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JT's Bistro offers an intimate dining experience showcasing Chef John award-winning contemporary American cuisine and creative use of seasonal, farm-fresh ingredients
PRICE RANGE
$2 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Bar, Fusion
FEATURES
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to try JT's Bistro as some friends said they really liked it. My wife ordered the fish tacos and I ordered the pork ribs with mashed potatoes. Even though there were only two other tables, we waited a long time, probably close to...45 minutes. When the food arrived, we had to ask for utensils. The mashed potatoes were as good as wevhad heard, but the ribs were cold. I was very surprised, so asked our server if they could be warmed up. She took them off the plate. Leaving the mashed potatoes with the vegetable. Again, she was gone for a long time, and by the time she came back we had finished the rest of our food. Expecting nice hot ribs, I was again appaled at the temperature! Lukewarm at best! I politely asked her about it, and she said the chef had put them in the oven at 600°. I asked did he use a meat thermometer and she said yes. Not knowing what else to say, I just said, "well this is very disappointing". She said there was nothing more she could do and gave us the bill. I still gave her a 20% tip, as it really wasn't her fault, but we will never go back and never recommend it to anyone.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 19, 2022

The food was not good... the service was poor even with a huge community event taking place. The owners expect young wait staff to carry their own banks with NO CASH to even cash out customers. The waitress could not even break a $20 bill....There were at least 10 parties there and she had to go to a nearby store to break a $20 bill..let alone the $100 I wanted to use to pay for my $20 lunch! And... she didn't even ask if we wanted to pay half on the credit card I had to use to pay for my subpar food. Very poor business practices. I would not eat there again and I am close to being local...I live in Clarkdale.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 25, 2022 via mobile

My wife and I tried the Bistro on a Friday night, which had only been open for two or three years. We were swayed by the several glowing reviews, but we were badly disappointed. Unfortunately, this place is not ready for prime time. We arrived...at about 5:30PM and there were very few tables occupied-a bad sign. We ordered drinks, and were informed that for happy hour all drinks were $0.50 off. Wife ordered a Chardonnay and I selected the house Manhattan from the menu. When the drinks arrived my wife was asked if she wanted some ice, because the wine was not cold, so she asked for a Pinot Grigio that was cold. As for my “Manhattan,” it was served with a soda straw and tasted more like an Old Fashion-sweet with red cherry juice. I tasted no bitters or bourbon. Asked and was informed that yes, it was a Manhattan. Oh well. I wanted the rib eye, but was informed they were out of those. Ordered a Chile burger. Wife decided on fish and chips, the Friday night special. She said the F & C were good, but unfortunately they were out of tarter sauce. My burger was spoiled by a mysterious red sauce on it. Bill was $78 before tip-pricey for what we had. I’m afraid the Bistro will not make it unless it picks up its game.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 4, 2021 via mobile

After the reading the reviews and the menu this was a destination and the moment we walked in a disappointment The prices were way above listed on web The place looked like the inside of a garage There was no atmosphere to make you want...to stay But we did only till we ate and left that fast Salmon was great but skip the meatballs and make sure you stop somewhere else on the way home to eat I wouldn’t bother to go unless sonic is closedMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 17, 2021

We were in town for a short get-away and to visit Out of Africa. We happened along JT’s and could not be happier. The food was delicious. Our waiter Tommy was friendly, fun and gave us some great tips for our Out of Africa trip....If we make it here again, eating at JT’s will be a must.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 13, 2021

Food is awesome, prices friendly, try the southwest burger, and the mac n cheese pizza rocks, don't even get me started on the prime rib on saturdays, awe#$/=*@some!!! Just saying, staff is friendly, attentive, look forward to going back!!:)

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 2, 2021 via mobile

We went here traveling north from Phoenix to Flagstaff to try something new. I had a Cobb salad and my wife had the Fridsy special Fish and Chips. Out waiter was nice but it took forever to get the food. He told us it was...slow because they only had one chef. One chef on Friday night at 6:30 seems like a recipe for how to NOT succeed in the restaurant business. The food was fairly priced and not bad but I would never go back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 30, 2021

The food was very good and the prices were so reasonable. I had the salmon meal and it was just $17 & was delicious. My friend got the burger and fries and she enjoyed it, too. Our waitress was Miranda and she was awesome! We'd...like to go back in the evening when they have live music on Fridays. There's lots of room for large parties inside or outside.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 29, 2021

Very bad service, almost to the point of being rude, out of food, dirty tables wait staff standing around, young staff member outside on phone i was told he was dish washer and didn’t belong cleaning tables, also we had reservations for 5:30 and since...we didn’t tell them we would order prim rib they were sold out to the people who had reservations later they had prim rib reserved….. and they only about 3 couples in the restaurant at the time…we paid or our drinks and walked out,went down the street to another restaurant walked in was seated right away and had one of he best meals we’ve ever had…More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 24, 2021 via mobile

This was not upscale dining. It was more like a sports bar environment. Their online advertising was not accurate. I ordered the prime rib, my "loaded" baked potato came with cheese....that's it. I ordered the meatball appetizer and the meatballs tasted like the bagged ones...from the freezer section. The menu online did not reflect the food I received and the menu in the restaurant was very limited. The food was very basic, nothing great. I felt alittle deceived. My server was very nice and attentive.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed April 22, 2021

Came in with my son from Phoenix. The burger choices brought us here and we were not disappointed! I had the JT Burger my son had the Bison Burger. The JT Burger was juicy and delicious with green chiles, bacon, grilled onions, fontina cheese, lettuce...and tomato jam. My son's Bison burger was lean and flavorful with garlic aioli, bacon onion jam and pepper jack cheese. They should bottle the garlic aioli. Our server was Miranda. She was super friendly and attentive. This place was worth the trip!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 9, 2021

Early dinner on Friday night. Fish and chips were perfect and the Ribeye I had was cooked perfectly. Dessert was yummy too! Service was spot on. Miranda did a great job!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 8, 2021 via mobile

Don't miss this awesome find! Miranda took great care if us! Excellent menu for food and drinks! We got burgers because we'd been craving one. It was served on a brioche roll. Fantastic! Corn chowder rocked too!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 8, 2021 via mobile

As there were six of us, we had a chance to try a variety of menu items and all were great: burgers, Cuban sandwiches, Ruben sandwich, and large salad. Staff was friendly and most efficient. Perfect weather allowed us to eat on the deck. It...was a very good experience, all around.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 27, 2021

The food was wonderful, atmosphere was friendly. Planning on going again. Did ask about them serving breakfast and they said not at this time.

Date of visit: February 2021
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JT Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5