candle ambiance and the maitre'd saying"Bonsoir" . Loved the French bistro decor and the Leg of Lamb was so tender. Definitely will go back in the summer to sit out on...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank skap1
Reviewed November 9, 2017

From the moment we were greeted with a "bonjour" by a personable maitre d, and saw the old world interior design, we knew we were in for a treat. Our waiter was wonderful and the food we were served was even better. Those who imbibed...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Janice M
Reviewed October 15, 2017

After years of visiting the Finger Lakes - and thinking we would likely never have a dining experience that as actually good - we went out of our way to stop at Joelle's French Bistro in Skaneateles. Our experience was nothing short of superb. The...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Woofy25
Reviewed July 15, 2017

Miam miam! Que c'est bon! A la campagne, à quelques kilomètres du centre-ville de Syracuse, ce petit resto qui a un charme très authentique gagne à être connu. On acclame: Le repas delicieux. Le confit de canard, l'agneau, la vichyssoise...tout était impeccable! La chaleur des...More

Date of visit: July 2017
2  Thank stephanielX3869QE
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

We were invited to Joelle's French Bistro for a private dinner. It was a preset dinner menu with your choice of 4 different entrees. We chose the grilled salmon with a basil sauce and the Moroccan chicken meatballs with couscous. Both were hot and delicious....More

Date of visit: June 2017
2  Thank Katherine8183
Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

We went there celebrating our 41st anniversary. One thing we can count on is a wonderful dining experience. The wife, "Joelle" is the chef and her husband is the mater de Staff is attentive, food fantastic , and a wonderful atmosphere.

Date of visit: November 2016
2  Thank Paul H
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Have been going since opening 11 years ago. Warmest hospitality thanks to Alain; greatest food thanks to Joelle. Oh, she's nice too. So, French and Moroccan cuisine, great wine list and all properly priced. The interior decor is smart and the back patio is quite...More

Date of visit: September 2016
2  Thank Charles-and-Yumi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4423 State Street Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152-9338
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Skaneateles
  • Phone Number: +1 315-685-3063
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