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“Actually a 3.5 rating”
Review of Bistro Jeanty

Bistro Jeanty
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Ranked #3 of 30 Restaurants in Yountville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $80
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mulberry
Reviewed June 6, 2013

We have been to Bistro Jeanty many times, but it has been many years since we were last there. The main dining room was reconfigured and not quite as inviting. I think it has more tables now, which made it louder and more difficult to have a conversation. The food was good but not as spectacular as it used to be. I started with the bone marrow appetizer, which consisted of three good size pieces. One of the pieces was still quite undercooked because the bone was much thicker. The waiter, after saying it was probably fine, offered to cook another one. I declined, as I had had enough by then. Frankly, I’d prefer the dish to be two pieces for $10, rather than the three pieces for $14.50, as it is very rich. We both had main course specials – rack of lamb ($38.50) and Mediterranean sea bass ($31.00). The specials were written on a small blackboard, which was brought to the table, and the waiter described each special. There was never any mention of price, and we were a little surprised when we got our bill. Both dishes were tasty, and the lamb was very tender. I’m just not sure the prices were justified, as I would not expect these prices in a bistro setting. For dessert we had the bread pudding ($9.50); it was described as have raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. It’s served in a bowl and has a lot of rich custard; again, it was tasty but had only 3-4 blueberries and one raspberry or blackberry. And, again, it could have been a smaller serving (and perhaps less expensive). The waiter was nice enough, but it did feel as though he did a fair amount of up-selling. We don’t mind an expensive meal, but the value needs to be there, and we didn’t feel that overall this was the case for our return visit. I think we might return again, but we would order differently.

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

This restaurant had good food - but the location was extremely loud indoors. We were hoping for something a bit more casual and relaxed.

The tomato is everything that you read about - fantastic. The rest of the food was good as well. We just had a hard time with the crowded and loud seating area.

Thank CarrianneB
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Traditional French fare and very Julia in style - butter and cream and a bit heavy for current tastes. The outside area was a bit ordinary and when it got hot as the sun moved lower in the sky, we moved back inside. Didn't quite compare to Bouchon the next night but still very good.

Thank T-gas
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Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

We had a reservation, we were seated quickly after greetings at the door. We were seated in the very back of the restaurant which lacks all charm. We ordered steak tartare (totally bland, fibrous and with an excess ketchup. It is a bad sign when you have to reach for the salt and pepper in a restaurant of this category) and a salad which was OK except for the oversized croutons that pretended to be brioche but they were clearly not.
For entrees we had the Steak et Frites which was pretty good, the bearnaise was missing something but the fries were great and the meat was cooked right. And the Duck Cassoulet. That was simply HORRIBLE. The beans were overcooked and became purée as soon as you dug in with the fork. Somewhere in that sticky mess was a sausage, a piece of duck and bacon. I could not eat half of the dish because it was so unappealing.
We decided not to have dessert because we were so disappointed. The prices are high, we paid about $75 per person.
We have traveled to France many times and unfortunately have a trained and spoiled palate for French cuisine.
I cannot reccommend this place to anyone, sorry.

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Thank Kaleco D
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

A little bit of France in Yountville. Sit outside on the Terrace. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is wonderful. Can't wait to go back.

Thank JND54
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